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Goddard and Roswell score at state track and field meet

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Jonathan Flores’ stock for the Goddard Rockets track team went through the roof Friday during the opening day of the large school state track and field meet in Albuquerque.

Heading into the meet at the University of New Mexico, the junior was the No. 10 discus thrower in 5A.

“He had a personal record with his first throw,” said Chris Deck head coach. “He had three more personal records as the meet went on and then with his last throw, he threw 148 feet even to win the state championship.”

Deck feels that Flores’ work for the past few months paid off Friday.

“He’s a great kid that’s worked hard and really earned it,” Deck said.

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Flores could bring home another trophy later today as he is set to compete in the finals in the shot put.

Deck added that Diego Miranda could bring some championship hardware home as well. The senior will be competing in the 100 and 200-meter runs.

For the Lady Rockets, Deck said Destiny Lawrence placed sixth in the long jump on Friday and today she will be competing in the 100, 200 and 400-meter runs. Junior Bailey Beene is also competing in the finals in the javelin.

Jasia Reese won state in the high jump for the Roswell Coyotes on Friday.

“Most of the kids got personal bests today,” said Tim Fuller head coach.

Today the boys will be competing in the 4×4 medley relay and the girls will be competing in the 4×1 medley relay. Fuller said others will be going for championships in the javelin, shot put and triple jump.

“The kids are doing really well,” Fuller said. “They’re getting personal bests and we’re excited for that.”

General assignment reporter Mike Smith can be reached at 575-622-7710, ext. 307, or at sports2@rdrnews.com.

 

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