Thursday, March 14, 2013

UNM Lobos Crushing It

Caldwell - All American
Catching up on events from the past week, notably the NCAA Indoor Championships. Some pretty spectacular performances throughout but my attention was focused in particular on the two UNM runners that were straight-up dealin' against some of the toughest collegiate fields in years. Junior Luke Caldwell grabbed All-American honors and 8th place with a 13:46.44 finish in the men's 5000m. Senior Josephine Moultrie finished just off the scoring in the women's 3000m with a placing of 10th in a field of 16, with a time of 9:14.84. Moultrie ends her collegiate indoor career owning a sweep of school records in the 600m, 800m, Mile, and 3000m.

Joe Franklin's teams have been crushing it the last few seasons. In February the UNM men claimed their first indoor conference title in 46 years. This follows a UNM resurgence in cross country, owning the conference championship for four straight years on the men's side, and five straight years for the women. I find all of this to be of special interest for the reason that UNM (and Albuquerque) is hosting the NCAA Indoor Meet next year, and the men and women in red are going to run the legs off the field with the handy advantage of 5,000 feet of elevation.

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