Lobos Start Strong on Day One; Prouse Mountain West Champion in Women's 10K
CLOVIS, Calif. — The Lobos had a strong outing on the first day of the Mountain West Outdoor Track and Field Championships as Charlotte Prouse earned the MW Title in the women’s 10K, crossing the finish line at 32:38.81, the third-fastest time in Mountain West Outdoor Track and Field Championship history and ranks third nationally in 2021. Amelia Mazza-Downie finished the race in second place at a time of 33:05.71, the fifth-best time in MW championship history and 10th fastest in the country in 2021.
Prouse, Mazza-Downie, and Hannah Miller started off the race leading the pack and stuck together through the first 12 laps before Prouse pulled ahead for the lead. Miller finished the race in fourth place overall at a time of 33:53.40. Also adding to the Lobos’ point total was Aliandrea Upshaw, who finished in seventh place at a time of 35:18.69, earning two points for the Lobos.
New Mexico now owns the Top Five times in the 10,000 meters in MW championship history.
Camillo Dunninger currently sits in second place in the men’s decathlon with a total of 3,835 points, just 86 points behind first place. Dunninger came in first place in the decathlon shot put with a mark of 13.53m (44-4.75) for a total of 700 points. Dunninger also finished in first place in the men’s decathlon high jump with a mark of 1.97m (6-5.5), which he cleared on his first attempt. The decathlon will resume tomorrow at 11 a.m. MT.
Emily Ho currently sits in 12th place in the women’s heptathlon. Ho finished in fifth place overall in the heptathlon high jump at a mark of 1.61m (5-3.25). The heptathlon events will resume tomorrow morning starting at 11:30 a.m. MT.
After today’s efforts, the women currently sit in first place with a point total of 25.
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