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Lobos Rake in 22 Top-10 Performances Including Four First Place Finishes

CANYON, Texas — The¬†University of New Mexico track and field team is no stranger to top-10 finishes. That was proven today as the Lobos raked in 21 top-10 performances at the Joe Meaker Classic in Canyon, Texas, and one third-place finish in the Hayward Premiere in Eugene, Ore.

The Lobos’ first place finishes at the Joe Meaker Classic came from Carlos Salcido in the men’s 400m (46.56), Tianna Holmes in the women’s 400m (53.31), Shannon Fritz in the women’s pole vault (3.82m, 12-06.25), and Gabriel Brown in the men’s pole vault (5.20m, 17-00.75).

Jamari Drake participated in the Hayward Premiere and posted a third-place finish in the women’s high jump, clearing the 1.72 mark on her first attempt. Drake was the only Lobo athlete to participate in the second day of events in Eugene.

Kiara Quezada-Arzate also participated in the women’s pole vault and finished in second place overall, clearing the 3.52m (11-06.50) mark on her first attempt.

Aidan Quinn posted a 15.01 mark in the men’s triple jump, earning the junior a third-place finish on the day.

In the women’s pole vault, Ada’ora Chigbo posted a second-place finish at a mark of 1.68m (5-06.00). Victoria Plummer and Alyssa Magallanez both tied for the fifth-place spot, clearing the 1.60m mark on their first attempt.

Alexandria Ruth (57.56), Lauren Chafins (59.12), Tatyanah Wiley (59.68), Andrea Benites (1:01.53), and Leigh James (1:02.33) all participated in the women’s 400m, finishing in fifth, tenth, 14th, 22nd, and 24th place, respectively.

Matthew Larkin led the Lobos in the men’s 800m, finishing in second place overall at a time of 1:52.33. Awet Yohannes finished in ninth place overall at a time of 1:55.37, and Harrison Smith III rounded out the Lobos in 23rd place, crossing the line at 2:01.44.

Also participating in the men’s pole vault was Camillo Dunninger, who finished in third place overall at the 4.66m (15.03-50) mark. The senior garnered a sixth-place finish in the men’s 110m hurdles at a time of 15.77 (wind 2.2). Dunninger also participated in the men’s shot put, throwing out at the 12.80m mark for a 16th place finish. The senior also garnered a

Alongside Dunninger in the men’s 110m hurdles was Gannon Christman, who finished in seventh place at the 15.77 mark. Christman finished at a time of 24.36 in the men’s 200m. In the same race, Montez Wright finished 17th, posting a time of 21.86.

Brenda Rosales Coria raked in a fifth-place finish in the women’s 1500m, posting a time of 4:52.89. Joanna Briscoe (4:55.80) and Isabela Nellos (4:58.74) also finished in the top-10 of the race. Kyla Fugate (5:49.82) and Samantha Dicker (5:56.64) rounded out the Lobos in the race, finishing in 21st and 22nd overall.

Rounding out the Lobos on the day was Abigail Bendle in the women’s 400m hurdles (1:04.79, eighth place), Alexandria Ruth (25.04, 14th place), Lauren Chafins (26.22, 31st place), Tatyanah Wiley (26.37, 32nd place), Andrea Benites (27.27, 42nd place), Leigh James (27.99, 48th place), and Jessi King (49th place) in the women’s 200m. Darryl Thomas finished in 17th place in the men’s long jump at a mark of 6.51m.

Montez Wright participated in the men’s 100m (10.86, 19th place), and Benjamin Harvey finished at the 4:24.66 mark and in 24th place overall in the men’s 1500m. Emily Ho finished in 16th place in the women’s shot put at a mark of 8.18 (26-10.00), ad in 23rd place in the women’s 800m. Samantha Dicker (2:40.91, 27th place) and Cassandra Campanozzi (3:13.50, 31st place) also participated in the race.

Next on the schedule for the Lobos is the Drake Relays set to take place April 22-24.