Judging by Blake Wood's photos, the Chile Quad was yet again the Chilly Quad. That would help to explain the blue of Rio Rancho, and maybe the black of St. Pius is frostbitten skin?
After the handheld adjustment factors are taken into account, the sprint times aren't quite as impressive, but Nakala Watson of Rio Rancho has made a statement out of the gate. She has company on the boys side in the person of Benjamin Maurer, but the real test of the RR speed may come a little later when they encounter the Storm.
We will feign no surprise at Molly Klein winning the 800 and 1600, nor Kelli Reagan dominating the 3200.
Chelsea Challacombe dominated, as expected in the long and high jump, and folks in Los Alamos are already saying, "Laura who?"
Noah Weig-Pickering and Matt Jackson had a nice little battle in the 110 hurdles, with Weig-Pickering taking round one. Figure there will be more than one round, however. Jackson already got a measure of revenge in the long jump.
The boys 3200 featured a little role reversal of cross country season, as Kevin Wyss took one from Colin Hemez. Rio Rancho's Fernando Lucero impressed in the 1600, but the meet was otherwise conspicuous for missing names of distance types and times that may have reflected a little more winter rust accumulation that we might have expected. Another week or two will offer a clearer picture.
It can scarcely be argued, though, that Steven Duran and Cal Ballou both under 2:00 reflects any rust accumulation whatsoever. Again, we ask, where is that 4x800 when you need it?
The Rio Rancho trio of Hammond, Bailey, and Stinson was duly impressive in the throws. They weren't exactly matched up against New Mexico's top throws schools, but the three would have won meet titles in a whole lot of meets with Saturday's tosses.