The Ignacio High School track and field teams performed well at the San Juan Relays, which doubled as the San Juan Basin League Championships on Tuesday at IHS.
The boys finished in fifth with 76 points, while the girls took seventh with 40. Mancos won the league title on the boys side with 193 points. Dolores was second with 111, while Del Norte took third with 108 points.
Del Norte won the girls title with 140 points. Dolores was second with 103 and Telluride finished in third with 85.
In the boys competition, Ignacio’s Jonas Nanaeto won the 800-meter dash (2:06.83) and took second in the 1,600 (4:44.49). Elco Garcia won two events: the 1,600-meter run (4:43.69) and the 3,200 (10:51.82). The other winner on the track came from the 4x400 relay team, which ran a 3:57.58. The team, which consisted of Tyler Barnes, Jason Hampton-Foutz, Nathyn Stollsteimer and Nanaeto, won by nine seconds over Mancos’ quad.
In the field events, Hampton-Foutz continued to dominate the pole vault, as he cleared a height of 10-feet, 10-inches, while Barnes and Stollsteimer were second and third, respectively.
For the IHS girls, Charlize Valdez won the 3,200 in a time of 13:45.17. She also finished third in the 1,600 (6:01.96). In the 100-meter dash, Vanessa Gonzales took third (13.97), and Lexy Young was fourth (14.05).
Other top-Bobcat finishers included Kiana Valdez, as she finished in seventh in the long jump with a 12-1.5 jump. The Bobcats will travel to the 61st Bloomfield Invitational on Saturday at Bloomfield High School.
BaseballThe Ignacio High School baseball team dropped both games in Tuesday’s San Juan Basin League doubleheader, as the Bobcats lost 12-2 and 13-2 to Dolores with both games ending in five innings.
In Game 1, Dolores pitcher Niel Farias grabbed the win as he struck out three, gave up two hits, two runs – one of which was earned – in a complete-game effort.
He was also efficient at the plate, as he went 2-for-4 with a solo home run. Also contributing for the Bears (12-5, 8-3 Class 2A District 3/5) was Dakota Smith, who went 1-for-3 with a run and two runs batted in.
Cesar Pedregon went 1-for-2 with an RBI for IHS.
In Game 2, Dolores’ Cameron Chavez went 2-for-3 with a sacrifice fly, two runs scored and two RBIs, while Smith went 2-for-4 with a double, home run, two runs scored and two RBIs. The Bears put a run on the scoreboard in all five innings.
Gabe Tucscon was on the mound for Ignacio (1-12, 1-8 2A District 3/5) and went 2 1/3 innings. He gave up five hits, six runs – four earned – six walks and three strikeouts. Rendon Mestas went 1-for-2 with a double and an RBI.
The Bobcats will play the pigtail game against Dolores in the Class 3/5 District Tournament at 3 p.m. May 9 at Dolores High School.