Floyd girls finish fifth in 1A

PNT staff

ALBUQUERQUE — Senior Kelli Johnson earned a second runnerup finish on Saturday to help the Floyd Lady Broncos to a fifth-place team finish in Class 1A girls state track competition at the University of New Mexico.

Johnson ran a time of 5:43.74 in the 1,600, a personal best by about three seconds, to finish behind only Whitney Coca of team champion Cimarron, who was clocked in 5:34.80. Johnson was second in the 3,200 on Friday after placing fifth in the 1,600 and third in the 3,200 a year ago.

Cimarron cruised to the team title with 72 1/2 points to 49 for Jal, 42 1/3 for Roy, 38 1/2 for Animas and 34 for the Lady Broncos.

Also on Saturday, freshman Kelsi Gray placed in three individual events for Floyd. She was fifth in the 100 (13.78 seconds) and sixth in both long jump (14-9) and the 200 (28.61).

The Lady Broncos added points in three relays, finishing second to Cimarron in the 1,600 relay in 4:24.49 and sixth in the 400 relay (54.80) and the 1,600 medley relay (4:50.30).

“We had a great year,” Terry said. “I couldn’t have asked for more from the girls.”

In 1A boys competition, Elida sophomore Tyler Anderson earned five team points for the Tigers by posting a second-place finish in the 100 with a time of 11.73 seconds. Floyd eighth-grader Jesus Davalos was sixth in the event in 12.11.

The Bronchos also picked up a point in the 1,600 where senior Brad Lee was clocked in 4 minutes, 57.22 seconds.

Hagerman coasted to the team championship with 94 points to 63 for Fort Sumner. Cliff was a distant third with 35 points.

In the Class 2A portion of the meet, Estancia scored 68 points to take the title over runnerup Sandia Prep, which finished with 57 points. Santa Fe Prep took the 2A girls team title, compiling 69 1/2 points to nearly double runnerup Hope Christian (37).