Zias add four distance runners

Four athletes have been signed to compete for the Eastern New Mexico University women's cross country and track and field teams, according to a release from the university.

The four athletes, all from New Mexico high schools, include Amber Saiz of Belen, Farrah Hood of Gallup and Hobbs teammates Andrea Whittman and Jherica Rhodes.

n Saiz won a Class 4A championship in the 800-meter run with a time of 2:16.97.

n Whitman finished fourth in the state cross country meet, with a time of 11:51.

n Hood was a state qualifier, with a personal best of 12:30.02 in the two-mile run.

n Rhodes was a state qualifier in the 800-meter run, with a personal best of 2:23.67.

The cross country teams will open the season Aug. 30 at the Midwestern State University Stampede in Wichita Falls, Texas.

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