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Albuquerque Public Schools Invitational

Wilson and Milne Stadiums

March 24, 2007 Albuquerque, NM

Salomon Gonzales




The Most competitvie meet in New Mexico this week will be held concurrently at Milnie (Boys) and Wilson (Girls) Stadium in Albuquerque.  The hot team in the Albuquerque Metro Area is Cibola High School. The Cougars have ben strengthened by the addition of multi-event star Daniel Goorris who competed for 1A Gallup Catholic last year. Gooris is currently the best pole-vaulter in the state and Cibola has run an impressive 3:23 in the 4x400. Eldorado High School is also much improved due to the help of an impressive transfer. Cameron Flakes (formally of Texas) has run the best times in New Mexico for the 110 and 300 hurdles. The Eldorado Eagles will be hard pressed to defeat Cibola without the services of Matt Tebo, who is in Kenya this weekend. Tebo's points are as automatic as taxes and sunshine in New Mexico.

Perennial Powers, La Cueva and Highland do not look as impressive as they have in years past.  Highland will be placed by Jamil Wilson (51'10" shot, 143' Discus, and 160' Javelin).

The two top boys team in 4A will also be in attendence. Albuquerque Academy and Los Alamos will contend in many events.  Academy will be lead by distance star Ben Johnson and multi-event sensation Curtis Beach. Los Alamos is lead by thrower Alex Umstead who had the best throw in the Shot this year in NM.


Individual performances will highlight the girls competition.  La Cueva's Alexandra Darling has turned in fast times in the 100 Hurdles (15.5) 300 Hurdles (46.28) 800 run (2:25) and Long Jump (17'7"). Rachel Velarde will continue her stellar season by leading a strong contingent of distance stars from Eldorado. Academy's Lyndsay Harper should find the front of the pack in at least 1 middle distance event and will help the Chargers in the relays as well.  The La Cueva girls should be the favorites in the 4x400 and the sprint medley relay. They have a strong nucleus of middle distance runners.