May 4, 2011
NEW ORLEANS, La. --- The University of New Mexico men's track and field team moved to No. 25 in the latest USTFCCCA NCAA Division I team rankings released on Tuesday. It is the first top-25 appearance for the Lobos in the 2011 outdoor season.
The USTFCCCA rankings are based on national level performances rather than dual meet strength. Currently, the Lobos have 70.11 points. Seniors Keith Gerrard and Rory Fraser helped propel the Lobos into the top-25 with their performances at the Payton Jordan Cardinal Invitational over the weekend.
In the men's 10,000-meter run, Gerrard crossed the finished line with a time of 28:27.03, which is the fourth fastest time in Division I competition this season, earning the Lobos 25.6 points in the rankings. Fellow lobo Fraser finished the same event with a time of 28:41.01, good for 17.04 points in the rankings.
Earning 15.27 points for the squad is senior David Bishop, who's time in the 1,500-meter run ranks ninth this season (3:41.12).
The women's track and field team is currently ranked 40th in this week's USTFCCCA NCAA Division I team rankings.