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Kelati Wins First National Championship with 10,000m Victory

In a remarkable year in which The University of New Mexico sophomore broke records, including the school record, and won her first outdoor Mountain West championship in the 10,000-meter, Thursday night at the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships produced another memorable first for the Lobo- a national championship.

After coming close to a championship in cross country with a runner-up finish and finishing second in the 5000-meter at the indoor championships in March, Kelati was not going to be denied this time.

Finding another gear to cross the line at 33:10.84 and edge out Oregon's Carmela Cardama Baez, Kelati became the first Lobo to win the NCAA title in the event for her first NCAA title.