Scenes And Results: LAHS Boys And Girls Track And Field Teams At Albuquerque Academy Chile Quad

Freshman Jazmine Tuning won the high jump with a state qualifying jump of 5′ 0″. Photo by Blake Wood

Senior Liam Johnson vaulted more than 3 feet higher than any other athlete to win with a pole vault of 13′ 9″ – a mark which qualified him for the State Championship in May. Photo by Blake Wood

Sophomore Elijah Velesquez is cheered on by teammates as he wins the 300m hurdles in a time of 42.86 seconds. Photo by Blake Wood


In one of the most beautiful days for an opening track & field meet in memory, the Los Alamos High School Boys and Girls teams traveled to Albuquerque Academy for Saturday’s Chile Quad with Albuquerque Academy, St. Pius and Sandia Prep.

The boys had a great start to the season and placed 2nd to Albuquerque Academy in the 4 team meet. LAHS had one state qualifier in senior, Liam Johnson in the pole vault. Johnson vaulted a personal outdoor best of 13’9″ and moved into 4th place in the all-time LAHS top 10 Track and Field records.

Next weekend the team plays at the Rio Rancho Rust Buster.

Senior Nathaniel Ortega out-leans an Albuquerque Academy runner in an exciting finish to the 4x400m relay.  The ‘Topper ‘A’ team (with teammates and seniors Isaac Timmerman, Chris Buntain, Kai Coblentz) won the event in a time of 3:36.1. Ortega also won the 400 m and the long jump, and was part of the winning 4x100m relay. Photo by Blake Wood

It is a tight race between ‘Toppers Leander Murphy and Kevin Maresca and a St. Pius runner early in the 100m sprint. Kevin placed 3rd in 11.79 seconds, and Leander placed 6th. Photo by Blake Wood

Senior Liz Lockhart completes the handoff to anchor Ona Gartz in the 4x100m relay. The ‘Toppers (with teammates Claire Ticknor and Alissia Haagenstad) won this event in a time of 51.49 seconds, narrowly missing the state qualifying mark of 51.40 – very good for the first meet of the season. Lockhart also won the triple jump with a state qualifying mark of 33’ 7″. Photo by Blake Wood

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