Baiywo, Valdez, Luce, and Bauer
Earn LSC Academic Honors
PORTALES, N.M. — Sophomore Kennedy Baiywo (Eldoret, Kenya/Samoei HS)
from the Eastern New Mexico University men’s track and field team, and seniors Nicole Valdez (Amarillo, TX/Amarillo Christian School) and DeAnn Luce (Ft. Sumner, NM/Ft. Sumner HS) from the ENMU women’s track and field team have been selected to the Lone Star Conference All-Academic teams. Sophomore Brittany Bauer (San Antonio, TX/Reagan HS) qualified for the LSC Commissioner’s Honor Roll for women’s track and field. [more]
Valdez Named First Team ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District VI
Eastern New Mexico University track and field athlete Nicole Valdez (Sr., Shot Put, Amarillo, TX/Amarillo Christian School) has been named First Team ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District VI for the 2006 season. The Academic All-District Team, which featured 11 players in track and field and cross country, was chosen by members of the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).
Valdez and other First Team selections from CoSIDA’s eight regions are eligible for the ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America College Division Softball Team. The Academic All-America Team will be announced on Wednesday, May 31.
Valdez has achieved a 3.50 cumulative grade point average at ENMU. She is majoring in Biology and is a Pre-Physical Therapy student. [more]
Gerleve Throws Javelin Career-Best 197'8" at Abilene Christian Open
Eastern New Mexico University track and field athlete Zach Gerleve (Jr., Javelin, Truth or Consequences, NM/Hot Springs HS) threw the javelin a career-best 197’8” at the Abilene Christian University Open on Thursday, May 11. Gerleve took second in the event behind unattached competitor Casey Pearce, who toss the javelin 210’0”. Eastern’s Logan Capps (Fr., Javelin, Cloudcroft, NM/Cloudcroft HS) took third place in the event, with a throw of 170’7”.
Gerleve’s previous career best was 196’4” at the McMurry University Indian Relays earlier this season on April 6. That throw allowed him to pass the provisional qualifying mark (195’0”) for this year’s NCAA Division II National Track and Field Championships. Gerleve added more than a foot with his top throw at the ACU Open to improve his chances of being selected for the National Championships. [more]
Three Greyhound Track and Field Athletes Prepare for Last Chance Meet at ACU, Twilight Meet at McMurry
Javelin throwers Zach Gerleve (Jr., Truth or Consequences, NM/Hot Springs HS) and Logan Capps (Fr., Cloudcroft, NM/Cloudcroft HS), plus middle-distance runner Guy Kcholi (Fr., Yaure, Israel/Ginsburg HS), are hoping to achieve or extend national qualifying marks when they compete at the Abilene Christian University Last Chance Meet on Thursday, May 11. Gerleve has already achieved a provisional qualifying throw in the javelin, while Capps and Kcholi have shown the potential to also attain qualifying marks.
If Gerleve, Capps and Kcholi don’t achieve the improvement they seek at ACU, they will get one more chance to qualify for the National Championships. The McMurry University Twilight Meet is scheduled for Thursday, May 18. [more]
Gerleve Repeats as Lone Star Conference Champion in the Javelin
Throws 192' 6 1/4" to Win Second Consecutive Title
Eastern New Mexico University junior javelin thrower Zach Gerleve (Truth or Consequences, NM/Hot Springs HS) won his second consecutive Lone Star Conference title with a throw of 192' 6 1/4" at the LSC Track and Field Championships on Saturday, April 22 in Stephenville, Texas. Gerleve also won the 2005 title with a throw of 194' 3" and took second place in 2004 with a toss of 178' 9 1/2".
Gerleve led the Greyhounds to a 1-3-4 finish in the event, as Logan Capps (Fr., Cloudcroft, NM/Cloudcroft HS) took third place at 179' 7 1/4" and Aaron Carper (So., Artesia, NM/Artesia HS) claimed fourth place with a career-best throw of 177' 2". Gerleve, Capps and Carper combined to score 20 points for ENMU in the team standings. Eastern finished with 38 points, its highest total at the LSC Championships since track and field returned to ENMU in 2003.
2006 LSC Track and Field Championships - Final Results
Greyhounds Take 1st, 2nd and 3rd in Javelin for Second Week in a Row
Gerleve Wins Event with Throw of 191'6"
Eastern New Mexico University recorded a 1-2-3 sweep in the men's javelin for the second week in a row, as ENMU outhrew its competition at the 35th Annual David Noble Relays, hosted by Angelo State University on Thursday, April 13. Zach Gerleve (Jr., Truth or Consequences, NM/Hot Springs HS) won the event with a throw of 191'6". Logan Capps (Fr., Cloudcroft, NM/Cloudcroft HS) took second at 181'11" and Aaron Carper (So., Artesia, NM/Artesia HS) claimed third at 171'11".
