Lobos Claim Three Individual Titles Day Three, Fifteen Finish in Top Five
CLOVIS, CALIF. — Carlos Salcido, Jamari Drake, and Aidan Quinn of The University of New Mexico Track and Field team earned Mountain West Titles in the men’s 400m, women’s high jump, and men’s triple jump, respectively. Salcido battled until the end, crossing the finish line in 47.07. In the women’s high jump was Drake, who earned the title after clearing the 1.80m mark on her second attempt. Rounding out the first-place crew was Quinn, in the long jump, who finished with a mark of 15.54m.
Also in the women’s high jump and men’s triple jump were Ada’ora Chigbo, Alyssa Magallanez, Victoria Plummer, and Darryl Thomas. Chigbo finished in fifth place overall in the high jump, clearing the 1.74m mark. In 10th place overall was Alyssa Magallanez, clearing a mark of 1.61m.
Victoria Plummer finished in 13th place with a mark of 1.61m, clearing on her third try. Thomas finished in 10th place overall in the triple jump, posting a 13.52m jump in the event.
The Lobos had an impressive outing in the women’s 5,000m run, claiming second through fifth place. Charlotte Prouse led the Lobos, finishing in second place overall, posting a time of 15:44.87. In second was Amelia Mazza-Downie, crossing the line at 15:47.40. Just behind in fourth place at a time of 15:54.97 was Hannah Miller. Gracelyn Larkin, in fifth place, finished the race in 15:55.04. Andrea Modin Engesæth claimed seventh with a time of 16:17.00.
Abdirizak Ibrahim was the lone Lobo to compete in the men’s 5000 run and finished in second place overall at a time of 13:51.87. Ibrahim also came in second place in the men’s 1500 run with a time of 3:41.35. Also in second place was Camillo Dunninger in the men’s javelin, throwing a 60.40m on his final attempt.
Rounding out the second-place finishes for the Lobos was Adva Cohen in the women’s 1,500m run (4:20.50), Tianna Holmes in the women’s 400m dash (53.11), and Matthew Larkin in the men’s 800m run (1:51.25).
Gracelyn Larkin, Elise Thorner, and Steffi Jones also participated in the women’s 1500, finishing in fourth (4:23.49), sixth (4:26.60), and seventh place (4:27.39), respectively. Also, in the men’s 800m was Gavin Sleeter, finishing in eighth place with a time of 1:53.52.
Holmes finished in third place in the women’s 200m dash (23.40),
Gabriel Brown cleared the 4.96m mark on his first try for a fourth-place finish, Wright finished sixth in the men’s 200m dash (21.66), and Gannon Christman finished at a time of 1:04.74 in the men’s 400m hurdles, finishing in eighth place overall. Finishing in eighth place overall was New Mexico’s women’s 1600m relay team, crossing the line at 4:01.32.
Overall, the women finished in fourth place and the men in fifth.
The Lobos will now head to the NCAA Regionals May 27-29, tabbed to take place in College Station, Texas. Information to come on the qualifiers for this meet.
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