Sangre de Cristo's Marissa Storey (far left) and Kathryn New (second from left) went 1-2 in the 100 meter dash during Friday's Southern Peaks League Championships in Center.
Courier Photo by Eric R. Flores
Courier Sports Editor
SAN LUIS VALLEY—It came down to the final weekend but as the dust settled for state rankings and qualifiers to be announced on Sunday afternoon, a new storm forced the announcement to be postponed. But on Friday, the Southern Peaks League Championships took place at Center Community Park before the Intermountain League Championships took place at Wolverine County Stadium at Bayfield High School on Saturday.
Thunderbirds, Indians lead Valley in SPL
CENTER—For the third straight year, the Sangre de Cristo Lady Thunderbirds finished second in the Southern Peaks League Championships as the Crested Butte Titans swept both the boys’ and girls’ titles. On the boys’ side, the Sanford Indians were the top Valley team in second place.
The Lady Titans took the title with 126 points while Sangre de Cristo finished with 111 points. Custer County finished third with 57 points while Sargent and Del Norte rounded out the top five teams with 41 points each. Other Valley team scores include Sanford (19 points) in ninth, Center (16) in 11th, Moffat (12) in 12th, Centennial (8) in 13th, Sierra Grande (5) in 15th, Antonito (2) and Creede (2) in a tie for 16th.
The Titans won the boys’ team title with 142 points. The Indians scored 78 points, Custer County finished third with 63 points, Del Norte took fourth with 60 points and Sangre de Cristo took fifth with 43 points. Sierra Grande (32 points) took sixth, Antonito (24) took seventh, Center (22) took eighth, Moffat (18) took tenth, Creede (9) took 13th, Sargent (2) took 14th and Centennial (1) took 16th.
In the girls’ 100 meter dash, Sangre de Cristo was the only team to score points from the Valley as Marissa Storey (12.68), Kathryn New (12.82) and Sarah Storey (13.35) finished first, second and sixth, respectively.
New (26.35) and Marissa Storey (26.79) traded places in the 200 meter dash while Sarah Storey (27.95) still placed sixth. Del Norte’s Josie Sanchez (27.79) did finish in fifth.
New (59.70) won the 400 meter dash by more than four seconds as the only other Valley placer was Sanford’s Bailee Canty (1:07.38) in fifth place.
Sangre de Cristo’s Abbey Stagner (2:41.59) finished fourth in the 800 meter run while Del Norte’s Kylie Wilkinson (6:23.36) took fourth in the 1,600 meter run. Antonito’s Sara Taketatsu (14:37.65) took fifth in the 3,200 meter run.
In the 100 meter hurdles, Sanford Kelli Canty (17.05) took second while Sangre de Cristo’s Heather Dieckman (17.36) and Center’s Socorro Hernandez (21.43) finished fourth and sixth, respectively. Dieckman (51.54) finished third in the 300 meter hurdles.
New won the high jump by clearing five feet while Sargent’s Kelci VanTreese finished third by clearing 4 feet, 8 inches. Wilkinson finished in a tie for fourth place by clearing 4 feet, 6 inches and Sargent’s Kaitlin Lowder cleared 4 feet, 4 inches for sixth place.
Mary Hood (15 feet, 7 inches) took second in the long jump while VanTreese (14 feet, 8 inches) took fourth. Sangre de Cristo’s Josie Curtis (29 feet, 3 inches) took fourth in the triple jump while Emily Blinzinger (28 feet, 8 inches) finished in fifth.
In the shot put, Moffat’s Megan Black (32 feet, 3 inches) won the event while Sangre de Cristo’s Jenna McKinley (31 feet, 7.25 inches), Sierra Grande’s Kendra Holtcamp (29 feet, 8 inches), Creede’s Hannah Goldsberry (28 feet, 6 inches) and Center’s Maya Martinez (28 feet, 5.5 inches) all placed.
McKinley (101 feet, 4 inches) won the discus while Center’s Alexa Lobato (97 feet, 5 inches), Martinez (94 feet, 6 inches), Black (89 feet, 1.5 inches) and Holtcamp (81 feet, 5 inches) were placers.
In the relays, Del Norte finished third in the 4x100 (54.57), second in the 4x200 (1:53.19), won the 4x400 (4:23.06) and second in the 800 sprint medley (1:58.78).
Sargent finished fourth in the 4x100 (57.06), fifth in the 4x200 (1:58.44), second in the 4x400 (4:29.86) and second in the 4x800 (10:55.33).
Sanford finished fifth in the 4x100 (57.68), fourth in the 4x200 (1:58.44) and sixth in the 800 sprint medley (2:10.34).
