More track and field athletes from area schools punched their tickets to the upcoming state championships, while West Las Vegas continued its late-season surge in recent days.
The Dons placed second in the Barbara George Relays on April 21 in Portales, trailing Lovington 132.5 points to 98. They beat host Portales (96), Carlsbad (52.5) and a half dozen other schools to win the boys’ team title.
Freshman J.J. Esquibel made state in the 3,200-meter run.
West’s girls finished seventh in the Portales meet with 31 team points.