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Richard Harper Memorial Invitational

Albuquerque Academy

April 20-21, 2007 Albuquerque, NM


Boys Stadium Records

Preview By Adam Kedge

Results - Boys - Girls

Photos courtesy of  Blake Wood
Cibola's Daniel Gooris Clears 15' 5" new meet record


Top 2 Results from The Albuquerque Journal

Full Results can be found at: http://www.directathletics.com/results/track/6430.html


Boys Results

100m Dash

1. Adrian Baca, Rio Grande, 10.33

2. Jason Reagor, Los Alamos, 11.09

200m Dash

1. Adrian Baca, Rio Grande, 22.44

2. Ruben Martinez, Los Alamos 22.83

400m Dash

1. Martin Romero, Los Alamos, 50.07

2. Dodge Baird, Eldorado, 50.17

800m run

1. Curtis Beach, Albuquerque Academy, 1:55.57

2. Kevin Burnett, St. Pius X, 1:57.85

1600m run

1. Ben Johnson, Albuquerque Academy, 4:23.77

2. Dustin Martin, Albuquerque Academy, 4:29. 63

3200m run

1. Ben Johnson, Albuquerque Academy, 9:17.31

2. Dustin Martin, Albuquerque Academy, 9:38.99

110m Hurdles

1. Cameron flakes, Eldorado 14.06

2. Curtis Beach, Albuquerque Academy, 14.53

300m Hurdles

1. Curtis Beach, Albuquerque Academy, 39.60

2. Chad Clark, LaCueva, 41.34

4x100m Relay

1. Eldorado 42.64

2. Los Alamos 43.90

4x200m Relay

1. La Cueva, 1:31.80

2. cibola 1:32.92

4x400m Relay

1. Eldorado 3:26.62

2. Los Alamos 3:28.58

1600m Medley Relay

1. La Cueva 3:42.85

2. St. Pius X 3:45.53

Long Jump

1. Curtis Beach, Albuquerque Academy, 22'2.5"

2. Rolando Trammel, Highland 21"6.5"

Triple Jump

1. Brandon Simpson, cibola, 43'9"

2. Rolando Trammel, Highland, 43'7"

High Jump

1. Diego Rosado, Albuquerque Academy, 6'5"

2. Desi Gallegos, La Cueva, 6'3"

Pole Vault

1. Daniel Gooris, cibola 15'5"

2. Weston Ross, La Cueva 14'3"

Shot Put

1. Alex Umstead, Los Alamos, 54'3.5"

2. Zach Keller, Los Alamos, 50'6"

Discus Throw

1. Alex Umstead, Los Alamos, 151'7.5"

2. Keon Ahghar, Lacueva 147'7"

Javelin Throw

1. Ruben Martinez, Los Alamos, 171'11"

2. Nick Jones, Monzano, 167'7"

Team Results (Top 5)

