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Lobo Men and Women Finish Second at Mountain West Conference Championships
Courtesy: New Mexico Athletics  
Release:  05/15/2011
Courtesy: New Mexico Athletics

May 14, 2011

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo.---The New Mexico men's squad finished second behind BYU, with 177 points. Air Force came in third with 139.5 points, while TCU posted 131 for fourth place. Colorado State (101.5) and Wyoming (40) finished fifth and sixth, respectively.

For the women, New Mexico scored 129 points to earn runner-up honors and TCU tallied 98 points for third-place accolades. San Diego State (87.5), UNLV (82), and Colorado State (69) placed fourth, fifth and sixth, respectively. Utah finished seventh with 68 points, while Wyoming (eighth, 56 points) and Air Force (ninth, 35.5) rounded out the final positions.

The Lobos controlled the women's 5,000-meter run, taking the first five spots. The Lobos' Natalie Gray set a new Jack Christiansen Track record, clocking in with a first-place time of 16:51.46. UNM's Sarah Waldron (16:55.54) placed second followed by Ruth Senior (16:58.21) in third, Kirsty Milner (17:00.74) in fourth and Delyth James (17:16.77) in fifth.

New Mexico owned three of the four top spots in the 1,500-meter run, with David Bishop (3:57.11) in second, Ross Millington (3:58.28) in third and Rory Fraser (3:59.61) in fourth. The Lobos' Nicholas Kipruto, earned a second-place finish in the 5,000-meter run, with a time of 14:11.48.

With a time of 13.64 seconds, Precious Selmon became the first New Mexico student-athlete to earn the MW's outdoor women's 100-meter hurdles title.

Final Team scores (Men):
1. BYU - 212; 2. UNM - 177; 3. AFA - 139.5; 4. TCU - 131; 5. CSU - 101.5; 6. WYO - 40.

Final Team scores (Women):
1. BYU - 191; 2. UNM - 129; 3. TCU - 98; 4. SDSU - 87.5; 5. UNLV - 82; 6. Colorado State - 69; 7. Utah - 68; 8. Wyoming - 56; 9. AFA - 35.5.

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