Left out of Thursday’s Meadow City Invitational at Robertson, Santa Fe Indian School will compete Next at Saturday’s Capital City Invitational held at Santa Fe High Last of three-straight events held in the City Different
By Arnie Leshin
Did you ever get an invitation to an event, fill it out and send it in, then find out that you’re no longer invited?
That’s what transpired for Santa Fe Indian head track and field coach Joe Calabaza. He intended to have his team at Thursday’s annual Meadow CityInvitation hosted by Robertson in Las Vegas, now he gets his athletes ready for Saturday’s annual Capital City Invite at Santa Fe High.
“I received notice from Robertson that the field was set,” Calabaza said, “and they said it was because they didn’t want to exceed the limit.”
How’s that, the Cardinals meet organizers had “a limit.”. Fortunately, St. Michael’s, Taos. Mora, West Las Vegas, and of course Robertson, didn’t get the same notice.
This is one of several midweek track and field events.
Today, there’s Santa Fe Prep and Los Alamos at the Albuquerque Sandia Prep Invite. Then there’s Desert Academy, Santa Fe Waldorf, New Mexico School for the Deaf, Espanola McCurdy, Penasco, Escalante and Mora at the invitational run at Pecos. Both are slated for 3 p.m. starts.
On Saturday, the usual day for these meets, the Capital City field includes the host Jaguars, Santa Fe Prep, Desert Academy, Academy of Technology and The Classics, Waldorf, Penasco, Taos and Robertson. Yes, the Cardinals accepted the invitation and allowed in for the event schedule to start at 9 a.m.
This wraps up the three consecutive meets held in the City Different – the Golden Spike, the Jaguar, and now the Capital City.
Also, the same day finds McCurdy and Pecos at the annual Fox/Vixen Relays held at Fort Sumner.
Some have already qualified for state, others are trying to do the same, which is what makes track and field so interesting and exciting.