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Women's Track and Field Comes in at No. 15 in Final USTFCCCA Poll

by Alma Solis

NEW ORLEANS — The University of New Mexico track & field team has earned a No. 15 rating in the final week (week 10) of the USTFCCCA’s national rating index, announced the organization on Tuesday.

This final week of the rating index only takes into account the qualifiers for nationals from each school. The Lobos have seven student-athletes on the women’s side that punched their ticket to NCAA’s, in a total of five events. The men’s team jumped up 17 spots to No. 86 with four Lobos qualifying in a total of three events.

The Lobos are set to compete in the NCAA Championships from June 8-11 in Eugene, Ore. Of the 21 Lobos who qualified for nations, 11 of them (seven women and four men) advanced to nationals. On the men’s side, four Lobos punched their tickets – Jovahn Williamson (400m dash, 4x400m relay), Rivaldo Leacock (400m hurdles, 4x400m relay), Jevon O’Bryant (4x400m relay) and Victor Akhalu (4x400m relay). On the women’s side, another seven Lobos punched their ticket – Amelia Mazza-Downie (10K, 5K), Emma Heckel (10K, 5K), Stefanie Parsons (1500m), Abbe Goldstein (1500m), Adva Cohen (3000m steeplechase), Elise Thorner (3000m steeplechase), and Gracelyn Larkin (5K).

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