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The Los Alamos Hilltopper boys track and field team held its collective breath until the final event Saturday, but took top honors in the Capital City Invitational.
Los Alamos held off the host Santa Fe Demons to win the meet. Ian Pulliam of the Hilltoppers’ 1600-meter relay team held off a late charge in the final event of the day as Los Alamos nipped Santa Fe 85-82.
It was the second win in a row for Los Alamos, which was also a winner at the Los Alamos Classic a week earlier.
For Los Alamos, Jacob Brown won and qualified for state in the triple jump. Brown posted a career-best 42 feet, 8-3/4 inches to earn the win.
Brown became the fifth Hilltopper to punch his ticket to state Saturday. Kory Balog, one of the other Hilltoppers who has earned his trip to the Class 4A meet, was the team’s other event winner in the javelin.
Brady Stokes and Isaac Jennings also had big showings for Los Alamos at Capital City, with Jennings earning two personal-best times in the 110 and 300 hurdles, while Stokes had personal record in the 300 hurdles.
1. Los Alamos, 85; 2. Santa Fe, 82; 3. St. Michael’s 66; 4. Bernalillo, 56; 5. St. Pius X, 46; 6. Taos, 39; 7. Española Valley, 24; 8. Santa Fe Indian School, 16; 9. Capital, 13; 10. Monte del Sol, 8; 11. Academy for Technology and the Classics, 7.
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