Local track athletes looking to qualify for state

Alamosa High School’s Emily Melgoza tosses the shot at the Monte Vista Last Chance Meet Friday at Harvey Sullivan Field. Melgoza won both the shot put and discus and qualified for state in the discus as well (Courier photo by Ken Hamrick).

MONTE VISTA – Several local high school track and field athletes were looking to qualify for the state meet at the last minute when they competed in a Last Chance Meet Friday at Harvey Sullivan Field.

Alamosa

Three Alamosa girls took advantage of the last chance meet and put themselves into the Top 18 in their events. Miquela Abeyta won the long jump at 16-1 ½ and she is 11th in the standings. Emily Melgoza won both the shot put at 32-3 and the discus at 104-0. She did not improve her shot put position, but she is still in the Top 18. She entered the Top 18 in the discus and is now 13th. Aani Hardesty also won the 100 in 13.13 seconds and the 300 hurdles in 45.45. She did not improve her times but is still in the Top 18.

In the two relay events the Lady Mean Moose ran, they won the 800 sprint medley in 1:57.11 and improved their position to 13th. They were also eighth in the 4x200 in 1:52.16 but is tentatively in the 18th position.

Other Alamosa girls saw Avery Mobbley win the 200 in 27.62 and take second in the 100 in 13.80. Brooke Gonzales was second in the shot put at 31-6 ½ and second in the discus at 97-0, Whitney Thong was third in the 400 in 1:04.62 and sixth in the long jump at 13-9, Taybor Wiedeman was third in the triple jump at 29-8 ½ and fifth in the long jump at 14-5, Kaidence Boehm was fourth in the shot put at 30-6, and Sophy Mortensen was fifth in the 400 in 1:08.88.

None of the Alamosa boys who competed qualified for state. Jesse Maestas led the Mean Moose as he won the pole vault at 9-10. Ethan Arnoldi was second in the pole vault at 8-10, Parker Gilmore was second in the high jump at 5-5 and eighth in the 200 in 25.41, R.J. Meis was second in the 400 in 54.10, Jace Montoya was second in the discus at 115-0 ½, Dontae Jaramillo was third in the shot put at 37-8 ½ and sixth in the discus at 99-3, Marvin Rodas was fourth in the pole vault at 6-10, Emilio Martinez was sixth in the 1,600 in 5:51.23, Mike Trujillo tied for sixth in the shot put at 35-6 ½, Tyler Dokson was seventh in the 1,600 in 5:52.19, and Karter Tolsma was seventh in the long jump at 18-1 ½ and seventh in the 100 in 12.28.

Alamosa also placed fourth in the 4x100 in 47.26.

Antonito

None of the Antonito athletes were able to qualify for state. For the Trojans, Jasiah Jiron was third in the high jump at 5-5, Darius Gomez was fifth in the 400 in 58.99, Jesus Madril was sixth in the 110 hurdles in 22.78, Jerome Garcia was seventh in the 300 hurdles in 58.74, and Lee Tallman was eighth in the 300 hurdles in 1:03.51.

Antonito was sixth in the boys 4x100 in 53.30.

For the Lady Trojans, Luz Elena Parra was eighth in the 300 hurdles in 1:04.13.

Centauri

Centauri also did not qualify any athletes. The Falcons were led by Antonio Valdez, who was third in the 110 hurdles in 20.04 and third in the 300 hurdles in 48.82.

For the Lady Falcons, Zanita Garcia was fifth in the 1,600 in 8:32.50, Maria Martin was seventh in the triple jump at 24-9, and Delainey Christensen was eighth in the 400 in 1:21.65.

Center

Center also did not qualify any athletes. Alexis Varela came close as she was second in the 200 in 28.18, but just missed the Top 18.

Ciera Paez was third in the long jump at 14-6 ½, fourth in the 100 in 14.21 and fourth in the 200 in 29.04.

