Nearly 700 Set To Compete In Two-Day New Mexico Classic
Feb. 4, 2010
UPCOMINGThe University of New Mexico concludes its five-meet homestand this weekend with one of the largest meets ever held at the Albuquerque Convention Center. Nearly 700 athletes, respresenting 28 collegiate teams and several postcollegiate teams will take part in the New Mexico Classic & Combined Events on Friday and Saturday. Friday's action will consist mostly of the women's pentathlon and men's heptathlon competitions, along with non-seeded field events and the 5,000-meter races.
Friday night's combined events competitions begin at 2 p.m. The final event is scheduled for 9:30 p.m. Saturday's field and combined events begin at 9 a.m., followed by the first race on the track at 9:30. Admission each day is $5 at the door for adults, $3 for kids ages 4 to 18, and free for UNM students (with a valid Lobo ID) and children age 3 and under.
In just four years of action, the indoor track and field facility at the Albuquerque Convention Center has earned a well-deserved reputation as one of the premier venues in the America. This weekend's events will be the fifth of six UNM home meets, including the Mountain West Conference Championships, and 13 total events held this winter at the Duke City's world class indoor facility. The Albuquerque Convention Center will also be the home of the 2010 USA Indoor Track & Field Championships (Feb. 27-28), the NCAA Division II Championships (March 12-13), and five Saturday night high school meets (Jan. 16-Feb. 21).
NEW MEXICO CLASSIC & COMBINED EVENTS MEET INFO/RESULTSFULL COLLEGE TEAMS (15 women, 10 men): Abilene Christian (Division II), Adams State (Division II), Air Force, Colorado School of Mines (Division II), Colorado State, Colorado State-Pueblo (women only - Division II), Mesa State (women only - Division II), Missouri Southern (men only - Division II), New Mexico, New Mexico Highlands (women only - Division II), New Mexico State (women only), Sacramento State, San Diego State (women only), San Francisco State (women only - Division II), Utah State, Western State (Division II).
RANKED DIVISION I MEN'S TEAMS (1): No. 19 New Mexico.
RANKED DIVISION II MEN'S TEAMS (3): No. 4 Abilene Christian, No. 5 Adams State, No. 17 Missouri Southern.
RANKED DIVISION II WOMEN'S TEAMS REPRESENTED (3): No. 5 Adams State, No. 15 Abilene Christian, No. 25 New Mexico Highlands.
MARQUEE EVENTS: While there will be outstanding athletes in virtually every event this weekend, local track and field fans may want to pay close attention to the following competitions:
Women's Pentathlon - Friday, 2:30 p.m.
Men's Heptathlon - Friday, 2 p.m. & Saturday, 9 a.m.
Men's 60 Meters - Saturday, 10 a.m. (prelims) and 12:25 p.m. (finals)
Men's 200 Meters - 1:20 p.m.
Women's Triple Jump - Saturday, 12:30 p.m.
Men's 400m - Saturday, 11:30 a.m.
RESULTS: Event-by-event results will be posted on the bulletin boards at the finish line corner of the facility, near the timing table. Complete HTML results will be available on www.GoLobos.com immediately following the meet.
LOBO TRIO VISITS NOTRE DAMENew Mexico seniors Ashley Gibson and Michelle Corrigan, and freshman Ross Millington will all head to South Ben, Ind. for Saturday's Meyo Invitational. All three Lobos will run the mile. Gibson will be looking to lower her own school record of 4:44.58, while Millington aims for the NCAA provisional qualifying standard in his first mile of the year.
Results of Saturday afternoon's race will be available on und.com.