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  • Bower Run benefits disease research

    The local chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association hosted its Jerry Bower Memorial 5K Run/Walk Saturday.
    The 5K attracted 20 runners and walkers Saturday. Proceeds from the event went to support research in the field of Alzheimer’s disease.
    The top finishers in this year’s 5K were Chris Buntain and Nikol Strother, both of Los Alamos. Buntain finished the race in 22 minutes, 14 seconds, more than five minutes better than runner-up James Keane. Strother posted a time of 24:26, nearly three-and-a-half minutes faster than Elizabeth Wilson.

    Here are the results from Saturday’s Jerry Bower Memorial 5K:

    Men

    19 and under
    1. Chris Buntain, 22:14.

    20-29

  • ’Topper boys place 4th in team standing

    ALBUQUERQUE – Despite having a relatively small contingent in the Class 4A track and field meet, the Los Alamos Hilltopper boys were in contention the entire way for a trophy.
    Los Alamos, which pulled out a state title in the final event of the state championship, the 1600 meter relay, finished with 38 points, just one point behind third-place finisher Piedra Vista.
    The Hilltoppers overachieved in several events to put themselves in contention and picked up a pair of state event titles along the way.
    The Albuquerque Academy Chargers picked up the team victory. In an unusually low-scoring meet, the Chargers earned 55 points, not a whopping total but enough to top runner-up Bloomfield by 13 points.

  • LA Girls Win 4th Straight State Title

    ALBUQUERQUE — The fourth time might have been the charm.
    It went down to the wire at the Class 4A state championship meet this weekend, but the Los Alamos Hilltopper girls clinched their fourth consecutive state title.
    Los Alamos needed virtually every bit of the top performances from its top athletes at the 4A state meet, held at the University of New Mexico Track and Field Complex, to earn its fourth title in a row. The Hilltoppers grabbed 78 points, just holding onto the top spot and fending off a stout charge from the Aztec Tigers.

  • LA takes early lead after day one

    ALBUQUERQUE - The Los Alamos Hilltopper girls track and field team has the early lead following the first day of competition at the state Class 4A meet.
    Los Alamos picked up 25 points to hold on to first place in team competition Friday. There are still some teams within striking distance heading into today's competition, notably Aztec (17.5 points), Roswell (14.5 points) and Los Lunas (14 points).
    Late Friday, following a nearly two hour weather delay, Los Alamos star Chase Ealey picked up her second individual victory, winning the state title in the javelin.
    Ealey, who won the javelin last year, threw 129 feet, besting her main competitor for the title, Michelle Traynham of Valencia. Traynham finished second with 122-6.

  • LA’s Ealey shatters shot put mark

    ALBUQUERQUE — The Los Alamos Hilltopper girls track and field phenom Chase Ealey once again cemented her place in prep history this morning.

    Ealey, a senior, shattered her own record this morning at the Class 4A state track and field meet in the shot put. Ealey, in her next-to-last throw of the day, tossed 47 feet, 3 inches.

    The throw blasted the mark she set in 2011 of 42-3 1/4.

  • Sports Update 05-09-12

    Athletic night set for May 22

    The Los Alamos High School athletic department will host its eighth grade athletic night May 22 at the Duane Smith Auditorium. The presentation is scheduled for 6 p.m.
    The presentation is for any students entering the ninth grade for the 2012-13 academic year who are interested in taking part in athletics. Coaches from both boys and girls athletic programs will be available during the presentation.
    For more information, call the LAHS athletic department at 663-2531.

  • Toppers will be tested in 2nd round

    If the Los Alamos Hilltopper softball team wants to advance further into the Class 4A playoffs, it will have to do something it failed to do during the regular season, namely, beat Los Lunas.
    The Hilltoppers (20-7) will take on Los Lunas’ Tigers Thursday in the second round of the Class 4A playoffs. They will meet at 8 a.m. at Cleveland High School in Rio Rancho.
    Los Alamos earned its first postseason win since 2009 last weekend by knocking off the St. Pius X Sartans. Now, it must find a way to top the Tigers (24-2), the No. 3 overall seed.

  • Stayin' Alive

    Los Alamos’ Kristin Christensen leaps into the air as she crosses the plate following her solo home run Saturday. Los Alamos earned a trip to Thursday’s quarterfinal round of the state Class 4A tournament by topping St. Pius X 5-4 at Overlook Park.

  • Gattiker, Rees are top predictors

    A pair of runners finished tied for best prediction on the long course of last week's Atomic City Roadrunners' Pace Race.

    The Pace Race is a weekly event hosted by the Roadrunners. It is held at various locations around Los Alamos County during Daylight Savings Time.

    In all, 30 runners and walkers took part in last week's race, which was held Tuesday evening. It started at the Los Alamos County Ice Rink.

    The winners of the weekly races are determined by who comes closest to predicting their actual finish time. Pace Races consist of both 1- and 3-mile courses.

  • LA wins both ends of 2-4A track meet

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper boys and girls track and field teams were both winners at the District 2-4A championship meet this weekend.

    Los Alamos' girls finished with a total of 209.5 points, nearly as many as its next three district opponents combined. The Hilltopper boys had their closest finish in district in several seasons, but still prevailed by 62.5 points.

    This year's district meet was hosted by Santa Fe.

    Both teams will take part in the Class 4A state meet which is scheduled for Friday and Saturday at the University of New Mexico Track and Field Complex in Albuquerque. Field events start at 8 a.m. Friday.