Jan. 20, 2011
Lobo Indoor Track -- At The Albuquerque Convention Center
Lobo track coach Joe Franklin promised this weekend's Cherry & Silver Invitational would show a marked increase in talent and competition from the Lobos' low-key opener last week at the Albuquerque Convention Center.
Based on the teams showing up Friday and Saturday at the Convention Center, Franklin wasn't exaggerating. The talent running, jumping and throwing includes athletes from Stanford, California, Arizona, UNLV, Utah, Northern Arizona, Adams State, Brigham Young, Portland State and Grand Canyon.
Yep, the Convention Center will be stacked this weekend and that talent also includes Lobos.
"We have some of the top athletes in the West coming in," said Franklin. "It's going to be a lot tougher than last week."
Friday's field events begin at 5 p.m. with men's and women's events in the long jump, weight throw, unseeded pole vault and high jump. Running events are set to begin at 6 p.m. opening with the men's 200, women's 200, men's 600, women's 600, men's 4 x 800 relay and women's 4 x 800 relay.
Saturday's field events are set to begin at 10 a.m. and running events will begin at 11 a.m.
Event-by-event results will be posted on the bulletin boards at the finish line corner of the facility, near the timing table. Complete HTML results will be available on www.GoLobos.com immediately following the meet.
LAST TIME OUT (Lobo Opener Jan. 15)
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.
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.