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The Los Alamos Hilltopper boys track and field team earned a crushing victory at Saturday’s Bernalillo Invitational
The Hilltopper boys grabbed 155.5 points, nearly as many as the next three teams put together. They finished 99-1/2 points ahead of runner-up Santa Fe to earn the victory in Bernalillo.
Sean Reardon, who has had a strong start to the season, earned one the Hilltoppers’ first two state qualification marks of the 2012 season. Reardon won the 1,600 meter race posting a time of 4 minutes, 32.31 seconds, nearly six seconds underneath 4A qualification.
Also picking up a state mark Saturday was David Stroud in the long jump. He needed almost all of his leap of 20 feet, 6 inches to hold off Chris Ryan for the event win as Ryan went 20-4 for second place.
In all, Los Alamos earned eight event wins Saturday and went 1-2 in the long jump, pole vault (Carson Weins and Ryan), triple jump (Jacob Brown and Stroud) and 3,200 meters (Nick Hill and Colin Hemez).
See Tuesday’s Los Alamos Monitor for the Hilltoppers’ individual results.