UNM Collegiate Classic

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The NMMI women’s track and field team joined international teams from Canada and Mexico, and USA teams from Washington, Kansas, Colorado, Oklahoma, Texas, Arkansas, California, Nevada and New Mexico to compete in the UNM Collegiate Classic in Albuquerque.  Twenty-five teams in all, mostly NCAA Division I and II, were there to run, jump, and throw with many of the finest University track teams in the United States.  NMMI Women competed with these track and field giants, and because of the level of the competition did not do well in individual places, but ran some outstanding times.

Ana Baleveicau, a sophomore from Fiji, had an outstanding 2 day meet.  She had never run more than 400 meters before this season.  She competed in the 600 and 800 meter runs and ran an NJCAA national qualifying time in both races. She is now eligible to participate in the NJCAA National Track and Field Meet, which will be held in New York City.  She placed 8th overall in the 600m run and 22nd in the 800m run.  Her 600m time of 1:39.20 ranks her in 13th place overall this season in the NJCAA and her 800m time of 2:24.91 (altitude adjusted to 2:24.10) ranks her in 20th place in the NJCAA.

Coach Batson was very pleased with the team’s effort.  Everyone who had previously run in a meet had a faster time in this meet.  Monica Izaguirre ran 5 seconds faster than her previous 800m run.  NMMI will travel to Lubbock, TX next Friday, February 14, for the Texas Tech Masked Rider Indoor Meet.

Results:
60 meter dash – Tichina Carmon – 8.68 – 19th place
60m hurdles – Alisha Dickinson – 9.82 – 14th place
200m dash – Tichina Carmon – 29.85 – 53rd place
200m dash – Alisha Dickinson – 27.15 – 44th place
600 meter run – Ana Baleveicau – 1:39.20* – 8th place
600 meter run – Klaudia Szych – 1:43.76 – 10th place
600 meter run – Monica Izaguirre – 1:56.48 – 17th place
800 meter run – Ana Baleveicau – 2:24.91*# – 22nd place
800 meter run – Klaudia Szych – 2:29.10 – 28th place
800 meter run – Monica Izaguirre – 2:45.49 – 37th place

*NJCAA National Qualifying time
#Altitude Adjusted to 2:24.10

Complete results for the UNM Collegiate Classic: http://www.golobos.com/pdf9/2636494.pdf?ATCLID=209401936&SPSID=616891&SPID=87106&DB_LANG=C&DB_OEM_ID=26000

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