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Hilltopper girls win big at Rust Buster meet

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The Los Alamos Hilltopper girls track and field team had a big performance last weekend at the Rio Rancho Rust Buster.
In all, nine teams, most of them Class 6A schools from the Albuquerque area took part in the Rust Buster – for many of the teams involved, it was the first meet of the season – but the Hilltopper girls earned a comfortable victory. The Hilltoppers finished with 133.6 points Saturday at Rio Rancho High School.
Los Alamos finished comfortably ahead of the host Rio Rancho Rams to win the girls team title. The Rams picked up 109.6 points. None of the other seven teams competing in the meet factored into the decision.
The Hilltopper boys track team also took part last Saturday, picking up third place in the nine-team meet. The Hilltopper boys earned 60.5 points, while the host Rams held off Eldorado to win the team competition.
In the girls competition, Los Alamos picked up some big performances in the relay events to help it win that team title. Los Alamos also had a very good showing in the field events.
The Hilltoppers won the 400-meter and 1600-meter relays, and finished second in the other two relays on the day. They had dominant performances, winning the 400 relay by nearly a second-and-a-half, while the 1600 relay team won by more than 7 seconds over runner-up Cibola in that event.
Elena Abeyta of Los Alamos had a huge meet. Along with being a part of those two winning relay teams, Abeyta also finished second in the 200 meters and was one of three Hilltoppers to sweep the top three slots in the long jump – that event was won by Elizabeth Lockhart in impressive fashion, topping runner-up Ona Gartz by 7 inches.
Lockhart was also the big winner in the girls triple jump, beating out teammate Sophie Wood for that victory. Rebecca Green of the Toppers won the shot put on Saturday and Zoe Challacombe finished second for the Toppers in the discus.
On the boys side, the Hilltoppers had a pair of top-three finishes in the relays.
Nathaniel Ortega had the best showing of the Hilltopper athletes at Saturday’s meet. Ortega anchored the second-place, 800-meter relay team for Los Alamos, also had a top-three finish in the 200 open.
Additionally, he won the long jump contest by more than 5 inches over Cibola’s Marlon Booker.
Other top finishes for Los Alamos’ boys included a second-place performance in the javelin by Macklin Cunico and a second-place finish by Ben Schauer in the triple jump.
Here are the results from Saturday’s Rio Rancho Rust Buster. Individuals are from Los Alamos unless otherwise noted.
Girls
Team scores
1. Los Alamos, 133.6; 2. Rio Rancho, 109.6; 3. Cibola, 55; 4. Eldorado, 42.6; 5. Albuquerque, 39; 6. Sandia, 27; 7. Kirtland Central, 24.7; 8. Valley, 14; 9. Highland, 7.5.
100 meters
1. Hannah Thompson, Cibola, 12.79; 2. Lauren Napper, Sandia, 13.36; 3. Hannah Wallace, Eldorado, 13.42; Sophie Wood, 13.70; Alissa Haagenstad, 14.23.
200 meters
1. Nakala Watson, Rio Rancho, 26.18; 2. Elena Abeyta, 26.51; 3. Matuke Fumakong, 26.62; 6. Claire Ticknor, 27.63.
400 meters
1. Matuke Fumakong, Rio Rancho, 1:01.64; 2. Carena Harrison, Sandia, 1:01.73; 3. Nicole Lawrence, Cibola, 1:02.08; Sienna Ahlers, 1:03.53; Madeline Beck, 1:03.53; Kaitlyn McGrane, 1:05.19.
800 meters
1. Alicia Marez-Fishbein, Albuquerque, 2:27.52; 2. Lidia Appell, 2:31.69; 3. Nizhoni Watson, Rio Rancho, 2:35.16; 4. Marin Kelly, 2:35.56.
1600 meters
1. Andi Almodovar, Rio Rancho, 5:33.17; 2. Jasmine Turtle-Morales, Eldorado, 5:36.87; 3. Taylor Butler, Rio Rancho, 5:38.26; Paulina Burnside, 5:57.08.
3200 meters
1. Alliana Atencio, Rio Rancho, 12:01.55; 2. Jasmine Turtle-Morales, Eldorado, 12:02.75; 3. Kayla Noriega, Cibola, 12:49.04.
