Meet Information

UNM’s north golf course is located near the corner of Yale Blvd. and Tucker Rd. on the UNM North Campus. From I-25 north take Lomas exit and head east, towards the mountains. Turn left on Yale Blvd. and continue north before turning right on Tucker Rd. The golf course clubhouse and parking lot will be on the left.

Course Map

2017 University of New Mexico Lobo
Cross Country Invitational
Saturday, September 2, 2017
University of New Mexico North Golf Course
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS:
Tentative and subject to Final entries.
7:15-8:45am Packet pick up available at tent near the finish line.
8:00am Community Fun Run & High School “C” athletes (5000 meters) (timing will stop
at 40’)
** Please note, only the community fun run athletes will wear chips and be timed by UNM, all “C”
runners will NOT wear chips and need to be timed by their coach, UNM will not time or record any “C”
runner**
8:45am High School Varsity Boys (TOP 7) (5000 meters) (timing will stop at 25’)
9:15am High School Varsity Girls (TOP 7) (5000 meters) (timing will stop at 30’)
9:50am Collegiate Men’s & Women’s Open (5000 meters) (will be a scored meet)
** In the Collegiate races only eligible collegiate cross country athletes may compete unless permission
is granted by meet management**
10:20am High School “JV” Boys (9 per team) (5000 meters) (timing will stop at 35’)
11:00am High School “JV” Girls (9 per team) (5000 meters) (timing will stop at 40’)
12:00pm – AWARDS FOR HIGH SCHOOL VARSITY & JUNIOR VARSITY AT FINISH LINE
COURSE OPENS:
The golf course will not open to teams or individuals until 7:00am.
ENTRY FEE STRUCTURE:
Community:
• $10 per person for Community Fun Run with online registration through Direct Athletics (plus $4 service
fee). $25 per person for Community Fun Run with onsite race day registration (flat entry fee).
High School:
• $60 per team. Boys and Girls teams are considered separate, creating a maximum entry fee of $120 per
school.
****High school teams should pay online. If payment cannot be done online, then a letter from
the school athletic director must be sent stating payment will be made before the competition
begins. Any team that does not comply with this policy will NOT be allowed to compete. Cash
and checks will be acceptable forms of payment. Make checks payable to: UNM Cross Country.
Credit cards may be accepted with a processing fee on top of entry fee. Receipts will be
available. ****
College:
• $60 per collegiate team ($120 for combined men's and women's programs)
• No cost for unattached collegiate runners
• A limited number of open, club, and unattached entries will be accepted to compete in the Collegiate
Men’s and Women’s race in order to enhance the meet. Please contact meet management for entry process.
• NO high school athletes are permitted in the collegiate races.
***Please note Direct Athletics will charge a $4.00 service charge on top of registration fee for
individuals and teams will have a service charge of $1.00 plus 6.5% of total registration fee.
TENTS
There will be a designated area for tents between the clubhouse and starting line.
CLUB HOUSE:
The golf course clubhouse is strictly off limits to anyone. There are no dressing or shower facilities
available at the golf course.
BATHROOMS:
There will be portable toilets set up in the small parking lot adjacent to the clubhouse for athletes/coaches.
COURSE ETIQUETTE:
There are to be NO bicycles on the cross country/golf course at any time. Dogs must be on leash and should
stay on perimeter of course area. Spectators must remain five feet back from the course line at all times.
FINISH CHUTE
All coaches and spectators are required to stay out of the finish chute at all times.
CHIPS
All chips must be returned at the conclusion of the meet. If a chip is not returned, there will be $25 charge.
If a chip is lost, an athlete will not receive a time.
ENTRY PROCEDURE
• Entry for the college, high school and community fun run will take place online via Direct
Athletics www.directathletics.com/upcoming_meets.html. Once on the website, search the
term “Lobo” and meet entry links will appear.
• Each race will have an individual link. PLEASE enter yourself/athletes in the respective race.
• Entries open Saturday, July 1, 2017 at 12:00pm Mountain Time.
• Entries must be received by Wednesday, August 30th at 3:00pm Mountain Time. You may enter
earlier than that date to assist meet management. You may also make changes to your entries up
until Wednesday, August 30th at 3:00pm Mountain Time deadline.
COLLEGE
• All college teams will receive chips at packet pick-up.
HIGH SCHOOL
• Varsity and JV participants will receive a chip at packet pick-up.
• A maximum of 7 athletes per school may run in the Varsity race.
• A maximum of 7 athletes per school may run in the JV race.
• High school coaches will NOT enter any “C” athletes into the meet. “C” athletes will NOT receive
a chip. Coaches will have to time their “C” athletes. “C” athletes will race within the Community
Fun Run that goes off at 8:00am.
COMMUNITY FUN RUN
• Community fun run participants will receive a chip at packet pick-up.
• Walk up entries/payments will open at 7:15am and close at 7:30am on race day. Online race
registration is strongly encouraged.
CHANGES
• Please check for accuracy. Changes to team entries may only be made up to the entry deadline.
COURSE
Please see attached map. Athletes will race almost exclusively on grass, mostly the fairways with a few
short segments passing over dirt. UNM is the host institution for the 2017 Mountain West Conference
Championship and the Lobo Invitational course will cover a similar loop.
The University of New Mexico athletes have the luxury of competing in an outstanding cross country
environment. Built in 1942, the nine-hole UNM North Golf Course is a picturesque urban oasis that has
been called "Albuquerque's Central Park." Located 5,085 feet above sea level in the heart of Lobo country,
the UNM North Golf Course has been the home of Lobo cross country since the 2000 season. Over the past
16 years Albuquerque has been re-established as a great cross country and distance running location.
Blessed with excellent weather throughout much of the fall, the Duke City has hosted the Mountain West
Conference Cross Country Championships, and the 2002, 2006, 2009, and 2015 NCAA Mountain Region
Championships. The UNM Lobo Cross Country Invitational serves as one of the biggest cross country
meets in the state each year. The 2016 season marks the 16th running of the UNM Lobo Invitational. Each
year thousands of vocal and knowledgeable New Mexico distance running enthusiasts pack the North Golf
Course to see their Lobos compete against some of the finest teams in the region and the country. The
spectator-friendly course winds its way over gentle grassy slopes, around majestic trees and through the
cheering crowd several times, giving athletes a tremendous boost. With its ideal location, less than a mile
from the main campus, many UNM runners can simply jog home after competition.
PARKING for Teams, Athletes and Spectators:
Parking is located directly south across the street from the North Golf Course. Signage will indicate the
parking lots. Do not park in lots that are not designated as such. You will be ticketed by UNM parking
services. The small parking lot in front of the clubhouse is reserved for meet management.
DIRECTIONS:
UNM North Golf Course
2201 Tucker Ave NE
Albuquerque, NM 87131
UNM’s North Golf Course is located near the corner of Yale Blvd. and Tucker Rd. on the UNM North
Campus. From I-25 north, take Lomas exit and head east, towards the mountains. Turn left on Yale Blvd.
and continue north before turning right on Tucker Rd. The golf course clubhouse and parking lot will be on
the left.
Results:
Results will be available outside the clubhouse and on golobos.com at the conclusion of the meet.
CONTACT:
Mike Haggerty, Assistant AD of Events, haggerty@unm.edu
LOBO INVITATIONAL PAST RESULTS
MEN
YEAR • TEAM WINNER • INDIVIDUAL WINNER

