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Santa Fe High Boys win first in three events at Capital City Invitational

Host Santa Fe High School first in three events at Saturday’s annual Capital City Invitational, Santa Fe Prep’s Patrick Boyd wins 100 meters, St. Michael’s Esteban Alcaraz the 100 hurdles

Horsemen finish third behind Silver and Taos

Arnie Leshin

By Arnie Leshin | April 16, 2017

Senior Mateo Martinez was one of three winners for host Santa Fe High, soaring 11-06 in the pole vault at Saturday’s annual Capital City Invitational at SFHS.

Martinez also ran the third leg on the victorious 4 x 200 relay that won in 1:34.06. He teamed with sophomore River Edwards, junior Theodore Goujon and freshman Oscar Perez. Then there was junior Zach Russell taking the javelin with a best of 149-05, with St. Michael’s senior Joey Fernandez second at 145-05.

Santa Fe Prep senior Patrick Boyd dashed a personal-best and remained as one of the fastest in 3A by winning in 11 seconds flat. He was followed by Goujon (11:29) in third and Edwards fourth (11:50).

In the 400, Boyd was runner-up in 51:25, with Capital junior Lucas McNatt fourth in 51:81. Edwards was fourth in the 200 (23:19) and McNatt fifth in 23:30.

The 110 hurdles winner was St. Michael’s senior Esteban Alcaraz timed in 16:94, with junior teammate Sam Baca third in 17:82. In the 300 hurdles, it was Alcaraz placing second in 42:04.Team honors went to Silver with 81 points, with Taos second with 75.5. Third with 59.5 was St. Michael’s, Prep was fourth with 42, Santa Fe High fifth with 36.16, and Capital 12th with 9.83 in the 12-school field.

The Horsemen ran second, third and fourth in the 800 behind victorious East Mountain senior Isiah Padilla (12:01.20). Second was sophomore Justin Angel in 2:04.38, next came senior Austin Luttrell in 2:04.96, and sophomore Justice Johnson fourth in the time of 2:06.73.

In the triple jump, Prep sophomore Chen Jun-Hong was the runner-up with a best of 41-01. In the shot put, St. Michael’s junior Jake Tetrault was second by throwing 44-0.

Sophomore Sam Sparks of the Griffins was second in the high jump at 6-feet and fourth in the long jump at 19-feet. Boyd also went 19-feet in the long jump for third place, and in fourth was McNatt (5-10).

Silver’s Brandon Chavez won both the 200 (22:75) and the 400 (50:16), and his teammate, Jonathan Harris, the same in the high jump (6-2). The 1,600 went to Taos’ Simon Mount in 4:49.42, and second was Horsemen sophomore Adrian Veruete (4:51.41).

Taos was first in the 4 x 100 relay by racing 44:36, with the Griffins next in 44:99. The 4 x 400 went to Silver in 3:38.01, with St. Michael’s second in 3:39.67. Taos also showed its heels in the 1,600 sprint medley in the time of 3:45.58.

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