The MaxPreps.com track and field standings are updated as of Tuesday and several local athletes are in contention to qualify for their respective state tournament.

The Top 18 athletes in each event in Class 5A, 4A, 3A, and 2A at the end of the regular season will qualify for state. In Class 1A, the Top 9 performances in the sprints, hurdles and relays, while the Top 12 in distances and field events will get to state.

Class 3A

La Junta

La Junta High School has seven individuals in the Top 18 in their events in Class 3A. Of that number, six are in the weight events.

Vicente Ramirez is ranked in two events as he is second in the shot put at 50-3 1/2 and seventh in the discus at 133-11.

Carlos Rangel is fifth in the discus at 136-8, Zach Archuleta is 12th in the discus at 130-1, Kaden Ramirez is 14th in the shot put at 42-8 1/2 and 16th in the discus, at 124-9, Noah Sedillo is 14th in the discus at 128-4, and James Waddles is 18th in the shot put at 41-7.

The remaining Tiger, Chris Wilkins, is tied for 13th in the high jump at 5-10.

Wyatt Buhr is close to qualifying as he is 21st in the triple jump at 39-0 1/2, which is 7 3/4 inches off. Also the 4x200-meter relay team is 23rd at 1:37.58 — 1.33 seconds off qualifying.

Irene Robledo is the only Lady Tiger who is ranked as she is seventh in the discus at 104-10.

The girls’ 4x200 is 21st at 1:56.99, which is 0.63 seconds off of qualifying.

Class 2A

Rocky Ford

Rocky Ford has seven members of its boys’ team currently in the Top 18 in their events.

Four of them are ranked in more than one event. David Trujillo is third in the long jump at 20-6 and seventh in the 100 in 11.69; Cody Danley is fourth in the 3,200 in 10:33.68, sixth in the 1,600 in 4:46.81, and 11th in the 800 in 2:08.11; Chris Gonzales is fifth in the triple jump at 39-7 3/4 and 14th in the 800 in 2:11.11; and Noel Lopez is fifth in the 3,200 in 10:34.49 and 18th in the 1,600 in 4:58.52.

The remaining Meloneers have Nate Hancock 11th in the discus at 122-1 1/2; Nick Barela 13th in the 110 hurdles in 17.65; and Joaquin Munoz 16th in the 3,200 in 11:26.68.

Rocky is also ranked in three boys’ relays. It is fourth in the 4x800 in 8:51.76, seventh in the 4x100 in 46.86, and 10th in the 4x400 in 3:46.07.

A few Meloneers are close to qualifying in other events. Hancock is 20th in the shot put at 39-3 1/2, which is two inches short. Barela is 22nd in the 300 hurdles in 46.18, which is 0.39 seconds off. Noel Rocha is 25th in the 110 hurdles in 19.96, which is 0.43 seconds away. Trujillo is 26th in the 200 in 25.02, which is a half second off. Seth Havens is 27th in the 200 in 25.03, which is 0.51 seconds off of qualifying.

The 4x200 team is 20th in 1:42.11, which is 1.04 short.

Only one Lady Meloneer is currently in the Top 18 as Maquela Huff is tied for 12th in the high jump at 4-8.

The 800 sprint medley is 13th in 2:03.05.

Close to qualifying for the Rocky girls are Abigail Snyder, who is 20th in the 100 hurdles in 18.93, which is 0.05 short, and she is 21st in the 300 hurdles in 53.12, which is 0.74 off. Also close is Kelly Long, who is 27th in the 100 hurdles in 19.58, which is 0.70 away.

The 4x800 relay team is 19th in 12:56.57, which is 1.03 short.

Swink

Two Swink girls are currently in the Top 18. Brianna Denton is ranked in two events as she is sixth in the long jump at 15-5 and 17th in the 300 hurdles in 52.33. Skyler Jones is sixth in the triple jump at 31-11 1/2.

The Lady Lions are ranked in two relay. They are 14th in the 800 sprint medley in 2:03.38 and 17th in the 4x100 in 55.00.

No members of the boys’ team are currently ranked.

Fowler

Fowler has two boys who are in the rankings. Orin Carnes is 10th in the 110 hurdles in 17.36, while Brand Sharp is 11th in the 300 hurdles in 44.29, and 12th in the 110 hurdles in 17.55.

Five Lady Grizzlies are also ranked Lexi Van Sickle is ninth in the 400 in 1:03.34 and 15th in the 200 in 28.55. Kaitlyn Smith is 12th in the triple jump at 30-4 1/2 and 14th in the long jump at 14-10.

