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Dunninger and Yohannes Earn Individual Titles, Women in Second Place After Day Two

CLOVIS, CALIF. — The University of New Mexico track and field team made another strong appearance in day two of the 2021 Mountain West Outdoor Championships as Awet Yohannes and Camillo Dunninger both claimed individual titles. Dunninger completed the men’s decathlon today and claimed the MW title after posting a total of 7,481 points. The last time a Lobo claimed the MW Title in the decathlon was in 2011. Yohannes earned the MW Individual title in the men’s 3000m steeplechase, and it is the first time a Lobo won the MW title in this event since 2015.

Competing in the finals today of the women’s 3,000m steeplechase was Adva Cohen, who finished in second place overall at a time of 9:46.84. Behind Cohen in third place was Andrea Modin Engesæth, who crossed the line at the 10:10.45 mark.

Shannon Fritz and Kiara Quezada-Arzate both participated in the women’s pole vault as Fritz finished in fifth place overall, clearing the 3.95m mark and adding four points to the Lobo tally. Quezada-Arzate finished in ninth place overall after clearing the 3.53m mark.

Aidan Quinn and Darryl Thomas finished in seventh and ninth place, respectively, in the men’s long jump. Quinn posted a mark of 6.89m, and Wright was close behind at a mark of 6.81m. Emily Ho completed the women’s heptathlon and finished in 11th place overall with a total of 3,633 points.

A handful of Lobo runners qualified for the finals tabbed to take place tomorrow, including Carlos Salcido, who finished in first place in the men’s preliminary round of the 400m dash, crossing the line at a time of 46.61.

Both Matthew Larkin and Gavin Sleeter qualified for the finals in the men’s 800m run after finishing in fourth (1:51.95) and seventh place (1:52.24). Montez Wright qualified for the men’s 200 final after finishing in third place in the preliminary round at a time of 21.43.

Tianna Holmes, who made program history earlier this season in the women’s 200m, will be moving on to the final for the 200m and 400m after finishing in second place in both preliminary races.

A handful of Lobos will move on to the women’s 1,500m final, including Steffi Jones (3rd, 4:27.99), Adva Cohen (4th, 4:32.76), Elise Thorner (5th, 4:28.25), and Gracelyn Larkin (8th, 4:33.39)

The women currently sit in second place with a total of 43 points.

Track events for the Lobos will start at 7:10 p.m. MT tomorrow, starting with the women’s 4×100 relay. Field events tomorrow will begin at 1 p.m. MT, starting with men’s javelin. For direct links to keep up with the Lobos, visit the UNM Track and Field Schedule page.

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