Goddard’s Bolduc, Roswell’s Olesinski shine at invite

Posted on 04 March 2012 by the Roswell Daily Record


RIGHT: Goddard’s Alysha Bolduc clears a hurdle during the girls 100-meter hurdles at the R-C Invitational, Saturday (Lawrence Foster Photo).

Windy weather meant slower times and tougher races for most of the 11 teams at the Rocket-Coyote Track & Field Invitational, Saturday.

“Wind plays a part in every track meet down here. It’s hard on everybody, it’s an equalizer. It evens out the playing field. The stronger kids have an easier time with it,” Roswell coach Micah Trujillo said.

The meet, which was broken into small teams — Dexter, Gateway Christian, New Mexico Military Institute and select junior varsity squads — and big teams — Roswell, Goddard, Carlsbad, Artesia, Hobbs, Lovington and Lubbock — produced two overall winners.

Hobbs’ varsity and JV girls teams were the champions of the big and small schools, respectively. The varsity squad earned 147 points and the JV 82. The Lovington JV boys were the champions of the small schools with 87 points. The Artesia boys championed the big schools with 78 points.

“The first track meet out of the year, we really just want all of our kids to get out and compete and have a good time. We did that,” Goddard coach Jacob Caldwell said. “Kids really came out and competed well, showed some toughness in the wind today. Distance kids really did a great job today. I was really proud of them.”

Taxing running conditions were no matter to Rocket senior Alysha Bolduc and Coyote senior Anna Olesinski, who both clocked state-qualifying times.

Olesinski qualified for her performance in the 3,200-meter run with a time of 11 minutes, 41.22 seconds and in the 1,600 with a time of 5:25.32. She dominated in both races, passing each of the runners in the 3,200 twice.

Bolduc qualified for her performance in the 100 hurdles with a time of 15.63. She also won first place in the 300 hurdles in 49.61 and ran one of the legs for the winning GHS team in the 1600 sprint medley relay. Coyote sophomore Shania Hernandez also qualified for state in the high jump with a jump of five feet.

The Coyote boys dominated in the 1600 medley and the 4×400 relay. The team of sophomore Santiago Dominguez, sophomore Joseph Lovato, freshman Jesus Sotelo and senior Gustavo Sierra edged out Goddard to come in first in the 1600 medley with a time of 3:53.88. The RHS boys 4×400 team won with a time of 3:37.99.

Sierra won the 800 by a longshot with a time of 2:05.80, more than nine seconds faster than the second-place finisher.

Trujillo was pleased with both his varsity and JV squads despite being short-handed with individuals still playing in the boys and girls state basketball championships. He specifically highlighted the girls JV team, which was just shy of first place, finishing three points behind Hobbs.

“The bulk of that crew are freshmen and, for them to being coming in behind a 5A bunch like that, they did a really good job,” he said.

For the small schools, the NMMI boys had a good showing in the 3200 with freshman Roy Madrid and junior Marchez Coriz finishing in first and second with times of 10:19.83 and 11:14.63, respectively. NMMI also placed first and second in the 200 with senior Joseph Javier running in 26.70 and sophomore Vincenz Forkel in 27.24. Dexter’s David Vasquez topped the 100 with a time of 11.82. Dexter’s 4×400 relay team also placed first. Gateway Christian’s 4×200 relay team finished a mere tenth of a second behind the first-place team with a time of 1:40.84


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