Saturday, December 3, 2016

Lobo Cross Country Continues Elite Run at NCAAs

UNM Lobos - Defending NCAA Champions
The UNM Women's Cross Country Team ended their season two weekends past with another top ten national finish (7th place, 310 pts). The team entered the NCAA National Meet as the defending champions, seeded 6th. Their result marks the eighth straight top ten NCAA finish for Coach Joe Franklin's program which goes along with nine straight Conference championships. It's a real treat to have a national class program in our backyard considering the international champions that have come to New Mexico to train since the 80's.

Alice Wright (Jr.) and Calli Thackery (Sr.) achieved All American honors (top 40 finish). Home state athletes included 5th scorer Natasha Bernal (So. - La Cueva HS) and 6th runner Kendall Kelly (So. - Bosque School).

The Team's 2017 season has begun with a promising start, receiving a commitment from one of the top rated high school runners in the country - Footlocker Champion Weini Kelati out of Virginia.

Related Posts:
 - Cross Country 2013: UNM Runs 10th at NCAA
 - US Men Claim Silver at World Cross (2013)
 - New Mexico's Newest Olympic Hopeful (2016)

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