Sangre de Cristo took sixth in the 4x100 (59.81), won the 4x200 (1:53.08), fourth in the 4x400 (4:37.86) and fourth in the 800 sprint medley (2:02.05).
Center finished eighth in the 4x100 (1:02.40) and seventh in the 4x200 (2:13.51).
On the boys’ side, Antonito’s Chris Romero (11.79) and Sanford’s Dustin Faucette (11.95) finished second and third in the 100 meter dash.
The two traded spots in the 200 meter dash as Faucette (24.27) took second and Romero (24.28) took third.
Sanford’s Austin Chavez (53.23) took third in the 400 meter dash while Creede’s Lance Munoz (54.79) took sixth.
Sangre de Cristo’s Mitchell Stagner (2:05.04) and Tyler Reynolds (2:05.34), Del Norte’s John Haefeli (2:10.52) and Sanford’s Ty Koenig (2:13.26) placed in the 800 meter run.
Del Norte’s Sumner Erhard (4:43.29) and Haefeli (4:48.35) took second and fourth place, respectively, in the 1,600 meter run while Koenig (11:03.06) and Centennial’s Cristian Borrego (11:46.53) were placers in the 3,200 meter run.
Chance Canty (17.33) won the 110 meter hurdles while Noah Trujillo (43.91) won the 300 meter hurdles. Moffat’s Gallian Roberts (44.57), Canty (44.58), Sierra Grande’s Tomas Vigil (46.73) and Leo Martinez (48.97) were placers.
Munoz led the Valley in the high jump by taking second by clearing 5 feet, 10 inches. Faucette also placed by clearing 5 feet, 8 inches.
Luke Haefeli (8 feet, 6 inches), John Haefeli (7 feet, 6 inches) and Kohbe Lucero (6 feet, 6 inches), all of Del Norte, were the only competitors in the pole vault.
Roberts (19 feet) won the long jump while Del Norte’s Kolby Martinez (18 feet, 11.5 inches), Sierra Grande’s Ricardo Howard (18 feet, 7 inches) and Braydon Wakasugi (18 feet, 2 inches), Sangre de Cristo’s Troy Fritz (17 feet, 4.5 inches) and Sanford’s Miles Caldon (16 feet, 2.5 inches) placed.
Fritz (39 feet, 4 inches) won the triple jump while Canty (37 feet, 6.5 inches), Vigil (37 feet, 2 inches), and Del Norte’s Vincent Gallegos (34 feet, 7.75 inches) placed.
Vigil (38 feet, 6.5 inches), Sangre de Cristo’s Gunther Hunter (37 feet, 2 inches) and Perry Hotz (37 feet, 1.75 inches) placed in the shot put while Sargent’s Kole VanTreese (107 feet, 8.5 inches) and Del Norte’s Sammy Aargon (102 feet, 7.5 inches) placed in the discus.
In the relays Del Norte took third in the 4x100 (50.67) and fourth in the 4x800 (9:47.75) while Sangre de Cristo took third in the 4x800 (9:21.20).
Sanford took fourth in the 4x100 (51.11), won the 4x200 (1:36.36) and third in the 4x400 (2:44.45).
Center took fifth in the 4x100 (51.30), fourth in the 4x200 (1:46.51), second in the 4x400 (3:44.30) and second in the 4x800 (8:51.97).
Sierra Grande took third in the 4x200 (1:40.92).
Moose boys fall six short
BAYFIELD—A shot at winning the Intermountain League championship came six points short for the Alamosa Mean Moose boys team on Saturday as the host Bayfield Wolverines captured the team crown. In addition the Centauri Falcons led the Valley’s charge on the girls’ side.
In the team results, Bayfield won the boys’ title with 117 points while Alamosa scored 111 points. Pagosa Springs took third with 93 points while Centauri was fourth with 28 and Monte Vista scored 21 points.
For the girls’ Pagosa Springs’ Gabby Pajak and Toni Stoll accounted for 72 points as the Pirates won with 118 points. Bayfield took second with 90 points and Centauri was 15 points back with 75 points. Alamosa scored 68 points for fourth place and Monte Vista scored 36 points.
Because there are only five teams in the league, there were only five placers.
Monte Vista’s Emily Logan (13.54) won the 100 meter dash while Alamosa’s Aftynne Lujan (14.18) took fifth.
In the 200 meter dash, Centauri’s Rachel Valdez (28.73) and Cheyanne Crowther (28.73), Alamosa’s Brianna Corona (29.17) and Monte Vista’s Adianna Gallegos (29.59) placed.
Alamosa’s Taylor Hackett (63.71) and Emily Sowards (63.98) placed in the 400 meter dash.
