Farmington recognizes state champions

Hannah Grover,
The Farmington Scorpions celebrate their 5-3 win over the Goddard Rockets in the 5A state baseball championship game on Saturday, May 12 at Isotopes Park in Albuquerque.

FARMINGTON — Farmington recognized state champions during its City Council meeting Tuesday.

Mayor Nate Duckett declared Tuesday as State Championship Day and presented proclamations to each champion team as well as individual state champions.

The mayor recognized salutatorians and valedictorians last month.

Duckett did not restrict the State Championship Day to sports. He also recognized state champion choirs from both Farmington and Piedra Vista High School.

Farmington High School’s Poison Ivy choir took first place in the 6A treble choir division while Piedra Vista’s PVC Pipes concert choir took first place in the 6A concert choir division.

Farmington High School sophomore track athlete Kiara Quezada attended the meeting to accept the proclamation recognizing her state championship title in the division 5A girls pole vault.

Quezada broke the state record for the highest pole vault with a vault of 11 feet 7 inches.

The Piedra Vista boys golf team won its first-ever state championship on Tuesday, May 8 at Piñon Hills Golf Course in Farmington. It was also the school's first and only at the Class 6A level.

Piedra Vista seniors Hannah Sayyeau, who won the state 6A javelin competition, and Cydnie Stock, who won the 300 meter hurdles race, were also recognized. Stock ran the hurdles race in 44.96 seconds and Sayyeau threw the javelin 127 feet and 7 inches.

The Scorpions girls’ tennis team wore state championship shirts decorated with the phrase “Lucky 7” when they accepted the proclamation from the mayor. The coach explained that this was the girls’ seventh state championship since 2009. In addition to having seven state championships in the past 10 years, the team has taken second the other three years.

Duckett also recognized the Farmington High School baseball team and the Piedra Vista boy’s golf team, which won the state championship this year at its home course — Piñon Hills Golf Course.

While most of the teams recognized won state in the spring, the mayor also recognized the Navajo Preparatory Academy boys’ cross country team. The team won the 4A state title in the fall.

Hannah Grover covers government for The Daily Times. She can be reached at 505-564-4652 or via email at