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Medal count impressive for NMMI track at State

The members of the Colt & Lady Colt track and field team, along with assistant coach Connor Williamson, pose for a pic during a brief weather delay at the tail-end of Saturday’s meet.

NMMI Sports Press
The New Mexico Military Institute Colt and Lady Colt track and field teams had a great showing at the NMAA’s Class 3A State Championship Meet in Albuquerque last weekend.

Eighteen NMMI cadet-student-athletes – nine girls and nine boys – competed in the two-day meet held at the UNM Track and Soccer complex on Friday and Saturday, May 10-11.

Friday’s weather threatened to wash out the opening day’s events, which consisted mostly of field events and prelims, but the lightning stayed away. Although very few fans were present in the stadium’s huge seating gallery, the athletes, coaches and event staff braved the cold and drizzling conditions to keep the meet on schedule.

Blessed by great weather, Saturday’s events saw cool, but dry conditions, thanks to – and despite – the almost complete cloud cover. With the improved weather, the fans packed the stadium, loudly cheering on the event participants.

NMMI athletes walked away with 26 total medals at State: 19 for the boys and seven for the girls. Those tallies include two State Champions, with senior Jalil Brown earning top honors in the Boys’ 100m Dash, and junior Mia Walker outlasting all competitors in the Girls’ 800m Run.

The Colts finished in sixth place as a team in Class 3A with 31 total points; the Lady Colts finished ninth with 18.

“I’m extremely proud of the way our kids competed this weekend,” said assistant coach Connor Williamson. “Nearly everyone finished higher than they were seeded, and we had tons of PRs [personal records] and 2 state champions. We also had many underclassmen who got a taste of high-level competition; they will be hungry to return and place even higher. I’m looking forward to a bright future for NMMI track and field.”

Complete NMMI Results:

Boys’ Results
Boys 100 Meter Dash
1st place: Jalil Brown – 11.22

Boys 1600 Meter Run
7th place: Carson Perry – 4:43.16
10th place: Henry Dewey IV­ – 5:04.94

Boys 200 Meter
4th place: Jalil Brown – 22.97

Boys 800 Meter
8th place: Juan Aguirre – 2:08.12

Boys 3200 Meter
8th place: Carson Perry – 10:44.04
9th place: Henry Dewey IV – 10:57.79

Boys Long Jump
6th place: Jalil Brown – 20’–01.50”

Boys 4×100 Meter Relay
4th place: Miguel Luna, Jaikayo Brown, Charles Lewis, Jalil Brown –  44.23

Boys 4×200 Meter Relay
2nd place: Alex Lee, Jalil Brown, Charles Lewis, Jaikayo Brown –  1:33.92

Boys 1600 Sprint Medley
3rd place: Jaikayo Brown, Alex Lee, Miguel Luna, Carson Perry –  3:48.17

Boys 4×400 Meter Relay
5th place: Alex Lee, Jaikayo Brown, Edward Perez, Miguel Luna –  3:40.91

Girls’ Results
Girls 100 Meter Dash
7th place: Daniela Laporte – 14.16

Girls 3200 Meter
12th place: Jazsmine Munoz – 14:26.76

Girls 1600 Meter
2nd place: Mia Walker – 5:37.21
11th place: Tessa Walker – 6:16.63

Girls 800 Meter
1st place: Mia Walker – 2:24.79

Girls Discus Throw
5th place: Demitra Ulibarri – 99’–02”

Girls 1600 Sprint Medley
4th place: Saiya Brandon-Lowe, Daniela Laporte, Celeste Martin, Mia Walker –  4:33.34

NMMI Bronco Football 2019 Kids Summer Camp

New Mexico Military Institute Bronco Football is hosting its 7th annual 3 day Bronco Football Kids Summer Camp. We would like to invite you to sign up for our kids camp this year. If you have kids or grandkids and are looking for a camp to keep them busy this summer, sign them up today or before July 6th for a discounted price and have them come out to Stapp parade field this summer (July 8th to July 10th) to participate in our kids camp. Specified position drills, teaching and fun football activities will be demonstrated by our coaching staff. It will be a great time for the youth. If you know of anyone that would be interested please let them know as well. Lunch will be provided and a lot of popsicles will be handed out during water break. We hope to see you there!

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Colt baseball advances to the second round of State with two wins on Saturday against Sandia Prep

Alejandro Barcenas hits a fly ball to centerfield to score two Colts in the fifth inning of Game 2 of the three game series.

NMMI Sports Press

The New Mexico Military Institute baseball team needed all off the three games to advance to the quarterfinals in the 2019 New Mexico State Championships. The Colts lost Game 1 on Friday 9-6, but came back to take a doubleheader on Saturday Game 2 final 10-0 in 5 innings and a 10-7 final in Game 3.

In Game 1, Colts Jasper Best and Marin Ayon had three hits each in four plate appearances to lead the team in hits. Alex Lopez led the team in RBI with three on a double and a triple. Gunnar Schwab had two RBI going 1-3 on the day. Andres Bleizeffer and Best scored twice as Schwab and Gus Curnutt had the other two runs in the game for the Colts.

The Colts went on a fifth inning tear scoring eight runs in Game 2 to take a 10-0 victory. Lopez went 3-3 with two RBI and a run scored. Alejandro Barcenas and Ayon were the other Colts with multiple hits as they had two each. Lopez and Ayon led the team with two RBI each and Curnutt had two runs with every other player in the starting lineup scoring a run except for Ayon. Carlos Retamoza courtesy ran for Ayon in the fifth and scored on a Barcenas fly ball to center that was dropped by the Sandia Prep centerfielder. Oscar Gomez pitched a complete game four-hit shutout striking out two Sundevils.