Alamosa’s Karlee Smith (2:32.63) won the 800 meter dash while Centauri’s Saydi Sowards (2:46.45) was second, Alamosa’s Kalin Doyle (2:48.24) took third, Centauri’s Indica Mestas (2:52.87) took fourth and Alamosa’s Ocean Dodds (2:53.84) took fifth in the 800 meter run.
Alamosa’s Brianna Apodoca took third in the both the 1,600 meter run (5:43.54) and the 3,200 meter run (12:32.65) while Paige DeGoyler took fifth in the 3,200 meter run (13:41.69).
In the field events, Centauri’s Shantel Harris and Jade Cisneros split three points among themselves as they both cleared 4 feet, 4 inches in the high jump and tied for fourth.
Monte Vista’s Adianna Gallegos (14 feet, 7.5 inches) and Emily Logan (14 feet, 1.25 inches) placed in the long jump, while Harris (31 feet, 5.75 inches) and Centauri’s Kayla Anderson (29 feet, 11.5 inches) placed in the triple jump.
In the throws, Centauri’s Leah Aziz (34 feet, 9.75 inches) took second in the shot put while Alamosa’s Jaci Palmer (31 feet, 10 inches) and Monte Vista’s Itzel Ortiz (30 feet, 4 inches) placed.
In the discus, Monte Vista’s Kirsten Salazar (107 feet, 2 inches), Ortiz (102 feet, 10 inches), Centauri’s Tori Fringer (99 feet, 7 inches) and Jordan Dunn (92 feet, 3 inches) placed in the discus.
In the hurdles, Monte Vista’s Emily Logan (18.25), Centauri’s Brooke Decker (18.87) and Alamosa’s Dominique Abeyta (19.70) placed in the 100 meter hurdles while Decker (53.92) and Abeyta (54.85) placed in the 300 hurdles.
In the relays, Centauri finished second in the 4x100 (53.06), second in the 4x200 (1:51.60), won the 4x400 (4:16.17), won the 4x800 (10:21.76) and third in the 800 sprint medley (2:02.00).
Alamosa finished third in the 4x100 (54.33), fourth in the 4x200 (1:52.76), second in the 4x400 (4:17.36), second in the 4x800 (11:00.65) and won the 800 sprint medley (1:56.69).
Monte Vista finished fourth in the 4x100 (55.11).
On the boys’ side, Monte Vista’s Shadron Wenta (12.14), Alamosa’s Jon Needham (12.16) and Rocky DeHerrera (12.16) and Centauri’s Juanito Romero (12.33) placed in the 100 meter dash while Alamosa’s Conner Barton (25.38) and Monte Vista’s Jacob Vance (25.46) placed in the 200 meter dash.
Alamosa went 1-2 in the 800 meter dash as Tanner Martin (2:16.73) finished a second ahead of teammate Austin Taylor (2:17.75). Alamosa’s Gavin Palmer (5:03.09) took second in the 1,600 meter dash while he took third in the 3,200 (11:17.57) and Martin took fifth (12:12.90).
Alamosa went 1-2-3 in the 110 hurdles as Samuel Bilderbeck (15.37), Hunter McDaniel (16.15) and Roman Romo (18.52) finished while Alamosa also went 1-3-5 in the 300 hurdles. McDaniell (41.05) led the way while Aaron Martinez (46.43) and Romo (47.72) rounded out the placers.
Bilderbeck made a huge impact on the field events as he won the high jump by clearing 6 feet, 2 inches and he won the pole vault by clearing 15 feet. The pole vault tied the stadium and Intermountain League record that was set by Drew McClure of Bayfield in 2005. Ryan Martinez got points for Alamosa by clearing 9 feet in the pole vault.
Centauri’s Jeremy Cornum (19 feet, 9.5 inches) placed in the long jump while Wenta (39 feet, 7.75 inches) and Alamosa’s Noah Sellman (39 feet, 0.25 inches) placed in the triple jump.
In the throws, Centauri’s Jareb Aziz (38 feet, 8 inches) and Alamosa’s Jace Carpenter (38 feet, 2.5 inches) placed in the shot put while Monte Vista’s Matt Barnes (129 feet, 1 inch) and Centauri’s Scott Shawcroft (119 feet, 2 inches) placed in the discus.
Relay wise, Alamosa won the 4x100 (45.25), second in the 4x200 (1:33.97), second in the 4x400 (3:40.88) and second in the 4x800 (8:38.66).
Monte Vista took fourth in the 4x100 (47.61) and fourth in the 4x200 (1:37.08).
Centauri took third in the 4x400 (3:43.99) and won the 4x800 (8:35.37).