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Getting three distance runners into the state Class AAAA meet Saturday might not have been all that surprising, but getting a young hurdler in may have been.Amanda Trujillo, running the 300 meter hurdles for the first time in a varsity event, finished with a time of 48.66 to win her heat and make the cut at Saturday’s Albuquerque Public Schools meet.Trujillo, a junior, snuck under the AAAA qualifying mark of 48.80, was one of four Los Alamos Hilltoppers to pick up a state time at the meet, held at Milne Stadium.Los Alamos finished third in team competition Saturday, grabbing 74.5 points. Albuquerque Academy won Saturday’s team title with 83.5 points and Cibola was second with 80.“They just got out there and competed,” Hilltopper head coach Paul Anderson said. “We gave everybody a chance do something (Saturday).”The team title came down to the last couple of events, although Los Alamos didn’t go in worrying a great deal about topping the team standings.To start the day, Margaret Wood and Jessica Mietz finished second and third in the 3200 meters, both earning trips to the state meet. Wood finished with a time of 12:08.74 and Mietz ran a 12:16.44, both well beneath state qualifying.Also on Saturday, Holly Walker ran a 5:33.00 in the 1600, grabbing her second mark of the season. Walker posted her qualifying mark in the 3200 at last week’s APS meet.It was a solid day all around for Los Alamos, who tried to get some work in for its younger athletes.Along with Trujillo’s win in the 300, Catherine Chen tied for first in the pole vault, clearing 7 feet, 3 inches. The 400 relay team of Emi Weeks, Clare Charsley-Groffman, Sarah Weeks and Trujillo finished second, and the 1600 medley team (Trujillo, Emi Weeks, Charsley-Groffman and Wood) and 1600 meter relay team (Trujillo, Keyla Tumas, Madison Ahlers, Emi Weeks) both placed third.So far, so good, Anderson said.“We’ll definitely keep making some noise throughout the season,” he said. “I don’t think we’ll sneak up on anybody.”
Team scores1. Albuquerque Academy, 83.5; 2. Cibola, 80; 3. Los Alamos, 74.5; 4. Eldorado, 71; 5. Sandia, 40; 6. Rio Grande, 2.3200 meters2. Margaret Wood, 12:08.74; 3. Jessica Mietz, 12:16.44; Hannah Little, 12:54.10.400 relay2. Los Alamos (Emi Weeks, Clare Charsley Groffman, Sarah Weeks, Amanda Trujillo), 52.16.100 hurdles2. (tie) Jessica Stokes, 17.65; Michelle Earley, 19.53.100 metersKeyla Tumas, 13.97; Marlena Greene, 14.02.1600 meters2. Holly Walker, 5:33.00; Adrienne Larson, 6:0034; Arianna Rowberry, 6:02.32.800 meters5. Los Alamos (Michelle Earley, Marlena Greene, Brianne Fanning, Keyla Tumas), 1:55.22.400 meters3. Emi Weeks, 1:04.44; 4. Clare Charsley-Groffman, 1:05.46.300 hurdles1. Amanda Trujillo, 48.66; 5. Sarah Weeks, 52.82.800 meters3. Holly Walker, 2:31.71; 5. Madison Ahlers, 2:36.18.1600 medley relay3. Los Alamos (Amanda Trujillo, Emi Weeks, Clare Charsley-Groffman, Margaret Wood), 4:36.01.200 metersMichelle Earley, 28.88; Jessica Stokes, 29.19.1600 relay3. Los Alamos (Amanda Trujillo, Keyla Tumas, Madison Ahlers, Emi Weeks), 2:23.51.Shot putRebecca Boerigter, 27-3 3/4; Alex Nichols, 23-4 1/2.DiscusRebecca Boerigter, 30-2; Shelby Hiller, 61-5.Javelin2. Alex Nichols, 98-5; 5. Shelby Hiller, 81-4.Triple jumpRebecca Boerigter, 30-2; Marlena Greene, 29-1; Jessica Stokes, 28-10.Long jump2. Emi Weeks, 15-5.Pole vault1. (tie) Catherine Chen, 7-3.High jump3. Lindsey Benage, 4-10; 5. Brianne Fanning, 4-6.