For the second track meet in a row, Los Alamos swept the team titles.
Saturday, Los Alamos’ boys and girls both finished first out of 16 teams at Santa Fe High’s Capital City Invite.
“The weather was not ideal, but I felt the Los Alamos athletes did a great job not letting that bother them,” boys’ head coach Steven Montoya said.
The Hilltopper girls, led by a pair of state-qualifying performances, scored 112.33 points to win their team title. Moriarty (68.5) finished second, followed by Los Lunas (49.33), St. Michael’s (45.33) and Santa Fe Prep (30.5) in fifth.
The Hilltopper boys, meanwhile, scored more than twice as many points as any of their competition. The Hilltopper boys finished first with 97.75 points, followed by Taos (48.25), Capital (46), Moriarty (40.5) and East Mountain in fifth (36).
Individually, Sydney Schoonover cleared 5-0 to win the high jump and qualify for state in the event.
The team’s 4x200-meter relay also qualified for state with a first-place finish. Celeste Levy, Claire Ticknor, Sienna Ahlers and Elena Abeyta finished in 1 minute, 48.20 seconds to punch their ticket to state.
The team’s 4x100 relay also improved their previous state-qualifying time with a first-place finish. Abeyta, Ticknor, Emily Mercer and Levy finished in 59.95.