Braden Mounyo captured gold in the 300-meter hurdles and silver in the 110-meter hurdles.
Russell Huffman | El Defensor Chieftain

ALBUQUERQUE—Socorro captured a third-place team finish at the Class 3A state track and field meet as Warriors’ junior Braden Mounyo and freshmen Jay Lee picked up individual state titles and finished in the top seven individually.

Freshman Jay Lee won gold in the pole vault.

Mounyo won the 300-meter hurdles with a 40.62 clocking, while Lee was fourth with a 43.69. Mounyo was second in the 110-meter hurdles with a clocking of 15.44, and Lee was fourth in the long jump with a leap of 19-4.

Lee came into the state meet as the favorite to win the pole vault, and he didn’t disappoint. Lee cleared 12-0, while Mounyo topped 11-0 for third place.

Coach Cody Lee used a little razzle-dazzle to get Socorro some strong finishes in the relay races. The Warriors used Jay Lee in the first leg during the prelims and subbed in senior Brian Armijo to run in front of Caden Moreland, Isaiah Ocampo and Marcus Armijo and ran a 45.56 to place fourth in the 4X100 relay.

An eighth place in the prelims of the 4X200, was vastly improved upon with Armijo subbing for Rueben Gonzales in the final as Ocampo, Moreland and Marcus Armijo clocked a 1:36.29 for fifth place.

Junior Tamra Fowler has the top finish among the Lady Warriors with a third in the 100-meter dash and a time of 13.11.

Tamra Fowler displays her bronze medal from the 100.


100 meters—3. Tamra Fowler, 13.11; 8. Jaylin Gonzales, 13.90; 12. Faith Lucero, 13.96.

200 meters—10. Jaylin Gonzales, 28.90 (Prelim).

3200 meters—9. Karol Escalono, 14:54.70.

4X100 relay—4. Jaylin Gonzales, Faith Lucero, Jaylyn Olguin, Tamra Fowler, 52.23.

4X200 relay—5. Jaylin Gonzales, Faith Lucero, Jaylyn Olguin, Tamra Fowler, 1:52.34.

4X400 relay—8. Jada Castillo, Breanna Lucero, Jaylyn Olguin, Faith Lucero, 4:39.63.

1600 sprint medley—10. Breanna Lucero, Iliana Perez, Jada Castillo, Sky Sessions, 5:04.08 (Prelims).

High jump—6. Jaylyn Olguin, 4-6; Amalia Tenorio, 4-4 (NH).

Pole vault—Sienna Gunning, 6-6 (NH).

Long jump—6. Jaylon Gonzales, 14-10.25.

Triple jump—11. Ally Martinez, 26-9.5.


100 meters—7. Marcus Armijo, 11.88.

110-meter hurdles—2. Braden Mounyo, 15.44.

300-meter hurdles—1. Braden Mounyo, 40.62; 4. Jay Lee, 43.69.

4X100 relay—4. Brian Armijo, Caden Moreland, Isaiah Ocampo, Marcus Armijo, 45.56.

4X200 relay—5. Isaiah Ocampo, Brian Armijo, Caden Moreland, Marcus Armijo, 1:36.29.

4X400 relay—5. Braden Mounyo, Jay Lee, Isaiah Ocampo, Marcus Armijo, 3:37.69.

Pole vault—1. Jay Lee 12-0; 3. Braden Mounyo, 11-0.

Long jump—3. Marcus Armijo, 19-5.5; 4. Jay Lee, 19-4.

Triple jump—10. Braden Mounyo, 37-5.

Shot put—11. Caden Moreland, 35-8.5.

Discus—10. Garrick Gutierrez, 110-10; Isaiah Ocampo, Foul.