Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

UNM Opens New Era With Help of Fans, British Team.(Sports)

Byline: Amy Webber For the Journal


The Lobos track team, driven by a new coaching staff, displayed its talent for the first time this year Saturday at the University of New Mexico track and field complex.

Seven teams showed up to compete in the Don Kirby Memorial Invitational, which was a nonscoring meet.

Special guests, the Royal British Air Force team, traveled from Great Britain to train and attend the meet. For many athletes on the 35-member team, it was the first time traveling outside of England, the team's coach Wayne Loxton said.

With tough competitors, including Colorado State and Adams State attending the meet, many athletes said they decided to focus on their individual performances while the team is reshaping under new leadership. …

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