Nov. 14, 2011
Colorado Springs, Colo. - Seven Lobos earned All-Mountain Region recognition from the United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) on Monday. From the women's team Ruth Senior, Sarah Waldron, Kirsty Milner, Natalie Gray, and Imogen Ainsworth earned the honor, while Ross Millington and Sean Stamgot it for the men. Athletes of member institutions that finished in the top 25 individually at one of the nine NCAA Regional Championship sites last Saturday earned the distinction.
The New Mexico women's cross country team received an automatic bid to the NCAA Championship after tying Colorado for first-place honors at the Mountain Regional on Saturday in Provo, Utah. The Lobo men earned an at-large bid after finishing fourth in the 10K race at the Mountain Regional.
The five women on the All-Region team makes 18 selections in the last four years for UNM. For Senior, it's her third straight year on the team. Gray, Waldron, and Milner were All-Region in 2010, and this is Ainsworth's first honor.
It marks the second straight year Millington earned All-Region honors, and he and Stam are the 13th and 14th Lobos in the last four years to earn the honor.
Five other Mountain West student-athletes made All-Region, including TCU junior Agnes Kemboi, who punched her ticket as an individual qualifier to 2011 NCAA Cross Country Championships by pacing the Horned Frogs at the South Central Regional on Saturday in Waco, Texas.
2011 USTFCCCA Cross Country All-Region Recipients
James Walmsley, Air Force - Mountain Region
Ross Millington, New Mexico - Mountain Region
Sean Stam, New Mexico - Mountain Region
Paul Burke, Wyoming - Mountain Region
Garrett Zans, Wyoming - Mountain Region
Elle Keyser, Colorado State - Mountain Region
Nicole Peters, Colorado State - Mountain Region
Imogen Ainsworth, New Mexico - Mountain Region
Natalie Gray, New Mexico - Mountain Region
Kirsty Milner, New Mexico - Mountain Region
Ruth Senior, New Mexico - Mountain Region
Sarah Waldron, New Mexico - Mountain Region
Agnes Kemboi, TCU - South Central Region