Thu Mar 30th, 2017
Special to the Drum
Still accelerating halfway through his 400-meter dash while numerous competitors who’d joined him in running the 200 were virtually red-lining, Ignacio senior Bryan Gram raced around Curtis Clement Memorial Track to place second in 54.57 seconds – the Bobcats’ best individual result at the 2017 Bloomfield, N.M., Quad.
After finishing a decent 11th (25.26) in the aforementioned half-sized sprint, Gram’s go, earning IHS five of its 14 boys’ team points at the March 17 gathering, ranked behind only the 54.39 – achieved in the preceding heat – of 4A Farmington (N.M.) Navajo Prep’s Seneca Martin.
Natoni Cundiff placed a non-scoring ninth in the shot put (38’8”), but secured four team points in the discus with his third-place max of 122’4”.
Also a near miss in the 300-meter hurdles with his ninth-fastest 50.08, Jonas Nanaeto ran a leg on the Bobcats’ sixth-place 4×100 relay (50.46). That earned Ignacio one point, and the 4×2 (also including Nanaeto) would score four with a fourth-place 1:53.80.
On the girls’ side, senior Azala Perez earned Ignacio’s lone team point with her sixth-place 13.69 in the 100. But a few other efforts inside Bobcat Stadium came close, including senior Lea Monroe’s 6’0” pole vault which tied her for seventh and trailed the scoring 6’6” of 3A Bayfield’s Miranda Talbot.
Perez finished eighth in the 200 (28.92) and Jaylynn Herrera was tenth (29.65) after placing 23rd in the 100 (14.52). Herrera also placed tenth in the long jump (13’5.75”), and in a specialty officially featured in New Mexico T&F action but not yet in Colorado, took eighth in the javelin with a 70-foot, six-inch throw.
Up next on Ignacio’s schedule will be its Abel Velasquez Invitational on Saturday, April 8.
2017 BLOOMFIELD QUAD BOYS’ STANDINGS
1.Kirtland (N.M.) Central 119.5, 2.Bayfield 117.5, 3.Bloomfield 78, 4.Shiprock (N.M.) 58, 5.Pojoaque (N.M.) Valley 44, T-6.Farmington (N.M.) Navajo Prep & IGNACIO 14.
2017 BLOOMFIELD QUAD GIRLS’ STANDINGS
T-1.Kirtland Central & Bloomfield 95, 3.Bayfield 92.75, 4.Shiprock 91.25, 5.Pojoaque Valley 51, 6.Farmington Navajo Prep 18, 7.IGNACIO 1.