On the cold, blustery morning of March 25th, the Gallup High track team arrived at the Public School Stadium looking to compete with 12 other local schools. The Bengal Boys track team finished 3rd with 81 points, right behind Belen with 82 points, and cross-town rival Miyamura with the winning total of 114 points. The Bengal Girls finished 4th with a total of 48 points, Miyamura, Belen, and Zuni right in front of them. Both Gallup High track teams were missing plenty of athletes due to spring break, as both teams did not have much time to practice during the week. Gallup High Junior, Jessica Ramirez came in 1st in the 3200m race with a winning time of 12:28.54. In the 400m dash, Junior Zakarri Fields came in 2nd overall with a time of 54.74. Gallup’s boys came in 2nd in the 4x100m relay with a time of 46.44, just behind Miyamura with a time of 44.44. Senior Steven Nez took 3rd in the 3200m race with a time of 10:30, while he later ran the 1600m race with a winning time of 4:51. Sherrae Fox took first place in long jump (14’8”). While Gloria Jones placed first overall in the 200m dash with a time of (29.14). The Bengal track team will be looking forward to continuing the momentum onto their next track meet at Zuni this Saturday April 1st. The Bengals will have everyone back from spring break, as they look to take first place at Zuni, look forward to districts, and state in the next month.
Bengal Dance Team Goes to State
by Zach Wargo '20
On the afternoon of March 23rd, the Bengal dance team rode a bus to Albuquerque to compete for a blue trophy along with many other schools the next day; They looked forward to their last two performances of the year, as everyone knew that they would leave it all out on the dance floor. Two days later the team would find out that they finished third out of eight schools, securing the green trophy to bring back to Gallup. Just falling behind of St Pius who finished second, and Roswell who won state once again for the fifth consecutive year. The dance team, who secured third for the 3rd straight year, came up just short once again, as after the first day they had a result of 90.7 points in second place behind Roswell. The second day came fast, all the dancers were very confident that they could take state for the first time since 2011. Gallup High scored 87.5 points for their second performance at state, only to finish in third once again. Next year the dance team will have most of their dancers returning, hoping to take state by storm, and surprising the field once again, just like they did in 2011. The Bengals only had four seniors, as they have many young, special talents on the team. The Bengal dancers are young, and will be fearlessly dancing their hearts out every competition, every practice, every day.