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Lobo Track & Field Opens Indoor Season in Split Squad Meets

by Alma Solis

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – The University of New Mexico track and field team opens up its indoor season this weekend as part of the squad is headed to Colorado Springs, Colo., for the Air Force Holiday Open on Friday and another group is headed to Boston, Mass., for the Sharon Colyear-Danville Season Opener on Saturday.

11 Lobos will head to the Air Force Holiday Open on Friday. Lauren Fowler will be competing in her first events as a Lobo as she participates in the long jump (4 p.m. MT) and 60-meter dash (approximately 5:40 p.m.). Victoria Plummer will do the high jump at 4 p.m. Marthe Roee is going to compete in the triple jump event (starts after the conclusion of women’s long jump).

Victoria Villanueva, Alix Rule and Kiara Quezada-Arzate will compete in pole vault (starts after the conclusion of men’s pole vault, which is scheduled for 3 p.m.). This is Villanueva’s first event as a Lobo, but her personal collegiate best is 4m, which she reached while competing for New Mexico Junior College in the Texas Tech Matador Qualifier on Feb. 21. Although Rule competed in a single outdoor event last season, this is her first indoor event for New Mexico.

On the men’s side, Camillo Dunninger will compete in the pole vault (3 p.m.) and 60-meter dash (approximately 5:30 p.m.). Adam Giron is competing in high jump (after the conclusion of women’s high jump, which starts at 4 p.m.), Aidan Quinn in triple jump (after the conclusion of men’s long jump, which starts at 4 p.m.) and Darryl Thomas in long jump (4 p.m.). This is freshman Adam Giron’s first event as a Lobo.

The Air Force meet can be followed through live results postings on MeetPro.

New Mexico is sending 11 student-athletes to the Sharon Colyear-Danville Season Opener, hosted by Boston University, on Saturday. Elise Thorner is competing in the 3000-meter event, set for 2:55 p.m. ET. This is Thorner’s first time competing in the indoor 3000-meter run. In the women’s 5000-meter event at 4:40 p.m., Adva Cohen, Samree Dishon, Andrea Modin Engesaeth, Emma Heckel, Juanita Johnson, Annamaria Kostarellis, Gracelyn Larkin, Amelia Mazza-Downie and Stefanie Parsons will be competing. This is the first indoor event as Lobos for Dishon, Engesaeth, Heckel, Kostarellis, Mazza-Downie and Parsons. Johnson has participated in the mile event, but this is her first 5000m indoor event. Larkin has also competed in the indoor mile, 3000m and 800m events, but has not finished an indoor 5000m event.

Kostarellis competed in the 5000-meter event while at Xavier (Ohio), earning a personal best of 16:08.45 at the Music City Challenge on Feb. 14-15, 2020. While competing at Edinboro (PA), Parsons received her best mark in the 5000m indoor event at 17:30.45 at GVSU Holiday Open on Dec. 6, 2019.

Abdirizak Ibrahim rounds out the Lobos competing this week as he will be running the 5000-meter event on the men’s side at 6 p.m. His personal best is 15:28.03 at the Texas Tech Shootout on Feb. 14-15, 2020, while competing for South Plains Junior College. This is his first indoor event as a Lobo.

The Boston meet can be watched on FloTrack, with the FloPro subscription service, and live results will be kept on MeetPro.

To keep up with all things Lobo track & field, follow @UNMLoboXCTF on Twitter and Instagram.

 

Personal bests for each participating student-athlete in respective indoor event:

Victoria Plummer (High Jump): 1.56m – Texas Tech Matador Qualifier; Feb. 19, 2021

Marthe Roee (Triple Jump): 11.54m – Texas Tech Matador Qualifier; Feb. 19, 2021

Victoria Villanueva (Pole Vault at New Mexico JUCO): 4m – Texas Tech Matador Qualifier; Feb. 21, 2021

Kiara Quezada-Arzate (Pole Vault): 3.7m – Texas Tech Matador Qualifier; Feb. 19, 2021

Camillo Dunninger (Pole Vault): 4.7m (in Heptathlon) – Mountain West Indoor Championships; Feb. 21-23, 2019

Dunninger (60m Dash): 7.37 (in Heptathlon) – Mountain West Indoor Championships; Feb. 21-23, 2019

Aidan Quinn (Triple Jump): 15.37m – Championships at the Peak; Feb. 25-27, 2021

Darryl Thomas (Long Jump): 6.85m – New Mexico Team Open; Feb. 1, 2020

Adva Cohen (5000m): 15:42.85 – Sharon Colyear-Danville Season Opener; Dec. 1, 2018 – Best time by an Israeli-born athlete in the event

Annamaria Kostarellis (5000m at Xavier (Ohio)): 16:08.45 – Music City Challenge; Feb. 14-15, 2020

Stefanie Parsons (5000m at Edinboro (PA)): 17:30.45 – GVSU Holiday Open; Dec. 6, 2019

Abdirizak Ibrahim (5000m at South Plains JUCO): 15:28.03 – Texas Tech Shootout; Feb. 14-15, 2020