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Day One Of NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships
Courtesy: New Mexico Athletics  
Release:  06/09/2010
Courtesy: New Mexico Athletics

June 9, 2010

Eugene, Ore. - It was a rainy day at Hayward Field in Eugene, Ore. at the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships today and it fit the mood for the University of New Mexico track and field athletes who competed. After setting a personal best in both the 100-meter hurdles (14.09) and in the high jump (5-7.75, 1.72m) senior Sandy Fortner fouled out in the shot put.

Due to the rain Fortner slipped out of the ring during the shot put all three attempts. The senior was in 5th place prior to fouling in the shot put, which dropped her down to 22nd. Fortner made the decision to withdraw from the rest of the competition.

"Today was unfortunate," head coach Joe Franklin said. "However, today is not at all indicative of her career. She has accomplished so much in her four years and I am very proud of her."

Events continue tomorrow, below is a schedule of the events.

• Triple Jump trials and finals at 5 p.m. - Deanna Young
• 1500-meters semifinals at 5:45 p.m. - Lee Emanuel
• 3,000-meter Steeplechase semifinals at 7:15 p.m. - Ruth Senior
• 10,000-meter finals at 8:45 p.m. - Chris Barnicle

Thursday, April 17
All Day - 
Track & Field
at Mt. SAC Relays
Friday, April 18
All Day - 
Track & Field
at Bryan Clay Invitational
Saturday, April 19
All Day - 
Track & Field
at Long Beach State Invitational
Friday, April 25
All Day - 
Track & Field
at Brutus Hamilton Invitational
Friday, May 02
All Day - 
Track & Field
vs. Don Kirby Tailwind Open
Sunday, May 04
All Day - 
Track & Field
at Payton Jordan Invitational
Thursday, May 08
All Day - 
Track & Field
at Air Force Twilight Invitational
Wednesday, May 14
All Day - 
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at Mountain West Outdoor Track & Field Championships
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