Locals take part in GSW regional

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Former Los Alamos High School athletes Laura Wendelberger and Brady Stokes both cracked the top 10 in the multi-discipline events during the Great Southwest Track and Field Classic this weekend.
The region-wide GSW meet was run in Albuquerque at the UNM Track and Field Complex.
Wendelberger finished ninth in the heptathlon event, racking up 3,768 points in the seven-event contest, while Stokes finished 10th in the decathlon, earning 4,960 points in 10 events. Both Stokes and Wendelberger graduated from LAHS this spring.
The top local finisher at the GSW meet was Chelsea Chalacombe. Chalacombe, who finished third in the Class 4A high jump competition in May, tied for seventh place overall in the high jump this weekend, clearing 5 feet, 4-3/4 inches.
Other Hilltopper athletes taking part included Amanda Mercer in the girls 3200 meters (10th, 12:27.67), Amy Neal in the pole vault (10th, 10-5 1/2), Sean Reardon in the boys 3200 (11th, 9:56.21) and Orion Staples in the boys 2000 meter steeplechase (16th, 6:56.73), an event that isn’t done in New Mexico prep competition.
Also in the decathlon, Simon Heath finished 13th, grabbing 4,539 points.