Questa, Peñasco to send track qualifiers to small schools state championships


After two delays due to inclement weather, the District 5-2A track and field meet finally took place in Peñasco May 1 and saw the Northern New Mexico teams take one final crack at qualifying individuals and relay teams to the state championships. As a team, the Questa Lady Cats came in second place, yielding the district crown to the Escalante Lady Lobos. The individuals who ultimately qualified for state did so at the district qualifier.

Like several other outdoor sporting events that were affected by the late April storm that rolled into the area – bringing fresh snow, high winds and freezing temperatures that lingered for multiple days – the district meet was postponed. The original date for the gathering of teams from Escalante, Mesa Vista, Mora, Peñasco and Questa was scheduled to take place April 28, but was rescheduled for April 29. With the storm still delivering heavy snowfall to the upper half of the state over the weekend, officials postponed the meet until May 1.

Below are all the athletes who will be making the trip to Albuquerque for the small schools (A, 2A, 3A) track and field championships at University of New Mexico Sports Complex May 5-6.

Cost to enter the stadium is $8 for adults and $5 for students, military personnel and seniors. Fans attending the meet should be prepared for warm temperatures and to pay for parking.

Questa Wildcat qualifiers

200-meter dash

Tomas Madrid - 24.30 sec.

400-meter dash

Jonah Vigil - 49.72 sec.

3,200 meter run

Derek Vialpando - 11:37.74

Pole vault

Tomas Madrid - 10' 0”

Long jump

David Trujillo - 18' 7.5”

Triple jump

Justin Madrid - 36' 5.75”

Discus throw

David Trujillo - 122' 0.75”


David Trujillo - 153' 9”

Derek Vialpando - 108' 1.5”

4x100-meter relay: 47.24 sec.

4x200-meter relay: 1:38.20

4x400-meter relay: 3:54.78

1,600-meter sprint medley: 3:59.87

Questa Lady Cat qualifiers

100-meter dash

AnnaMarie Sanchez - 13.44 sec.

300-meter intermediate hurdles

Raven Cisneros - 57.75 sec.

Pole vault

Anastacia Gonzalez - 6' 0”

Long jump

Helena Padilla - 16' 1.25”

Triple jump

Helena Padilla - 33' 0.5”

Discus throw

Larissa Passino - 84' 10.5”

Sasha Martinez - 82' 8.5”


AnnaMarie Sanchez - 84' 8”

4x100-meter relay: 53.34 sec.

4x200-meter relay: 1:55.44

1,600-meter sprint medley: 5:14.84

Peñasco Panther qualifiers

800-meter run

Tomas Gonzales – 2:17.64 sec.

Pole vault

Dominic Lopez - 7' 0”

Peñasco Lady Panther qualifiers

800-meter run

Charlyna Gonzales - 2:36.24

Carly Gonzales – 2:48.74

1600-meter run

Carly Gonzales - 5:57.34

Charlyna Gonzales – 6:05.54

3,200-meter run

Carly Gonzales - 12:57.24


Alexandria Sandoval - 75' 8”

4x400-meter relay: 5:51.74

1,600-meter relay: 4:51.04


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