by David Tesitor
Farmers plow field of competition at Primero Invitational
WESTON — The Hoehne Farmers core of leaders continue to dominate the field, on schedule for top seeding in the state high school track meet to be held in three weeks.
Lady Farmers Shaelyn Walton and Zoe Revas are among the top athletes in their field and will qualify for state, barring injury. The Lady Farmer 4X100 and 4X400 relay teams are in the hunt and are in a good position to return to state.
At the Primero Invitational, Walton had her best performance of the season in the 800M run, taking first in a time of 2:26.67 minutes.
Revas took second in both the 100 and 300M hurdles. Her time in the 100M was 17.89 seconds and in the 300M was 50.66 seconds. The times were not her best times of the season, but she is still ranked fifth and sixth, respectively, in the state in these events.
The girls’ relay 4X100 team placed fourth (55.89 seconds) and the 4X400 team was second at 4:25.68.
These weren’t the only top qualifiers. In the 200M dash, Kamryn Baca-Cordova was ninth (29.73 sec).
Monique Vallejos was eighth in the 800M run in a time of 3:07.90. Demi Apple was eighth in in the 100M hurdles (19.37 sec) and 11th in the 300M hurdles (58.19 sec).
Tatum Rivers was eighth in the shot put (27’-9.50”) and Syerra Trujillo was ninth (27’-9.00”).
Abbigayle Doren-kamp placed sixth in the triple jump (28’-10.50”). She also competed in the 400M (12th -1:13.62 min) and 18th in the long jump. Other Lady farmers who saw action included: Angalie Lujan, Lexi Larsen, Brittanie Hill and Averie Navarrete.
Among the boys, the “Three Kings” of the hurdles continue to place in the finals. Jacob Yates, Trystan Moltrer and Nicholas Navarrete are among the top athletes in their field. Yates took first in the 110M in a time of 15.75 seconds, his personal best time. He is ranked second in the state. Moltrer was fourth (17.00 seconds), tenth in the state and Navarrete was sixth in 17.86 seconds, his personal best time, which moved him to #14 in the state.
In the 300M, Yates broke a school record but still came in second in the event to Casey McDaniel of Sanford who beat Yates by 0.64 second, taking over #1 in the state. Moltrer was fourth (43.64 seconds) and Navarrete was fifth (44.24 sec).
The relay teams also placed second in their three events. Their final time in the 4X100 was (47.57 sec), in the 4X200 (1.36.98 min) and in the 4X400 (4:34.51 min).
Moltrer was eighth in the long jump (17’-7.50”); Maverick Duran wasseven th in the triple jump (35’-3.50”), and Federico Orozco was sixth in the discus (108’-6”) and 11th in the shot (35’-11.50”).
Other members of the boy’s team who competed included Jordon Apple, Ira Plank, Gavin Baker, Riley Hudson, Austin Horn, Matthew Vigil, Rion Gladden, Anthony Borrego, Shane Montoya, and Tony Payne.
Aguilar Wildcats compete at Primero
WESTON — Only three members of the Aguilar Wildcat track team went to Weston to compete and, while no athlete made the finals, they each made the critical third tournament to be considered eligible for state, should they have a break-out record setting meet in their particular field.
No notable athlete ran track, but Andrea Torres, Carols Sanchez and Kyle Ramsey threw in both the discus and shot put. Sanchez finished 15th in the discus and 16th in the shot. He was the highest team memeber to place.
Kim’s Mason leads team at Primero meet
Runner setting records in every meet.
WESTON — The Kim Mustangs continue to run wild at every meet in which they participate.
Leading the pack of wild horses is Zariah Mason who continues to set records and outpace every opponent who crosses her path. Her latest personal record, also a new school record, came in the 400M dash where she placed second running the race in 1:00.90 minutes. Her attempt in the 400M is only her second time she competed in this event. The 400M race catapulted her into second place in the state. Tatelyn Lasley of Springfield beat Mason by .64 of a second to take first in the state.
Mason also took first in the 100M (12.87 seconds) and first in the 200M (26.92 sec.) Mason has finished 24 times out of 25 in first place in the 100M and is a two-time defending state champion. She placed first in all nine attempts in her 200M.
In the distance events, Tori Goodie placed eighth in the 800M in a time of 2:53.86 minutes, a personal best time which moved her in the 16th position for state. She also placed fifth in the 1600M in a time of 6:37.02 which is 8.86 seconds from a qualifying time.