2000 • Western State (22 pts.) • Brandon Leslie, Adams State (24:34)
2001* • Air Force (26 pts.) • Ben Payne, Air Force (24:20)
2002 • New Mexico (21 pts.) • Ben Payne, Air Force (24:01)
2003 • Colorado State (35 pts.) • Will Banks, Western State (24:45)
2004 • New Mexico (35 pts.) • Shadrack Kiptoo-Biwott, UNM (24:44)
2005 • Adams State (44 pts.) • Patrick Mutai, UTEP (24:28)
2006 • UTEP (29 pts.) • Stephen Samoei, UTEP (24:47)
2007 • UTEP (19 pts.) • Stephen Samoei, UTEP (24:19)
2008 • no team scores • Nicolas Kipruto, Diné College (24:09)
2009 * no team scores * Jacob Kirwa, unattached, (24:03.59)
2010 * no team scores * Nicholas Kipruto, unattached, (23:50.0)
2011 * no team scores * Nicholas Kipruto, New Mexico (24:19.0)
2012 * no team scores * Nicholas Kipruto, Unattached (18:56.9 – runners were directed wrong way, about
6000m)
2013 * double dual scored * Anthony Rotich, UTEP (14.39)
2014 * double dual scored* Anthony Rotich, UTEP (14:59.54)
2015 * meet not contested
2016 * double dual scored * Cosmas Boit, UTEP (15:12.20)
WOMEN
YEAR • TEAM WINNER • INDIVIDUAL WINNER

2000 • Western State (21 pts.) • Jennifer Michel, unattached (21:38)
2001 • Air Force (30 pts.) • Sarah Gonzales, New Mexico (22:25)
2002 • Air Force (39 pts.) • Rachel Cuellar, New Mexico State (22:04)
2003 • Colorado State (36 pts.) • Adriana Pirtea, UTEP (22:10)
2004 • Texas Tech (26 pts.) • Irene Kimaiyo, Texas Tech (22:01)
2005 • Adams State (30 pts.) • Jacquelyne Gallegos, New Mexico (21:37)
2006 • Texas A&M (35 pts.) • Merideth Snow, Texas A&M (22:00)
2007 • New Mexico (21 pts.) • Ava Hutchinson, unattached (18:13*)
2008 • no team scores • Nicky Archer, New Mexico (18:18*)
2009 * no teams scores * Risper Kimaiyo, UTEP (17:21.45)
2010 * no team scores * Risper Kimaiyo, UTEP (17:00.4)
2011 * no team scores * Risper Kimaiyo, UTEP (17:16.2)
2012 * no team scores * Courtney Schultz, New Mexico State (18:11.9)
2013 * double dual scored * Diana Hawk, New Mexico State (19:14)
2014 * double dual scored* Calli Thackery UNM, (18:05.04)
2015 * meet not contested
2016 * double dual scored * Kendall Kelly, UNM (18:34.70)
* 2001 meet was held at the Paradise Hills Golf Course in West Albuquerque over a 5,000m course

