11 Lobos qualify for NCAA track championships

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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — It’s that time of year again. The NCAA track and field championships are around the corner and UNM has a big group headed to Eugene, Oregon.

The women’s team had seven qualifiers while the men’s team had four, including the entire 4 x 400 relay team, Jovahn Williamson, Rivaldo Leacock, Jevon O’Bryant, and Victor Akhalu.

Amelia Mazza-Downie and Emma Heckel advanced to the NCAA championships in two events: 5,000 meters and 10,000 meters. Mazza-Downie and Heckel headline a talented group of distance runners. 

Gracelyn Larkin joins Mazza-Downie and Heckel in the 5,000-meter race. 

Here’s the complete list of Lobos headed to the NCAA championships in Eugene, Oregon June 8-11.

Men’s team qualifiers

Jovahn Williamson (400m dash, 4x400m relay)

Rivaldo Leacock (400m hurdles, 4x400m relay)

Jevon O’Bryant (4x400m relay)

Victor Akhalu (4x400m relay) 

Women’s team qualifiers

Amelia Mazza-Downie (10K, 5K)

Emma Heckel (10K, 5K)

Stefanie Parsons (1500m)

Abbe Goldstein (1500m)

Adva Cohen (3000m steeplechase)

Elise Thorner (3000m steeplechase)

Gracelyn Larkin (5K)