Rams, Lady Rams compete in Ross Black Relays

LOVINGTON — Portales' track teams found the going pretty rough against mostly Class 4A and 5A competitionon Friday in the Ross Black Relays, finishing last in the seven-school field in both boys and girls competition.

Artesia scored 103 1/2 points to edge Clovis (102) for the boys' team title, while Clovis scored 127 1/2 points to 102 for runnerup Hobbs in girls competition.

PHS boys finished with 20 1/2 points, while the girls scored 23 1/2.

Highlighting the boys' outing was a tie for second by Ben Blue in high jump at 5-10. Senior Collin McAfee finished fourth in both hurdles races.

The girls were led by soplhomore Alex Ledbetter, who finished second in high jump at 5-2.

Both PHS squads return to action on Friday in District 4-3A competition at Ruidoso.

Summary

Friday

Ross Black Relays

At Lovington

Boys

Team standings: 1. Artesia 103 1/2; 2. Clovis 102; 3. Hobbs 83 1/2; 4. Lovington 66 1/2; 5. Roswell High 44 1/2; 6. Carlsbad 33 1/2; 7. Portales 20 1/2.

Portales results

Field events

High jump: 2. (tie) Ben Blue.

Track events

100: 6. Wyatt Legler 11.25. 200: 4. Legler 23.72. 110 hurdles: 4. Collin McAfee 15.84; 5. Michael Nichols 16.90. 300 hurdles: 4. McAfee 42.59. 400 relay: 6. Jaime Sotelo, Legler, McAfee, Ramon Tarango 45.37. 800 relay: 5. Blue, Tarango, McAfee, Legler 1:37.22. 1,600 medley relay: 6. Jonathan Bargas, Tyler Kangas, Daniel Wattenberger, Rey Ornelas 4:13.96.

Girls

Team standings: 1. Clovis 127 1/2; 2. Hobbs 102; 3. Artesia 63; 4. Roswell High 48; 5. Lovington 33; 6. Carlsbad 32; 7. Portales 23 1/2.

Portales results

Field events

High jump: 2. Alex Ledbetter 5-2; 6. ShiAnn Nuckols 4-8. Pole vault: 5. Hannah Christensen 7-0; 6. (tie) Bailey Schillings 6-6. Long jump: 5. Shereya Cox 15-4 1/2.

Track events: 1,600: 6. Kylie Katalinich 6:18.90. 100 hurdles: 5. Magdalina Gaeta 17.56. 400 relay: 5. Veronica Ayala, McKayla Poiyner, Andrea Tapia, Cox. 800 relay: 5. Emilee Haman, Brenda Calderon, Gaeta, Ayala. 1,600 medley relay: 5. Haman, Jimena Lavelle, Nuckols, Hannah Cissell 4:57.08. 1,600 relay: 6. Haman, Calderon, Nuckols, Cissell 4:32.90.

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