Rattlers take first at Fort Sumner Qualifiers

QCS Staff

The Tucumcari boys pulled out a victory, and the girls finished second at last week’s Fort Sumner Qualifiers.
Three Rattlers earned first-place finishes and three relay teams posted victories as the Rattlers outdistanced Capitan with 112 points in the meet. Capitan finished second with 94, followed by Fort Sumner (78 points) and Santa Rosa (72).

Justin Benavidez won a pair of events with wins in the 200-meter dash and 100-meter dash. Benavidez was also part of the 400-meter and 800-meter relay teams. Those two relays and the 1600-meter relay team all notched state-qualifying times.

Nathan McDonald (javelin) and Adrian Jones (long jump) also claimed victories. Taylor Cordova qualified for state in the shot put.

In the girls competition, Theresa Chacon led the effort with first-place finishes in the 800-meter and 1600-meter races.
Jamie Jones and Samantha Montano took the top two places in the discus throw, and Tucumcari earned first-place finishes in the 800-meter and 400-meter relay events.

Track Results
March 28
at Fort Sumner

Boys
Team Scores: Tucumcari 112, Capitan 94, Fort Sumner 78, Santa Rosa 72, Texico 21,
Mora 20, Clayton 20, Springer 16, Vaughn 11, Floyd 3.

Tucumcari finishes
* Indicates state qualifying score.
3200 Meter Run: 4. Raymond Jimenez, 12:02.
400 Meter Relay: 1. Tucumcari, 45.26.*
110 Meter Hurdles: 5. Adrian Jones, 18.14.
100 Meter Dash: 1. Justin Benavidez, 11.49; 2. Nathan McDonald, 11.53; 5. Marc Salas, 11.8.
1600 Meter Run: 3. Andrez Apodaca, 5:22.41; 5. Raymond Jimenez, 5:34.59.
800 Meter Relay: 1. Tucumcari, 1:35.12.*
400 Meter Dash: 3. Eric Holt, 53.9; 6. Adrian Prieto, 58.19.
800 Meter Run: 3. Austin Sellers, 2:10.87; 6. Andrez Apodaca, 2:17, sixth place.
Medley Relay: 3. Tucumcari, 4:04.
200 Meter Dash: 1. Justin Benevidez, 24.11; 6. David Atwood, 25.21.
1600 Meter Relay: 1. Tucumcari, 3:38.76.*
Shot Put: 2. Tyler Cordova, 43-1/2;* 3. Taylor Cordova, 40-8 1/4.
Discus: 3. Tyler Cordova 111; 5. Taylor Cordova 107-8.
Long Jump: 1. Adrian Jones, 19-8.
Triple Jump: 5. Adrian Jones 37-8 1/2.
Javelin: 1. Nathan McDonald 144-10.
High Jump: 6. Aric Trujillo 5-4.

Girls
Team Scores: Fort Sumner 119.5, Tucumcari 86.0, Capitan 81.5, Santa Rosa 62.5, Clayton 35.0, Texico 19.5, Mora 19.0, Springer 10.0
* Indicates state qualifying score.
3200 Meter Run: 2. Brandi Arenas, 15.06.
400 Meter Relay: 1. Tucumcari, 55.42.
100 Meter Dash: 2. Kenia Capeda, 13.76; 4. Desiree Urioste, 14.49.
1600 Meter Run: 1. Theresa Chacon, 6:08.
800 Meter Relay: 1. Tucumcari (Kenia Capedo, Ashley Trujillo, Mamah Myers, T’Shawna Span), 1.57.
400 Meter Dash: 4. Cydnia Rich, 1:19.44.
800 Meter Run: 1. Theresa Chacon, 2:41.91; 2. Lauren Chacon, 2:43.66.
1600 Meter Relay: 4. Tucumcari, 4:48.66.
Shot Put: 4. Jamie Jones 30-4 3/4.
Discus: 1. Jamie Jones 108-5;* 2. Samantha Montano, 93-6; 6. Andrea Garcia, 85-0.
Javelin: 3. Jamie Jones 96-0; 6. Andrea Garcia 85-3 1/2.