Jaylin Gonzales checks out her landing spot during the long jump in Cloudcroft where she was the high-point girl athlete.
Russell Huffman | El Defensor Chieftain

Eight first-place victories, including sweeps in the relays by the Warriors and Lady Warriors track and field teams, led to first-place team victories on April 6 at Cloudcroft’s Mountain Top Relays.

Socorro’s Warriors scored 77 team points to outdistance second-place Tularosa’s 67, while the Lady Warriors needed all their points to edge Capitan 73-69.

Freshman Jay Lee picked up the high-point individual award after taking first place in the pole vault and long jump, where he edged second-place finisher Marcus Armijo by a half-inch.

The Warriors also picked up wins in the 4X100 relay, with Isaiah Ocampo, Caden Moreland, Lee and Armijo posting a 44.23. In the 4X200 relay, Ruben Gonzales, Jerry Garza, Isaiah Ocampo, and Kaden Dow blazed to a 1:38.25.

The Lady Warriors enjoyed an equal amount of success in their relay events, with Jaylin Gonzales, Faith Lucero, Jaylin Olguin and Tamra Fowler running a 52.29 for first in the 4X100 relay. The speedy set also turned around and took first place in the 4X200 relay with a 1:58.23 clocking.

The tightest race of the day came in the girls’ 100-meter dash, where Socorro had a 1-2-3 photo finish with Tamra Fowler’s 13.29 one step in front of Faith Lucero (13.40) and Jayline Gonzales’ 13.41.


100 meters—2. Marcus Armijo 11.52.

110-meter hurdles—4. Ruben Gonzales 21.36.

400 meters—2. Isaiah Ocampo, 58.09; 3. Colton Dow 59.85.

4X100-meter relay—1. Socorro, Isaiah Ocampo, Caden Moreland, Jay Lee, Marcus Armijo 44.23.

4X200-meter relay—1. Socorro, Ruben Gonzales, Jerry Garza, Isaiah Ocampo, Kaden Dow 1:38.25.

Discus—2. Isaiah Ocampo 109-0; 4. Kaden Dow 92-8.

Triple jump—4. Jacob Angel 34-5.

Long jump—1. Jay Lee 18-10.5; 2. Marcus Armijo 18-10.

High jump—5. Rueben Gonzales 5-0.

Pole vault—1. Jay Lee 9-0; 2. Adriano Minguia 7-6.

Javelin—4. Kaden Dow 105-3.

Top Points—1. Jay Lee 16.5; 2. Isaiah Ocampo 15; 5. Marcus Armijo 12.5.


100 meters—1. Tamra Fowler 13.29; 2. Faith Lucero 13.40; 3. Jayline Gonzales 13.41.

300-meter hurdles—6. Anna Zagrai 1:14.31.

400 meters—4. Breanna Lucero 1:15.80.

4X100-meter relay—1. Jaylin Gonzales, Faith Lucero, Jaylin Olguin, Tanra Fowler 52.29.

4X200-meter relay—1. Jaylin Gonzales, Faith Lucero, Jaylin Olguin, Tamra Fowler 1:58.23.

Discus—5. Ally Martinez 75-8.

Triple jump—2. Sky Sessions 27-10; 3. Ally Martinez 26-5.

Long jump—2. Jaylin Gonzales 14-1.5; 5. Alana Romero 12-7.

High jump—3. Jaylin Olguin 4-0; Anastasia Zagrai 3-10.

Pole vault—6.  Sienna Bunning 5-6.

Javelin—5. Ally Martinez 77-0.

3200 meters—2. Anastasia Zagrai 13:01.01.

Top Points—5. Jaylin Gonzales 14; 6. Tamra Fowler 12; 9. Faith Lucero.