Jan. 27, 2012
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - The University of New Mexico's track and field team had a productive Friday, as it wrapped up the first day of competition of the New Mexico Invitational and snagged a pair of top-ten finishes in the pentathlon at the Air Force Team Challenge in Colorado Springs, Colo.
In day one of action at the New Mexico Invitational, the Lobos recorded 20 top-ten finishes, three more than the entire squad recorded at the entire Northern Arizona University Open two weeks ago. Out of these 20 top-ten finishes, five were individual victories.
The highlights of day one were in the women's 600m, the women's high jump, the men's 600m. the men's 400m hurdles and the men's high jump.
Marin Schweigert was able to notch her own first-place finish in the women's high jump, where her 5'6" mark was good enough to force a decisive jump off and eventual victory.
In only the second ever running of the 400m hurdles in American indoor competition (with both being at meets hosted by UNM), Chad Clark posted a 55.92 raw time to be named champion.
Freshman Markus Miller's 6'-6.25" mark in the men's high jump was the fifth individual victory to be claimed by the Lobos, and also was Miller's third straight week of tallying a mark at or above 6'6".
Out in Colorado Springs at the Air Force Team Challenge, the two competing Lobos, Richard York and Sam Potter, picked up top-ten finishes. York's 5424 points was good for first (the sixth Lobo victory today), and Potter's 4820 points was enough to notch eighth.
Check back tomorrow for a full recap of the New Mexico Invitational, including complete meet results and photos. Also, be sure to stay up-to-date with results for this meet by visiting RecordTiming.com.