La Cueva Cross Country

Run With The Big Bears

Our site is designed to inform all family & friends of La Cueva XC, and serve as the main information hub for team activities & functions.

2017 Coaching Staff

Head Coach - Kyle Fast Wolf

Volunteer Assistant Coach (JV/C Boys & Girls) - Matt Everett 

Volunteer Assistant Coach (JV/C Boys & Girls) - Kacey Bielek

 2017 State Championship Meet

2017 State Championship Meet

2016 Coaching Staff

Head Coach - Nick Martinez

Volunteer Assistant Coach (JV/C Boys & Girls) - Racquel Williams

Volunteer Assistant Coach (JV/C Boys & Girls) - Kyle Fast Wolf

 2016 Bears XC Coaching Staff at the UNM Lobo Invite

2016 Bears XC Coaching Staff at the UNM Lobo Invite

2015 Coaching Staff

Head Coach - Nick Martinez

Assistant Coaches - Tyche Pierce & Kyle Fast Wolf

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 Coach Nick Martinez & 2010 State Champion Kyle Fast Wolf

Coach Nick Martinez & 2010 State Champion Kyle Fast Wolf

Head Coach - Nick Martinez - Bears Coaching Bio

  • 2014 USATF XC Coach of the Year (New Mexico) - National Finalist
  • 2010, 2013, 2014 NMHSCA XC Coach of the Year
  • 2010, 2013, 2014 NMTCCCA XC Coach of the Year

Volunteer Assistant Coach (JV/C Boys & Girls) - Tyche Pierce

Volunteer Assistant Coach (JV/C Boys & Girls) - Kyle Fast Wolf


Quick Recap - Nick & Jackie

Nick & Jackie started coaching at La Cueva High School in June of 2006. We were fresh out of school, having completed degrees at the University of New Mexico. Nick (2000-2005), and Jackie (2001-2006) each competed at the Division 1 level for the UNM Lobos XC & Track & Field teams. We have competed at the highest levels in both high school & college, and have successfully tackled the vaunted marathon distance! We have a wealth of experience, training information, and racing stories to share with our runners.

For the last 8 years, we have committed ourselves to enhancing a rich legacy at La Cueva High School, and our teams have always been able to display class and true grit under all circumstances. We have been joined by some amazing coaches along this journey. We have appreciated the wonderful efforts from Matthew Gallegos, Erika Firebaugh, Loren Wholetz, Laurinda Swanson, and Chris Rogers.

 
 Cheering on the Bears at UNM Track & Field stadium

Cheering on the Bears at UNM Track & Field stadium

 
 Proud coaches cheering on the BEARS

Proud coaches cheering on the BEARS

We look forward to coaching the Bears to be successful student athletes, while providing positive mentoring support as they progress through our program.

 Matt Gallegos, Nick Martinez, Jackie Martinez - 2014 XC State Championships

Matt Gallegos, Nick Martinez, Jackie Martinez - 2014 XC State Championships

 Erika Firebaugh, Jackie Martinez, Nick Martinez- 2014 Metro Championships

Erika Firebaugh, Jackie Martinez, Nick Martinez- 2014 Metro Championships

 Victorious - Loren Wohletz, Erika Firebaugh, Nick Martinez, and Jackie Martinez - 2013 State XC

Victorious - Loren Wohletz, Erika Firebaugh, Nick Martinez, and Jackie Martinez - 2013 State XC

 Bear Cave Crew - Erika Firebaugh, Nick Martinez, and Loren Wohletz!

Bear Cave Crew - Erika Firebaugh, Nick Martinez, and Loren Wohletz!

 Jackie Gallegos, Nick Martinez, Loren Wohletz - 2011 Valley Invite

Jackie Gallegos, Nick Martinez, Loren Wohletz - 2011 Valley Invite

 Laurinda Swanson, Loren Wohletz - 2011 Blue Tower

Laurinda Swanson, Loren Wohletz - 2011 Blue Tower

 Nick Martinez, Jackie Gallegos, and Chris Rogers at NXN Regionals - 2010

Nick Martinez, Jackie Gallegos, and Chris Rogers at NXN Regionals - 2010

 Chris Rogers, Nick Martinez, Jackie Gallegos - 2006

Chris Rogers, Nick Martinez, Jackie Gallegos - 2006