Katelyn Keeler placed fifth in the shot (30’-2”) to round out the girls’ team.
For the boys, the 4X200M relay team placed seventh in 1:46.28 minutes. This was the teams’ highest finish. In other races, Zion Mason placed 13th in the 100M (12.29 sec) and 15th in the 200M (25.36 sec).
Finn Warner was tenth in the long jump (17’-2.25”) and 14th in the 400M dash (1:00.24).
Cesar Gonzales was 20th in the 400M (1:01.00) while Cole Lewis was 25th (1:04.02)
Trinidad HS results from Primero Invite
WESTON — The Trinidad Miner track team placed several athletes in the finals at the Primero Invitational. While the 3A class remains competitive, none of these fine athletes advanced to the state’s top 18 in their field to qualify for state.
In the girls’ shot put, Carlee Garrison, who was ranked 14th last week fell to #21 as her best throw of the season of 32 feet-8 inches was eclipsed by seven athletes last weekend, setting the new benchmark to qualify for state at 33’-6.50”. In Primero, she did not improve her positing, even though she finished third with a throw of 31’-9.50”. Garrison placed 12th in the discus with a throw of 74’-1”.
On the track, Frida Ochoa continues to run in the finals, finishing fifth in the 100M dash (13.83 seconds) and eighth in the 200M (29.35 sec.) Her times are one to two seconds behind qualifying for state and, in these short distances, could be hard to make up. Ochoa also ran the 400M in 1:09.99 minutes.
The girls’ 4X100M relay placed eighth in a time of 1:07.39. This was their best time posted this season, still 15 seconds off the state qualifying time.
The highest placers for the girls’ team came off long distance runner, Brianna Massarotti who placed third in the 1600M run with a time of 6:18.12 minutes and the arm of Garrison.
Miner Dilan Villa is running his best times of the season. He set personal best times in the 200M (25.21 sec, but placed 12th) and in the 400M run (57.16 seconds, placing eighth). He also was eighth in the 100M dash (12.10). His last event was the long jump where he jumped 15’-6”, finishing 18th. The boys 4X100 relay team placed 8th in a time of 52.37 seconds. Other athletes who competed included Gabriela Peraza in the 400M dash (13th- 1:14.37) the discus (17th- 71’-7”) and the shot put (7th 27’10”); Cisco Felthager in the 100M dash (31st-14.05), the discus (29th-69”2”) and the shot (26th- 27”3”); Ricky Felthager in the 800M (13th-2:35.20 min); Santi Felthager in the 800M (18th at 2:41.81 min); Bill Felthager in the 1600M run (11th- 5:49.30), and Jesse Mares in the discus (13th at 97’-2.00”).
La Veta track results from Primero Invite
WESTON — The La Veta track team continued to show well last Friday in only their fourth tournament of the season. Several athletes made their mark and helped to solidify their position in the 1A state tournament starting May 18 at Jeffco Stadium in Lakewood.
Desirae Ortivez ran well in two individual events, the 200M dash, finishing fifth in 28.77 seconds and fourth in the 400M in 1:06.39.
Rachelle Andreatta continued to improve her times in three events placing 18th in the 100M (15.24 sec), the 100M Hurdles (13th- 20.43), and the 300M hurdles (12th- 58.50 sec).
M’Kinna Lee-Smith was eighth in the 100M dash (14.21 sec). Kaiya Swenson was 31st in the 100M (16.50).
The girls’ relay teams also placed high, going second in the 4X100M relay, running it in 54.94 sec., and third in the 4X200M in 1:59.62 min. In the field events, Nya Sciacca placed second in the long jump at 14’-4.50” which moved her to #19 in the state.
In the triple jump, Kaylee Corsentino took first, leaping 33’-8.00”. Teammate Kaelin Coe was second jumping 32’-7.50”. These were personal best jumps for both these athletes.
In the long jump, Emmalee Ortibez was 14th (13’-2”) and Desirae Ortivez was 16th (12’-9”).
In the discus, Carissa Cardenas was second (94’-4.00”) and Alexis Topping was 8th at 75’-6”. Cardinal was also fourth in the shot (30’-4”) and Topping was 22nd (24’-9”).
The boy’s team also had several top-10 athletes. Trevor Warren was second in the 200M dash at 24.04 seconds. Eric Morgan was fifth in the 800M run (2:20.44 min.).