100 hurdles
1. Kambree Pierro, Kirtland Central, 16.78; 2. Clare Moots, 18.20; 3. Michaelle Sutton, 18:42; 4. Emily Mercer, 18.49; 5. Alyssa Parker, 18.71.
300 hurdles
1. Emily Mercer, 50.57; 2. Clare Moots, Rio Rancho, 50.60; 3. Orea Kenny, 50.65; Kenidee Hatler, 52.90; Alyssa Parker, 53.54.
400 relay
1. Los Alamos (Elena Abeyta, Claire Ticknor, Elizabeth Lockhart, Ona Gartz), 51.12; 2. Eldorado, 52.48; 3. Sandia, 52.82.
800 relay
1. Sandia, 1:49.19; 2. Los Alamos (Claire Ticknor, Elizabeth Lockhart, Sophie Wood, Ona Gartz), 1:50.73; 3. Rio Rancho, 1:57.97.
1600 relay
1. Los Alamos (Ona Gartz, Madeline Beck, Jazmine Tuning, Elena Abeyta) 4:12.06; 2. Cibola, 4:19.85; 3. Kirtland Central, 4:23.54.
1600 medley relay
1. Rio Rancho, 4:32.99; 2. Los Alamos (Sophie Wood, Sienna Ahlers, Alissa Haagenstad, Abby Beus), 4:37.16; 3. Cibola, 4:37.83.
Shot put
1. Rebecca Green, 36-6 1/2; 2. Kamirah Decker, Rio Rancho, 34-2 1/4; 3. Jacqueline Sanchez, Valley, 33-4 1/2; 4. Zoe Challacombe, 32-11; Shannon Irwin, 28-5.
Discus
1. Kamirah Decker, Rio Rancho, 117-2; 2. Zoe Challacombe, 91-9; 3. Jacqueline Sanchez, Valley, 89-9; 4. Gloria Torres, 88-8.
Javelin
1. Samantha Carr, Rio Rancho, 116-0; 2. Alicia Garcia, Cibola, 94-8; 3. Clare Moots, Rio Rancho, 92-9; 4. Sienna Ahlers, 89-10; 6. Shannon Irwin, 88-5; Ashley Atencio, 84-6.
High jump
1. Jazmine Tuning, 4-10; 2. Layla Romero, 4-8; 3. Kambree Pierro, 4-8; 5. Shelly Doyle, 4-6.
Pole vault
1. Jazarae Van-Zil, Rio Rancho, 9-0; 2. Kiera Newman, Eldorado, 8-6; 3. Itzy Salcido, Rio Rancho, 8-6; 5. (tie) Jillian Bennett, 7-0.
Long jump
1. Elizabeth Lockhart, 16-5; 2. Ona Gartz, 15-10; 3. Elena Abeyta, 15-8 1/2.
Triple jump
1. Elizabeth Lockhart 34-11; 2. Sophie Wood, 34-2; 3. Sasha Medina, Cibola, 33-4; (tie) Abby Beus, 33-4.
Boys
Team scores
1. Rio Rancho, 116.5; 2. Eldorado, 106; 3. Los Alamos, 60.5; 4. Kirtland Central, 39; 5. Sandia, 32; (tie) Sandia, 32; 8. Highland, 11; 9. West Mesa, 7.
100 meters
1. Luc Andre Pierre-Louis, Albuquerque, 11.08; 2. Isaac Smith, Cibola, 11.31; 3. Aron Martinez, Eldorado, 11.45; Nic Dowdy, 11.86; Nic Storey, 12.18.
200 meters
1. Luc Andre Pierre-Louis, Albuquerque, 22.76; 2. Marlon Booker, Cibola, 22.98; 3. Nathaniel Ortega, 23.03; Leander Murphy, 24.10; Isaac Timmerman, 24.14.
400 meters
1. Irvin Onyia, Rio Rancho, 51.18; 2. Jacob Jenkins, Rio Rancho, 52.82; 3. Matt Farmer, Eldorado, 53.29; 6. Kye Jones, 55.00; Trystan Osburn, 57.04; Caden Cionek, 1:00.62.
