March 30, 2010
Austin, Texas- The University of New Mexico track and field team will head to Austin, Texas for the 83rd Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays. Competition begins Wednesday, with preliminary competition and will continue into Saturday for finals.
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Weather: Temperatures in Austin should be in the high 70s to low 80s all weekend with a chance of thunderstorms on Friday.
Lobos To Watch
Indoor All-American Sandy Fortner will compete in her first outdoor heptathlon of the season. Fortner currently holds the school record in the event for her performance in the 2008 outdoor MWC Championships. The Fort Sumner, N.M. product holds second place in the event in the MWC with a score of 5,641.
Junior Deanna Young will be competing in both the long and triple jump.
On the men's side, sophomore transfer Lamaar Thomas will compete in the 100-meter dash. This will be Thomas' first outdoor competition with the Lobos.
Redshirt freshman De'Vron Walker will compete in the 110-meter hurdles. Walker was a two-time CIF state champion in the event as a junior and senior.
Stanford Invitational Rewind
University of New Mexico distance runners, junior Ruth Senior and senior Nicky Archer recorded a sensational day Friday, March 19 at the Stanford Invitational. Both smashed the school records in their respective races. Senior clocked a 15:57.32 in the 5,000 meters, shaving over 19 seconds off the previous record (16:16.9), while Archer killed the previous 10,000-meter record (34:06.9) by 34 seconds running a 33:32.83.
The previous 5K record was held by Kathy Pfiefer, set in 1984. Senior sliced the 26-year-old record finishing fifth in section 1 of the women's 5K. The Norwich, England product sliced her previous lifetime best (16:39.49) by 42 seconds.
Archer, who set her previous career-best at the same meet last year, was 60 seconds better this time around. The Cheshire, England product broke Pfiefer's 10K record also set in 1984.