Under Cartagena, Boys Cross Country has been a program on the rise recently finishing 5th in district from 7th place the past 3 years, and sending an athlete to the State meet in 2013.
He is married to Nancy Cartagena and is a blessed parent to Alessandro (7), Samantha (6), and Giovanni (2).
Coach Blades began her career at Cy Lakes in 2009. She teaches a variety of art classes and is the head coach for both girls' soccer and cross country. Coach Blades graduated from Southwestern University in Georgetown, Texas, where she played soccer for the Pirates, garnering such honors as Second Team All-SCAC, Offensive MVP, and NSCAA Scholar All-Region. In 2014 she was voted District Co-Coach of the Year for CFISD. Recently she also completed a Masters in Art Education from Texas Tech University. Coach Blades is very proud to be a Cy Lakes Spartan!