LAMAR — Six local high school track and field programs competed at the Lamar Invitational, which took place Saturday at Savage Stadium.
La Junta High School finished third in the boys’ meet with 60 points and the Tigers were led by Vicente Ramirez, who won the shot put with a throw of 49-5, and was also second in the discus with a toss of 133-11.
La Junta had several other high placers in the weight events. James Waddles took second in the shot put at 41-7, Zach Archuleta was third in the discus at 130-1, and Carlos Rangel and Noah Sedillo both tied for fourth in the discus at 128-4.
Also placing for the Tigers were Wyatt Buhr, who was third in the 200-meter dash in 24.64 seconds and eighth in the triple jump at 37-2. Chris Wilkins tied for third in the high jump at 5-6, Chaz Stem was fourth in the 1,600-meter run in 4:53.29, Theo Dutt was sixth in the 3,200 in 11:44.87, Antonio Chavez was seventh in the 400 in 56.86, and Sergio Zubia was eighth in the 110-meter hurdles in 20.02.
La Junta was 12th in the girls’ meet with 24 points. Leading the Lady Tigers were Myala Arellano, who was fourth in the 800 in 2:44.29, Janet Olaleye, who was fourth in the 200 in 29.18, Irene Robledo, who was fourth in the discus at 104-10, and Jayde King, who was eighth in the 300 hurdles in 58.32.
The Lady Tigers took second place in the 4x200-meter relay in 1:56.99.
Rocky Ford placed second in the boys’ meet with 91 points. Leading the Meloneers was David Trujillo, who won the long jump at 20-6 and he was second in the 100 in 11.90.
Other top Rocky Ford boys’ performances included Cody Danley, who was second in the 1,600 in 4:46.81, Noel Lopez, who was second in the 3,200 in 10:51.84, Nick Barela, who was third in the 110 hurdles in 17.90 and fifth in the 300 hurdles in 46.74, Chris Gonzales, who was fourth in the 800 in 2:11.11 and fifth in the triple jump at 38-7 1/4, Joaquin Munoz, who was fourth in the 3,200 in 11:26.68, Christian Gauna, who was sixth in the 300 hurdles in 48.57, Nate Hancock, who was seventh in the discus at 116-4,and Seth Havens, who was seventh in the 200 at 25.03.
The Meloneers also placed in four relays. They won the 4x800 in 8:51.76, they were third in the 4x100 in 47.37, third in the 4x400 in 3:46.77, and sixth in the 4x200 in 1:42.11.
The Lady Meloneers were 15th in the girls’ meet with 20 points. Three Rocky girls placed in individual events as Kailene Black was fourth in the 3,200 in 15:55.92, Abigail Snyder was fifth in the 300 hurdles in 56.67, and Maquela Huff tied for sixth in the high jump at 4-6.
The Lady Meloneers placed in two relay events. They were fourth in the4x800 in 13:30.66 and fifth in the 4x400 in 5:09.61.
Fowler was 14th in the boys’ meet with 18 points. Leading the Grizzlies was Brand Sharp, who won the 110 hurdles in 17.55 and was third in the 300 hurdles in 45.94. Also placing for Fowler was Orin Carnes, who was seventh in the 110 hurdles in 19.56.
The Lady Grizzlies were sixth in the girls’ meet with 40 points. Two Fowler girls placed in more than one event as Lexi Van Sickle was second in the 200 in 28.55 and tied for fourth in the 100 in 14.09, and Ryanna Pruet was fourth in the 400 in 1:07.21, fifth in the 200 in 29.25, and seventh in the 100 in 14.14.
Also placing for the Lady Grizzlies were Martha Castaneda, who was sixth in the 300 hurdles in 57.07, Abigail Prieto, who was sixth in the 3,200 in 16:33.17, and Kaitlyn Smith, who was seventh in the triple jump at 29-10.
Crowley County was seventh in the boys’ meet with 39 points. Leading the Chargers was Lane Walter, who won the discus with a throw of 157-10, and he was also eighth in the shot put at 39-3.
Other Crowley County boys’ placers include Hayden Carter, who tied for third in the high jump at 5-6, Brannon Harris, who was fourth in the 400 in 56.19, Tyler Schwartz, who was fourth in the long jump at 19-9 and seventh in the triple jump at 37-5, and Jason Hernandez, who was eighth in the 3,200 in 12:53.87.
The Chargers also placed in two relays. They were second in the 4x200 in 1:37.77 and eighth in the 4x800 in 10:35.05.
The Lady Chargers were fifth in the girls’ meet with 44 points. Rylee Haynes placed in four events as she won the high jump at 5-2, and she took second in the 100 hurdles in 17.08, second in the 300 hurdles in 51.24, and second in the long jump at 14-10.
Other Crowley County girls’ placers include Jayla Brown, who was fifth in the 1,600 in 6:36.46, and Shannon McLelland, who was sixth in the shot put at 31-8.
The Lady Chargers finished sixth in the 4x400 in 5:09.79.
Las Animas tied for 19th with three points. the Trojans had only one individual placer as Gabe DeVargas was eighth in the 800 in 2:19.86.
Las Animas took seventh place in the 4x800 in 10:34.68.
The Lady Trojans were 21st in the girls’ meet with three points. Like the boys, the girls also had a single placer in Makayla Huffman, who was eighth in the 1,600 in 6:58.95.
The Las Animas girls took seventh in the 4x400 in 5:43.23.
McClave tied for 10th with 25 points. Placing for the Cardinals were Ian Beckett, who was fifth in the long jump at 19-3 1/4 and eighth in the 100 in 12.21, Marcus Perales, who was fifth in the 400 in 56.73, and Dawson Roesch, who was fifth in the 100 in 12.04 and sixth in the 200 in 24.92.
McClave also placed in two relays. It was fifth in the 4x100 in 48.19 and fifth in the 4x800 in 9:43.62.
The Lady Cardinals were ninth in the girls’ meet with 32 points. Their placers include Shalea Watts, who was third in the 800 in 2:43.18, Becca Steerman, who was fourth in the 1,600 in 6:34.95, McKenzie Watts, who was fifth in the shot put at 31-11 and seventh in the discus at 92-10, and Katie Roesch, who was seventh in the 400 in 1:08.59.
The Lady Cardinals placed in two relays. They won the 4x800 in 11:46.04 and they also took sixth in the 800 sprint medley in 2:05.55.
La Junta Open is on Thursday
La Junta will host its first home track meet of the season on Thursday as the Eighth Annual La Junta Open will take place at Tiger Stadium.
In addition to La Junta, local teams involved in the meet will include Cheraw, Crowley County, Fowler, Kim/Branson, Las Animas, McClave, Rocky Ford, and Swink.
The first events will begin at 1 p.m.
Boys’ Team Scores
Lamar 121, Rocky Ford 91, La Junta 60, Holly 45, Peyton 44, Simla 42, Crowley County 39, Genoa-Hugo 37, South Baca 26, Eads 25, McClave 25, Limon 23, Springfield 23, Fowler 18, Granada 15, Kit Carson 11, Primero 5, Cheyenne Wells 4, Las Animas 3, Walsh 3, Wiley 2, John Mall 1, Plainview 0.
Girls’ Team Scores
Peyton 137, Springfield 60, Lamar 52, Simla 45, Crowley County 44, Fowler 40, Eads 37, Limon 37, McClave 32, Genoa-Hugo 30, Holly 25, La Junta 24, Wiley 22, John Mall 21, Rocky Ford 20, Primero 18, Kit Carson 17, Granada 13, Cheyenne Wells 8, South Baca 4, Las Animas 3, Plainview 2, Walsh 0.