Wolverines take crown at Buffalo Relays

Melrose’s Zanessa Dodd clears the bar in girls pole vault during Thursday’s Buffalo Relays track meet at Melrose. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle)

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MELROSE — Senior Justin Garrison took the 100-meter dash in a state-qualifying time of 11.6 seconds and helped three relays to victory on Thursday as Texico captured the boys team championship in the Buffalo Relays track meet.

Texico finished with 77 1/2 points to 56 1/2 for Tucumcari. Fort Sumner was third with 40.

Texico took the 400 relay in 45.22 seconds with Mario Posada, Edgardo Meza, Ryan Morgan and Garrison; the 1,600 medley relay in 3:52.7 with Meza, Jonathan Sullivan, Garrison and Posada, and the 1,600 relay in 3:38.3 with Meza, Posada, Sullivan and Garrison.

Texico also had the best area finish on the girls’ side, placing third with 41 points. Portales took the team title with 63 points to 52 for Tucumcari.

The Lady Wolverines’ only win came in the 800 relay, with Bryn Mayfield, Victoria Richards, Faith Martin and Micah Mayfield. That same foursome also finished second in the 1,600 relay in a state-qualifying time of 4:29.32 and third in the 400 relay in 55.68.

Individual high-point scorers for the meet were Fort Sumner sophomore Berry Stinnett for the boys and House senior Sara Lee for the girls.