Local briefs: Otero wins gold

Posted on 05 May 2012 by the Roswell Daily Record

ALBUQUERQUE — Just one day after NMMI earned a pair of state championships in tennis, Institute junior Chris Otero added a third spring title to the trophy case.

The Albuquerque native topped a field of 15 to win gold in the boys discus at the NMAA Class 1A and 2A State Track & Field Championships at the UNM Track Complex.

Otero, who qualified with the second-longest throw in the state in Class 2A, captured the title with a throw of 127 feet, 8 inches.


Texico’s Jesus Rivera finished second at 126-9 and Eunice’s James Marley was third at 124-6.

In other 2A finals on Friday, NMMI’s Harley Bonnell finished fourth in the girls triple jump (31-11 1⁄2), Dexter’s Bryant Jimenez was fifth in the boys triple jump (40-11 1⁄2), Dexter’s Kevin Bonner was fifth in the boys 1600-meter run (4 minutes, 38.99 seconds), Hagerman’s Jorge Ortiz was eighth in the boys triple jump (38-5), Dexter’s David Lopez was ninth in the boys high jump (5-8), Dexter’s Heira Lopez was ninth in the girls discus (86-2), NMMI’s Justin Trujillo was 10th in the boys 1600 (4:49.10), NMMI’s Roy Madrid was 14th in the boys 1600 (4:55.52), NMMI’s Amira Hindi was 15th in the girls 1600 (6:20.12) and NMMI’s Reonnah Coates was 16th in the girls 1600 (6:35.39).

For Gateway Christian in the 1A finals, Abel Gaytan was fifth in the boys 800 (2:11.16), Mickayla Patterson-Fuller was seventh in the girls 800 (2:37.76), Anila Velasquez was 10th in the girls 3200 (14:42.16), Sarah Vaz was 13th in the girls 3200 (15:39.39) and Dominic La Volpa was 17th in boys triple jump (33-7).

Qualifiers to the 2A finals out of the preliminaries were, for Dexter, the girls 4×100 relay team, the boys 4×100 relay team, the girls 4×200 relay team, the boys 4×200 relay team, the boys 1600 sprint medley team, the girls 4×400 relay team, the boys 4×400 relay team, Nayely Anderson (girls 100), David Vasquez (boys 300 hurdles), Jimenez (boys 200), Miguel Barrientos (boys 200); for NMMI, the boys 4×400 relay team, Bonnell (girls 100 hurdles), Shin Moon (boys 300 hurdles); and for Hagerman, the girls 1600 sprint medley team.

Qualifiers from Gateway Christian to the 1A finals out of the preliminaries were, the boys 4×100 relay team, the boys 4×200 relay team, the girls 1600 sprint medley team, the boys 1600 sprint medley team, the girls 4×400 relay team, Kathryn Hammonds (girls 100), Rachel Cunningham (girls 400) and Kase Parker (boys 400).

Boys tennis

Goddard 5, Piedra Vista 4

ALBUQUERQUE — When it comes to pressure moments, it doesn’t get bigger than the one that Goddard’s Darren Powers and Derrick Collins faced on Friday in their second doubles match.

In the quarterfinals of the NMAA Class 4A State Team Championships, No. 4 Goddard and No.5 Piedra Vista were knotted at four, which left the outcome in the match up to second doubles.

It was the Rockets who rose to the occassion as they pulled out a three-set thriller with a 7-6 (7-2) win in the third set.

Other doubles winners for Goddard were Tristan Collar and Konnor Kundomal (first) and Martin Joyce and Sanjay Yangalasetty (third).

The win propelled the Rockets in to the semifinals, where they will square off with top-seeded Albuquerque Academy at 11 a.m. today at the Jerry Cline Complex.

Prep baseball

Goddard 10, Atrisco Heritage 5

ALBUQUERQUE — The ninth-seeded Rockets to a 1-0 lead in the best-of-three series in the opening round of the 2012 NMAA Class 4A State Baseball Championships, Friday.

Atrisco jumped ahead 3-1 in the bottom of the first inning, but the Rockets forged a 3-3 tie with a run in the second and the third.

Goddard got the lead in the fourth with two runs, but Atrisco answered with a pair of its own in the fifth to send the game to the sixth tied at 5-5.

The Rockets (15-12) wasted little time in taking the lead. Taryn Nunez roped a three-RBI triple to fuel a five-run sixth and Goddard pulled away for the win.

Nunez finished 2 for 3 on the day and Brad Blackwell was 2 for 4 with a double.

Ryan Greene delivered five-run, 10-strikeout complete game on the mound to get the win and also went 2 for 3 at the dish.

Game 2 is today at 10 a.m.

College baseball

Midland 5-15, NMMI 3-4

MIDLAND, Texas — NMMI dropped both ends of a doubleheader to conference foe Midland, Friday.

In Game 1, NMMI led or was tied through the sixth before the Chaps posted a pair to seize the victory.

Abdel Rivera took the loss for the Broncos. At the plate, Elvis Perez was 3 for 3 with a double and Johnny Garrett had a two-RBI double.

In Game 2, Midland sealed things up early during a five-inning victory.

Zach Tingen took the loss. Garrett had two hits for the Broncos.

NMMI (10-44, 4-26 WJCAC) finishes the year today with another doubleheader against the Chaps.

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