Waldron Smashes School Record at Payton Jordan

April 29, 2012

STANFORD, Calif. – A small squad of distance runners for the University of New Mexico track and field team came away with a new school record on Sunday as they finished up competition at the Payton Jordan Invitational.

Sarah Waldron blasted out a career-best time of 15:37.44 in the women’s 5000-meter run, besting the old school and conference record set by teammate Ruth Senior and placing sixth overall—second collegiately—in the second section of the event.  

Waldron, who already smashed the UNM record in the 10,000m on April 6 out at the Stanford Invitational, now ranks top ten in the NCAA in 2012 in the 5000m.

Also competing for the Lobos out at Stanford’s Cobb Track and Angell Field was the erstwhile 5000m record holder, Ruth Senior. She competed alongside Waldron in the 5000m, crossing the finish line in 16:38.55, good for 20th in the section.

Josephine Moultrie and Imogen Ainsworth also participated for New Mexico, as Moultrie ran a 2:10.61 time in the 800m for 35th overall (14th collegiately) and Ainsworth ran a 10:43.22 time in the 3000m steeplechase for ninth.

For the men, Sam Evans clocked a 3:46.43 time in the 1500m to snap up sixth in his section, while Nicholas Kipruto posted a 13:59.56 time in the 5000m to earn 21st in his section.

The Lobos, who also competed at the Brutus Hamilton Invitational on Friday and Saturday, get a week off before they travel to the Mountain West Outdoor Championships in Colorado Springs, Colo., May 9-12.