The Los Alamos track teams had its final tune up before the district championships Friday at home on Sullivan Field.
A few ’Topper athletes qualified for state in the meet and some others showed improvement from their previous qualifying marks.
“We had some really good performances,” Los Alamos boys head coach Larry Baca said.
The Hilltopper boys won the meet with 139 points, followed by St. Michael’s (104), Santa Fe High (55), Española Valley (43) and Capital (14).
In the girls’ team race, Los Alamos and St. Michael’s were also in a battle for the top spot. The teams were tied late in the meet, but St. Michael’s first-place finish in the final event, the 4x400 relay, helped them take first as a team with 122 points, just 2 ahead of Los Alamos. Santa Fe (82) finished third, Española Valley (19) came in fourth and Capital (3) was fifth.
Liam Johnson was one of the highlights of the meet again. He broke the sophomore record in pole vault that he set last week, clearing 13 feet, 3 inches to win the event. Sean Reynolds (11-3), Jacob Holesinger (10-9) and Tyler Moore (10-3) finished third through fifth in the event for Los Alamos.