May 1, 2010
Albuquerque, N.M.- Ft. Sumner star Sandy Fortner soared at the 20th Don Kirby Memorial Invite at the Great Friends of New Mexico Track and Field Stadium Saturday. Fortner ran a new personal-best of 14.13 in the finals of the 100m hurdles for a 3rd place finish. The senior now holds the 4th best time in the event in New Mexico history.
Sophomore transfer Lamaar Thomas shined at his first home outdoor meet of the season. Thomas ran a wind-aided time of 10.34 in the 100m dash, good for a 3rd place finish. Thomas, who didn't seem all that happy with his performance after the event, was pleasantly surprised when he saw his time flash on the digital board. The time sets a new personal best for Thomas beating his old time of 10.65. Although the time was a PR for Thomas due to the 3.4 wind speed the time will not count towards any records.
Deanna Young earned 1st in the triple jump for the second week in a row. The junior jumped a mark of 42-03.50 (12.89m). The second place finisher came in three feet behind Young with a mark of 39-07.25 (12.07m).
Freshman Kyle Walker took first in the pole vault with a mark of 16-07.25 (5.06m). The mark sets a season best for the freshman, beating his old season-best of 16-00.75.
Fellow freshman De'Vron Walker continued to impress finishing 2nd in the 110m hurdles with a new season-best of 14.57.
Junior Patrick Ortiz took first in the 5,000m with a time of 15:11.71.
Also setting new personal-bests and taking the top spots in their respective events were:
Sophomore Allen Pittman took second in the 5K with a time of 15:12.30
Freshman Richard York hit a mark of 14-01.25 (4.30m) in the pole vault to set a new season-best and finished 6th in the event
Junior Brian Wilson set new person-bests in the pole vault (13-07.25) and in the discus (139-09)
Sophomore Chad Clark shaved some time off of his previous PR in the 400m hurdles running a time of 54.77 for a 5th place finish
Senior Kelly Fortner set a new PR in the pole vault with a mark of 12-01.50 (3.70m) Freshman Alex Kitterman set a new season-best in the javelin with a mark of 181-11 (55.45) for a third place finish
The men's 4x400m relay team of Derek Montoya, Josh Lovato, Chad Clark and Raffi Cote finished first in the event with a time of 3:21.86
The women's 4x400m relay team of Shirley Pitts, Sandy Fortner, Ashley Miknis and Tawsha Brazley ran a time of 3:54. 24 for a 3rd place finish