ALBUQUERQUE — Fort Sumner continued its domination of state Class 1A track on Thursday.
While coach Scott McMath led the Foxes to a second consecutive boys title, his wife Lisa is working on a four-peat as the girls head coach.
Fort Sumner racked up 98 points to outdistance runnerup Cimarron by 30 in 1A girls competition. The Vixens were led by sophomore Christa Boyle, who won her third consecutive titles in the 3,200 and 1,600 and notched her second crown in a row in the 800.
The Fort Sumner boys, meantime, had 82 points to 53 for Tatum and 50 1/2 for Melrose.
In Class 2A, Texico’s boys cruised to victory with 72 points to 44 for Eunice, while the Texico girls came in second with 48 points to 78 for Estancia.
Freshman Ashley Landreth won both hurdles race and freshman LaNay Crenshaw took first in the 100 and second in the 200 for the Vixens.
“We had a lot of girls step up,” Lisa McMath said. “Most of the girls had a part in a relay.”
The Vixens won the 1,600 and medley relays and finished second to Cimarron in the 400 and 800 relays.
“Cimarron had some good sprinters,” Lisa McMath said. “We knew their two sprint relays would be tough to beat.”
For the Foxes, sophomores Kolter West and Skylar McMath were double winners. West took the 100 hurdles and pole vault while Skylar McMath — son of the coaches — won the 400 and 800.
“It was a good day for us,” Scott McMath said. “We had a lot of people perform well in individual events.
“It was just a great team effort. We actually ran better (in most finals on Thursday) that we did (Wednesday in the preliminaries).”
Clovis Christian’s boys were fifth with 47 1/2 points, led by junior Mike Urioste. He finished first in the 100 and 200, second in the 400 and tied for second in high jump for 23 1/2 points — one-half point behind Melrose senior Clint Barnard for Class 1A’s high-point person.
“We had several (school) records broken (during the two-day event),” CCS coach Jason Swann said. “It was a fun day to watch kids compete. As a coach, it just makes you proud.”
Melrose’s brother-sister tandem of Clint and Cara Barnard added to their individual totals on Thursday. Clint won 1A boys long jump (21-7) after taking triple jump on Wednesday while Cara, who won triple jump and high jump on the first day, added a victory in the 200 in 26.62.
Floyd junior Tori Tucker took first place in 1A girls javelin on Thursday (132-7), and finished second in shot put (32-2) to Elida senior Shanna Anthony (33-4 1/2).
Texico’s win in 2A boys team competition was the second state track title for coach Mike Prokop to go with three football titles in his 10 years at the school. Prokop will become the football coach at Farwell next fall.
The Wolverines and Lady Wolverines didn’t win many events, he noted, but they placed high in a number of them.
“Wherever we could score points, we did,” Prokop said. “The girls did a great job of competing with the limited numbers we had this year.”