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Thorner Named Mountain West Track Athlete of The Week

by Alma Solis

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Sophomore Elise Thorner of the University of New Mexico track & field team earned the Mountain West Women’s Track Athlete of the Week, announced the conference office on Tuesday afternoon.

Thorner earned the honor after a phenomenal performance in the women’s 3000m steeplechase at the Payton Jordan Invitational, hosted by Stanford on April 29, where she ran a time of 9:32.42. Her time was eight seconds better than her previous season best (prev. 9:40.98) and puts her at third on the NCAA Division I national qualifying list. Her time is also the fastest in U23 UK history all-time, ninth fastest in NCAA collegiate history, and the fourth fastest time at all levels in the country this season.

The Lobos take this week off of a competition to prepare for the Mountain West Outdoor Championships, which are set for May 12-14 in Fresno, Calif.

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