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Fiona O’Keeffe Latest Lobo to Turn Pro

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.— The University of New Mexico track and field program has its second student-athlete turning pro this academic year as Fiona O’Keeffe announced her decision to turn pro over the weekend.

The California native joins Weini Kelati as Lobos who will move on to the next level of running.

The decision comes after O’Keeffe qualified for the U.S. Olympic Trials in the 10K in December, running under the qualifying standard of 32:25 with a time of 32:12.28 for the 11th-fastest time as an American collegian.

O’Keeffe joined the program as a graduate transfer from Stanford in April with a long list of accomplishments.

While she was never able to compete for UNM, O’Keeffe joins a long list of UNM athletes who signed to run professionally, including Alice Wright, Courtney Frerichs, Josh Kerr, Sammy Silva, Lee Emanuel, Chris Barnicle, Charlotte Arter, Ross Millington and Kelati.