Lady Cats streaking into district

CNJ staff

It’s not exactly Joe DaMaggio, but it’s impressive non-the-less.

The Clovis Lady Wildcats have won four meets in a row, and could make it five today in the District 4-5A meet in Hobbs.

The streak started on a cold day in early April, when the Lady Cats took home gold at the Plainview, Texas, Invitational. Clovis went on to win the Wildcat Relays, the Alamogordo Qualifier, the Hobbs Qualifier, and last weekend’s Cavern City Relays in Carlsbad.

The Clovis boys figure to have a tougher time placing first, with favorite Carlsbad heading into the meet red hot.

“We’re going to have to be pretty close to perfect,” Clovis coach Darren Kelley said. “And they are going to have to mess up a little bit if we want to beat Carlsbad.”

The Cats have set their focus on qualifying more athletes for the state meet.

Kelley said he hopes to qualify sophomore Jordan Mendoza in the javelin, sophomore Taylor Muse in the shot put, sophomore Dominique Chairez in the discus, junior Michael Cohen in the shot put and the team’s mile relay squad.

“We should be able to get those guys qualified,” Kelley said.