Bobcats a blip down in Aztec

Gram’s 400 nets Bobcats’ points

Sitting seventh after the 400-meter dash’s preliminary heats wrapped up inside Fred Cook Memorial Stadium, Ignacio’s Bryan Gram lowered his 53.89 to a 53.72 in the final and improved to a strong fourth – trailing only 4A Durango’s David Moenning (51.06), 4A Montezuma-Cortez’s Elisha Vaquera (53.00) and 5A Gallup (N.M.) Miyamura’s Kyran Morgan (53.43), but bettering 5A Farmington, New Mexico’s Joaquin Gonzalez (54.20) and 4A Kirtland, N.M., Central’s Aidan Cockrell (54.68) at the 2016 B&B/Aztec (N.M.) Invitational.

His three points from the discipline would stand as the Bobcat boys’ total at the April 22-23 gathering, which tied 3A Crownpoint, N.M., for 13th place out of 16 scoring squads. 5A Farmington, N.M., topped the table with 116.5, with the hosting 5A Tigers (76) coming in second and KCHS (59) third.

With a throw landing 115 feet, four inches downrange, Natoni Cundiff was a near-miss seventh in the discus, but still 11’5” behind AHS’ Brady Moffet in the hunt for the specialty’s last team point.

Joining Colten Smithson, Ryan Stollsteimer and John Valdez, Gram also helped IHS’ 4×200 take eleventh in 1:52.49, but it was the only relay in which the Cats ran. He was also 12th in the long jump with a best of 18’9.5”.

Valdez placed 54th in the 100 (13.13) out of 104 competitors, and took 47th out of 86 with a 26.49 in the 200. He also fared similarly in the 400, coming in 50th with a 1:02.17.

Up next for Ignacio will be the 58th Annual Bloomfield Invitational on April 30 (start time 9 a.m.), then the Terry Alley Invitational in Pagosa Springs on May 7.

2016 B&B/AZTEC INVITATIONAL BOYS’ STANDINGS

(All teams New Mexico unless noted)

1. Farmington 116.5, 2. Aztec 76, 3. Kirtland Central 59, 4. Bayfield (CO) 46, 5. Bloomfield 42.5, 6. Durango (CO) 37, 7. Montezuma-Cortez (CO) 30.5, 8. Gallup Miyamura 24.5, 9. Mancos (CO) 19, 10. Pagosa Springs (CO) 10, 11. Antonito (CO) 6, 12. Shiprock Northwest 5, T-13. Ignacio (CO) and Crownpoint 3, T-15. Dolores (CO) and Farmington Navajo Prep 2.

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