The La Junta Open had quite a contrast in the days it took place at Tiger Stadium.
The meet began last Friday in cold, windy and misty conditions and it was called off after a few events. The meet concluded Thursday and it was warm, sunny and slightly breezy.
A total of 32 teams were originally entered in the meet last Friday with 20 of them returning on Thursday.
In the end, Lamar won both the boys' and girls’ meets, outdistancing the second place teams in both.
Host La Junta High School finished fourth in the boys’ standings with 54 points and it had two individual championships. Apela Furtado-Tom won the 100-meter dash in 11.63 seconds and Theo Guerra took the 400 meters in 54.10. Furtado-Tom also finished in a tie for third in the long jump at 19-5.
Other Tigers who placed included Zach Archuleta, who was second in the discus at 132-9, Chris Wilkins, who tied for third in the high jump at 5-8, Carlos Rangel, who was fourth in the discus at 125-5 and sixth in the shot put at 38-3, Mitchell Klempan, who was eighth in the 1,600-meter run in 5:21.87 and Riley Remick, who tied for eighth in the discus at 117-0.
The La Junta boys were third in the 4x100-meter relay in 47.36.
The Lady Tigers also placed fourth with 47 points. Scoring for La Junta were Myala Arellano, who was third in the 1,600 in 6:13.85 and seventh in the 800 in 2:51.49, Maria Llaca, who was third in the shot put at 31-1, Janet Oleleye, who was third in the 100 in 13.91 and fourth in the 200 in 28.61, Trinity Good, who was fifth in the 1,600 in 6:25.26 and eighth in the 800 in 2:54.65, Mary Jaramillo, who was sixth in the 100 in 14.22, January King, who was sixth in the 400 in 1:08.15, Britani Montano, who was eighth in the 400 in 1:08.15 and Daniella Zamora, who was eighth in the discus at 78-4.
The La Junta girls also placed in three relays. They were fourth in the 4x400 in 4:40.02, sixth in the 4x100 in 54.72 and eighth in the 800 sprint medley in 2:12.33.
Swink tied for 20th place in the boys’ meet with three points. All of the Lions’ scoring came in relays as they took seventh in the 4x100 in 51.34 and eighth in the 4x400 in 4:16.75.
The Lady Lions were seventh in the girls’ meet with 42 points and they had two champions. Brianna Denton won the 200 in 28.25 and she was also second in the long jump at 15-5. Skyler Jones won the 100 in 13.80 seconds.
Also placing for the Swink girls was Toki Hirakata, who took third in the 200 in 28.53.
The Lady Lions scored in two relays. They were third in the 4x100 in 54.19 and seventh in the 800 sprint medley in 2:07.99.
Cheraw was 15th in the boys’ meet with 11 points and all of the Wolverines' points were scored by Drew Yochum, who took second in the high jump at 5-10 and sixth in the 800 in 2:16.49.
The Lady Wolverines did not score.
Rocky Ford took fifth place in the boys’ meet with 48 1/2 points. Scoring for the Meloneers were David Trujillo, who was second in the long jump at 19-10 1/2 and third in the 100 in 11.83, Cody Danley, who was third in the 3,200 in 10:22.44 and eighth in the high jump at 5-4, Nick Barela, who was sixth in the 110-meter hurdles in 19.23 and Seth Havens, who was eighth in the 200 in 25.23.
The Meloneers placed in four relays. They were third in the 4x800 in 9:42.91, fourth in the 4x200 in 1:40.89, fifth in the 4x100 in 48.26 and fifth in the 4x400 in 3:56.47.
The Lady Meloneers scored 46 points, which was good for sixth place. They had one champion in Feliciti Jaramillo, who won the shot put at 31-5 and she also took second in the discus at 102-7.
Other Rocky girls who scored were Sophia Alvarez, who was second in the 800 in 2:42.29 and second in the 1,600 in 6:12.69, and Jacklynn Snyder, who was fourth in the 400 in 1:06.87 and seventh in the 1,600 in 6:34.21.
The Lady Meloneers scored in two relays. They were sixth in the 4x400 in 4:59.00 and seventh in the 4x800 in 14:32.92.
Fowler was eighth in the boys’ meet with 44 points and it had one champion in Garrett Gribble, who won the shot put at 49-2 1/2. He also took sixth in the discus at 120-4.
Also placing for the Grizzlies were Ty Hershey, who was third in the 300 hurdles in, 43.98, Brand Sharp, who was fourth in the 110 hurdles in 17.98 and fifth in the 300 hurdles in 46.64, Derrick Lucero, who was fifth in the 800 in 2:12.79, Orin Carnes, who was seventh in the 110 hurdles in 19.66 and seventh in the 300 hurdles in 49.17 and Dominic Devore, who was seventh in the 400 in 1:00.99.
The Grizzlies also placed in three relay events. They were fifth in the 4x800 in 9:51.33, sixth in the 4x100 in 49.63 and sixth in the 4x200 in 1:42.74.
The Lady Grizzlies placed eighth with 37 points and they also had one champion in Jacquelin Alvey, who won the 800 in 2:40.70.
Also scoring for the Fowler girls were Kassidy Lotrich, who was third in the discus at 102-1 and eighth in the shot put at 29-0, and Lexi Van Sickle, who was third in the 400 in 1:06.19.
The Lady Grizzlies scored in four relays. They were fourth in the 4x800 in 12:28.17, fifth in the 4x200 in 1:57.92, sixth in the 800 sprint medley in 2:05.48 and seventh in the 4x100 in 55.97.
Crowley County was ninth in the boys’ meet with 37 1/2 points and it had two champions in Tyler Schwartz, who won the long jump at 20-2 and Lane Walter, who won the discus at 138-11. Walter was also third in the 200 in 24.60 and seventh in the shot put at 38-1.
