Feb. 24, 2011
In the first day of competition, New Mexico sophomore Precious Selmon finished fourth in the pentathlon at the 2011 Indoor Mountain West Conference championships. The event, which is hosted by the University of New Mexico is being held at the Albuquerque Convention Center.
Selmon, who is the first Lobo to compete in the pentathlon this season, acuminated a final point tally of 3,469. The Crystal City, Mo. captured the top finish in the 60-meter hurdles with a time of 8.43, and earning 1,032 points to begin the day.
In her first high jump appearance of the season, Selmon reached a height of 1.64 meters (5-04.5). Competition continued with the shot put where the Lobos best mark of the day was 8.95 meters (29.04.5).
She then recorded a personal-best, 19-00.5 (5.80m), in the long jump, to add 750 points to her pentathlon mark. In the final event of the day, Selmon ran a 2:55.91 in the 800-meter to finish with 3,469 points for fourth-place.
Meanwhile, in the men's heptathlon, New Mexico sophomore Richard York finished the first day of competition in second place with a score of 3,077 through four events. His sophomore teammate Sam Potter is two spots behind York in fourth place with 2,779 points. Lobo senior Brian Wilson is currently in eighth place.
BYU junior Phillip Bettis, the 2009 & 2010 MWC champion, is the leader with 3,205 points.
The heptathlon action resumes at 11 a.m. with the 60 hurdles, pole vault and 1,000-meter run. Friday's action also includes event finals for the weight throw, long jump, women's pole vault, and men's high jump, as well as the 5,000 and distance medley relays on the track.