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2008 Lobo Invitational Cross Country Meet Information
Courtesy: New Mexico Athletics  
Release:  08/08/2008
Courtesy: New Mexico Athletics

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SCHEDULE:

8:00 a.m. - Community Fun Run (5,000m)
8:45 a.m. - High School Varsity Boys (5,000m)
9:15 a.m. - High School Varsity Girls (5,000m)
9:45 a.m. - Collegiate Men's Open (8,000m)
10:15 a.m. - Collegiate Women's Open (5,000m)

10:45 a.m. - High School Junior Varsity Boys (5,000m)
11:15 a.m. - High School Junior Varsity Girls (5,000m)
11:45 a.m. - High School C Team Boys and Girls
12:45 p.m. - Awards Ceremony

TEAM REGISTRATION

Entry Fees:
• $10 for Community Fun Run
• $60 per high school team ($120 for combined girls and boys programs)
• $100 per collegiate team ($200 for combined men's and women's programs)
• No cost for unattached collegiate runners

Email all rosters/entries to jimkaiser@mindspring.com. All high school entries must include grade level as well (9th, 10th, 11th, etc.). Click here for additional information.

DIRECTIONS:

(the golf course is located near the corner of Yale Blvd. and Tucker Rd. on the UNM North Campus)

(from I-25 north) Take Lomas exit and head east, towards the mountains, on Lomas Blvd. Turn left on Yale Blvd. and continue north before turning right on Tucker Rd. The golf course clubhouse and parking lot will be on the left.

(from I-25 south) Take Lomas exit and turn left, heading east on Lomas Blvd. Turn left on Yale Blvd. and continue north before turning right on Tucker Rd. The golf course clubhouse and parking lot will be on the left.

(from I-40) Exit I-25 south then take Lomas exit and head east, towards the mountains, on Lomas Blvd. Turn left on Yale Blvd. and continue north before turning right on Tucker Rd. The golf course clubhouse and parking lot will be on the left.

LOBO INVITATIONAL HISTORY

The 2008 season marks the ninth running of the UNM Lobo Invitational. After a six-year absence, former head coach Matt Henry brought NCAA cross country competition back to Albuquerque with the 2000 Lobo Invitational. In 2002, the meet was expanded to include six high school races and in 2004, a 5K community fun run was added to open the day.

Each year, thousands of distance running fans have flocked to UNM's North Campus to watch the competition on one of the most spectator-friendly cross country courses in the nation.

Six different teams have won the men's title, including the host Lobos in 2002 and `04. The UTEP men have won the past two meets, including a meet record score of 19 points last fall. Shadrack Kiptoo-Biwott is the only UNM runner to win the individual race ('04), while Air Force's Ben Payne ('01, '02) and UTEP's Stephen Samoei ('06, '07) are the only two time men's winners. Payne's time of 24:01 in `02 is the North Course record.

The women's race has seen seven different team champions with Air Force taking back-to-back titles in 2001 and `02, and New Mexico winning for the first time last year. UNM and Western State College ('01) share the meet record with a score of 21 points. New Mexico has had two individual winners in Sarah Gonzales (2001) and Jacquelyne Gallegos (2005). Gallegos set the 6,000m course record with her time of 21:37 in 2005. Unattached runner Ava Hutchison became the first to win the 5,000m women's race last year. Women had run a 6K from 2000-06.

LOBO INVITATIONAL PAST RESULTS

MEN

YEAR • TEAM WINNER • INDIVIDUAL WINNER
2000 • Western State (22 pts.) • Brandon Leslie, Adams State (24:34)
2001* • Air Force (26 pts.) • Ben Payne, Air Force (24:20)
2002 • New Mexico (21 pts.) • Ben Payne, Air Force (24:01)
2003 • Colorado State (35 pts.) • Will Banks, Western State (24:45)
2004 • New Mexico (35 pts.)Shadrack Kiptoo-Biwott, UNM (24:44)
2005 • Adams State (44 pts.) • Patrick Mutai, UTEP (24:28)
2006 • UTEP (29 pts.) • Stephen Samoei, UTEP (24:47)
2007 • UTEP (19 pts.) • Stephen Samoei, UTEP (24:19)

WOMEN YEAR • TEAM WINNER • INDIVIDUAL WINNER
2000 • Western State (21 pts.) • Jennifer Michel, unattached (21:38)
2001 • Air Force (30 pts.) • Sarah Gonzales, UNM (22:25)
2002 • Air Force (39 pts.) • Rachel Cuellar, NMSU (22:04)
2003 • Colorado State (36 pts.) • Adriana Pirtea, UTEP (22:10)
2004 • Texas Tech (26 pts.) • Irene Kimaiyo, Texas Tech (22:01)
2005 • Adams State (30 pts.) • Jacquelyne Gallegos, UNM (21:37)
2006 • Texas A&M (35 pts.) • Merideth Snow, Texas A&M (22:00)
2007 • New Mexico (21 pts.) • Ava Hutchinson, unattached (18:13*)

2001 meet was held at the Paradise Hills Golf Course in West Albuquerque.
* 5,000m race

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