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Lobos Finish Strong at NCAA West Regionals, Three Qualify for NCAA Championships

BRYAN-COLLEGE STATION, Texas – The University of New Mexico’s track and field athletes finished strong at the NCAA West Regionals, qualifying three athletes for the NCAA Championships tabbed to take place June 9-12 in Eugene, Ore.

Charlotte Prouse is one of those athletes to qualify as she finished in second place overall in the women’s 3,000m steeplechase at a time of 9:44.99, a season-best.

Jamari Drake competed in the high jump and set a new school record and a new personal best after clearing the 1.82m (5-11.5) mark and finished tied for fourth place, qualifying her for the NCAA Championships.

Amelia Mazza-Downie qualified for the NCAA Championships in the women’s 5,000m, finishing in 10th place overall at a time of 16:02.58. Also in the race was Gracelyn Larkin, who finished at a time of 16:13.58 and in 16th place overall. Finishing at a time of 16:31.07 was Hannah Miller, who claimed a 24th place finish. 

Adva Cohen, Andrea Modin Engesæth, and Elise Thorner all competed in the women’s 3,000m steeplechase, finishing in 13th, 15th, 16th place, respectively. Modin Engesæth ran a personal-best time of 10:03.97. Cohen finished the race at the 9:56.28 mark, just .15 seconds away from qualifying for the championships, and Thorner crossed the line at 10:07.69.

A handful of the men’s events scheduled for Friday were pushed to Saturday due to a weather delay. One of those events was the men’s 5,000m. Abdirizak Ibrahim competed in the race, finishing at a time of 14:02.40 and in 16th place overall.

Tianna Holmes ran in the quarterfinal rounds for both the 400m and 200m dash, finishing in 15th and 19th place, respectively. Holmes set a new program record in the 400m, finishing at a time of 52.11 seconds. In the 200m, Holmes crossed the finish line in 23.48 seconds.

The men’s 3,000m steeplechase was also pushed to Saturday. Competing in the race was Awet Yohannes, who ran the race in 9:04.58 for a 30th place finish overall.

Those that qualified will now head to Eugene, Ore., June 9-12 to compete in the NCAA National Championships. To keep up with all things Lobo Track and Field, follow @UNMLoboXCTF on Twitter!