ENMU also earned the top three places at the McMurry University Indian Relays in Abilene, Texas, on April 6. At McMurry, Gerleve achieved a provisional qualifying throw for the NCAA Division II National Meet with a throw of 196' 4". [more]
Touchstone Named First Team Academic All-America in Track and Field
Eastern's First Two-Sport Academic All-America Selection
PORTALES, N.M. — Eastern New Mexico University
track athlete Ty Touchstone
(Sr., 200m/400m, Lubbock, TX/Monterey HS) has been named to the ESPN
The Magazine College Division Academic All-America Men’s Track/Cross
Country Team. The Academic All-America Team was chosen by members of the
College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). [more]
Ty Touchstone Receives LSC Scholar-Athlete Award
Eastern New Mexico University athletes Ty Touchstone (Sr., Lubbock, TX/Monterey HS) and Anna Bellum (Sr., Albuquerque, NM/Garden City CC) have been chosen as Lone Star Conference Scholar-Athlete Award winners for 2004-05. Touchstone played free safety on the ENMU football team for four years and competed in track and field for two seasons. Bellum was an outside hitter on the Eastern volleyball team the past two seasons, following two years at Garden City Community College (Kansas). [more]
Ty Touchstone Selected First Team Academic All-District VI
Eastern New Mexico University track athlete Ty Touchstone (Sr., 200m/400m, Lubbock, TX/Monterey HS) has been chosen as a First Team selection to the ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District VI College Division Men’s Track and Cross Country Team. The Academic All-District Team was chosen by members of the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). [more]
Greyhounds Named to the 2005 Lone Star Conference All-Academic Team
The Eastern New Mexico University men’s track and field
team has placed three athletes on the 2005 Lone Star Conference All-Academic
Team. Cole Perrin
(Jr., 200m/400m, Dexter, NM/Dexter HS), Branden
Sultemeier (So., Thrower, Fredericksburg, TX/Fredericksburg
HS), and Ty Touchstone (Sr., 200m/400m, Lubbock, TX/Monterey HS) were selected to the All-Academic
Team by the LSC sports information directors on the basis of academic
and athletic achievement. The Greyhounds also were represented by one
member on the LSC Commissioner’s Honor Roll, while the ENMU women’s
track and field team placed five athletes on the Honor Roll. [more]
Hernandez Goes the distance at the LSC Championship meet
Ricardo Hernandez placed third in the 10K with a time of 33:31 and second in
the 5K with a time of 15:38 at the 2004 LSC Championships. The impressive
double resulted in 14 points for the ENMU Greyhounds.
“The 10,000 meter race by itself is a grueling race, but when you come back
the next day and race the 5,000 meters it is nearly impossible. Ricardo is the
kind of athlete you can count on to achieve the impossible,” said ENMU
assistant coach Matt Gordillo.
Freshman standout Zach Gerleve placed second in the javelin despite not
throwing a personal best. Tyrone Sharpe placed fifth in the triple jump with
a jump of 45-05.
“The jumpers had a rough weekend with the continuous rain, and I was proud of
our jumpers’ efforts,” Head Coach Eric Boll said. The Greyhounds placed sixth
as a team in the LSC championship meet with a score of 25 points.
Zias score on the Track and in the Field
Distance runner Karissa Huskey placed fifth in the 10K in a time of 43:43 and
fifth in the 3K in 11:57 to score four points for the ENMU Zias.
Teammate Laura “Pebbles” Rivera also scored in the 3K with a sixth-place finish.
The Zias’ field event athletes also put points on the scoreboard.
Jayme Williams placed sixth in the discus with a throw of 113-04. Rachel Loya scored
points for the Zias with a sixth place finish in the Javelin with a throw of 105-10.
The Zias placed sixth in the LSC Championship meet with a team score
of 11 points.
About the Program
ENMU Track & Field Looking to Mature
The track and field team at ENMU is looking to mature according to Coach
Boll. Boll said he was very pleased with the 2005 season for the fact
that the team continued to gain valuable experience and knowledge of what it takes
to be successful in the Lone Star Conference.
"Our athletes (both men and women)
have a great deal of potential to be successful
in the conference" Boll stated. I am looking for this team to mature
physically as well as mentally, and with
that, I am looking to see some great successes in the 2006 campaign".
If you are interested in being considered for the Track
and Field Program, contact:
Office Phone 505.562.2982
Or send information to:
Greyhound/ Zia Track & Field
ENMU Station 17
Portales, NM 88130