April 8, 2010
El Paso, Texas- The University of New Mexico track and field team is traveling to El Paso, Texas this weekend for the UTEP Invitational. Events will take place on Saturday beginning at 10 a.m. and running all day.
Weather: Temperatures will be in the low 80s with light winds.
Lobos To Watch
Standout Sandy Fortner is scheduled to compete in the 100m hurdles, shot put and javelin throw. Fortner ranks in the top ten in New Mexico history in both the 100m hurdles (No. 6, 14.33) and the shot put (No. 4, 46-00 (14.02m)).
Kelly Fortner will compete in the pole vault. The Fort Sumner, N.M. product has a career best in the event of 11-07.75. The mark holds the seventh spot on the UNM all-time performers list.
Senior Carolyn Boosey will compete in the 3,000 Steeplechase. The London, England product holds the second spot on the UNM all-time performers list with a time of 10:56.74. Boosey clocked a career-best time of 10:34.00 while attending St. Mary's (England).
Everett will also compete in the 800m and 1500m.
Young Earns MWC Athlete of the Week
New Mexico's Deanna Young was named Mountain West Conference Athlete of the Week Tuesday for her first place finish in the triple jump at the Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays in Austin, Texas this past Saturday. Young jumped a 43-10.75 (13.38m) to break New Mexico's 20-year old school record in the event. Lavern Clarke, who happens to be Young's old coach, set the previous record of 43-01.50 in 1990.
The Albuquerque native moved into fourth place on the MWC all-time list in the event and currently holds the No. 1 spot in the country for the 2010 outdoor season.
Four out of Young's six jumps were longer than the existing school record and only one did not enter into New Mexico's all-time top ten performance list in the event.
Texas Relays Rewind
Fortner did it again. The University of New Mexico senior broke her own school record in the heptathlon Thursday at the 83rd Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays. Fortner put up 5,657 points in the event, beating her previous record of 5,641. The Fort Sumner, N.M. product finished third in the event.
Fortner also set career-bests in the long jump with a throw of 20-04.50 (6.21m) and in the 200m dash with a time of 24.89.