ENMU athletes 16th in NCAA Division II nationals

CNJ staff CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Things didn’t go quite as well as had been hoped on Saturday for Eastern New Mexico University’s entrants in NCAA Division II outdoor track and field competition. Senior Zach Gerleve fouled on each of his first two throws in javelin, then threw 185 feet, 3 inches on his final throw […]

ENMU qualifies pair of athletes for nationals

CNJ staff PORTALES — Senior Zach Gerleve and junior Kyle Harris will become Eastern New Mexico University’s first representatives in NCAA Division II national track competition. The meet is May 24-26 at Johnson C. Smith University in Charlotte, N.C. Gerleve, from Truth or Consequences, was the No. 17 qualifier out of 18 in javelin competition. […]

ENMU track teams making strides

CNJ staff PORTALES — Eric Boll thinks this is the year his Eastern New Mexico University men’s track team could escape the cellar in the Lone Star Conference track meet. Boll, an ENMU football assistant, is beginning his fifth season with the track program and admits it’s been a challenge trying to build it up. […]

Zia netters return solid nucleus

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer PORTALES — The Eastern New Mexico University women’s tennis team has probably gotten its toughest Lone Star Conference opponent out of the way. Now the Zias will see what the rest of the conference looks like. ENMU lost to Abilene Christian 9-0 on Feb. 1 at Zia Tennis Complex. […]

ENMU student dies in two-vehicle crash near Lubbock

By Karl Terry: Freedom Newspapers A three-vehicle crash near Lubbock on Tuesday morning claimed the life of an Eastern New Mexico University student and sent a second ENMU student to a Lubbock hospital. ENMU junior Sheena Arnes Ray, 21, of Odessa, Texas, died at the scene. Daquita Mitchell, 22, of Anton, Texas, also an ENMU […]

Texico’s Parmer signs with ENMU for track

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer Amber Parmer admits she has a little trouble separating which sport she likes best — volleyball, basketball or track. After signing recently to run on the Eastern New Mexico University track team, the recent Texico High School graduate thinks she’s made the right choice. “I’ve always wanted to do […]

Former Cat throwing hammer at ENMU

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Eastern New Mexico University sophomore and Clovis High grad Warren Nuckols is in his second year throwing the hammer. Photo by Kevin Wilson By Kevin Wilson PORTALES — Hammer throw is either … A) a carpenter’s act of frustration, B) what people do with a bad rap CD, or C) a little-known track and field […]

ENMU’s Johnson switches sports

By Dave Wagner BLACKWATER DRAW — Randy Johnson used up his college eligibility in basketball last spring at Eastern New Mexico University, but he wasn’t ready to give up sports. So he approached ENMU’s football coaches about the possibility of playing this fall. Given the chance during spring practice, the coaches liked what they saw […]