Waldron Earns All-American Status in 10K at NCAA Championships

June 7, 2012

DES MOINES, Iowa – The University of New Mexico track and field team completed the second day of competition at the 2012 NCAA Division I Outdoor Track and Field Championships with Sarah Waldron claiming sixth-place in the women’s 10,000-meter run.

Waldron, a senior out of Puddleston, England, clocked a 32 minute, 58.84 second time in the 10000 to earn sixth place and three team points for New Mexico. She is slated to earn First-Team All-America honors from the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association for her efforts.

Waldron is also just the fifth Lobo woman to have ever competed at the NCAA Championships in the 10000, and registered the highest finish in school history in the 10K since 1996 when Tangi Galloway placed fourth with a 34:07.01 time.

Django Lovett also competed at Drake Stadium on Thursday, placing 19th in the high jump with a clearance of 7 feet, one-half inch. Lovett, a sophomore from Surrey, British Columbia, competed at his second consecutive national championship and improved on his mark from last year, where he reached 6-8.75 to place 22nd.

The Lobos will conclude competition early at the four-day meet on Friday with Indoor All-American Floyd Ross in the triple jump at 4:30 p.m. (CT).