LAHS Track & Field Excel At Cleveland Storm Relays

Aiden Manzanares pole vaulted 10’ 6”. Photo by Blake Wood 

Emma Montoya won the 3200 in a time of 11:48.4. She also ran the 800 m anchor leg of the winning 1600 medley relay. Photo by Blake Wood 

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LAHS Cross Country

Despite being a bit short-handed due to spring break, the Los Alamos High School Boys and Girls Track & Field teams had a very successful outing at the Storm Relays at Cleveland HS Thursday afternoon and evening.

The Hilltopper Girls won the meet over 20 other teams, many of them 5A schools, with a dominating 136 points to runner-up Albuquerque Academy’s 73 points. It is not hard to see how they ran up the score so high, as they set two new LAHS school records: the 4×100 m relay team of Nyla Lee, Angelina Passalaqua, Syana Sanchez, and Jaiya Daniels broke the 11 year-old school record by more than a second, winning the event in a time of 47.48 seconds. Then the 4×200 m relay team of Lee, Daniels, Sanchez, and Meredith Brown broke the school record set last year by 1.9 seconds, winning the event in a time of 1:41.10.

Other individual and relay winners for the Girls included Emma Montoya in the 3200 (11:48.4), Angelina Passalaqua in the 100 m hurdles (15.77), Jaiya Daniels in the 100 (12.16), Nyla Lee in the 200 (25.85), Colette Bibeault in the pole vault (10’ 4”), the 4×400 m relay team (Nyla Lee, Jaiya Daniels, Anna Wetteland, and Angelina Passalaqua, 4:04.1), and the 1600 medley relay team (Carley Holland, Meredith Brown, Jenna Montoya, and Emma Montoya, 4:29.5).

The Topper Boys placed 2nd of 20 teams with 66 points to Cleveland’s 136 points. Notable performances include Melaki Gutierrez finishing 2nd in both the 100 and 200 (10.91 and 22.30), Alexander Pasulka finishing 3rd in the 400 (51.68), Grafton Urbatsch finishing 3rd in the 800 (2:01.3), and the 4×400 relay team of Melaki Gutierrez, Daniel Kim, Grafton Urbatsch, and Alexander Pasulka finishing 2nd in a time of 3:26.9.

Seth Yost threw the javelin 134’ 4”. Photo by Blake Wood 

Syana Sanchez completes the handoff to Meredith Brown in the 4×200 m relay, on the way to setting a new LAHS school record of 1:41.4, with teammates Nyla Lee and Jaiya Daniels. Photo by Blake Wood 

Daniel Kim placed 4th in both the 110 m hurdles and 300 m hurdles, in times of 15.52 and 40.82 seconds, respectively. Photo by Blake Wood 

Rebecca Beaux and Zorah Fullop sprint to the finish in the 1600 m, both in a time of 5:46. Photo by Blake Wood 

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