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Cowgirl distance runners highlight Kirby Open

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By Dave Kavanaugh

New Mexico Highlands’ women’s distance runners had a strong presence in the Don Kirby Open indoor meet held this past Saturday at the Albuquerque Convention Center.

The Cowgirls made up half the field in the women’s 3,000-meter run, for example, and Ivana Aragon’s fourth place finish was just 21 seconds shy of winner Nancy Holguin of the host UNM Lobos.

Up next for NMHU and head coach Bob DeVries is the Joe Davies Open on Saturday in Golden, Colo.

The Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference indoor championships are Feb. 22-23 in Spearfish, S.D.

NMHU highlights from the Kirby Open follow.

Women’s 3,000-meter run: 4. Ivana Aragon, 11:29.64; 5. Tayler Hendren, 11:30.00; 7. Marlinda Pecos, 11:37.87; 8. Angela Ibarra, 11:55.85
Women’s long jump: 6. Jillisa Grant, 5.8 meters (19-0 1/2); 17. Destiny Dillworth, 5.32; 25. Danisha Phipps, 4.76; 26. Deandra Nelson, 4.55; 27. Juanita Sanchez, 4.51
Women’s pole vault: 6. CiCi Cordova, 3.5 meters (11-5 3/4); Isabel Garza, 3.05 (prelims)
Women’s shot put: 6. Elizabeth Robertson, 12.72 meters (41-8 3/4) 9. Brittney Sangwin, 11.71 meters
Women’s high jump: 7. Juanita Sanchez, 1.55 meters (5-1); 11. Danisha Phipps, 1.55; 12. Destiny Dillworth, 1.5
Women’s 1,600-meter relay: 10. NMHU (Danielle Vigil, Deandra Nelson, Jillisa Grant, Danisha Phipps), 4:03.35; 13. NMHU (Destiny Dillworth, Juanita Sanchez, Laura Gomez, Mariah Sanchez), 4:21.44
Women’s 1-mile run: 12. Stephanie Gomez, 5:35.32; 17. Amanda Ortzow, 5:45.28; 18. Ivana Aragon, 5:45.47; 19. Tayler Hendren, 5:45.55; 21. Brianna Cathcart, 5:53.94; 22. Marlinda Pecos, 5:54.62
Women’s 60-meter hurdles (preliminary heats): 18. Danisha Phipps, 9.59; 23. Juanita Sanchez, 9.88; 24. Destiny Dillworth, 13.22
Women’s 800-meter run: 22. Brianna Cathcart, 2:30.52; 24. Laura Gomez, 2:33.27; 27. Stephanie Gomez, 2:37.67; 28. Amanda Ortzow, 2:40.31
Women’s 400-meter dash: 29. Danielle Vigil, 1:00.96; 36. Mariah Sanchez, 1:04.47
Women’s 200-meter dash: 32. Deandra Nelson, 26.51

Notes: Yeshemabet Turner, the onetime Pecos High standout now competing with UNM, placed fourth in the triple jump with a 12.03-meter finish (39-5 3/4).