800 meters
1. Harrison Smith, Eldorado, 2:00.58; 2. Peter Keller, Eldorado, 2:05.58; 3. Connor Laktasic, Eldorado, 2:07.87.
1600 meters
1. Harrison Smith, Eldorado, 4:25.99; 2. Kashon Harrison, Kirtland Central, 4:28.52; 3. Zach Sletten, Eldorado, 4:29.25; 5. Chris Buntain, 4:43.04; Shawn Williams, 4:50.38.
3200 meters
1.  Connor Laktasic, Eldorado, 10:02.93; 2. Kimball Jones, Cibola, 10:04.76; 3. Devin Paredes, Rio Rancho, 10:08.19; Rafael Sanchez, 10:50.95.
110 hurdles
1. Noah Fay, Rio Rancho, 16.40; 2. Colin Barz, Eldorado, 16.83; 3. Agassi Almazan, Rio Rancho, 16.93; 4. Elijah Vasquez, 17.33; Stephen Gulley, 21.52; Isaac Ronning, 22.61.
300 hurdles
1. Jake Quinn, Rio Rancho, 42.78; 2. Page Bates, Sandia, 43.05; 3. Collin Barz, Eldorado, 43.76; 6. Elijah Velasquez, 45.97; Stephen Gulley, 48.75; Isaac Ronning, 52.99.
400 relay
1. Rio Rancho, 44.12; 2. Cibola, 44.32; 3. Los Alamos (Nic Dowdy, Kevin Maresca, Leander Murphy, Nathaniel Ortega), 44.43.
800 relay
1. Rio Rancho, 1:31.70; 2. Los Alamos (Nic Dowdy, Kevin Maresca, Leander Murphy, Nathaniel Ortega), 1:35.11; 3. Kirtland Central, 1:38.24.
1600 relay
1. Eldorado, 3:33.85; 2. Rio Rancho, 3:36.19; 3. Kirtland Central, 3:39.82; 6. Los Alamos (Isaac Timmerman, Chris Buntain, Elijah Velasquez, Ben Schauer), 3:54.33.
1600 medley relay
1. Rio Rancho, 3:40.38; 2. Eldorado, 3:45.47; 3. Cibola, 3:55.34; Los Alamos (James Beauchamp, Liam Johnson, Nic Storey, Rafael Sanchez), 4:06.13.
Shot put
1. Elijah Goodwin, Rio Rancho, 49-10; 2. Grayson Hertrich, Eldorado, 45-9 1/2; 3. Ben Bertram, Sandia, 45-3 1/2; 6. Sam Harvey, 41-3; Arturo Rodriguez, 40-2; Stefan Brenner, 30-2.
Discus
1. Elijah Goodwin, Rio Rancho, 147-5; 2. Grayson Hertrich, Eldorado, 143-8; 3. Keegan McKeown, Eldorado, 133-7; 5. Arturo Rodriguez, 115-8; Dylan Irish, 108-5; Macklin Cunico, 107-8.
Javelin
1. Grayson Hertrich, Eldorado, 163-9; 2. Macklin Cunico, 148-8; 3. Tyler Block, Rio Rancho, 145-1; Zach Hunt, 127-1; Neil Wilkerson, 96-7.
High jump
1. Dominic Fischer, West Mesa, 5-10; 2. Gabe Holesinger, 5-10; 3. Eli Rodriguez, Sandia, 5-8.
Pole vault
1. Liam Johnson, 13-6; 2. Caleb Bulten, Sandia, 13-0; 3. Justin Cabilites, Rio Rancho, 12-0.
Long jump
1. Nathaniel Ortega, 19-7 1/2; 2. Marlon Booker, Cibola, 19-2; 3. Aaron Martinez, Eldorado, 18-5 1/4; 5. Ben Schauer, 18-2 1/2; James Beauparlant, 17-6.
Triple jump
1. Ross West, Kirtland Central, 41-2; 2. Ben Schauer, 40-3 1/2; 3. Jaan Yang, Albuquerque, 39-9; 6. Liam Devlin, 35-11.