By BLAKE WOOD
LAHS Track & Field
The Los Alamos High School (LAHS) Girls Track & Field team won their third State Championship in a row at UNM Friday and Saturday, May 12-13, a feat duplicated by the Hilltopper Boys as well (see separate article for their results).
Other notable performances by ‘Topper Girls include junior Anna Wetteland’s 56.85 second win in the 400 m, breaking the 28-year-old LAHS school record in that event. Wetteland also anchored the winning 4×800 relay, which with teammates Hailey McDowell, Zorah Fullop, and Rebecca Beaux, posted the #2 all-time LAHS performance of 9:46.4. Senior McDowell ran a come-from-way-behind 800 m anchor leg of the 1600 sprint medley relay to win that event with teammates Kayli Lincoln, Carley Holland, and Jenna Montoya. Senior Nyla Lee won the long jump with a leap of 18’ 3/4”, followed by 2nd place Allie Holland’s 17’ 11-1/2” jump. Sophomore Dani Trellue placed 2nd in both the 100 m hurdles and pole vault, and placed 4th in the triple jump.
Sophomore Jaiya Daniels won both the 100 m and 200 m, the latter in a State Record and LAHS School Record time of 24.64 seconds, won the triple jump with an LAHS School Record leap of 39’1/4”, and was part of the winning 4×100 and 4×200 relay teams. She was 4A Girls high point athlete, with a total of 26 points. Photo by Blake Wood