Game 3 featured 13 hits from NMMI as Barcenas, Bleizeffer, Best, Lopez, and Schwab each had two hits. Barcenas and Lopez recorded a double and Bleizeffer had a triple. Barcenas led the team in runs scoring three. Barcenas, Bleizeffer, Best, and Luke Taylor had two RBI during the game Bleizeffer started the game on the mound for the Colts going four innings and striking out two Sandia Prep batters. Taylor came in relief and pitched two shutout innings and Barcenas pitched the final inning for NMMI.

Head Colt baseball Coach Charlie Ward gave all the credit to his team. “The team had a lot of confidence in themselves and they believed that they could still come back and find a way to win. They knew the most important game was Game 2 and we would have a chance if we won that game. We knew that these two ball teams were very evenly matched and very disciplined. Coming back and winning two games the way they did show a lot of character and handling adversity really well. We have a shot. We are one game away from the final four and we are going to battle all the way.” It was fun the team found a way to win and to be a part of the final eight and play East Mountain on Thursday.”

Coach Ward is thrilled for his team to compete in Albuquerque next week and have the season continue.

“The best eight are going to be in Albuquerque and we are fortunate enough to be in the eight.” We are excited for the opportunity and we will get out there and give it our best and represent NMMI as best we can.”

The Colts will play the #2 seed East Mountain Timberwolves on Thursday, May 16th at 10:00 AM at Cleveland high School. East Mountain and NMMI have played in three games this season as the Timberwolves lead the series 2-1.

Lady Colts and Colts prepare for State Championships

Jalil Brown makes a successful jump during the long jump competition during the District Championships on May 3rd.

NMMI Sports Press

The New Mexico Military Institute Colt and Lady Colt Track and Field teams will be competing in the NMAA State Championships on May 10th-11th at the UNM Track-Soccer Complex. The Colts and Lady Colts will have eight athletes each participating at the state meet.

Colt Track and Field Participants/Events:

Juan Aguirre: 800 Meter Run

Jaikayo Brown: 4×200 Meter Relays, 4×100 Meter Relays, 1600 Sprint Medley, 4×400 Meter Relays

Jalil Brown: 100 Meter Dash, 200 Meter Dash, Long Jump, 4×200 Meter Relays, 4×100 Meter Relays, 1600 Sprint Medley, 4×400 Meter Relays

Henry Dewey IV: 1600 Meter Run, 3200 Meter Run

Charles Lewis: 4×100 Meter Relays, 1600 Sprint Medley

Miguel Luna: 200 Meter Dash, 4×200 Meter Relays, 1600 Sprint Medley, 4×400 Meter Relays

Edward Perez:  4×200 Meter Relays, 4×100 Meter Relays, 4×400 Meter Relays

Carson Perry: 1600 Meter Run, 3200 Meter Run

Lady Colt Track and Field Participants:

Saiya Brandon-Lowe:  1600 Sprint Medley

Chinami Davis:  4×400 Meter Relays

Daniela Laporte: 100 Meter Dash, 4×400 Meter Relays

Celeste Martin:  1600 Sprint Medley

Jazsmine Munoz: 3200 Meter Run

Demitra Ulibarri: Discus Throw

Mia Walker: 1600 Meter Run, 800 Meter Run, 1600 Sprint Medley, 4×400 Meter Relays

Tessa Walker: 1600 Meter Run, 1600 Sprint Medley, 4×400 Meter Relays

Lady Colts and Colts advance to State Championships

NMMI Sports Press

The New Mexico Military Institute Colt and Lady Colt varsity tennis teams have qualified for the NMAA Class 1A-4A State Tennis Championships. The Colts will have two individuals, one doubles, and the team as a whole in the running. The Lady Colts will have one individual and one doubles team in state competition.

The Colt varsity tennis team has been selected as the #2 at state. The Colts were awarded the two-seed after an undefeated season record of 11-0 including 5-0 in district play. The Colts have a bye in the first round of competition. They will play the winner of #7 Belen and the No. 10 seed Santa Teresa on Friday, May 10 at 2:00 PM at Albuquerque Academy.

The Colts will also have competitors in the individual and doubles events. Hugo Inzunza will play Hunter Williamson of Los Lunas on Wednesday, May 8th at 4:30 PM at Albuquerque Academy. Alejandro Terminel will play Daniel Ko (Santa Teresa) at the same time and place as Inzunza.

In doubles, NMMI has the #4 ranked team in McIntire/Espinoza. They will face the winner of Rindels/Lopez (Valencia) vs. Nunley/Daviet (Mesilla Valley). The time of the match will be 6:00 PM on Wednesday, May 8th at Albuquerque Academy.

For the Lady Colts there will be individual and doubles competitors. Eliana Ward will be the only Lady Colt in singles. Ward will face off against Stella Mahr (Albuquerque Academy) on Wednesday, May 8th at 4:30 PM.

The Lady Colt doubles team of Lynch/Moore will play the doubles team of Cordova/Jaramillo (Belen) at 3:00 PM on Wednesday, May 8th at Albuquerque Academy.

For Complete Brackets:

2019 NMAA CASAS DEL RIO STATE TENNIS TOURNAMENT Singles and Doubles Bracket: https://www.nmact.org/file/2019_A4A_Singles_Doubles.pdf