Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Robertson Junior Wins Gold in Girls High Jump.(Journal North)

Byline: Will Webber Journal Staff Writer

Grants leads after first day of 3A track championships

BLOOMFIELD -- It's all in the technique.

Standing a rail-thin 5-feet, 10-inches, Las Vegas Robertson junior high jumper Andrea Gallegos captured a state championship in her specialized event Friday by utilizing every bit of what she calls, "the spring in my legs."

Gallegos cleared 5-feet, 1-inch to edge New Mexico Military Institute's Carolyn Hobgood for the top spot. A junior, Hobgood was also successful at 5-1, but since Gallegos accomplished the feat on her first of three attempts, she was given the championship.

It was one bright spot for the Cardinals on the opening day of the Class 3A state track and field championships at Bloomfield High School's Curtis J. …

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