The big meet in southeastern New Mexico this past weekend was in Hobbs, which probably was part of what made the trip to El Paso attractive for Alamogordo.
Celebrating their home meet, the Hobbs boys took the first four places in the 3200, going Oregon, Porras, Madrid, and Sepulveda. The intramural contest boasted times ranging from 10:07 to 10:27. Kolin Zembas dominated the 110s, as is becoming his custom in races in these parts. The high jump saw a winner out of Ruidoso, with Travis Moshier jumping 6-2. Matthew Carr tripled Ruidoso's fun with wins in the shot put and discus. In news that's not really news, Lovington's Colton Rice and Tanner Gandy went 1-2 in the pole vault. Word about Steven Duran coming down out of Albuquerque got around and evidently fired up Samuel Carrasco. The two raced to what may have been the best 800 yet in New Mexico this season, with Duran running 1:56 and change for the win over Carrasco's 1:57 and change. The 22.58 200 posted by Travis Kessler out of Carlsbad was also impressive.
For the girls, top marks included 16-0 long jumps for Andi Harrelson and Tiffany Cano, a 130-11 javelin for Alexis Aguirre, an 11:20 3200 for Kelli Reagan that lapped almost the entire field, a pair of sub-60 400s for Cano and Shalom Keller, a 26.91 200 for Patience Kennedy-, and a 5:23 mile for Kelli Reagan. I'm guessing that Reagan got the best sleep on the St. Pius bus ride back home.
Without a doubt, this ranks among the best meets in New Mexico this season.