With teammate Alliyah Molina in close pursuit, Alamosa’s Brittany Lopez overtakes 4A Durango’s Kiara Hamlin en route to winning the girls’ 1,600-meter run—and thus the 3A Intermountain League title in the event—at Saturday’s Pine River Invitational in Bayfield. (Photos courtesy Joel Priest)
BAYFIELD — Teams from the Intermountain League traveled to Bayfield for the host Wolverine’s track meet. Alamosa’s girls took first scoring 196 team points, in the boys bracket Alamosa placed second with 123.25 team points. Centauri also found success in Bayfield, the girls took a fourth place finish while their boys took sixth. Monte Vista left with eighth and ninth place finishes from their girls and boys respectively.
Alamosa’s girls started out really well in the shorter distances with Allyssa Romero, Reyna Garcia and Lilly Lavier collecting six top five finishes in the one two and four hundred meters. The Moose flexed some cross country muscle in the longer distances with three first place finishes in the eight, 16 and 32 hundred meters, Brittany Lopez collecting two and Lavier one.
Alamosa also showed out in the one and two hundred meter relays taking first in both events as well as topping the podium in the eight hundred meter rely. In the jumping events Mary Streeter and Taylor Motz scored for the Moose. Amaya Atencio also added team points for Alamosa’s girls with top five finishes in the shot put and discus.
The Alamosa boys got a first place finish from Chad Jackson in the 400 meter, Jackson finished in 50.92. The boys also found their way into scoring position in the longer events scoring 45 team points in individual races 800 meters and longer. Alamosa’s boys also echoed the girls’ success in the relays, taking two firsts and two second place finishes while passing the baton.
For Centauri, Ember Canty collected a second place finish in the 300 meter hurdles. The Falcon relay team also found success scoring a first place finish in the 400 meter and a second place in the 800 meter. The girls from La Jara were also able to pick up some team points in the throwing events.
Caroline Van Berkum placed third and fourth in the discus and shot put respectively. For Centauri’s boys Jayden Gomez sped to first second and third place finishes in the 100, 200 and 400 meters. Bo Cormier also did his part, to helping to score for the team with his high jump. Cormier placed second with a 6' jump to the host team Dax Snooks' 6'1".
Monte Vista got scoring when the relay and medley teams placed in scoring positions. For the girls triple jump Hailiee Cale got in some team points with a fifth place finish while Isabel Contreras added points from the discus throw. On the boys’ side Mateo Cordova collected third place points in the 300 meter hurdle.
The Pirates relay and medley teams were also able to place and collect team points. Adrian Naranjo and Cedric Perea also gave individual efforts to add to the Monte Vista team score. Naranjo from the long and triple jump events and Perea with a fourth place spot in the Discus.
All three teams are expected to be back in action on Friday for Alamosa’s Quad.