New Mexico Collects 27 Top-three Finishes at Lobo Open
Courtesy: New Mexico Athletics  
Release:  01/15/2011
Courtesy: New Mexico Athletics

Jan. 15, 2011

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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.--- New Mexico's track and field team posted a strong showing in the 2011 Lobo Open, marking the beginning of the indoor season. The tune-up meet was the first of six UNM events, including the 2011 Mountain West Conference Championships, this winter at the Albuquerque Convention Center.

The Lobos swept the top-five final spots in the women's pole vault. Margo Tucker led the way for New Mexico finishing first. In second place was Amber Menke, followed by Juila Cook in third, Lauren Jaramillo in fourth and Nathalie Busk.

The second of three first-place finishes for New Mexico came with a 1-2 finish by Ruth Senior and Alex Darling in the mile run. The third top finish came in the men's 4x400 relay where the New Mexico quad of Sam Evans, Gabe Aragon, Richard York and Thomas Trujillo posted the fastest time in the event.

With a strong showing for the Lobos, Precious Selmon secured a second-place finish in the 60 meter hurdles. Alesha Walker also finished in a second-place slot for UNM in the long jump. Selmon was the next finisher, coming in fifth place. Deanna Young finished second in the triple jump for New Mexico.

Shirley Pitts competed for the Lobos in the 200 meter dash, finishing third with a time of 24.94. Also capturing a third place mark was Rachel Kelchner in the 400 meter dash (58.21).

On the men's side, Thomas Trujillo and Kendall Spencer finished second and fourth, respectively, in the 60 meter dash. Evans secured a second place finish in the mile run for New Mexico, while Gable Aragon picked up a matching finals spot in the 800 meter run. In the 60 meter hurdles, Richard York finished third.

New Mexico captured three of the top-five spots in the pole vault as Logan Pflibsen came in second place, Kyle Walker in third and Chris Dodds in fifth. Kendall Spencer and York posted a 2-3 finish in the men's long jump.

On the field, Brad Maestas led the Lobos in the shot put with a second-place finish, followed by York in third and Matthew Henry-Marshall in fourth.

The Lobos return to action next weekend as they host the Cherry & Silver Invitational at the Albuquerque Convention Center Jan. 21-22.