High Jumper Lovett Places 21st at NCAA Outdoor Championships

June 7, 2013

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EUGENE, Ore. — The University of New Mexico track and field team wrapped up the third day of competition at the 2013 NCAA Division I Outdoor Track and Field Championships with Django Lovett tying for 21st in the men’s high jump.

Lovett, a junior from Surrey, British Columbia, cleared the first bar height of the high jump—6 feet, 8 3/4 inches (2.05 meters)—on his first attempt, but was unable to proceed after fouling all three attempts at the second height.

Competing at his third consecutive NCAA Outdoor Championship in the high jump (the first in UNM history to do so), Lovett entered the evening with a seed mark of 7-1 (2.16 meters) that seeded him 14th.

However, he could not advance past the second bar height of 6-10 3/4 (2.10 meters). Three other athletes were also unable to clear 6-10 3/4, leaving Lovett tied for 21st place out of 24 entrants.

Lovett placed 19th at the 2012 NCAA Championships with a clearance of 7 1/2, and took 22nd in 2011 with a 6-8 3/4 mark.

The Lobos will conclude competition at the four-day meet on Saturday with Floyd Ross in the triple jump at 1:30 p.m. MT and Luke Caldwell in the 5000-meter run at 4:23 p.m. MT.