Kiara Quezada sets new PR in girls pole vault

The Daily Times staff

FARMINGTON — Farmington’s Kiara Quezada keeps chipping away at the New Mexico girls track and field state record in the girls pole vault, setting a new personal record in her latest victory at the Marilyn Sepulveda Meet of Champions Monday in Albuquerque.

Quezada catapulted to an event-winning height of 12 feet, zero inches, beating her previous best of 11-7 she set during the 2018 state championships last May.

Former Eldorado Eagle Lauren Martinez currently holds the state girls pole vault record of 12-4, set in 2015.

Area trio also places high

Kirtland Central’s Aisha Ramone (2 minutes, 22.23 seconds) took second in the girls 800-meter run, while Piedra Vista’s Bailey Rasmussen (15.86 seconds) placed third in the girls 100-meter hurdles.

Kirtland’s Ian Thomas (165-0) took third in the boys javelin throw.

Area baseball, softball teams still ranked

Piedra Vista and Farmington are ranked seventh and 10th, respectively, in the latest New Mexico Overtime Sports Center 5A baseball poll.

Aztec and Kirtland Central are ranked fifth and 10th, respectively, in the latest 4A baseball poll.

Aztec softball comes in at No. 3 in the latest 4A poll, while PV is ninth in the latest 5A softball rankings.