Outdoor Track: Lobos Solid On Final Day Of Texas Relays
AUSTIN, Texas -- The University of New Mexico wrapped up the final day of competition at the 2003 Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays with several strong performances. Junior transfer Branden Bennett led the way with his Midwest regional qualifying mark of 16-04.75 in the top section of the pole vault.
Bennett tied for 16th overall in his outdoor season debut. The Phoenix, Ariz. native competed in the indoor season-opener, where he surpassed the NCAA provisional qualifying standard, before being sidelined with a heel injury.
In other field event action, sophomore Amanda Barnes recorded a mark of 46-00.75 to finish 13th in the top section of the shot put. Meanwhile, on the track, senior David Lloyd opened the day with an eighth place finish in the 400-meter hurdles finals. Lloyd, who clocked the fourth-fastest preliminary time (51.87) on Thursday, slipped to a time of 54.14 on Saturday. 2002 Mountain West Conference champion Seth Billy, now competing for Baylor, also struggled surprisingly and finished ninth (55.0).
New Mexico returns to action next weekend when it travels to Baton Rouge, La. for the LSU Alumni Gold meet.