Track and field: LA girls take 2nd at Robertson Invite

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By The Staff

The Los Alamos Hilltopper girls track and field team finished second behind Class 5A La Cueva at Saturday’s Buddy Robertson Invitational.
Los Alamos finished with 138 points at the meet, held in Albuquerque, the only one of the eight competing teams that finished with even half of La Cueva’s winning total of 151 points.
At that meet, the Hilltopper boys finished third, earning 72 points. La Cueva also won the boys’ end of the meet, with 142 points, while Class 5A Volcano Vista was second with 108.
For Los Alamos’ girls, the 400 relay team of Amy Neal, Lindsay Benage, Madison Ahlers and Laura Wendelberger qualified for state in that event with a time of 51.13. Also Saturday, Chase Ealey won a pair of events and finished second in the 100 meters, while Los Alamos competitors took all but one first place finish in the field events.
On the boys’ side, Kyle Stephens won the 200 meters and Kory Balog was the winner in the javelin competition.

Here are Los Alamos’ results from Saturday’s Buddy Robertson Invitational:


Team scores
1. La Cueva, 151; 2. Los Alamos, 138; 3. Volcano Vista, 69; 4. Sandia Prep, 42; 5. Bernalillo, 18; 6. Atrisco Heritage, 14; 7. Valley, 13; 8. Highland, 7.

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