Portales nabs team titles at Texico

CNJ staff TEXICO — Portales swept the team titles Tuesday at the Texico Invitational track meet. Tyler Anderson picked up wins in the 100 meters and 300 hurdles and Aaron Worten captured the 400 meters as Rams finished with 94 1/2 points. Fort Sumner was second with 66 and Texico third with 59. Other winners […]

Gerleve, Harris pace ENMU tracksters

CNJ staff SAN ANGELO, Texas — Senior Zach Gerleve finished second in javelin and junior Kyle Harris placed third in triple jump on Saturday, leading Eastern New Mexico University performers in the Angelo State Relays. Gerleve threw 196-7 in javelin, while Harris went 49 feet, 1 inch in triple jump. Harris’ effort was a provisional […]

CHS TRACK: Lady Cats third in Wildcat Relays

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Clovis’ Manuel Robles went a personal-best 6-9 in high jump on Saturday, but was edged by Rio Rancho junior Marcus Williams (6-11) for the title in that event. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent A couple of girls relay wins along with four individual victories were the day’s highlights for host […]

CHS TRACK: Wildcat Relays may provide early look at 5A state meet

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Clovis High junior Ebony Bunton will try to defend her girls Wildcat Relays high jump championship of a year ago in today’s competition at Leon Williams Stadium. Bunton cleared 5-5 1/2 in last year’s meet. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer Had the Wildcat Relays gone off on Friday as […]

CHS TRACK: Robles captures triple jump win

CNJ staff ALBUQUERQUE — Junior Manuel Robles took first place in triple jump at 45 feet, 6 inches and placed third in high jump at 6-3 on Monday to lead Clovis High performers in the Sepulveda Invitational track meet. Three other CHS boys participated in the meet, with Brian Mead placing fourth in the 110 […]

CHS TRACK: Robles wins two events

CNJ staff AMARILLO — Clovis High junior Manuel Robles accounted for all but two of the Wildcats’ 24 points with wins in triple jump (45-10) and high jump (6-6) in the Amarillo Relays on Saturday. The Cats finished eighth out of 16 teams, while Clovis’ girls were seventh out of 20 schools with 36 points. […]

CHS TRACK: Lady Cats tie for team title at Hereford

CNJ staff HEREFORD — Ebony Bunton got off to a flying start in track this weekend. In her first meet after helping Clovis High’s girls reach the Class 5A state finals in basketball, Bunton took first in high jump and long jump and finished second in triple jump as the Lady Wildcats earned a share […]

CHS TRACK: Lady Cats post victory at Hobbs

CNJ staff HOBBS — Clovis High’s girls scored in 15 of 19 events on Saturday to capture the team title in the Gene Wells Invitational. The Lady Wildcats finished with 119 1/2 points to 97 1/2 for host Hobbs, while Carlsbad was a distant third with 66 points. Clovis’ boys finished second with 83 points, […]

CHS TRACK: Lady Cats look to defend 5A title

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Colt Merrin, left, and Derrick Phillips practice baton handoffs for the 400 relay during Wednesday’s boys track practice at Leon Williams Stadium. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer Darrel Ray knows his Clovis High girls track team has some points to replace after winning a Class 5A state team title […]

Shorthanded Cats earn first at Belen

CNJ staff Despite being shorthanded, the Clovis Lady Wildcats won six events Friday at the Belen Invitational on their way to a first-place finish in their season-opening meet. Clovis placed in nine events for 115.5 points, with Las Vegas Robertson taking second with 79 1/2 points and Belen third with 76 points. The defending Class […]

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 […]

Lady Cats take 5A state track title

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Clovis senior Vanessa O’Neal, left, finished fifth in the 400 meters at Saturday’s Class 5A state track meet, helping the Lady Wildcats win their first state title since 1999. (CNJ staff photo: Jesse Wolfersberger) By Jesse Wolfersberger: CNJ staff writer ALBUQUERQUE — When they were called to accept first-place trophy, the Wildcats walked to the […]

Clovis soph repeats as 5A triple jump champ

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Mike Ware helped Clovis qualify for the 800-meter finals. (Staff photo: Jesse Wolfersberger) Freedom Newspapers ALBUQUERQUE — Clovis High sophomore Manuel Robles made it two in a row on Friday in Class 5A boys high jump, winning the event with a leap of 46 feet, 7 inches on Friday at the University of New Mexico’s […]

Lady Cats first-day leaders

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Sophomore Lauren McDaniel helped Clovis win its heat and qualify for the finals in the 800-meter relay Friday at the University of New Mexico. (Staff photo: Jesse Wolfersberger) Freedom Newpapers ALBUQUERQUE —The Clovis Lady Wildcats are positioned to win their first state track title in seven years. Led by sophomore Ebony Bunton’s win in the […]

Class 1A-2A state track capsules

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Floyd eighth-grader Jesus Davalos, left, Fort Sumner senior Jeremy Gauna, middle, and Melrose senior Cedar Rush battle during the District 4-1A track meet last weekend at Fort Sumner. (De Baca County News: Scot Stinnett) CNJ staff A look at this weekend’s Class 1A-2A state track at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque. Class 1A […]

Eagles win district track meet

CNJ staff Keeson Bell picked up a pair of wins and Clovis Christian swept the sprint relays Saturday en route the District 4-1A boys track title at Fort Sumner. Bell cleared 6 feet, 1 inch to win the high jump and also added a gold medal in the triple jump for the Eagles, who finished […]

Lady Cats dominate in Carlsbad

CNJ staff CARLSBAD — The Clovis Lady Wildcats dominated the Cavern City Classic, scoring 61 more points than the other three teams combined. The Lady Cats won 14 of the 19 events, including sweeping the first three places in the pole vault and javelin, and taking the top five places in the high jump on […]

Lady Cats state title contenders

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Clovis girls track coach Darrel Ray, right, shows Lady Cats sophomore Jasmine McDonald she took off too far from the bar after a missed high jump earlier this month dring the Wildcat Relays. (CNJ staff photo: Jesse Wolfersberger) By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent Some of them suffered a heartbreaking five-game loss at state in volleyball. […]

Lady Cats take first in Wildcat Relays

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Clovis sophomore Ebony Bunton clears the bar during the high jump Thursday at the Wildcat Relays. Bunton won the event, clearing 5 feet, 5 inches. (CNJ staff photo: Jesse Wolfersberger By Jesse Wolfersberger: CNJ staff writer There was no tripping up Kim Perkins this time. Perkins, who fell in the 100- and 300-meter hurdles Monday […]

Cats’ Robles stars in Wildcat Relays

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Clovis’ Diondre Hunter, left, hands off to Manuel Robles for the third leg of the 800-meter relay Thursday at the Wildcat Relays at Leon Williams Stadium. (CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks) By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondant In track, making up the stagger means breaching the distance between yourself and a runner placed in front of […]