Area track stars punch tickets to state

The Daily Times staff
Kirtland Central’s LaKyla Yazzie takes the lead in the third lap of the girls 3,200-meter run during Friday’s Top Gun Invitational at Aztec. Yazzie won the race and qualified for state in that event.

FARMINGTON — Multiple area track and field athletes punched their tickets to state following strong outings in Friday’s Top Gun Invitational at Aztec.

Bloomfield’s boys 400-meter relay team (Kenyon Mosley, Josh Boehm, Ayden Reinhardt and Bryson McKinney) qualified after taking third place in just 43.88 seconds. BHS was just 1.17 seconds behind Cleveland, which won the event. The Bobcats beat the time needed by a mere 0.32 seconds.

Mosley also qualified in the boys 110-meter hurdles (15.75 seconds) and the 300-meter hurdles (39.37).

Piedra Vista’s Josh Worley (144 feet, 7 inches) qualified for state in the boys discus throw, while PV’s Danielle Lopez (108-7) qualified in the girls discus throw.

PV’s Madison Cross (34-11 1/2) qualified for state in the girls triple jump.

Kirtland Central’s LaKyla Yazzie qualified in the girls 3,200-meter run after winning that event in 11 minutes, 59.02 seconds.

Yazzie, who jumped ahead the pack for good during the third lap, beat the required time of 12:10 needed to qualify.

Kirtand’s Aisha Ramone qualified in the girls 800-meter run at 2:24.39.

Scorps pick up another resume win

Farmington made key defensive plays, edging Albuquerque Academy 2-1 today at Ricketts Park.

In the top of the sixth, the ball dropped into shallow right field, but Danny Carpenter was close by and fired to second base to prevent an extra-base hit.

Despite giving up its first run of the game in the top of the seventh, FHS completed the game-winning double play.

FHS (12-5) opens District 2-5A play next Saturday versus Piedra Vista.

Aztec baseball rallies for key 4A win

The Tigers overcame a three-run deficit en route to a 7-6 win Friday at Los Alamos.

Down 5-2 entering the sixth inning, Aztec drove in four runs and later scored another go-ahead run in the top of the seventh.

Aztec’s lineup tallied 13 hits. The Tigers have now eight of their last nine games entering District 1-4A play.

Aztec (11-5) will host Miyamura 4 p.m. Tuesday to open district.