LAHS Track & Field Varsity Home Meet Results

Kaitlin Bennett takes the handoff from Maddie Beck in the winning 4×400 m relay, held under the stadium lights. Photo by Blake Wood
Sophie Wood won the triple jump with a State Qualifying mark of 35′ 1″. Photo by Blake Wood
Nicole Aldaz charges out of the blocks in the 100 m. Photo by Blake Wood
Chris Buntain ran a gutsy 2:03 for the 800 m leg of the 1600 medley relay to run away from a hard-charging Pojoaque runner for the win. Photo by Blake Wood
Elijah Velasquez leads teammates Miroslav Betts and Nathaniel Ortega at the bell lap of the 800 m. Ortega wins the race in 2:05.4. Photo by Blake Wood

Liam Johnson clears a PR 14′ 3″ in the pole vault. Johnson followed this with three near misses at a school record 14′ 9″. Photo by Blake Wood

Ben Schauer is the top ‘Topper (and second overall) in both the long jump and triple jump. In the latter he achieved a State Qualifying mark of 42’ 1″. Photo by Blake Wood
It always seems to snow for the Los Alamos High School Track & Field Home Meet, and this year was no exception. Luckily this year, however, the snow came the night before so the team actually had pretty good weather Wednesday afternoon and evening for the events.
The ‘Topper athletes did a fine job throughout the meet. Qualifying marks among the girls for the State Championship in May (many of them repeat qualifications) include Elena Abeyta in the 400 m, the LAHS ‘A’ team (Elena Abeyta, Claire Ticknor, Liz Lockhart and Ona Gartz) in the 4×100 m relay, the LAHS ‘A’ team (Claire Ticknor, Liz Lockhart, Sophie Wood and Elena Abeyta) in the 4×200 m relay and Elena Abeyta, Ona Gartz, and Liz Lockhart in the long jump, Sophie Wood and Liz Lockhart in the triple jump, Rebecca Green in the shot put and Zoe Challacombe in the discus.
State qualifying marks among the boys include Liam Johnson in the pole vault and Ben Schauer in the triple jump.