ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – The 2024 Mountain West Indoor Track & Field Championships opened competition Thursday with six events at the Albuquerque Convention Center in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

The day started with the men’s heptathlon and the conclusion of the women’s pentathlon before wrapping up with both the men’s and women’s 5,000-meter races and distance medley relays. With three events completed, Colorado State is leading the way in the women’s team score with 27 points, while New Mexico is out in front on the men’s side with 19 points.

New Mexico’s Habtom Samuel broke the MW championship record in the men’s 5,000m by more than 25 seconds with a 13:45.57 finish to complete the Lobos’ sweep of both the men’s and women’s races in that distance – the first time that a UNM athlete has won the men’s 5,000m race in back-to-back years since 2015.

Day two’s events begin at 10 a.m. MT with the men’s heptathlon 60-meter hurdles.

2024 Mountain West Indoor Track & Field Champions – Day One


Pentathlon: Madison Hutton, Fresno State; 3,982

5,000-Meters: Mercy Kirarei, New Mexico; 16:19.78

Distance Medley Relay: Colorado State (Yasmin Austridge, Grace Gordon, Brooklyn Ewert, Anna Petr); 11:13.88


5,000 Meters: Habtom Samuel, New Mexico; 13:45.57

Distance Medley Relay: Utah State (Drew Hogan, Rylan Anderson, Landon Bott, Brennan Benson); 10:07.76

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