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The Organ Mountain High School track and field program had a stellar outing at the 5A state championship meet May 13-14 in Albuquerque.
The Knights had three individual state champions, a handful of other medalists and a fourth-place finish in the boys team competition.
Organ Mountain’s James Limon set a new school record and won the boys 400 meters in 49.13 seconds. Teammate Jonathan “J.T.” Torres won the boys pole vault in 13 feet even.
Shaolin Munir won the girls javelin (131-0).
Other state meet placers for the Organ Mountain boys were: Dorian Rivera, third place in the high jump (6-0); Beto Garcia, third in javelin (158-8); Tyson Hobbs, fifth in triple jump (41-2); and Nathanyal Chavez, sixth in the long jump (20-7 ¼).
The Knights also set a new school record in the 3,200 relay (8:19.41) and took third. Brett Bybee, Jeron Wisner, Corbin Coombs and Torres were members of the relay team.
Organ Mountain -- Preston Lopez, Chavez, Isaiah Maldonado and Limon – combined to set a new school record and finish fourth in the 800 relay (1:30.32).
Organ Mountain also took third place in the 1,600 relay, also with a school record at 3:25.13. Relay members included: Trevon Del Ferraro; Rivera; Chavez; Torres (in the preliminaries); and Limon (in the finals).
The Knights also took fourth place in the medley relay (3:40.73).
Centennial High’s Daniel Hernandez took sixth place in triple jump (40-5). The Hawk boys also were fifth in four relays – the 3,200 (8:27.54); the 400 (42.76); the 800 (1:31.12); and the medley relay (3:41.63).
Mayfield’s Davion Smith was fourth in the high jump (6-0).
In the girls competition, Centennial’s Aveolela Pili was second in the shot put (40-5) and sister Agalelei Pili was third in the discus (127-0) and shot put (40-1 ¾). Lauren Ocampo was fourth in the discus (114-1).
The Organ Mountain girls were fourth in the 1,600 relay (4:10.62) and fifth in the 800 relay (1:46.62).
Las Cruce High’s Isabella Barrera was third in the long jump (17-3 ½), Kaselle Davis was fifth in the high jump (5-0) and sixth in the 200 (26.68) and Maija Noopila was sixth in the 400 meters (1:02.72).
The Bulldawgs were second in both the 800 relay (1:44.23) and the 1,600 relay (4:04.02).
Mayfield’s Jalyn McDonald was sixth in the pole vault (9-0).