By Mike Tooley
Silver City High won most of the gold Friday, April 20, in the Cobre Invitational Track & Field Meet. They amassed a total of 125 points in the girls’ division, and 136.5 points in the boys’ division. Cliff was second in the girls’ division with 65.5 points, and Cliff was second in the boys’ division with 89.5.
The Tigers finished next to last in both divisions, scoring 23 points in the girls’ division, and 16.5 points in the boys’ division.
Deming was third in the girls’ division with 59 points, followed by Lordsburg with 55, Cobre with 47, Reserve with 32.5, Animas with 27, Hot Springs with 23 and Hatch with 13.
In the boys’ division, Cobre was third with 59 points, Lordsburg had 54, Deming had 50, Reserve had 19, Hot Springs 16.5, and Hatch was last with five points.
Sarai Clendenin was the only Tiger to score a double victory. She won the 800-meter run with a time of 2:33.42, and the 3200-meter run in a time of 13:23.93.
Kaitlyn Pierson won first in the high jump and qualified for the state track meet, clearing the bar at 4’10”, a personal best.
Alexandra Perkins picked up points for the Tiger girls with a fifth place finish in the shot put with a throw of 27’ 1” and the Tiger 1600 sprint medley relay team finished sixth with a time of 4:48.3.
Owen Harrison had a personal best in the long jump with a leap of 19’9” for a second place finish in the boys’ division, and tied for second in the high jump, clearing the bar at 5’8”. He also place second in the 200 meters with a time of 23.57 and placed fifth in the 100 meters with a time of 11.46.
The 4×400 relay team – consisting of Zerod Underwood, Darin Welty, Isaac Grijalva and Tyler Slaven – finished in sixth place, capturing a point for the Tigers.