FARMINGTON — The Piedra Vista and Farmington cheer squads had strong performances in the dance portion of Saturday’s 5A State Spirit Championships at Dreamstyle Arena in Albuquerque.

PV took fifth out of 21 teams with 168.8 team points, while FHS placed sixth in the same event with 165.4 points.

Piedra Vista also placed fourth out of 11 squads in the 5A co-ed cheer competition with 158.79 points, while Farmington was ninth in that event with 139.49 points.

Bloomfield (148.05) and Kirtland Central (141.9) placed fifth and seventh, respectively, in the 4A co-ed cheer event.

Aztec placed seventh in the 4A cheer competition with 153.02 points, as well as 10th in the 4A dance competition with 142.3 points.

2019 State Spirit Champions


A-2A - Clayton

3A - Raton

4A - Valencia

5A - Rio Rancho

Co-ed Cheer

A-3A - West Las Vegas

4A - Lovington

5A - Hobbs


A-3A - St. Michael’s

4A - Hope Christian

5A - Atrisco Heritage