Other Charger scorers included Hayden Carter, who tied for fifth in the high jump at 5-6 and Nick McFarlane, who was eighth in the 300 hurdles in 50.05.
The Chargers placed in two relays. They were fifth in the 4x200 in 1:42.51 and eighth in the 4x100 in 52.49.
The Lady Chargers were 20th with seven points. All of their scoring was from Rylee Haynes, who was fourth in the 100 hurdles in 18.03 and Ameliah Nottingham, who was seventh in the 100 in 14.25.
Las Animas scored eight points in the boys’ meet which was good for 17th place. Richard Gallegos, was sixth in the triple jump at 37-6 and seventh in the 200 in 25.21.
The Trojans placed in two relays. They were seventh in the 4x200 in 1:44.02 and eighth in the 4x800 in 10:06.62.
The Lady Trojans were 23rd with four points. Scoring their points were Leticia Martinez, who was sixth in the long jump at 14-3 1/4 and Makayla Huffman, who was eighth in the 1,600 in 6:37.08.
McClave tied for sixth in the boys’ meet with 45 points. The Cardinals had one champion in Darian Herrera, who won the 200 in 23.65. He was also fifth in the 100 in 11.90 and eighth in the long jump at 18-8.
Also scoring for the McClave boys were Ian Beckett, who tied for third in the long jump at 19-5 and he was also fourth in the triple jump at 38-9. Brandon Kiniston, was fourth in the 800 in 2:11.16, Dawson Roesch, was fourth in the 200, in 24.62 and eighth in the triple jump at 37-2, and Jake Trujillo was fifth in the 200 in 24.81 and seventh in the discus at 117-7.
The Cardinals were sixth in the 4x800 in 9:52.99.
The McClave girls were 15th with 16 points. Placing for the Lady Cardinals were Katie Roesch, who was fifth in the 400 in 1:07.79 and Ryely Smartt, who was seventh in the 300 hurdles in 55.97 and seventh in the shot put at 29-5.
The Lady Cardinals took second in the 4x800 in 12:16.31.
The rest of the week
All of the local track teams will be in action today and Saturday.
Crowley County, Fowler, La Junta, Rocky Ford and Swink will be at the John Tate Challenge Cup at Dutch Clark Stadium in Pueblo today and Saturday, while Cheraw, Las Animas and McClave will take part in the Cheyenne Wells Invitational today. McClave is also at the Limon Invitational on Saturday.
Boys' team scores
Lamar 99, Hoehne 75, Cotopaxi 59, La Junta 54, Rocky Ford 48 1/2, McClave 45, Centauri 45, Fowler 44, Crowley County 37 1/2, Eads 24, Rampart 22, Alamosa 21 1/2, La Veta 18, South Baca 18, Cheraw 11, Roosevelt 8 1/2, Las Animas 8, Wiley 8, Lewis-Palmer 5, Custer County 3, Del Norte 3, Geona-Hugo 3, Swink 3.
Boys' individual champions
100 — Apela Furtado-Tom (La Junta), 11.63; 200 — Darian Herrera (McClave), 23.65; 400 — Theo Guerra (La Junta) 54.10; 800 — Micah Crane (South Baca), 2:06.36; 1,600 — Blake Davis (Lamar), 4:51.27; 3,200 — Jacob Dewey (Rampart), 10:09.78; 110 hurdles — Jacob Yates (Hoehne), 16.60; 300 hurdles — Jacob Yates (Hoehne), 41.05; 4x100 — Centauri, 46.67; 4x200 — Hoehne, 1:35.56; 4x400 — Centauri, 3:34.80; 4x800 — Alamosa, 9:07.16; High Jump — Wyatt Tezak (Cotopaxi), 5-11; Long Jump — Tyler Schwartz (Crowley County), 20-2; Triple Jump — Wyatt Tezak (Cotopaxi), 40-10; Shot put — Garrett Gribble (Fowler), 49-2 1/2; Discus — Lane Walter (Crowley County), 138-11.
Girls' team scores
Lamar 82 1/2, Del Norte 71, Eads 59 1/2, La Junta 47, Wiley 47, Rocky Ford 46, Swink 42, Fowler 37, Hoehne 37, Rampart 36, Centauri 30, Roosevelt 30, Alamosa 21 1/2, La Veta 19, McClave 16, South Baca 15, Calhan 13, Cotopaxi 13, Plainview 8, Crowley County 7, Primero 6, Custer County 5 1/2, Las Animas 4, Lewis-Palmer 4, Walsh 3.
Girls' individual champions
100 — Skyler Jones (Swink), 13.80; 200 — Brianna Denton (Swink) 28.25; 400 — Lacie Jones (Del Norte), 1:02.18; 800 — Jacquelin Alvey (Fowler), 2:40.70; 1,600 — Karina Vasquez (Lamar), 6:06.08; 3,200 — Madi Kenyon (Roosevelt), 11:44.75; 100 hurdles — Jessica Archuelta-Trujillo (Alamsoa), 17.03; 300 hurdles — Zoe Revas (Hoehne), 50-45; 4x100 — La Veta, 53.61; 4x200 — Eads, 1:55.10; 4x400 — Centauri, 4:26.13; 4x800 — Rampart, 11:42.35; 800 sprint medley — Del Norte, 1:59.65; High Jump — Shaelyn Walton (Hoehne), 5-0; Long Jump — Brenna Vallejos (Lamar), 15-6 3/4; Triple Jump — Brenna Vallejos (Lamar), 31-10 1/2; Shot put — Feliciti Jaramillo (Rocky Ford), 31-5; Discus — Mariah Smith (Eads), 112-9.