Lady Cats second at Carlsbad

CNJ staff

CARLSBAD — Senior Kim Perkins won four events, posting state-qualifying times in two of them, as Clovis High’s girls finished second behind Alamogordo on Saturday in Carlsbad’s season-opening Ralph Boyer Relays.

The Lady Wildcats, short several performers because of the Class 5A state basketball tournament, finished with 105 1/3 points while Alamogordo had 109 1/2. Meantime, the Lady Cats’ junior varsity was sixth in the 10-team field, scoring 29 points.

“We felt like our kids performed real well,” CHS girls track coach Darrel Ray said. “Kim had some good times, and our throwers had a great day.

“We had a good start (to the season).”

Perkins, the defending 5A champion in the 300 hurdles, won that event in a state-qualifying time of 47.72 seconds. She also qualified in triple jump, winning with a leap of 34 feet, 6 1/2 inches.

Her other wins were in the 100 hurdles (16.42) and as the anchor runner on the 400 relay (51.53) behind Tasha Lewis, Lauren McDaniel and Britni Jimenez. In the 1,600 relay, Lainey Flatow, Kourtnie Cole, Caitlin Waters and Perkins finished second in 4:19.33.

Other winners for Clovis were Waters in the 800 (2:29.81); the 800 relay with Lewis, McDaniel, Jimenez and Flatow (1:49.32), and junior Lorena Garza in discus (a state-qualifying throw of 123-9.

Junior Kacee Escobar was third in shot put and discus with state-qualifying throws in both.