The University of New Mexico women’s track and field team closed the season with a bang. With 27 points and an eight-place finish in the team standings at the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championship, the current Lobo roster made school history.
The previous record was 25 points by the men’s team in 1965, which resulted in a program-best fifth-place finish.
It was not surprising that the team pick up seven All-American selections, announced by the USTFCCCA on Monday. Weini Kelati, Adva Cohen and Charlotte Prouse earned two each, while Ednah Kurgat earned one.
Kelati, a sophomore, became a national champion in the 10,000m while breaking the facility record by 20.7 seconds. She is the first athlete at UNM to win a women’s event title since 2016. Her victory was also the program’s first in the 10,000m. Alice Wright got runner-up finishes in 2016 and 2017.
"Not today." – Weini Kelati #ncaaTF 10,000M Champion pic.twitter.com/ktztxv1Vgc
— NCAA Track & Field (@NCAATrackField) June 7, 2019
LOBOS EARN SEVEN ALL-AMERICA HONORS AT NCAA OUTDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS
UNM WOMEN SET RECORD WITH 27 POINTS, EIGHTH PLACE FINISH
KELATI WINS FIRST NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP WITH 10,000M VICTORY