HIGH SCHOOL VARSITY BOYS
YEAR • TEAM WINNER • INDIVIDUAL WINNER

2006 * Albuquerque Academy (64 pts) * Matt Tebo, Eldorado (14:49)
2007 * Albuquerque Academy (50 pts) * Ben Johnson (Academy) (15:22)
2008 * Albuquerque Academy (52 pts) * Bryce Palmer (Eldorado) (15:28)
2009 * Albuquerque Academy (50 pts) * Kyle Pittman (Los Alamos) (15:38)
2010 * Albuquerque Academy (44 pts) * Caleb Rubalcaba (Rio Rancho) (15:39)
2011 * Cleveland (88 pts) * Luis Martinez (Cleveland) (15:41.4)
2012 * Los Alamos (38 pts) * Luis Martinez (Cleveland) (16:01.7)
2013 * Albuquerque Academy (51 pts) * Kyle Carrozza (Academy) (16:06)
2014 * Mountain Vista (61 pts) * Niles Thomas (Miyamura) (16:03.18)
2015 * Rio Rancho (46 pts) * Jordan Lesansee (Academy) (16:09.54)
2016 * Albuquerque Academy (85 pts) * Kashon Harrison (Kirtland Central) (15:33.90)
HIGH SCHOOL JUNIOR VARSITY BOYS
YEAR • TEAM WINNER • INDIVIDUAL WINNER

2006 * Gallup (49 pts) * Corbitt Ramone (Gallup) (16:39)
2007 * Albuquerque Academy (20 pts) * Taylor Murray (Academy) (16:44)
2008 * Albuquerque Academy (15 pts) * Harlan Pietz (Academy) (16:55)
2009 * Albuquerque Academy (19 pts) * Maurice Cruz (Academy) (16:50)
2010 * Albuquerque Academy (15 pts) * Alec Collins (Academy) (16:53)
2011 * Albuquerque Academy (64 pts) * Robert Abeyta (Pojoaque) (17:33.2)
2012 * Albuquerque Academy (31 pts) * Roy Madrid (Taos) (17:27.7)
2013 * Albuquerque Academy (40 pts) * Jorge Otero (Academy) (17:30)
2014 * Los Alamos (31 pts) * Mason Clugston (Academy) (17:49.95)
2015 * Rio Rancho (36 pts) * Augustine Montoya (East Mountain) (17:23.50)
2016 * Albuquerque Academy (43 pts) * Skyler Foreman (Albuquerque Academy) (17:23.70)
HIGH SCHOOL VARSITY GIRLS
YEAR • TEAM WINNER • INDIVIDUAL WINNER

2006 * Eldorado (44 pts) * Jen Bremser (Sand Creek) (17:59)
2007 * Eldorado (38 pts) * Rachel Velarde (Eldorado) (18:21)
2008 * LaCueva (86 pts) * Clara Milne (Academy) (18:51)
2009 * Chaparral (83 pts) * Caroline Hines (Chaparral) (19:08)
2010 * Los Alamos (102 pts) * Julia Foster (Academy) (18:15.9)
2011 * Los Alamos (63 pts) * Teresa Sandoval (Los Alamos) (19:24.4)
2012 * Los Alamos (83 pts) * Julie Gianinni (St. Pius X) (19:37.0)
2013 * Eldorado (54 pts) * Crissey Amberg (Eldorado) (19:08)
2014 * Rio Rancho (81 pts) * Natasha Bernal (La Cueva) (18:44.29)
2015 * Los Alamos (80 pts) * Amanda Mayoral (Sue Cleveland) (19:09.33)
2016 * Rio Rancho (50 pts) * Amanda Mayoral (Cleveland) (19:09.80)
HIGH SCHOOL JUNIOR VARSITY GIRLS
YEAR • TEAM WINNER • INDIVIDUAL WINNER

2006 * Eldorado (52 pts) * Ashley Lovato (Cibola) (19:48)
2007 * Albuquerque Academy (79 pts) * Gabrielle Ellison (Cibola) (20:47)
2008 * Rio Rancho (27 pts) * Nicholette Quesada (Rio Rancho) (21:38)
2009 * Albuquerque Academy (43 pts) * Marissa Nathe (St. Pius X)
2010 * Chaparral (45 pts) * Julie Giainni (St. Pius X)
2011 * Los Alamos (22 pts) * Amanda Mercer (Los Alamos) (20:34.5)

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