Farmington’s Devin Hull (bottom right) poses for a photo with Shannah Hull, Mark Bauer (top right) and Farmington track and field head coach Jeff
Farmington's Devin Hull (bottom right) poses for a photo with Shannah Hull, Mark Bauer (top right) and Farmington track and field head coach Jeff Dalton (top left) on Thursday at the Hutchison Stadium Fieldhouse in Farmington. (Joshua Perry/The Daily Times)

FARMINGTON — The Farmington High boys track and field team won its first state team title this spring. Without Devin Hull it wouldn't have been possible.

Hull will look to continue his success in college after signing his National Letter of Intent to run for Eastern New Mexico University in Portales on Thursday.

"I'm ready to go now. It's all official, and it feels good to have it out of the way," Hull said. "It means a lot."

The 2014 FHS graduate won a couple events for the Scorpions at the 4A state championship meet, claiming titles in the 400 meter dash and 4x200 meter relay along with Avery Rasher, Chayton Salcido and Vincent Gomez.

Hull also chipped in points for the team with third place finishes in the 200 meter dash and 4x100 meter relay.

Hull said he's expecting to run the 200 and 400 meter events for the Greyhounds.

"I'm looking forward to running the 400 the right way and getting a couple of years at it," he said.

Hull believes that without help from the FHS coaching staff throughout his Scorpion career, he wouldn't have had the chance to continue running in college.

"Without any of the coaches here, I don't think I would have been as hard of a worker," he said.

FHS head coach Jeff Dalton said Hull's work ethic will allow him to be successful in college.

"His coachablility is the number one thing. He just wants to get better and he trusts coaches to get him better," Dalton said.

Dalton believes that Hull's success coupled with the team title will be a boost to the program in the upcoming seasons.

"It's definitely a nice plug for the team," he said. "When kids see you've got the opportunity to go (to college) in track and field it definitely sparks their interest."

Eastern New Mexico competes at the NCAA Division II level and its men's track team is coming off an eighth place finish in the Lone Star Conference Championship meet on May 3.

Joshua Perry covers sports for The Daily Times. He can be reached at 505-564-4577 and jperry@daily-times.com. Follow him @jperrysuu on Twitter.