Prouse Clinches First Place in Steeplechase, Lobos Garner Six Top-Ten Finishes
EUGENE, Ore. — The University of New Mexico track and field team garnered six top-ten finishes on day one of the Hayward Premiere in Eugene, Ore. The Lobos were highlighted by a first-place finish from senior Charlotte Prouse in the 3000m Steeplechase Invite, finishing at a time of 9:54.65.
The senior from London, Ontario, Canada, was neck-and-neck with Oregon’s Aneta Kozieczek before pulling away in the final lap and crossing the line over four seconds before any other runner. Prouse’s finish is the No. 1 time in the NCAA this season.
Sophomore Abdirizak Ibrahim finished in third place in the men’s 1500m, kicking it through the last leg, finishing just .11 seconds behind third place.
In the women’s 5000m, Gracelyn Larkin posted a seventh-place finish at a time of 15:55.56 in her first outdoor collegiate appearance. Freshman Semira Mebrahtu Firezghi also participated in the race and finished 16th overall at a time of 16:42.36. New Mexico was the only team to have freshmen running in the race, and the women held their own.
Redshirt-junior Steffi Jones was the first Lobo to cross the line in the women’s 1500m run and finished in ninth place overall at a time of 4:25.68. Next to finish for the Lobos was redshirt-freshman Elise Thorner, finishing in 10th place overall at a time of 4:25.77. Sophomore Amelia Mazza-Downie completed the race in 13th place (4:27.09), and Andrea Modin Engesæth rounded out the Lobos in the race, posting a 21st place finish (4:31.34). Senior Adva Cohen participated in the women’s 1500m Invite and finished in ninth place at a time of 4:28.10.
Red-shirt senior Hannah Miller participated in the final event of the day for the Lobos, the women’s 10000m Invite, and finished in the 13th spot at a time of 33:49.72.
The Lobos have athletes competing at both the Hayward Premiere and the Jo Meaker Classic and Multi, hosted by West Texas A&M University in Canyon, Texas, which will both continue through tomorrow. Head to the Lobo schedule page for direct links to keep up with the Lobos.
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