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By The Staff

Hemphill sets new steeplechase mark at CSU

Los Alamos High School graduate Kristen Hemphill, set a new Colorado State University record this past weekend.

Hemphill, a three-time state cross country champion during her prep career, beat the old CSU mark in the 3,000-meter steeplechase at the Stanford Invitational by more than two seconds.

The old CSU mark was of 10 minutes, 10.16 seconds was set in 2002, but Hemphill finished Saturday’s race with a time of 10:08.00, placing her third in the event.

Her time also beat the USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships automatic qualification standard by four seconds.

That championship meet will be held in Des Moines, Iowa, in June.

Hemphill graduated from LAHS in 2005, leading the school to three straight Class AAAA state cross country championships and took state individual titles in 2002-2004.

During her prep track career, she set Los Alamos school records in the 800, 1600 and 3200 meter events.

Raul Roybal wins state youth free throw title

A pair of local free throw shooters were among the top finishers at the state Knights of Columbus youth competition earlier this month.

Raul Roybal won the state 14-year-old boys division competition at the K of C’s state free throw event, the second year in a row a Los Alamos entry has won in that division.

In the girls 11-year-old division, Elizabeth Anaya finished as the state runner-up.

The state K of C youth free throw competition was held March 20 at St. Pius X High School in Albuquerque.

Roybal and Anaya were also winners at the District 15 competition held in February.