1. La Cueva 84.5

2. Academy 82

3. Los Alamos 67

4. Cibola 64

5. eldorado 43

Girls Results

100m Dash

1. Isis Wilson, Manzano, 12.09

2. Hawa Konte, Eldorado, 12.30

200m Dash

1. Hawa Konte, Eldorado, 26.07

2. Jordan Miller, St. Michael's 26.84

400m Dash

1. Julie Brasher, Eldorado, 1:00.24

2. Sofie Schunk, LaCueva, 1:01.48

800m Run

1. Lyndsay Harper, Albuquerque Academy 2:16.98

2. Alexandra Darling, LaCueva, 2:20.39

1600m Run

1. Lyndsay Harper, Albuquerque Academy 5:15.79

2. Rachel Velarde, Eldorado, 5:19.68

3200m Run

1. Rachel Velarde, Eldorado, 11:29.69

2. Laura Levezo, LaCueva, 11:48.39

100m Hurdles

1. Alexandra Darling, LaCueva 15.01

2. Jordan Miller, St. Michaels, 15.55

300m Hurdles

1. Alexandra Darling, LaCueva, 43.96

2. Lauren Riley, Lacueva 47,88

4x100m Relay

1. Manzano 50.29

2. La Cueva 50.52

4x200m Relay

1. Manzano 1:47.05

2. La Cueva 1:48.60

1600m Medley Relay

1. Eldorado 4:25.71

2. Academy 4:29.28

4x400m Relay

1. La Cueva 4:05.79

2. Manzano 4:09.82

Long Jump

1. Alexandra Darling, la Cueva, 17'11.25"

2. Asal Salehpoor, la Cueva, 17'4.25"

Triple Jump

1. Asal Salehpoor, la Cueva, 36'9"

2. Lesly Torres, Los Lunas 34'5"

High Jump

1. Lindsey Shepard, Academy 5'2"

2. Amy Buffett, 5'0"

Pole Vault

1. Lauren Jaramillo, Manzano 9'6"

2. Michaela Ross, La Cueva, 9'0"

Shot Put

1. Shayla Flores, cibola 36'4"

2. Mykel Kirkpatrick, Eldorado, 34'6"


1. Brittany Stokes, Los Alamos 100'2"

2. Shayla Flores, Cibola 99'10"

Javelin Throw

1. Shayla Flores, Cibola 114'10"

2. Christina Faris, eldorado, 106'9"

Team Scores (Top 5)

1. La Cueva 121

2. eldorado 71

3. Academy 55

4. Manzano 49

5. Los Alamos 42



(Friday, April 20)


11:00 Girls: High Jump

11:00 Boys Triple Jump

11:00 Boys: Pole Vault

1:00 Boys High Jump

1:00 Girls Triple Jump

1:00 Girls Pole Vault

2:30 Girls Discus

2:30 Boys Shot Put

3:45 Girls Shot Put

3:45 Boys Discus

RUNNING EVENTS: Preliminaries ‑ eight fastest qualify to finals.

3:00 Girls 3200 Meter Run (Final)

3:30 Girls 400 Relay

3:40 Boys 400 Relay

3:50 Girls 800 Run (Final)

4:05 Boys 800 Run (Final)

4:25 Girls 100 Meter Hurdles

4:40 Boys 110 Meter Hurdles

4:55 Girls 100 Meter Dash

5:05 Boys 100 Meter Dash

5:20 Girls 400 Meter Dash

5:35 Boys 400 Meter Dash

5:55 Girls 300 Meter Hurdles

6:10 Boys 300 Meter Hurdles

6:25 Girls 200 Meter Dash

6:40 Boys 200 Meter Dash

6:55 Boys 3200 Meter Run (Final)

(Saturday, April 21 ‑ All Events Finals)

8:30 Girls Long Jump


9:00 Boys Javelin



10:15 Boys Long Jump


10:30 Girls Javelin



9:45 Girls 400 Meter Relay

9:50 Boys 400 Meter Relay

10:00 Girls 100 Meter Hurdles

10:10 Boys 110 Meter Hurdles

10:15 Girls 100 Meter Dash

10:20 Boys 100 Meter Dash

10:25 Girls 1600 Meter Run

10:40 Boys 1600 Meter Run

10:55 Girls 800 Meter Relay

11:05 Boys 800 Meter Relay

11:15 Girls 400 Meter Dash

11:20 Boys 400 Meter Dash

11:30 Girls 300 Meter Hurdles

11:35 Boys 300 Meter Hurdles

11:45 Girls 1600 Meter Medley Relay

12:00 Boys 1600 Meter Medley Relay

12:15 Girls 200 Meter Dash

12:20 Boys 200 Meter Dash

12:25 Girls 1600 Meter Relay

12:40 Boys 1600 Meter Relay



Richard Harper Stadium Records (Boys)


100 m10.34Shannon Kincaid Del NorteFred Polich1999City
200 m21.35Pedro TunonHighlandGary Sanchez2000City
400 m47.62Pedro TunonHighlandGary Sanchez



