Lobos Earn 18 Spots on All-Mountain West Team
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — The University of New Mexico track and field team has claimed 18 spots on the 2021 Outdoor Track and Field All-Mountain West Team. The all-conference team consists of the top three finishers in each individual event and the top three relay teams at the at the Mountain West Conference Championships.
This is the first time since 2010 that the women have claimed ten or more spots on the Outdoor All-MW team. The men also had eight All-MW members in 2019.
Charlotte Prouse was the first Lobo to earn a MW Title, crossing the finish line at 32:38.81 in the women’s 10k, the third-fastest time in Mountain West Outdoor Track and Field Championship history, and ranks third nationally in 2021.
Awet Yohannes and Camillo Dunninger both claimed individual titles on day two of the championships. 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.
On the final day of the championships, Carlos Salcido, Jamari Drake, and Aidan Quinn earned MW 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. Drake earned the title after clearing the 1.80m mark on her second attempt in the women’s high jump. Rounding out the first-place crew for the Lobos was Quinn, in the long jump, who finished with a mark of 15.54m.
Dunninger also made the All-MW team after finishing in second place in the men’s javelin, throwing a 60.40m on his final attempt. Prouse also claimed a second spot on the All-MW team as she finished in second place in the women’s 5,000m, finishing at a time of 15:44.87.
Adva Cohen finished in second place in the women’s 3,000 steeplechases and the women’s 1,500m run, finishing at a time of 9:46.84 and 4:20.50, respectively. Also in the women’s 3,000 steeplechases was Andrea Modin Engesæth, who crossed the line at the 10:10.45 mark and in third place overall.
Abdirizak Ibrahim was the lone Lobo to compete in the men’s 5,000m 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.
Tianna Holmes made the All-MW team twice after finishing in second place in the women’s 400m dash (53.11) and third place in the women’s 200m dash (23.40).
Matthew Larkin finished in second place in the men’s 800m at a time 1:51.25.
In the women’s 10k, Amelia Mazza Downie finished 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. Mazza Downie also came in third place in the 5,000m, crossing the line at 15:47.40.
Full list of All-MW New Mexico Athletes:
Adva Cohen New Mexico Women’s 3,000-Meter Steeplechase
Adva Cohen New Mexico Women’s 1,500 Meters
Camillo Dunninger New Mexico Men’s Decathlon
Camillo Dunninger New Mexico Men’s Javelin
Jamari Drake New Mexico Women’s High Jump
Tianna Holmes New Mexico Women’s 200-Meters
Tianna Holmes New Mexico Women’s 400-Meters
Abdirizak Ibrahim New Mexico Men’s 1,500 Meters
Abdirizak Ibrahim New Mexico Men’s 5,000 Meters
Matthew Larkin New Mexico Men’s 800-Meters
Amelia Mazza-Downie New Mexico Women’s 5,000 Meters
Amelia Mazza-Downie New Mexico Women’s 10,000 Meters
Andrea Modin Enges New Mexico Women’s 3,000-Meter Steeplechase
Charlotte Prouse New Mexico Women’s 5,000 Meters
Charlotte Prouse New Mexico Women’s 10,000 Meters
Aidan Quinn New Mexico Men’s Triple Jump
Carlos Salcido New Mexico Men’s 400-Meters
Awet Yohannes New Mexico Men’s 3,000-Meter Steeplechase