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Oñate High earns 11 state track medals


Oñate High School’s Alex Contreras had a huge day at the state 5A track and field championships on June 26 in Albuquerque.

Contreras took second in the boys triple jump with a mark of 44 feet and a quarter inch. He also took fifth in the high jump at 6-2 and was part of two relay teams that medaled.

Contreras was a member of the fourth-place boys 800-meter relay that clocked in at 1 minute, 31.2 seconds, and was on the sixth-place 400 relay (44.12).

In all, Oñate, now Organ Mountain High School, earned 11 total medals.

Sydney Hobbs took third in the girls triple jump with a 35-5. Hobbs had set the school record in the event the week before at the district meet with a 37-4.

Jonathan Torres was third in the boys pole vault (13-6). Emiliano Carranza was fifth in the boys 300 hurdles (41.16) and sixth in the 110 hurdles (15.78).

The Oñate boys took second in the 3,200 relay (8:21.87) and second in the boys medley relay (3:40.58).

Adrian Villarreal picked up two state runner-up medals in the 3,200 relay and the medley relay, and James Limon earned three medals in the 400 relay, 800 relay and medley.

Las Cruces High had six state medalists and Mayfield had five. Their medalists were:

Las Cruces: second place in girls 1,600 relay (4:06.14); Isabella Barrera, fourth in girls long jump (17-2) and fifth in girls 400 (61.97); Derrick Johnson, fifth in boys 100 (10.98) and sixth in boys 200 (22.78); and Cruz Kaufman, fifth in boys 800 (2:01.36).

Mayfield: Alexandra Adams, fourth in girls 200 meters (25.88) and sixth in girls 100 (12.46); JP Castillo, fourth in boys shot put (48-4); Jayln McDonald, sixth in girls pole vault (8-6); and sixth place in girls 400 relay (50.01).

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