Two more ENMU tracksters earn provisional qualifying marks

CNJ staff LUBBOCK — Two more Eastern New Mexico University athletics earned NCAA Division II provisional qualifying marks for national competition in Saturday’s Texas Tech Open track meet. Junior Bill Squire qualified provisionally in men’s shot put, finishing third in 53 feet, 5 3/4 inches, and hammer throw, where he was fourth at 188 feet. […]

Senior Olympics waives pre-qualifying

This year only, New Mexico Senior Olympics is open to all state residents age 50 and up with no pre-qualifying needed. The organization is also introducing online registration at www.nmseniorolympics.org. Registration deadline is May 6. This year’s New Mexico Senior Olympics is May 27-31 at New Mexico State University in Las Cruces. Competitions include track, […]

Tucumcari hammer thrower fails to reach finals

U.S. Olympic hammer thrower Amber Campbell failed to qualify for the medal round late Sunday night in Beijing. Campbell, who lived in Tucumcari from 1983 to 1995, finished 21st among 50 competitors with a best throw of 67.86 meters during qualifying. The top 10 advanced to the medal round. Cuba’s Yipsi Moreno led all qualifiers […]

Hounds set for Division II track nationals

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CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle ENMU senior Zach Gerleve has been close to qualifying for NCAA Division II national track and field meet in each of his first three years, but finally made it this season. By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer PORTALES — Zach Gerleve has always been close to earning a berth in […]

ENMU tracksters post qualifying marks

CNJ staff LAS CRUCES — Three Eastern New Mexico University athletes earned provisional qualifying marks for NCAA Division II track and field competition on Saturday in the New Mexico State Spring Classic. Senior Zach Gerleve threw an even 200 feet to win in javelin, while runnerup Logan Capps also surpassed the qualifying standard with a […]

CHS TRACK: Lady Cats tie for team title at Hereford

CNJ staff HEREFORD — Ebony Bunton got off to a flying start in track this weekend. In her first meet after helping Clovis High’s girls reach the Class 5A state finals in basketball, Bunton took first in high jump and long jump and finished second in triple jump as the Lady Wildcats earned a share […]

ENMU’s Lelei falls short in cross country regional

CNJ staff WARRENSBURG, Mo. — Eastern New Mexico University junior Nimrod Lelei just missed qualifying for NCAA Division II national cross country competition on Saturday, placing ninth overall in the South Central Region meet hosted by Central Missouri. ENMU’s men finished 13th out of 17 teams overall, while the women came in 15th out of […]

ENMU cross country teams head to regional

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer PORTALES — The odds may be long, but Eastern New Mexico University junior Mariana Chavira plans to give it her best shot in Saturday’s South Central Region cross country meet at Warrensburg, Mo. More than 25 schools are eligible to compete in the event, hosted by Central Missouri, but […]

Lady Cats finish second in Hereford meet

CNJ staff HEREFORD — The Clovis High Lady Wildcats claimed five first-place performances and finished second to host Hereford in the two-day Hereford Invitational track meet. The Lady Whitefaces took the team title with 114 points to 104 for Clovis. Amarillo Palo Duro was third in the 11-school competition with 90 points. Clovis’ boys, meantime, […]

Lady Cats second at Carlsbad

CNJ staff CARLSBAD — Senior Kim Perkins won four events, posting state-qualifying times in two of them, as Clovis High’s girls finished second behind Alamogordo on Saturday in Carlsbad’s season-opening Ralph Boyer Relays. The Lady Wildcats, short several performers because of the Class 5A state basketball tournament, finished with 105 1/3 points while Alamogordo had […]