Former RSHS Tiger Carlos Salcido Earns All-Mountain West Honors at New Mexico

Former RSHS Tiger Carlos Salcido Earns All-Mountain West Honors at New Mexico

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — 22 University of New Mexico track and field athletes were selected to the Mountain West Outdoor Track & Field All-Conference men’s and women’s teams on Monday.

The Lobos, who received fourth-place finishes from both the men and the women during the four-day MW Outdoor Championships last week, saw eight men and two relay teams claim 12 total honors, and eight women score eight selections.

The Mountain West awards all-conference selections to the top three finishers in each event from the conference championships held at Veteran’s Memorial Stadium in Clovis, Calif.

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For the men, Allan Hamilton and Sam Trigg both scored two plaudits for their performances in the long jump and triple jump, as Hamilton won his second straight MW title in the long jump and Trigg his first in the triple jump.

The men’s two other individual champions, Josh Kerr in the 1500-meter run and Elmar Engholm in the 3000 steeplechase, claimed all-conference honors, as well.

Also earning individual honors on the men’s side were Adam Cotton (800),Graham Thomas (3000 steeplechase), Markus Miller (high jump) and Daniel Lam(decathlon).

The men’s 4×100 meter relay team of Hamilton, Scott Bajere, Carlos Salcido and Ridge Jones and the men’s 4×400 relay team of Salcido, Isaac Gonzales, Mark Haywood and Cheyne Dorsey also earned all-conference honors.

The 12 All-MW selections garnered by the men are the most since 2014 (21 selections), and continues an eight-year streak of earning double-digit selections.

On the women’s side, three titlists were accorded honors, with Sophie Connor in the 800, Calli Thackery in the 10000 and Jannell Hadnot in the triple jump.

Also receiving selections were Courtney Frerichs (1500), Emily Hosker-Thornhill (1500), Alice Wright (5000), Samantha Bowe (long jump), and Aasha Marler (triple jump).

The eight individual honorees for the UNM women are the most since 2013, when nine Lobos and a relay team earned accolades.

The Lobos’ next competition will be the NCAA West Preliminary Championships in Lawrence, Kansas, on May 26-28 as they look to qualify to the NCAA Outdoor Championships in Eugene, Ore., on June 8-11.

The NCAA will release the list of preliminary round qualifiers on Thursday.