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Once again, the Los Alamos Hilltopper track and field distance athletes came up big.
Los Alamos took part in the Albuquerque Public Schools meet Saturday. Both Los Alamos teams finished second in the final team standings.
Los Alamos’ girls scored 99 points, finishing behind Class 5A Eldorado, while the Hilltopper boys were second with 92.5 points behind Volcano Vista, another 5A school.
Saturday’s meet started out with a pair of freshmen, Sophia Galvez and Talia Dreicer, finishing 1-2 and qualifying for the state Class 4A meet in the 3200 meters.
Galvez won the race with a time of 12:06.80 and Dreicer finished behind her with a time of 12:18.48.
The boys distance team also came up big. Zak Kennison and Colin Hemez qualified for the state meet in the 1600 meters, while Mike Walker and Orion Staples did likewise in the 3200.
In all, Los Alamos’ boys have qualified six individuals for the 3200 and four for the 1600. Los Alamos’ girls have five athletes qualified for the 3200 and two more for the 1600, including Amanda Mercer, who finished second in that race Saturday.
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