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White places for IHS girls in Aztec

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Tuesday, April 24, 2018 12:36 PM

Entered in just the discus rather than both throwing specialties at the 2018 B&B Aztec Invitational, Aliyana White managed to log the Bobcats' lone point at the April 20-21 gathering.

Tossing the apparatus 101 feet, four inches downrange inside Fred Cook Memorial Stadium on Day 2, Ignacio's sophomore placed sixth out of 52 total competitors-including 3A Pagosa Springs senior Keena Murphy, who threw a winning 123'10" and defeated 4A Durango's Azalea Santillan by 8'1".

In the final girls' team standings, IHS finished tied with New Mexico's 3A Newcomb and 2A Shiprock Northwest for 14th place.

Ignacio's Vanessa Gonzales was 26th (14.34) in the 100-meter dash prelims, while Kiana Valdez was a squad-best 22nd (29.76) in the 200 prelims. Emily Cundiff, who run 15.02 in the first of the meet's 11 100-meter heat races and ended up 43rd, finished 29th in the 200 after clocking 30.52 seconds in the 10th of its 11 heats.

In a time of 1:14.03, Cundiff also came in 28th in the 400m prelims with Gonzales finishing 37th (1:17.53).

Charlize Valdez posted IHS' best results on the track with her 11th-place 6:22.40 in the 1,600m run on Day 2, after booking a 16th-place 2:46.88 in the 800 on Day 1. Kiana Valdez's best long jump of 14 feet, 0.5 inches landed her in 12th overall but was nearly 1.5 farther than her initial seeding distance.

Returning to the Land of Enchantment, the 'Cats will next compete April 27-28 at the Bloomfield Invitational, then quickly prepare for the 2A/1A San Juan Basin League Championships on Tuesday, May 1.

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