ALBUQUERQUE — Two months ago, finishing the 2011 season with a trophy at the Class 4A boys track and field state meet seemed an unlikely prospect.
However, the Los Alamos Hilltoppers, a team with a new head coach and limited experience at the state level, were able to do just that this weekend.
With some big state title performances, Los Alamos collected 52 points at the 4A title meet, held at the University of New Mexico Track and Field Complex, to finish in third place.
The meet was won by the Artesia Bulldogs, who earned 67 points, snapping a two-year winning streak by the Albuquerque Academy Chargers. Academy finished second with 57 points.