1600 m4:15.01Matt TwiestAcademyScott Neal1996City
3200 m9:22.40Matt TwiestAcademyScott Neal1996City
110 HH13.92Justin SofaleyLos AlamosLarry Baca1991Harper
300 IH38.75Dane WingetHighlandGary Sanchez2000City
400 r42.2 HighlandGary Sanchez2001City
  Ryan Peel, Rambo Fiaseu, Cody Jones, Brandon Smith  
800 r 1:28.50 Santa FePeter Graham1992Harper
  Jerry Chavez, Mark Koppa, Bart Statt, Eric Ribsomer  
Medley 3:33.06 ACADEMYadam kedge2003Harper
  ravi singaraju, jacob dewitte, keith buchanan, cody harper 
1600 r3:20.03 La CuevaMatt Henry1998City
  David Hick, Nick Lott, Travis Clark, Nate Puckett  
Javelin200’1Luke MarrsMoriartyJoe Bailey1999Dist 5AAA
02 RULE201’3 anthony fairbankshighlandgary sanchez2005harper
Discus184’3 Fred MadySandiaBlaine Clarke1993Academy Relays
Shot61’9Darius HollandMayfieldJohn Castle1991Alb. Invite
Long J23’7.75Matt SandersonDel NorteFred Polich2002City
High J7’0Tom MescallSt. Pius X

neil silver


Dist. 5AAA
 7’0Rich WootenHighlandGary Sanchez1988Harper
Pole V15’4.25Chris AshcraftLa CuevaMike Tixier2002City
Triple J47’7Matt SandersonDel NorteFred Polich2002City

Preview By Adam Kedge


Participating Teams:


Albuquerque Academy Chargers
Los Alamos Hilltoppers
Belen Eagles
Capital Jaguars
Cíbola Cougars
Eldorado Eagles
Highland Hornets
La Cueva Bears
Los Lunas Tigers
Manzano Monarchs
Sandia Matadors
Rio Grande Ravens
Sandia Prep Sundevils
Santa Fe Demons
Santa Fe St. Michael's Horsemen
St Pius X Spartans

Girls Relays and Sprints:

When it comes to the relays the class of this meet is the La Cueva Bears. The Bears lead the metro-area in 3 of the 4 relays. One of the highlights for the relays should be the 4 x 100 where the Bears, the Cibola Cougars, and the Manzano Monarch are separated by only a couple tenths of a second. A late charge from freshman sensation Isis Wilson of Manzano (photo by Gary Murray) might be difference. Look for Albuquerque Academy to break up some of La Cueva dominance by contending for those 10 first place points in the medley relay (4:15.60). In the individual sprint events Isis Wilson (pictured above) of Manzano is the class of the field. She dominated the best in the state at Marilyn Sepulveda on April 9th. Her

11.93 / 25.28 seed times are tops.

Girls Hurdles


Alexandra Darling of La Cueva is Colorado State bound. Next spring she’ll provide the Rams with a multi-event threat. Before she goes expect Alex to compete well in a number of events during her final weeks as a prep. Here feature events are the hurdles and she leads the Albuquerque metro area by huge margins. Her 15.18 and 44.41 are marks that the Bears will count on to score well in this large invitational.

Girls Jumps:

Alexandra is not only a hurdler she is also the defending 5A state champ in the long jump. She has the top seed in that event (17’10). Other top seeds in the girls’ jumps are Lindsay Sheppard of Academy in the high jump (5’5), Asal Salehpour of La Cueva in the triple jump (36’5). Megan Economedes of La Cueva and Lauren Jaramillo of Manzano share the top mark in the pole vault at 9’3”.

Girls Throws:

She leads the metro area in the triple jump but her best events may be the throws. Asal Salehpour is another of La Cueva’s multi event weapons. A 106’4 discus and a 35’1 shot are the best entries in the meet. Asal did sit out the throws this past weekend at the Wildcat Relays in Clovis so her participation is in question this week. Without Asal the throws point could really be up for grabs. This is one set of events where the better kids in the state are not present.

