Lobos Open UNM Classic with Strong Effort

Feb. 3, 2012

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – The University of New Mexico track and field squad wrapped up the first day of competition of the New Mexico Classic, tallying eight top-ten finishes with a relatively small contingent of Lobos running.

After a comparatively large team effort last week at the New Mexico Invitational and a huge upcoming weekend with the Don Kirby Elite and Husky Classic, the number of Lobos participating, 15, was smaller than most days of a meet. Nonetheless, New Mexico put together a solid effort.

The highlight of the evening was the men’s pole vault, where New Mexico claimed a pair of victories between the seeded and unseeded pole vaults.

In the seeded pole vault, Logan Pflibsen maintained his streak of at least sharing first place collegiately. His 17’-2.25” vault was a first-place tie as well as a new personal record. Robert Warensjo notched eighth as the other seeded pole vaulter.

In the unseeded pole vault, Sam Potter claimed victory with a season-high 15’9” mark and Chris Dodds and Tyler Jackson finished second and fifth, respectively.

The other male top-ten finishers were Chad Clark in the 600m and Thomas Trujillo in the 200m.

One of only six Lobo women to compete Friday, Marin Schweigert matched last week’s height with a 5’6” mark in the women’s high jump, good for 10th.

Check back tomorrow for a full recap of the New Mexico Classic, including complete meet results and photos. Also, be sure to stay up-to-date with results for this meet by visiting RecordTiming.com.