The relay team also held their rankings at state but did not improve their positions. The 4X100M relay was third, finishing in 48.14 seconds and the 4X20M was fifth (1:39.88 min.).
In other events, athletes who did not place included Hunter Hillaker in the 100M dash (25th- 13.28), and Dalton Mason who placed 30th in the discus (62’-2”) and 32nd in the shot (21’8”).
Panthers stalk competition in Weston
WESTON — The John Mall Panthers track team now boasts six members among the state’s Elite 18. Those who have dropped in the rankings are still well placed as they go into their final three meets of the season, always hoping to improve their seeding. Others strive only to make the elusive cut. They continue to maintain their positions in the state rankings by running, jumping, and throwing well against their competitors.
Last Friday at Primero, the Panthers were well represented in their showings.
Evan Gonzales placed seventh in the 100M in a time of 12 seconds and fourth in the 200M with a time of 24.38 seconds. Jeremiah Vigil was sixth in the 200M (24.61 sec.).
The boys’ relay team placed third in the 4X200M relay in a time of 1:38.26 min. Their time wasn’t good enough beat their previous week’s high or move them into the top 18, missing the benchmark by .62 seconds. The 4X100M and 4X200M teams consist of Evan Gonzalez, Santos Reyna, Malachi Neil and Jeremiah Vigil.
Reyna and Neil continue to jump well as Reyna took third in the long jump (19’-3.50”) and , in the triple jump, leaping 40’-5.50” to take second.
Neil was fifth in the long jump at 18’-6.50” and third in the triple (33’-10”).
Jason Murphy was 8th in the discus with a throw of 106’-3.00”.
Other results outside the final eight included Amanda Bobian finishing 20th in the 100M (15.37 sec.) and 26th in the 200M (32.43). Marianna Espinoza threw the discus 86’-6” and the shot put 25’-11”, finishing 16th. Tobias Jeffus ran the 100M in 13.77, placing 30th.
In the 400M dash, Armando Ruiz placed 17th in a time of 1:00.62. Ruiz was 9th in the triple jump at 33’-10”. Ty Quintana was 10th in the shot (36’-2.50” and Murphy was 14th with a throw of 34’-7.00”.
Trinidad soccer 2-3-1
FOUNTAIN /TRINIDAD—The Trinidad High School Miners soccer team traveled on April 25 to Fountain, CO to take on the Danes of Fountain Valley High School. In extremely wet and cold conditions, the Miners had trouble executing any sustained offense, falling to the Danes by a score of 8-0.
The Miners entertained the Jaguars from James Irwin on April 27 in a conference game. In a hard-fought battle, the final was 1-1.
All the scoring took place in the first half. James Irwin scored first, then the Miners evened the score when Alisha Garduno put a high arcing shot into the far corner of the goal. Gianna Vezzani was credited with the assist.
In overtime, both teams had excellent scoring chances, but both goalkeepers made great stops.
The Miners hosted their last conference game versus Rye on Tuesday, May 2. Rye tallied a goal in the first half and added two more in the second as the Miner defense wore down with a final of 3-0. The Miners finish conference play 2-3-1. They play on May 6 at Vanguard, the last game of the regular season.
Raton piles on runs
RATON — On April 27, the Raton Tigers defeated the Trinidad Miners in a non-conference double header by the scores of 11-5 and 11-2 and extended their record to 16-8. Their league record remained at 9-1.
In their first game, the Tigers blew the game wide open with five runs in the second inning and three in the third. They scored every inning till the final out.
For Raton, Jonathan Cabriales went two of four from the plate while Trinidad Miners had a successful run at the plate going three of three and two runs batted in. Trinidad was in the game, but errors hampered their efforts.
In the second game, Raton crossed the plate nine times in the first three innings and never allowed Trinidad to get back into the game. The Miners committed nine errors in the game. Tiger pitcher, Dillon Lemons continued to be effective from the plate, allowing only two hits and striking out seven batters.
While Trinidad was able to connect with the ball, excellent fielding on the part of the Miners set the tempo of the game.
Raton had a game against Eunice yesterday and the results were not in as of press time.
Panthers continue to struggle
WALSENBURG — The John Mall Panthers dropped their tenth game in a row, this time at the bats of the Center Vikings by a score of 8-2. The Panthers managed three hits in the game, giving up 12 to the Vikings. Center pitcher, Patrick Mortensen struck out 13 batters. Panther statistics were not posted by press deadline.