April 12, 2012
EL PASO, Texas - After turning in its most complete and successful weekend performances this season at a trio of regional meets, the University of New Mexico track and field squad is traveling to the UTEP Invitational this weekend, April 14, in El Paso, Texas.
At the first two meets of the 2012 outdoor campaign, the Lobos posted solid results. On March 24 at the UTEP Springtime Invitational, New Mexico notched 29 top-ten finishers and four medals. A week later at the Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays, five Lobos competed as they captured three top-15 finishes.
Last weekend, however, New Mexico rolled out its best effort, as personal bests and a school record were knocked aside. Competing at the Don Kirby Tailwind Invitational, the Stanford Invitational and the Sun Angel Classic, the Lobos were able to net 29 top-ten finishes and 7 new all-time top-ten marks at UNM.
Some of the numerous highlights of the past weekend included Sarah Waldron's shattering of the school record in the 10000m out at Stanford and Kendall Spencer's nation-leading and Olympic A Standard long jump at the Don Kirby.
Currently, the Lobo women check in with at 11th in the Women's Mountain Region Poll that was released by the U.S. Track and Field/Cross Country Coaches Association on Tuesday. Similarly, tThe Lobo men are ranked 12th in the men's version of the same poll. In the national poll, the men are ranked 38th and the women are 36th.
The UTEP Invite is scheduled to start Saturday at 10 a.m. MT with women's hammer throw, and concludes at 6:50 p.m. with the men 4x400m. Check GoLobos.com after the meet Saturday for a full recap and complete results.