For the Viking boys, Cael Ruggles was second in the shot put at 37-9 ½ and third in the discus at 106-6.

Creede

Creede qualified one of its boys for state as Ryder Whitehorn won the shot put at 40-8 ½. He is tentatively sixth in the standings. Whitehorn was also fourth in the discus at 106-4 and sixth in the long jump at 18-2 ½.

Also placing for the Miners were Gavin Jerabek, who was fifth in the shot put at 35-8, and Stone Thompson, who was eighth in the discus at 93-2.

None of the Lady Miners placed.

Del Norte

Two Del Norte male athletes qualified for state. Colby Gandy won the 800 in 2:07.65 and is tentatively 18th, and Michael Laymon was second in the long jump at 19-9 and is tentatively 13th. Laymon also won the high jump at 5-6 and was third in the pole vault at 8-10. Also scoring for the Tigers was Ulices Maez, who was eighth in the 800 in 2:42.89.

For the Lady Tigers Shelby Van Zalinge won the pole vault at 8-5  and improved to 11th in the standings. She was also fourth in the 300 hurdles in 55.85.

Also s coring for the Del Norte girls were Aden Howell, who was second in the 800 in 2:50.15 and third in the pole vault at 6-9, Kenzie Smith, who was second in the pole vault at 7-3 and fifth in the 800 in 2:54.01, and Aubriana Peerman, who was fifth in the shot put at 29-4.

Moffat

Moffat also did not qualify any individuals to state. For the Cowboys, Kodiak Reigel won the 300 hurdles in 47.19 and was eighth in the 100 in 12.31, and Ziah Pesqueira was thirtd in the long jump at 19-5 ½.

Moffat was also fourth in the 4x200 in 1:41.78 and fifth in the 4x100 in 49.07.

For the Lady Cowboys, Shay Sidel was eighth in the shot put at 26-4.

Monte Vista

Monte Vista qualified an athlete from each of its teams.

For the Pirate boys, Jack Noonan won the long jump at 19-10 and is tentatively 13th. He also took second in the triple jump at 38-6.

Other Pirate scorers included Nathaniel Juarez, who won the triple jump at 38-9 ½, Cameron Hinds, who was third in the triple jump at 37-4 ½, fourth in the high jump at 5-5, fourth in the long jump at 19-5 and sixth in the 200 in 25.25. Damian Lopez was fourth in the 100 in 11.77, Addan Heredia tied for fifth in the high jump at 5-2 and was fifth in the long jump at 18-3 ½, Eadon Lawson was fifth in the 110 hurdles in 21.50 and fifth in the 300 hurdles in 53.06, and Khegan Gunter was sixth in the 100 in 12.16.

The Pirates were also second in the 4x100 in 45.98, and third in the 4x200 in 1:36.15.

For the Lady Pirates, Syriah Bernal was second in the triplew jump at 32-3 ½ and she is 12th in the standings.

Also for the Monte Vista girls, Haley Bernal was second in the high jump at 4-5, Stephanie Lopez was fifth in the 100 in 14.34, Zariah Archuleta was sixth in the 100 in 14.50 and sixth in the 200 in 29.54, and Annika Schaak was eighth in the 100 hurdles in 20.74.

The Lady Pirates also won the 4x200 in 1:58.18, and they were also second in the 4x100 in 55.85, and second in the 800 sprint medley in 2:02.05.

Sanford

Sanford qualified one boy into the Top 9 as Lincoln Reynolds won the 400 in 53.34 and is ranked third. He was also second in the 200 in 24.57.

Kelton Gartrell improved his position in the 200 as he won in 23.47. He also won the 100 in 11.54.

