Feb. 12, 2011
DON KIRBY INVITATIONAL
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.--- The University of New Mexico continued to record impressive marks as the Lobos hosted the Don Kirby Invitational Friday evening at the Albuquerque Convention Center. The meet was the fifth of six that the Lobos will host during the indoor season.
De'Vron Walker had his second consecutive, record-breaking weekend by running a school record time of 7.94 in the men's 60-meter hurdles finals. Last weekend Walker ran a 60-meter hurdles finals time of 8.08, to top the all-time list for UNM.
Sophomore Precious Selmon broke the New Mexico school record in the women's 60-meter hurdles preliminary rounds with a time of 8.41 to advance to the finals. Selmon held the previous record of 8.47, which she set at Northern Arizona in December of 2009.
Shirley Pitts recorded a new personal record in the women's 400-meter dash, crossing the finish line at 56.34. The time ranks third on the UNM all-time indoor performance list.
In field events, Alesha Walker recorded a season-high distance of 6.08 meters (19-11.50) in the women's long jump. Also listing a season best performance was Deanna Young, who reached 12.93 meters (42-5.25) in the women's triple jump.
On the men's side, Gabe Aragon claimed the top time in the 800-meter run with a career-high, altitude converted time of 1:49.48. He was followed in second by Sam Evans (1:49.52) and fourth by John Cordova (1:50.97).
Warrick Campbell tied a career-high triple jump mark of 14.94 meters (49-00.25). Also recording personal bests were Logan Pfibsen in the pole vault (5.22 meters, 17-01.50) and Matthew Henry-Marshall in the weight throw (18.36 meters, 60-03.00).
Lamaar Thomas crossed the line in a season-best 6.86 in the men's 60-meter dash preliminaries to qualify for the final event finals.
The Lobos will return to the Albuquerque Convention Center Feb. 24-26 for the Mountain West Conference Indoor Championships.
SEATTLE, Wash.--- Several Lobos had impressive showings at the 2011 Husky Classic at the Dempsey Indoor, including the capture of the third school-record of the day.
In the women's 5,000-meter run three New Mexico athletes recorded record-breaking times for the squad. Leading the way was junior Natalie Gray who ran school record time of 15:54.29 to finish fifth, fourth of collegiate athletes, out of 91 competitors.
Ruth Senior followed in seventh-place, crossing the finish line at 16:02.38. In 16th Sarah Waldron clocked a time of 16:16.73. The previous school record in the event, 16:34.58, was held by Michelle Corrigan for her performance at Washington in 2009.