The Fort Sumner Vixens are heavy favorites to pull a three-peat, while the Foxes are hoping to pull a different type of title trio in Albuquerque.
Fort Sumner is sending 30 athletes to the Class 1A track and field championships, scheduled for today and Thursday at the University of New Mexico.
The meet was originally scheduled for last weekend, but got moved following the New Mexico Activities Association’s decision to suspend athletics following the closure of some schools amid swine flu fears.
The Foxes, who won the District 3-1A meet by 95.5 points over second-place Melrose, are looking for a sweep of the New Mexico Activities Association’s top three boys sports. The Foxes won their fourth-straight football championship in the winter, and followed it up with the school’s first boys basketball title in March.
The Vixens are led by Bree Lucero, who scored 26 points two weekends ago at district to take high-point honors, but have plenty of depth with 14 competitors in 17 events — including all four relays.
Strong competition should be provided by Clovis Christian in both boys and girls competition, following dominant performances in the District 4-1A meet.
The Eagle boys scored 197 points to beat second-place Logan by 130 points, while the girls scored 165 points to Grady’s 75.
The Eagles got 30.5 points from Ross Miller and won 14 of 17 events, including all four relays. LaNae Naceanceno, who took high-point honors with 28 points, will lead the Eagle girls.
In Class 2A, Santa Rosa should be a competitor, winning District 6-2A while Texico placed third. The Texico girls finished second in district behind Clayton.