ENMU sports briefs

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Roberts qualifies for CNFR rodeo
STEPHENVILLE, Texas — Eastern New Mexico University senior Kyle Roberts teamed with Jake Cobb of Weatherford (Texas) College to place second in the team roping average, after splitting first and second in the first go with a time of 5.9 seconds and winning the short go at 9.3 seconds in the Tarleton State Rodeo over the weekend.
That effort gave Roberts and Cobb the Southwest Region team roping championship and qualified them for the College National Finals Rodeo, scheduled for mid-June in Casper, Wyo. ENMU’s men finished fourth as a team in the event.
Other results for the Greyhounds included junior Jacob Gerentz, third in the average at 11.2 seconds in steer wrestling after splitting first and second in the short go at 4.7 seconds, and sophomore Rankin Lindsey, second in the first go, fourth in the short go and fourth in the average in bull riding.

LSC honors Harris in track

RICHARDSON, Texas — Eastern New Mexico University junior Kyle Harris was selected the Lone Star Conference’s male field athlete of the week for his performance in last week’s Drake Relays at Des Moines, Iowa.

Harris was 16th in men’s triple jump, going 48-8 1/2 in rainy, windy, chilly conditions. Harris wqas already a provisional qualifier for the NCAA Division II nationals with his performance at the University of New Mexico’s Tailwind Invitational earlier this month.

Also at the event, junior Richard Kogo ran a school-record time of 32 minutes, 35.22 seconds in the 10,000.

ENMU finishes third, fifth in javelin

AUSTIN, Texas — Sophomore Daniel Draper placed third at 188 feet, 9.35 inches while junior Steven Aragon was fifth at 185-8.74 during the Texas Twilight Open track meet earlier this month.

Junior Jeremy Thompson placed ninth for the Greyhounds in the 400, posting a time of 48.78 seconds.

ENMU squads are slated to conclude the regular season today in a meet at Abilene Christian.