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CROSS COUNTRY NOTEBOOK; LOG JAM CAN'T STOP NARANJO IN RACE.



Byline: PANCHO MORRIS

David Naranjo took the path less traveled.

It wasn't his idea.

The Santa Fe Santa Fe, city, Argentina
Santa Fe, city (1991 pop. 341,000), capital of Santa Fe prov., NE Argentina, a river port near the Paraná, with which it is connected by canal.
 Preparatory sophomore was detoured off the path and into the woods Saturday at the East Mountain Invitational in·vi·ta·tion·al  
adj.
Restricted to invited participants: an invitational golf tournament.

n.
An event, especially a sports tournament, restricted to invited participants.

Adj. 1.
 cross country meet.

"He jumped over a log and crashed," said June Dickinson, Santa Fe Prep head coach. "His shoe had been ripped toe to laces and he was cut to pieces. I don't know Don't know (DK, DKed)

"Don't know the trade." A Street expression used whenever one party lacks knowledge of a trade or receives conflicting instructions from the other party.
 how he was able to finish the race."

Naranjo lost time and places. He completed the 5-kilometer course in 21 minutes, 40 seconds. His was the final Blue Griffin to finish, crossing in 34th place.

"He's usually our first or second runner," Dickinson says.

The top Prep runner was Jimmy Buchanan, who crossed fourth in 18:50.

Right positioning

Five weeks into the cross country season and Jody LeFevers has his favorite for the Class A-AA girls state title.

"Bosque is the team to beat," LeFevers, Santa Fe Preparatory head coach, says after the Lady Bobcats captured the East Mountain Invitational.

Bosque School Bosque School is a private, non-denominational and co-educational institution in Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA. It was founded in 1994 and still continues to grow. Formerly located in a church, it has since moved to a new location on a 45 acre site by Coors Boulevard and the , under head coach Daniel Shaw, lists 21 potential varsity runners. Only five are seniors, while six are freshmen. There also are three eighth-graders.

"He's got talent and he's got numbers," LeFevers says. "It couldn't happen to a nicer guy, except for me, of course."

The last three A-AA state titles belong to Navajo Pine.

Bosque School ran seventh at state a year ago. The Lady Bobcats aren't the only team looking to usurp u·surp  
v. u·surped, u·surp·ing, u·surps

v.tr.
1. To seize and hold (the power or rights of another, for example) by force and without legal authority. See Synonyms at appropriate.

2.
 Navajo Pine.

"We're packing really well right now," LeFevers says. "We just need a little more speed out of them."

Running alone

Haliey Lucero has a pair of top-10 state finishes on her work-in-progress resume. So why was the 4-foot-8 Mesa Vista High School Vista High School is one of six high schools in the city of Vista, California and is part of the Vista Unified School District. The mascot of the school is the Black Panther. External Links
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 sophomore running junior varsity junior varsity
n. Abbr. JV
A high-school or college team that competes in interschool sports on the level below varsity.

Noun 1.
 at the East Mountain Invitational?

Because she missed the start of the girls varsity race.

"The bus never showed up," says Ben Sandoval, Mesa Vista head coach.

Sandoval, not wanting Lucero to miss the competition completely, was allowed to run Lucero in the combined boys and girls boys and girls

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 junior varsity race, with one catch.

"She ran unattached," Sandoval says.

Lucero, who placed sixth as an eighth-grader at state and fifth last season, never entered the chute after traversing the hilly 5-kilometer course in an unofficial time of 23:48.

Her time would have placed her seventh in the girls varsity race, which was won by Caroline Kaufman, of East Mountain.

Kaufman is seeking to become the first A-AA girl to capture back-to-back state championships since Janice Tosa, of Jemez Valley, did it in 2000-01.
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Publication:The Santa Fe New Mexican (Santa Fe, NM)
Date:Oct 7, 2009
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