Angel Fire rising track star

By Sheila Miller
sports@taosnew.com
Posted 5/16/19

The 3200-meters is among the most intense races at a track meet. At the Class A 3200-meter race on Saturday (May 11) in Albuquerque, a group of sprinters watching …

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Angel Fire rising track star

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The 3200-meters is among the most intense races at a track meet. At the Class A 3200-meter race on Saturday (May 11) in Albuquerque, a group of sprinters watching the race remarked, "I can't even run eight laps! Much less run them as fast as I can."

Going into Saturday's race, the state record was 13:28.01, set by Alyssa Baragas of Elida in 2018. McKenna Sahd of Angel Fire finished in 13:30.57 - under three seconds away from last year's record. The eighth-grader will have a worthy competitor to keep her company through her years of high school. Karina Hernandez of Hondo Valley, also an eighth-grader, won the race with a new record time of 13:06.98. Teghan Copeland of Fort Sumner finished second in 13:18.20.

Sahd also ran the 800-meter leg of the sprint medley on Saturday, helping her team finish fourth with a time of 4:54.40, and the 1600 on Friday, in which she also finished fourth with a time of 6:02.45.

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