Making a Run for it

Laguna Acoma Hawk Jonathan Gaco sprints his way to his second state championship Saturday as he wins the class 3A boys 400 meter dash with a time of 50.47 seconds.

If the students at the State high school track meet in Albuquerque don't cross the line with a first place, it is not for lack of wanting it and trying. Over and over again I saw these kids collapse from the effort they had put themselves through, trying to win. I made some images of the athletes being helped from the track, like this one of Laguna Acoma Hawk runner Cassandra Sanchez, not to try to embarrass them for not winning, but to show just how much they have tried.

Kirtland Central Lady Bronco Alexandra Hathaway strides over a hurdle Saturday as she makes her way to becoming the 4A girls 100-meter hurdles state champion.

Wingate Bears runner Logan Wauneka (8) runs the final few steps to the finish line Saturday as he places fourth in the class 3A boys 3200 meter run with a time of 10:17.95

Gallup Lady Bengal Vanita Joe runs the track Saturday while competing in the girls class 5A 1600 meter race during the New Mexico State high school track meet in Albuquerque. Joe finished with a time of 5:37.39 to take ninth place in the event.
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