Hannah Lynn Rhoten Joins ENMU Cross Country Team for 2006 Season
Freshman could have immediate impact for Zias
Portales, NM— Eastern New Mexico University cross country coach Joel McMullen has announced the signing of Hannah Lynn Rhoten (Albuquerque, Texas/St. Pius X HS) for the upcoming season. [more]
Marla Hiebert Signs National Letter-of-Intent with ENMU Women's Cross Country Team
Cross country runner Marla Hiebert from New Mexico Junior College in Hobbs, N.M., has signed a National Letter-of-Intent to run for the Eastern New Mexico University women’s cross country team, ENMU Head Coach Joel McMullen announced today. Hiebert, who previously attended Carlsbad HS in Carlsbad, N.M., will be a junior for the Zias during the 2006-07 academic year.
40th Reunion Celebration to be Held for ENMU Cross Country Runners on May 20
A celebration of the 40th anniversary of the first cross country team at ENMU has been set for Saturday, May 20, 2006. The event is open to all former and current ENMU cross country runners. The day's activities will begin with a campus tour at 1:30 p.m MDT. At 6 p.m., there will be a reception at The Landing at Cannon Air Force Base, followed by dinner at 7 p.m.
The featured speaker at the conclusion of the dinner will be Dr. Mike Boit, national cross country champion for the Greyhounds and Olympic medal-winning athlete from Kenya. Other speakers will be Dr. Donald Elder, emcee, Joel McMullen, ENMU head cross country coach and Dr. Steven G. Gamble, president of ENMU. [more]
Jerri Martin Signs National Letter-of-Intent with ENMU Women's Cross Country Team
Cross country runner Jerri Martin from Gallup High School in Gallup, N.M., has signed a National Letter-of-Intent to run for Eastern New Mexico University, ENMU Head Coach Joel McMullen announced today. Martin will be a freshman for the Zias during the 2006-07 academic year. She is the daughter of Dora Marrowbone. [more]
Mariana Chavira Signs National Letter-of-Intent with ENMU Women’s Cross Country Team
Cross country runner Mariana Chavira from El Paso Community College, has signed a National Letter-of-Intent to run for Eastern New Mexico University, ENMU Head Coach Joel McMullen announced today. Chavira, who previously attended Montwood HS in El Paso, Texas, will be a junior for the Zias during the 2006-07 academic year. She is the daughter of Rosa Emma Chavira. [more]
Terra Brown Signs National Letter-of-Intent with ENMU Women’s Cross Country Team
Cross country runner Terra Brown from Gallup High School in Gallup, N.M., has signed a National Letter-of-Intent to run for Eastern New Mexico University, ENMU Head Coach Joel McMullen announced today. Brown will be a freshman for the Zias during the 2006-07 academic year. She is the daughter of Eddie Brown of Smith Lake, N.M., and Sandra Gambler of San Carlos, Ariz. [more]
ENMU Women’s Cross Country Receives All-Academic Team Recognition
The Eastern New Mexico University women’s cross country team was recognized by the United States Track and Field/Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) for its academic achievements. To qualify for this honor, the Zias had to have a team cumulative grade point average of 3.0, based upon all athletes who participated at the NCAA Regional meet. [more]
Mike Boit Award
2004: Jason Garcia, Freshman; Lynnae Chavez, Junior
2005: Felix Boit, Freshman; Joyce Doan, Junior
Greyhounds and Zias Honor Top Cross Country Runners
The Eastern New Mexico University cross country teams have presented their top awards for the 2005 season at the team's annual banquet. Freshman Felix Boit (Eldoret, Kenya/Samoei Secondary School) and junior Joyce Doan (Kent, WA/Kentlake HS) received the Mike Boit Award as the top runners during the season. The inaugural
Mike Boit Award winners were Lynnae Chavez (Cimarron, NM/Cimarron HS) and Jason Garcia (Alamogordo, NM/Alamogordo HS) in 2004.
Also honored at the 2005 banquet were senior runners Chavez and Orlando Sanchez (Los Lunas, NM/Los Lunas HS). ENMU's men's cross country team took fourth at the Lone Star Conference Meet and placed eighth at the NCAA Division II South Central Regional. The ENMU women's team finished in seventh at the LSC Meet and took 16th place at the NCAA Regional. Eastern's teams are led by Head Coach Joel McMullen, in his second season at ENMU.
