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Logan girls dominate 1A meet


May 8, 2019

Ron Warnick

Logan's Jodi Vance successfully clears the bar during the girls pole vault competition at the Class 1A, District 6 track meet Saturday at Logan. The Lady Longhorns won the meet and 11 of their athletes, including Vance, will compete at the state meet this weekend.

LOGAN - The Logan girls track team dominated the Class 1A, District 6 meet Saturday like it did other meets this season, sending 11 athletes to this week's state meet in Albuquerque.

The Logan boys finished a close second to Fort Sumner and will send 13 athletes to the state meet on Friday and Saturday at the UNM Track-Soccer Complex.

The San Jon boys, largely on the strength of Dustin Bryant qualifying for state in three events, finished fourth at the meet.

The Lady Longhorns racked up 163 points at Saturday's meet, while Melrose finished a distant runner-up at 101. Rounding out the rest of the field was Fort Sumner 79 points, Clovis Christian 48, Grady 14 and San Jon 12.

"I thought we performed very well," Logan coach Robert Young said. "We came out and competed hard. We improved some of our personal bests, and we got state qualifiers in, so I'm pretty pleased."

The Lady Longhorns, who finished just seven points away from a state title last season, figure to be in even better position this season because they will have Harlie Roach competing in the field events. Roach was sidelined last season with a knee injury.

State qualifiers Saturday for the Logan girls were:

• Cassidy Cordova, 100-meter dash, first place, 0:12.98; 200-meter dash, first, 0:28.12; long jump, second, 15-3 1/2.

• Destiney Cleveland, 100-meter dash, second, 0:13.07; 200-meter dash, second, 0:28.40.

• Karlee Cantrell, 400-meter dash, first, 1:06.80.

• Jodi Vance, 800-meter run, first, 2:32.79; pole vault, first, 7-6.

• Joanie Vance, 1,600-meter run, first, 6:11.57.

• Sierra Home, long jump, first, 15-8 1/4.

• Jordan Hines, high jump, first, 5-0.

• Harlie Roach, discus, first, 105-6.

• Kyndall Ragland, javelin, second, 89-3.

• 400-meter relay, first (Home, Cleveland, Kambry Burns, Cordova), 0:52.53.

• 800-meter relay, first (Cantrell, Cordova, Burns, Cleveland), 1:53.07.

• 1,600-meter replay, first (Kassi Foote, Home, Cantrell, Burns), 4:34.45.

• 1,600-meter sprint medley, first (Cantrell, Foote, Hines, Vance), 4:38.90.

Burns' efforts in the 200-meter dash and the high jump earlier in the season also qualified for state. Foote also qualified for the high jump in an earlier meet, as did Roach in the shot put.

For San Jon, Teryn Foote finished second in the 400-meter dash in 1:06.98 to qualify for state.

For his boys team, Young said he tinkered with his lineup to see whether he could eke out a win against Fort Sumner. He nearly pulled it off finishing just six points behind the Foxes' 124 points.

"We were experimenting with some things where we might gain an advantage against Fort Sumner," he said. "I thought we did well, and we improved some of our times."

Rounding out the rest of the team standings were Melrose with 99 points, San Jon 46, Clovis Christian 42 and Grady five.

State qualifiers for the Logan boys were:

• Dyson Day, 100-meter dash, first, 0:11.34;

• Nick Brown, 100-meter dash, first, 0:11.34;

• Jantzen Paris, 100-meter dash, second, 11:35; 400-meter dash, first, 0:51.76.

• Cole Rose, 1,600-meter run, 5:56.23.

• Steven Coronado, pole vault, first, 14-0.

• Julian Chavez, pole vault, second, 10-6.

• Chase Earle, discus, first, 106-1.

• 400-meter relay, first (Brown, Jordan Evans, Dante Sanchez, Day) 0:45.28;

• 800-meter relay, second (Michael Sena, Paris, Evans, Coronado), 1:35.97.

• 1,600-meter relay, second (Sanchez, Zack Byrd, Coronado, Evans), 3:48.44.

• 1,600-meter sprint medley, second (Brown, Sena, Wyatt Wright, Grady Johnston) 4:09.02.

Day and Evans also qualified for state in the long jump earlier in the season. Evans also qualified for the triple jump.

San Jon's Bryant, a freshman, won the high jump (6-0) and triple jump (40-4) and finished second in the long jump (20-7 1/4). He also qualified for the 300-meter hurdles earlier in the season.

Dylan Reed of House also qualified for state earlier in the season in the 800-meter run.


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