Tucumcari cruises in home meet

QCS Staff

The Rattler track teams had no problems Saturday, taking easy victories in the Rattler Relays at Rattler Stadium.

The Rattler boys had nine first-place finishes and scored 201.5 points, more than twice the 92 scored by second-place Dimmitt (Texas).

Tucumcari had five of the six top finishes in disus, with junior Brian Lopez winning with a state-qualifying throw of 129-8.

Adrian Jones earned a state-qualifying time of 42.75 seconds in a 300-meter hurdle victory, and Justin Benavidez finished the 200-meter dash in first with a state-qualifying mark of 22.86 seconds.

Other first-place finishes for the Rattler boys included Austin Sellers (state-qualifying 2:06.88 in the 800-meter run), Nathan McDonald (100-meter dash and javelin), Eric Holt (state-qualifying 52.15 seconds in the 400-meter dash) and the 800-meter and 1600-meter relay teams.

In girls competition, Jamie Jones had first-place finishes in the discus and javelin to help the Lady Rattlers score 124 points to beat out second-place Clayton (113 points).

Other first-place finishers for the girls included Kenia Cepeda (state-qualifying 27.44 in the 200-meter dash), Theresa Chacon in the 1600-meter run and Lauren Chacon in the 800-meter run.