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Tucumcari boys finish third


May 1, 2019

Kevin Wilson

Logan's Wyatt Wright runs in the 110 hurdles during the Melrose Buffalo Relays. Wright finished second in his heat at 18.96 seconds and sixth overall.

The Tucumcari boys track team finished third Friday at the seven-team Santa Rosa Invitational in the final tune-up event before Friday's district meet.

The Rattlers finished with 84 points, behind Estancia's 101 1/2 and host Santa Rosa's 158.

Tucumcari senior Seth Martinez, a two-time state champion in the hurdles, easily won the 110-meter hurdles race in a time of 16.74 and the 300-meter hurdles in 41.04.

Casey Carter also won the 100-meter dash (11.53). Tucumcari's 1,600-meter relay team of Martinez, Josh Chavez, Robbie Hartmann and Gerardo Villa-Vargas took first place in 3:30.04.

The Tucumcari girls team finished fourth with 80 points. Prevailing at the meet was Estancia with 108 points, and Santa Rosa finished runner-up with 95 1/2. Clayton was third with 86 1/2.

For the Lady Rattlers, Secilee Skinner won both the shot put (33-3) and discus (93-5). Aliyah Herrera also won the triple jump in 31-4.

Tucumcari will compete in the Class 3A-District 4 meet at 3 p.m. Friday at New Mexico Military Institute in Roswell. The top two finishers, or those who meet state-qualifying times or distances, qualify for the state meet in Albuquerque on May 10-11.

Logan girls win Buffalo Relays

The Logan girls track team dominated the 18-team Buffalo Relays track meet at Melrose on Thursday, nearly doubling the runner-up in terms of points.

In boys competition, Logan finished third and Tucumcari fourth at the event.

It was the last warm-up before the Class 1A-District 6 track meet at 9 a.m. Saturday, which Logan hosts. The top two finishers, or those that meet state-qualifying times or distances, qualify for the state meet in Albuquerque on May 10-11.

The Lady Longhorns finished with 102 points, while runner-up Fort Sumner totaled 57. Tucumcari was fifth with 31 points. San Jon totaled 10 points, in 12th place.

First-place winners for Logan were Cassidy Cordova in the 100-meter dash (13.24 seconds) and long jump (15 feet, 5 inches), Jodi Vance in the pole vault (6-6), Harlie Roach in the discus (102-7 1/2), plus Logan's teams in the 400 relay (0:53.94), 800 relay (1:52.84),

For Tucumcari, Erin Encinias won the 3,200-meter run (14:33.28).

For San Jon, Teryn Foote won the 400-meter dash in 1:07.40 and javelin throw (89-3 1/2).

In boys competition, Logan finished third with 47 points and Tucumcari fourth with 43 1/2. Fort Sumner won the meet with 77 1/2 points, with Hagerman runner-up with 71. San Jon finished eighth with 23 points. House totaled five points and Grady three.

First-place winners for Logan were Dyson Day in the 100-meter dash (0:11.34), Jantzen Paris in the 400-meter dash (52.94), Steven Coronado in the pole vault (14-0), plus the 400 relay team (45.94).

Individual winners for Tucumcari were Martinez in the 110-meter hurdles (15.64) and 300-meter hurdles (40.54), plus the 1,600-meter relay team (3:32.74).

For San Jon, Dustin Bryant won the high jump (5-10) and long jump (19-6 1/2).


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