Athletes have good showing at 1A, 2A State meet

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Magdalena’s Barak Stephens, a sophomore, continued to shine during the New Mexico State Track and Field Meet in Albuquerque over the weekend, taking home three medals and placing in five events. Stephens’ highest achievement was third place in the 400-meter dash for Class AA.

Maxie Kiehne/For El Defensor Chieftain: Magdalena Lady Steer Kadie Kiehne hands off the baton to Gabbie Apachito in the Class AA 4x100 meter relay May 11 at the New Mexico State Track Meet in Albuquerque.

Also bringing home a third place medal from Magdalena was Kadie Kiehne, a junior. The Lady Steers’ relay team had a good showing with fifth place in each the 4×100 meter relay and the 4×200 meter relay.

The Magdalena relay team includes Gabbie Apachito, Abby Bullock, Kiehne and Abriana Zamora.

In addition, both Michael Chambers and Zamora placed in their respective pole vault events, with fifth and sixth place medals, respectively. Apachito also brought home a fifth place medal in the 100-meter dash. Danielle Gordon and Tristen Dunlap also competed at the state meet.

Quemado High School also made a good showing at the state meet. Quemado’s boys relay team, comprising Stefan Beauchamp, Justin Miller, Jace Vance and Danny Yazzie, brought home a fourth-place medal for the 1600-meter sprint medley and also took fifth-place in the 4×400 meter relay for Class A. Wade Cauzza competed in the shot put event, and Vance Yazzie placed second in the 1600-meter run for Class A.

Lady Eagles Kate Eberle, Emily Ferranti, Nicole Marth and Amanda Sirman also competed in events. The relay team, comprised of Eberle, Ferranti, Cera Sena and Sirman, took the sixth place medal for each the 1600 spring medley and the 4×200-meter relay.

Reserve’s Layne Kellar made Reserve proud with first place in the Class A high jump, and Harvey Radvillas brought home two medals — fifth place in javalin throw and seventh place in shot put.

Friday’s activities slowed a little with an afternoon thunderstorm that halted events for about half an hour. Still, the state meet ended on schedule. The 3A-5A State Track Meet will be held in Albuquerque this Friday and Saturday.

 

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