The weather at the West Las Vegas Invitational was cold and dreary Saturday (March 30), but the Taos Tigers performance was not.The boys won the meet with 100 …
The weather at the West Las Vegas Invitational was cold and dreary Saturday (March 30), but the Taos Tigers performance was not.
The boys won the meet with 100 points, leading the next-nearest team, St. Michael's which had 66. The Taos Lady Tigers had competitors and performances that placed the team 60 points behind Santa Fe Prep (74 points) and St. Michael's (83 points), and 19 points ahead of fourth place Moriarty.
Jonah Vigil again won the 100-meter race with a blazing 10.89 seconds. Vigil also ran the 400-meter race on Saturday, qualifying for state with a 49.77 second finish that was almost 3 seconds faster than the qualifying time. The Tigers went 1-2-3 in the 400, with sophomore Missael Hermosillo placing second and Adrian Rodriguez in third. Sophomore Eddie Duran ran a 2:17.23 in the 800 meters - a tenth place finish overall. Justin Madrid's sub-five-minute time of 4:55.77 got him a second-place finish in the 1600 meters.
Derreck Chacon ran a 17.18 in the 110-meter hurdles, winning second place and 5 team points. Chacon won the 300-meter hurdles with a time of 43.98 seconds.
The Taos boys did well in the relays. The team composed of Joshua Martinez, Hermosillo, Jonathan Garcia and Esquibel won the 4 x 100-meter relay in 44.98 seconds; Martinez, Rodriquez, Garcia and Esquibel took second in the 4 x 200-meter relay with a time of 1:34.96; Hermosillo, Khweis, Esquibel and Vigil won the 4 x 400-meter relay in 3:28.06; and Good, Rodriquez, Cantu and Madrid won the 1600-meter sprint relay in 3:52.96.
Garcia took second in the long jump with a leap of 19 feet 8 inches and Martinez finished sixth with 18 feet and 9.5 inches. Fourth, fifth and sixth places in the triple jump went to Martinez, Madrid and Garcia. Good threw the shot put for a fourth-place finish with a 36-foot 4.5-inch toss. Good won the discus with a throw of 121 feet even.
Faith Powell won the 100-meter dash in 13.03 seconds, just .13 seconds off the state qualifying time. Ella Katz came in sixth in the 800 meters with a time of 2:46.17 and sixth in the 1600 in 6:06.85. Freshman Alyx Mastor won the 1600 with a time of 5:39.54 - just 9.54 seconds off the state qualifying time. Abby Gunter took third in the 100-meter hurdles with a time of 17.30 seconds and second in the 300-meter hurdles in 48.52 seconds.
The Taos team of Marsh, Tonrey, Martinez and Henderson took fourth in the 4 x 400-meter relay. The 1600-meter sprint relay team of Enrica Vigil, Gunter, Powell and Mastor took first place in 4:32.94. Powell won the high jump by clearing 5 feet 4 inches. Estrella Madrid took second in the discus throw with a throw of 79 feet and 5 inches and Noelle Good placed sixth with 75 feet 9 inches. Emily Cordova took second in the javelin throw with a 94 feet 9 inches throw.
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