Scenes From LAHS Track & Field At Sandia Prep

Bailey Yost had a huge day, not only winning both hurdle races, but also taking 2nd in the high jump with a leap of 5’4″ and anchoring the winning 4×400 m relay. Photo by Blake Wood

Jerry Hartzol and John Teague explode from the blocks in the 100 m. Photo by Blake Wood


It was an exceedingly hot day on the track Friday afternoon at Sandia Prep when the Los Alamos High School Boys and Girls Hilltopper Track & Field teams squared off against Albuquerque Academy, Cleveland, Rio Rancho and Alamogordo. Good heat training for the State Championship in two weeks at UNM!

For the ‘Topper Girls, individual event winners included Nyla Lee in the 200 m (26.42), Michaela Gonzales in the 400 m (63.54), Emma Montoya in the 800 m (2:19.1), Bailey Yost in the 100 m hurdles (15.66) and 300 m hurdles (45.57), Norissa Valdez in the pole vault (9’0″), and Angelina Passalacqua in the long jump (17′ 1/2″).

The Girls also won the 4×100, 4×200, 4×400, and 1600 medley relays. The Girls won the meet, with 189.5 points to runner-up Cleveland, who accumulated 90 points.

For the ‘Topper Boys, Kyle Hatler won the pole vault with a jump of 13’0″. The Boys also won the 1600 medley relay, with Rafael Sanchez running a 1:57.1 800 m anchor leg. The Boys finished fourth, ahead of Alamogordo.

Isabella Bailey anchored the 4×800 m relay. Photo by Blake Wood

Abera Hettinga battles a Cleveland runner in the 4×400 m relay. Photo by Blake Wood

Norissa Valdez won the pole vault with a clearance of 9’0″. Photo by Blake Wood

Ryan Zeik was the top Hilltopper in the long jump with a leap of 19′ 10-1/2″. Photo by Blake Wood

Angelina Passalacqua won the long jump with a leap of 17′ 1/2″. Photo by Blake Wood