Three ENMU Cross Country Runners Qualify for LSC Commissioner’s Honor Roll
Eastern New Mexico University has placed three cross country athletes on the 2005 Lone Star Conference Commissioner’s Honor Roll. Eastern’s selections to the Honor Roll were Kennedy Baiywo (So., Eldoret, Kenya/Samoei Secondary School) from the men’s team and women’s runners Lynnae Chavez (Sr., Cimmaron, NM/Cimmaron HS) and Miranda Vaca (So., Clovis, NM/Clovis HS). A total of eight men and 20 women qualified for the LSC Commissioner’s Honor Roll, with five men and five women selected for their respective LSC All-Academic Teams. None of the All-Academic selections were from ENMU this year. [more]
Greyhounds Edge #1-Ranked Adams State to Win New Mexico Highlands Cross Country Jamboree
Zias Finish Women's Race in Third Place
The Eastern New Mexico University men's cross country team defeated the #1-ranked team in NCAA Division II, as the Greyhounds finished one point ahead of Adams State College at the New Mexico Highlands University Cross Country Jamboree, Sept. 24 in Las Vegas, N.M. The Greyhounds recorded a team score of 43 to edge Adams State, which scored 44. Jason Garcia (So., Alamogordo, NM/Alamogordo HS) led the charge for ENMU, earning a sixth-place finish (5th place among scorers) with a time of 26:14 over the 8-kilometer course. The Hounds entered the meet ranked 8th in the South Central Region.
Garcia was one of four Greyhounds in the top 15 finishers and top 10 scorers. Derek Henio (Fr., Pine Hill, N.M./Pine Hill HS) was 9th (7th among scorers in 26:41), while Mike Thomas (Fr., Shiprock, N.M./Kirtland HS) took 10th (8th) in 26:47 and Orlando Sanchez (Sr., Los Lunas, N.M./Los Lunas HS) was 12th (10th) in 26:48. Rounding out the five scorers for Eastern was Felix Boit (Fr., Eldoret, Kenya/Samoei HS), who took 15th place (13th) with a time of 26:59.
In the women's race, ENMU took third place as a team. Joyce Doan (So., Kent, WA/Pacific Lutheran Univ.) led the Zias with a 14th place finish (11th among scorers), as she completed the 5-kilometer event in 20:09. Stacy Salazar (Fr., Albuquerque, NM/Sandia HS) following Doan closely and took 15th place (12th) in 20:14. Adams State won the women's championship with a score of 20. West Texas A&M University took second place with a score of 71, while ENMU followed with a score of 90.
ENMU Men’s Cross Country Earns First Ever Ranking in NCAA South Central Region
The Eastern New Mexico University cross country team began its 2005 campaign with an impressive second place finish in the men’s division at the Buffalo Stampede, hosted by West Texas A&M University at the WTAMU Horse Center on Friday, Sept. 2. The ENMU women’s team took third place during the event.
Felix Boit (Fr., Eldoret, Kenya/Samoei HS) and Jason Garcia (So., Alamogordo, NM/ Alamogordo HS) had a virtual photo finish with Angelo State University’s David Solis in a fight for second, third and fourth place. Boit finished third, just one second behind Solid and less than a second ahead of Garcia. Joyce Doan (So., Kent, WA/Pacific Lutheran Univ.) had a successful 5-kilometer run for the ENMU women, as she finished in sixth place. [more]
Cross Country Teams Announce Award Winners for
The Eastern New Mexico
University men’s and women’s cross country teams have announced
their award winners for the 2004-05 academic year. Head
Coach Joel McMullen and Assistant
Coach Matthew Gordillo designated which players received
varsity letters and indicated which athletes were named the inaugural
recipients of the Mike Boit Award as
Runners of the Year.
(Photo far right-Mike Boit)
Eastern’s Mike Boit Award winners for 2004-05, chosen
as the result of their placings at cross country meets during the 2004
season, were freshman Jason
Garcia (Alamogordo, NM/Alamogordo HS) and junior Lynnae
Chavez (Cimarron, NM/Cimarron HS). [more]
Monica Jasso Signs National Letter-of-Intent with ENMU Women's Cross Country Team
Eastern New Mexico University head cross country coach Joel
McMullen has announced the signing of Carlsbad High School senior Monica Jasso to a National Letter-of-Intent to run for the Zias next season. Jasso, from Carlsbad, N.M., will be a freshman during the 2005-06 academic year. She is the daughter of Javier and Bertha Jasso. [more] [other signings]
New signing released on May 10, 2005
Signs Two more Runners to National Letters-of-Intent
Eastern New Mexico University
head cross country coach
Joel McMullen has announced the signing of two more student-athletes to
National Letters-of-Intent to run for the Greyhounds and the Zias next
season. The student-athletes who have signed recently are men's cross
country runner Dylan Bailey and women's cross country runner Michaelann
New signings released on Apr. 29, 2005
Coach McMullen's Philosophy
"Needless to say, we strive to win every
step onto a course and we expect our student
athletes to give their best in practice and meets;
but, along with that, we stress a "family" atmosphere. We share
time together, support and
push one another athletically and academically, and enjoy one another
as only a family can. If a student athlete feels that they are an integral
part of a cohesive and goal-oriented unit, they will push themselves and
do whatever they can to not only succeed individually, but to not let
down their teammates.
As coaches, we want to succeed. But more importantly, we want to make
a difference in each student athlete's life, so that twenty years from
now each of them will want to bring their own children into our office
to meet their old coach because of what we meant to that student athlete.
There is no greater reward in coaching."
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