Girls Distance:


The feature event in the girls distance races may be the 800 meters. It is highlighted by Marilyn Sepulveda champ Aleona Reyes of Belen with a time of 2:22.25. Aleona will have her hands full with Lyndsay Harper of Academy. The two did not meet at the Sepulveda Invite because Haper had just recently returned from Arcadia where she ran nearly 10 seconds faster than Reyes’ personal best. Lyndsay’s teammate freshman Paige Throckmorton just posted a 2:22.05 this past weekend and should figure into the results too. Do not count out Alex Darling in the 800 either. If Alex elects to run the middle distance event she can be right in the hunt. The 3200 is also an event to watch. In that race the fans will be treated to a showdown between 3A State XC champ Kate Norskog of St. Michael’s, 4A State XC champ Julia Foster (picture enclosed by Gary Murray) of Academy, and 5A State XC champ Rachel Velarde of Eldorado.


Girls Teams:

Last May the Clovis Wildcats were the best in the state. They are one of the few top rated teams from 2007 that will not be in attendance. Look for La Cueva to outdistance 5A foes Cibola and 2006 4A State champs Albuquerque Academy. 3A St. Michael’s is also in attendance but does not look to be a force against the larger schools.

Boys Relays and Sprints:

The Cibola Cougars come in to the meet with a seed time (3:23.14) that is faster than the current meet record in the 4 x 400 meter relay. That mark was run in the cool weather at the Wilson Relays in mid-March. Look for Cibola to better that and contend for the stadium record of 3:20.03 set nine years ago by la Cueva. The three other relays should be pretty evenly matched by Cibola, Los Alamos, La Cueva, and Eldorado. Individually, Eldorado has three different sprinters with top seed times in the shorter two of the sprint events. Cameron Flakes leads the 100 meters in 10.46 and Scott Johnson leads the 200 in 21.75. Curtis Beach (pictured below) ran 49.25 last weekend to take the metro lead in the 400. However, with a number of good events for the decathlete Beach’s entry in the 400 or any other event is pure speculation.

Boys Hurdles:

The highlight of the meet may be the showdown between super-star TX transfer senior Cameron Flakes of Eldorado and the “wonder-boy” sophomore Curtis Beach of Academy (picture left) by Gary Murray) . Right now Cameron holds the edge in the 110 HH (13.87 to 14.43) but Curtis holds the head to head showdown 1 to nil. At the very competitive Marilyn Sepulveda Invite a couple of weeks ago Curtis made up 8 meters late in the race to win the 300 IH by less than a tenth of a second (38.52 to 38.56).

Boys Throws:

Quad-zilla is coming!!! Alex Umstead of Los Alamos (Picture right by Blake Wood) will put a scare in the rest of the field. His impressive marks of 57’6 and 157’10” will be tested by Highland’s Jamil Wilson who has entry marks of 53’8 and 143’4. Los Alamos also has the top javelin entrant in sprinter / thrower combo Ruben Martinez. Ruben runs the 100 in 10.72, throws the shot in 49’4 and has a state’s 2nd best javelin throw at 175’4.

Boys Jumps:

Top seed mark for the high jump is Diego Rosado of Albuquerque Academy at 6’8. Academy’s Beach (22’10”) leads the long jump. Highlands Rolando Trammel leads the triple in 43’6 ¼”. And the pole vault meet the meet (15’0) and stadium (15’ 4 ¼ “) records by Ryan Ashcraft of La Cueva may be broken by junior Daniel Gooris of Cibola.

Boys Distance:

Last year it took 4:23 just to place in the 1600 meters at this meet. That was faster than the state results from both 4A and 5A. This spring it may not be as fast but will be close. Look for Benjo (Ben Johnson – Academy) and Kevin Burnett of St. Pius to battle for the top spot. If one of them falters Matt Everett of La Cueva and Dustin Martin of Academy should be right there. Matt Tebo of Eldorado set the meet record of 4:19.07 and that could be in jeopardy. The 3200 record of 9:26.30 by Shadrack Kiptoo may also go down if the wind does not blow.

Boys Teams:


The top 5A team thus far in 2007 may be the Alamogordo Tigers who recently won the wildcat Relays in Clovis last weekend. They will not be in attendance but there will be the defending 5A state champs La Cueva Bears in full strength. They will be tested by the deep and young Cibola Cougars and by the top two teams in 4A the Albuquerque Academy Chargers and the Los Alamos Hilltoppers.


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