CHS athletes perform well in Great Southwest Classic track

CNJ staff

ALBUQUERQUE — Clovis High athletes Caitlin Waters and Manuel Robles turned in strong performances on Saturday in the Great Southwest Classic track meet, in six-state competition conducted at the University of New Mexico.

Waters, running a split of 2:18.38 on the second leg of a 3,200 relay with girls from La Cueva, Eldorado and Albuquerque Academy, helped that quartet set a meet record with a first-place time of 9:04.67. The sophomore-to-be also ran 11th in the 800 in 2:21.44.

Robles, who will be a junior, was third in triple jump (46-7 1/2) and eighth in long jump (20-10 3/4).

“Caitlin did a phenomenal job on her relay; all four of those girls ran well,” CHS boys coach Darren Kelley said. “Manuel did a great job in the triple jump; I think he was about two inches away from winning it.”

Other CHS performances, all in girls competition, included Kacee Escobar, 12th in shot put (34-7); Lorena Garza, 12th in discus (120-0), and Kim Perkins, seventh in the 300 hurdles (44.90) and 14th in the 100 hurdles (15.97).