PHS girls set one record, qualify two for state

Staff report
LOVINGTON — Portales High’s girls set one school record and added two Class 3A state qualifiers in Friday’s Ross Black Relays track meet.

The Lady Rams finished seventh in the eight-school field with 35 points. Clovis ran away with team honors, scoring 144 points to 62 for runnerup Roswell High and 61 for Artesia.

The PHS boys were eighth with 26 1/2 points, two behind Roswell High. Hobbs scored 92 1/2 points to edge Clovis (91) for the team title.

Sophomore Hannah Cabledue set a school record in pole vault, finishing second at 9 feet, 6 inches. Meantime, PHS freshman Olivia Austin earned a state-qualifying mark and placed third at 8-0.

The Lady Rams also got their 1,600 relay team in, finishing third in 4:27.17 with Paryn Kizer, Cabledue, Kelly Fraze and Sheraya Cox.

PHS posted second-place finishes with sophomore Amanda Schmidt in shot put (36-0 1/2) and senior Magdalena Gaetz in the 100 hurdles (17.13)

“We had a lot of PRs (personal records),” Lady Rams coach Sandie Schillings said. “Hopefully, we’ll be able to get all our relays qualified next week (in Friday’s District 4-3A meet at Lovington).”

For the boys, junior Michael Nichols was second in both hurdles races, while senior Matthew Shelly finished third in the 100 hurdles.

“Michael had a good night,” Rams coach Glenn Johnson said. “He’s been one of our most consistent competitors.”

Junior David Viera went 144-4 for third in javelin.

“David Viera has competed well week in-and-week out in javelin,” Johnson said.

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