The remaining ranked Lady Grizzlies are Samantha Graham, who is 13th in the long jump at 14-10 3/4, Jacquelin Alvey, who is 16th in the 400 in 1:06.71, and Ryanna Pruet, who is 16th in the 100 in 13.86.

The Fowler girls are ranked in three relays. They are third in the 4x200 in 1:53.66, sixth in the 800 sprint medley in 1:58.95, and 12th in the 4x800 in 11:35.60.

Close to qualifying are Van Sickle, who is 21st in the 100 in 14.06, which is 0.18 seconds off; Pruet, who is 22nd in the 400 in 1:07.21, which is 0.21 seconds off, and 26th in the 200 in 29.25, which is a half second short; and Graham is 31st in the 100 in 14.23, which is 0.35 away.

Crowley County

The Crowley County boys have three ranked individuals. Leading the Chargers is Lane Walter, who has the best mark in discus in Class 2A at 157-1. He is 16-10 ahead of his closest competitor. Walter is sixth in the shot put at 43-9.

Also ranked are Tyler Schwartz, who is tied for fourth in the long jump at 20-3 and Hayden Carter, who is tied for sixth in the high jump at 5-10.

The Chargers are seventh in the 4x200 in 1:36.41.

Close to qualifying are Schwartz, who is 21st in the 100 in 12.09, which is 0.06 seconds short, and Carter is 29th in the 110 hurdles in 20.62, which is 1.09 seconds off.

The Lady Chargers are led by Rylee Haynes, who is ranked in four events. She is tied for first in the high jump at 5-3, second in the 100 hurdles in 16.64, seventh in the long jump at 15-4 1/4, and ninth in the 300 hurdles in 51.24.

Also ranked for the Crowley County girls is Shannon McLelland, who is 14th in the shot put at 31-8.

Close to qualifying for the Lady Chargers is Jayla Brown, who is 19th in the 3,200 in 14:38.05, which is 0.76 short.

Las Animas

Las Animas currently has no ranked individuals on either the girls’ or boys’ teams.

Class 1A

Cheraw

Cheraw has one ranked individual in Alyssa MacKey, who is 11th in the girls’ shot put at 29-6.

No members of the boys’ team are currently ranked.

McClave

McClave has three ranked boys. Ian Beckett is fifth in the long jump at 19-3 1/4, Dawson Roesch is ninth in the 100 in 12.03, and Mavric Leighty is 10th in the 1,600 in 5:11.04.

The Cardinals are ranked in two boys’ relay events. They are third in the 4x800 in 9:43.62 and ninth in the 4x100 in 48.19.

Four Cardinals are close to qualifying. Roesch is 12th in the 200 in 24.92, which is 0.45 seconds short; Beckett, is 13th in the 100 in 12.16, which is 0.13 short; Marcus Perales is 14th in the 200 in 56.73, which is 0.48 off; and Zach Keith is 23rd in the high jump at 5-2, which is two inches away.

Three Lady Cardinals are in the rankings. Shalea Watts is fourth in the 400 in 1:06.22 and fifth in the 800 in 2:43.18; McKenzie Watts is seventh in the shot put at 31-11 and seventh in the discus at 92-10; and Becca Steerman is 12th in the 1,600 in 6:34.95.

McClave is ranked in three girls’ relays. It is third in the 4x800 in 11:46.04, fourth in the 800 sprint medley in 2:03.13, and sixth in the 4x400 in 4:57.95.

Two more Lady Cardinals are in contention for qualifying. Katie Roesch is 10th in the 400 in 1:08.59, which is 0.23 off; and Gentry Martin is 12th in the 200 in 30.39, which is 0.25 seconds short.

Kim/Branson

The Kim/Branson co-op team has one individual in the rankings as Zariah Mason has the best time in the Class 1A girls’ 100 in 12.90.

The Lady Mustangs also have the best 4x100 time in 53.99.

No Kim/Branson boys are currently ranked. Zephyr Mason is close as he is 15th in the long jump at 18-3, which is two inches short.

This week

Most of the local teams will be in action this week.

Crowley County, Fowler, La Junta and Swink will be at the John Tate Challenge Cup, which will be Friday and Saturday at Dutch Clark Stadium in Pueblo. Cheraw and Las Animas will be at the Cheyenne Wells Invitational on Friday. McClave and Rocky Ford will be at the Warren Mitchell Invitational in Limon on Saturday. Kim/Branson is off this week.