Also for the Indians, Ren Canty won the 3,200 in 11:33.31 and was second in the 1,600 in 5:03.52, Gauge Lewis was third in the 100 in 11.70, Roj Larson was fourth in the shot put at 37-3 ½, Justin McCarroll was fourth in the 300 hurdles in 52.79 and seventh in the triple jump at 34-3 ½,  McCray Larsen tied for fifth in the high jump at 5-2, Parker Vannoy was fifth in the discus at 99-7 and tied for sixth in the shot put at 35-6 ½,  Timothy Polley tied for sixth in the shot put at 35-6 ½, Heber Reed was seventh in the 400 in 59.45, and Cash Caldon was eighth in the long jump at 17-1.

The Indians won all four boys relays. They had a time of 45.41 in the 4x100, 1:34.33 in the 4x200, 3:51.68 in the 4x400, and 9:40.73 in the 4x800.

For the Lady Indians, Haley Faucette qualified in the triple jump with a winning mark of 32-5 ½. She is tentatively sixth in the rankings.

Other Sanford girls saw Holly McDaniel take third in the 100 hurdles in 18.83 and third in the 300 hurdles in 52.66. Zaidah Najera was fourth in the 1,600 in 7:45.67, Makenzie Reynolds was fifth in the triple jump at 27-4 ½, Brecken Crowther was sixth in the triple jump at 26-5 ½, Riley Canty was seventh in the 100 in 14.52, and Ashley Dominguez was seventh in the long jump at 13-3.

The Lady Indians won three relays. They had a time of 54.68 in the 4x100, 4:29.81 in the 4x400, and 10:54.71 in the 4x800, 10:54.71. They improved their times in the last two relays. Sanford was also second in the 4x200 in 2:00.46, and third in the 800 sprint medley in 2:08.40.

Sargent

One Lady Farmer improved her time as Bailey Asbell took second in the 300 hurdles in 49.44. She also won the 100 hurdles in 17.60 and she was third in the 100 in 14.02

Other Sargent girls saw Saige Hostetter place second in the  400 in 1:04.33 and eighth in the 200 in 30.63. KayleeAnn Martinez was second in the 1,600 in 6:50.40 and second in the 3,200 in 15:58.54, Montana Younkerman was fifth in the discus at 81-4 and seventh in the shot put at 26-4, Megan Peterson was sixth in the discus at 77-2, and Emma Sewell was sixth in the 400 in 1:09.84 and sixth in the 800 in 2:56.60

Sargent was also sixth in the 800 sprint medley in 2:10.20.

For the Farmer boys, Weston Burkhart was second in the 300 hurdles in 48.30, Josiah Yocom was third in the 1,600 in 5:24.06, Cooper Gosar was seventh in the 200 in 25.26, Antonio Martinez was seventh in the discus at 94-5, and Summit Marshburn was eighth in the 400 in 1:00.68.

Sargent was sixth in the boys 4x200 in 1:44.78.

Sierra Grande

Sierra Grande also did not qualify any athletes. For the Panthers, Angelo Valencia Lucero was fourth in the 200 in 24.73, Tyler Kester was fifth in the 200 in 25.09, Jayden Herdon was sixth in the 800 in 2:36.88, and Ayden Lopez was seventh in the 800 in 2:41.87.

Sierra Grande was fifth in the 4x200 in 1:43.69.

For the Lady Panthers, Yazmin Molina was sixth in the 300 hurdles in 1:02.14 and seventh in the 100 hurdles in 20.72.

They were also fifth in the 4x100 in 1:02.02.

Boys team scores

Sanford 127 ½, Monte Vista 84 ½, Alamosa 74, Bayfield 68, Crested Butte 48, Del Norte 35, Sargent 30, Moffat 26, Trinidad 24, Creede 23, Antonito 19, Sierra Grande 18, South Park 15, Center 14, Centauri 12, Cotopaxi 6.

Girls team scores

Alamosa 122, Sanford 82, Sargent 69, Bayfield 63, Monte Vista 58, Crested Butte 56, Del Norte 45, South Park 36, Center 24, Cotopaxi 24, Sierra Grande 9, Aguilar 6, Antonito 5.

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