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Track teams show well


April 28, 2019

Kevin Wilson

Ivy Norman hands off the baton to Abigail Sleep during the 400 relay at Thursday's Buffalo Relays. The Vixens finished fifth in the relay, but finished second overall in the 16-team field.

MELROSE - It may have been the Buffalo Relays, but Thursday saw Foxes and Longhorns run away with matters.

Fort Sumner claimed the boys title, edging Hagerman, while the Logan girls cruised to the team victory as Melrose High hosted 17 boys teams and 16 girls squads in one of the state's larger small-school meets.

The Foxes claimed the 800 relay, and got a trio of individual victories on the day. Jude Segura took two of them, claiming the 800 (2:01.34) and the javelin (174-2) on the day. Cory Terrell was the Foxes' other winner, taking the discus at 122-1. Fort Sumner scored 77.5 points on the day, besting Hagerman (71), Logan (47) and Tucumcari (43.5).

On the girls side, Logan took an easy win, scoring 102 points to easily beat a field that included Fort Sumner (57), Hagerman (43) and Clovis B (42).

The host Buffaloes placed fifth on both sides, with the boys scoring 39.5 And the girls scoring 38.

Cassidy Cordova won the 100 (13.24) and the long jump (15-5), and Logan won both the 400 (53.94) and 800 (1:52.84) relays. Two other Longhorns took first-place finishes, with Jodi Vance going 6-6 in the pole vault and Harlie Roach tossing the discus 102-7.5.

Teghan Copeland of Fort Sumner, won both the 800 (2:37.84) and 1,600 (6:08.71), and the Vixens took both the 1,600 (4:30.04) and medley (4:50.04) relay races.

Other notable finishes included Lola DeGroot of Clovis Christian taking the high jump at 5-0, and Melrose's Caitlyn Nicholson winning shot put at 34-2.


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