White breaks long jump record again at USATF Championships
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Elizabeth White broke the New Mexico school record in the long jump for the second time this season, highlighting the weekend of competition for the Lobos at two different sites.
White’s record leap of 6.31 meters (20’ 8.5”) landed her in sixth place at the USATF Championships, which took place at the Albuquerque Convention Center. She bettered her own record of 6.25 meters (20’ 6.25”) which she hit on Feb. 3 at the New Mexico Collegiate Classic, and moved up to No. 14 on the NCAA performance list. The top-16 at the end of the regular season qualify for the NCAA Championships, which run March 10-11 in Albuquerque.
After White’s record-breaking performance on Friday, the Lobos competed in the distance medley relay for the first time during the 2022-23 season with both a men’s and women’s team competing at the Alex Wilson Invitational on Saturday hosted by Notre Dame.
The Lobo combination of Matthew Larkin, Jevon O’Bryant, Ethan Brouw, and Abdirizak Ibrahim ran a collective time of 9:32.54 minutes, placing 14th among a field of 18 teams competing. It was the best DMR time by any Mountain West team this season, and it was the first time the New Mexico men have run the race since the 2019-20 season.
On the women’s side, the Lobos also posted the top time in the Mountain West this year with a mark of 10:59.26 minutes. The women’s group featured Stefanie Parsons, Tianna Holmes, Rebecca Grieve, and Samree Dishon, and it was less than two seconds off the school-record of 10:57.77 minutes set in 2018.
Also competing on Saturday was Abigail Goldstein, who raced in the 1,500-meters as an unattached runner at the USATF Championships. Goldstein finished the race with a time of 4:14.56 minutes (4:20.22), taking fifth place among a field of 12. It was the first time in her collegiate career that she competed in the race during the indoor season.
UP NEXT: The Lobos are set to host the 2022-23 Mountain West Indoor Track & Field Championships, which run Feb. 23-25 at the Albuquerque Convention Center.