Yucca wins Roadrunner Classic, but Berrendo close behind

Photo courtesy NMMI Sports Press — Bulldog Danny Jaramillo took first place for Berrendo in the shot put.

Karen Boehler
CCSR writer/editor

CCSR photo by Arnold J. Roe — Berrendo's Brooke Bates clears the high jump bar, winning with a 4-foot-6 leap.

Four Roswell middle schools and two from Clovis finally got to compete in the oft-delayed Roadrunner Classic Friday, and while Clovis Yucca took the titles on both the boys and girls sides, Berrendo came away with strong second place finishes.

The meet was originally scheduled for March 8, but bad weather forced a postponement that day, then, after being reset for April 12, organizers with the Roswell schools decided to combine the mid school meet with the high school meet set for Friday the 13th.

And while that made for a long day, it gave the young runners, jumpers and throwers something different to check out.

“It’s been a long meet but it’s been a good meet,” said Berrendo girls coach John Masterson. “Our kids got an opportunity to watch the high school players compete and I think it was very beneficial to our kids.”

Photo courtesy Karla Palacios — Lincoln clears one of the last hurdles en route to a first-place finishi n his 100-meter race.

Yucca had a solid 108 points to take the title, but the Bulldogs finished with a respectable 76, even though Masterson combined both seventh and eighth graders.

“It was seventh and eighth grade and we got a lot of help from our seventh graders. I was pleased with everybody,” he said.

While he said everyone “did great. They all ran fantastic,” he picked out seventh grader Cierra Saavedra and eighth graders Kaylie Price and Christina Sedillo.

“Just fantastic runners. They really did great in their events,” he said.

Saavedra finished second in the 800-meter run, while Price took first in the 400-meter dash and second in the 400, with Sedillo second in the 400 and fourth in the 200. Bulldog E. Sorg won the 1,600-meter run and Brooke Bates took the high jump title.

Marshall finished third on the girls side, but Sierra, Mesa and Mountain View had a battle to the final race, with Sierra getting fourth with 41 points; Mesa fifth with 40; and Mountain View sixth with 37.

Sierra’s highest finish was a second by the 1,600-meter medley relay. The Panther 1,600-meter relay finished first, with Myka Olivas getting second in the 100, and the Mustangs got two first-place finishes from Lori Martinez, in the 100 and 200, with the 400-meter relay finishing second.

The top two places were much closer on the boys side.

CCSR photo by Arnold J. Roe — Berrendo's Cal Villareal is the front runner in the 4x100 relay.

While Yucca led with 98 points, Berrendo was only five points back with 93.

“I feel great. The kids did an awesome job,” said Bulldog boys coach Larry Krzebiot. “(Clovis is) always tough and one of these years we’ll do what it takes to win it. We’re getting really close.”

They certainly were Friday.

Berrendo had six first-place finishes and three seconds to lead everyone, but the Chaparrals had more numbers, adding up to a few more placers.

Danny Jaramillo took first in the shot put and 100, while Licoln took first in the 110-meter hurdles and Varela first in the 300 hurdles. Both the 400-meter relay and 800 relay took gold, with the 1,600-relay second and Penghui Dong second in the open 200.

Photo courtesy NMMI Sports Press — The second and third legs of the Berrendo Middle School boys' 4 x 100 meter Relay team make the baton exchange.

“Just overall great athletes and very pleased to have them on the team,” Krzebiot said of his placers. “They’ve done great and I look forward for them to do great things in the future when they go up to high school.”

Mesa wasn’t far behind, tlling 76 points. with firsts from Perez in the long jump and Moreno in the 1,600 along with the medley relay and 1,600-relay.

Marshall took fourth with 32 points, while Sierra was fifth with 24 — Villa took the title in the discus — and Mountain View sixth with 10, led by Ocon in fourth in the 1,600.

Roadrunner Classic team results

Boys — 1, Yucca, 98; 2, Berrendo, 93; 3, Mesa, 76; 4, Marshall, 32; 5, Sierra, 24; 6, Mountain View, 10

Girls — 1, Yucca, 108; 2, Berrendo, 76; 3, Marshall, 50; 4, Sierra, 41; 5, Mesa, 40; 6, Mountain View, 37

Roadrunner Classic boys results-Berrendo

Roadrunner Classic boys results-Mesa

Roadrunner Classic boys results-Mountain View

Roadrunner Classic boys results-Sierra

Roadrunner Classic girls results-Berrendo

Roadrunner Classic girls results-Mesa

Roadrunner Classic girls results-Mountain View

Roadrunner Classic girls results-Sierra

CCSR photo by Arnold J. Roe — Sierra's Natalie Holmes makes her way over the bar, finishing third.

Photo courtesy NMMI Sports Press — The Lady Eagles' Joneah Pacheco in the discus.

Photo courtesy NMMI Sports Press — Discus toss by SMS' Destiny Acevedo.

CCSR photo by Arnold J. Roe — Sierra's Sophia Stangeby goes through the turn on the girls 4x100 relay.

Photo courtesy Karla Palacios — Sierra's N. Lovato in the 100m Hurdles.

Photo courtesy NMMI Sports Press — Sierra Middle School's second exchange in the 4 x 100-meter relay.

Photo courtesy Karla Palacios — The Eagles' J. Marshall in the 100-meter hurdles.

CCSR photo by Arnold J. Roe — Mesa's Aryenna Ramirez and Berrendo's Claire Shea are neck and neck.

Photo courtesy NMMI Sports Press — Mesa's Jordan Bell with the shot put attempt.

Photo courtesy NMMI Sports Press — Discus attempt by Mesa's Silva Chacon.

Photo courtesy Karla Palacios — J. Miley in the 100-meter hurdles for Mesa Middle School.

Photo courtesy NMMI Sports Press — Two members of the the Mesa 4 x100-meter relay team make the second exchange.

Photo courtesy NMMI Sports Press — Gage Harkness puts the shot for MMS.

Photo courtesy NMMI Sports Press — Panther Angeline De Los Santos with the discus toss.

Photo courtesy Karla Palacios — Panther J. Collins in the 100-meter hurdles.

Photo courtesy NMMI Sports Press — Brennan Vaz on shot for team Mountain View.

Photo courtesy NMMI Sports Press — Perla Robles launches her discus for Mountain View Middle School.

Photo courtesy NMMI Sports Press — Mustang Felix Rodriguez with his discus toss attempt.

Photo courtesy Karla Palacios — Mustang Tennille Martinez in the 100-meter hurdles.

Photo courtesy NMMI Sport Press — MVMS' Adriana Medina finishes her discus throw attempt.

Photo courtesy Karla Palacios — Mountain View's Jerry Ocon in the 100-merter hurdles.

Photo courtesy NMMI Sports Press — Edward Garcia on the discus for Mountain View.

CCSR photo by Arnold J. Roe — Mountain View's Brandon Whatley crosses the finish line.

 

Photo courtesy NMMI Sports Press — Berrendo's Luca Gutierrez in the discus field event.

Photo courtesy NMMI Sports Press — BMS' Kayle Beene on her final discus attempt.

Photo courtesy NMMI Sports Press — BMS' Jaden Smith with the discus throw.

 

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