Mountain West Championships Up Next for Lobos
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — The University of New Mexico Track and Field Team is set to travel to Clovis, Calif. for the 2021 Mountain West Outdoor Championships. The three-day event kicks off Thursday, May 13, and runs through Saturday, May 15.
This will be the first conference championship event in two years. A total of 38 UNM Athletes will be participating in the meet.
Two program records have already been broken this season, one in the women’s high jump and one in the women’s 200m dash. It was Tianna Holmes who made both program and West Coast Relays history in the women’s 200m dash, crossing the finish line in 23.22 seconds. The previous UNM record was set by Barbara Bell (23.44) on April 28, 1984, and So Cal’s Juan Ball set the meet record in 1996 (23.39).
It took just one attempt at the 1.81m (5-11.25) mark for senior Jamari Drake to make program history in the high jump. The outdoor record was previously set at 5′ 10 3/4″ and had been done three times before, the last time being in 2002. Drake’s outdoor performance earned her first place at the Don Kirby Tailwind Open and is the fourth-best mark in the NCAA this season.
Charlotte Prouse is continuing to improve throughout the season, posting a new personal best in the women’s 3000m Steeplechase just last week, finishing at a time of 9:39.78 at the USATF Golden Games and Distance Open at Mt. SAC. The field included five runners currently ranked in the top-35 in the world in the 3000m Steeplechase.
Gabriel Brown has been a consistent force for the Lobos in the men’s pole vault, tallying five top-three finishes throughout the season, including three first-place finishes. Brown posted a season-high mark of (5.20m, 17-00.75). at the Joe Meaker Classic in Canyon, Texas
Carlos Salcido was Named the MW Track Athlete of the Week the first week of the season after garnering two first-place finishes at the UNLV Spring Opener. Salcido finished at a time of 47.73 and in first place in the men’s 400m at the meet and participated in the 4×400 alongside Jay Griffin, Montez Wright, and Gavin Sleeter, earning first place at a time of 3:17.44. He also posted a second-place finish in the 200m with an outdoor-best time of 20.85, just .01 second behind first place at the UNLV Spring Invitational.
The 2021 Mountain West Track and Field Championships will be held May 13-15 at Veterans Memorial Stadium. A complete schedule of events can be found linked at the top of this release. Admission is free for Thursday, while tickets for Friday and Saturday ($10 for adults, $5 for children) must be purchased through GoBulldogs.com – there will be no walk-up ticket sales. For fans unable to attend, the meet will be streamed live on the Mountain West Network and real-time results will be available through Record Timing (direct links to both are available on the team’s schedule page at GoLobos.com).
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