Media Releases

Number One Ranked TBirds Head to Nationals

Number One Ranked TBirds Head to Nationals photo
TBirds heading to Nationals. Coach Blackwill on right.

3/1/2016 4:04:42 p.m. - Hobbs, NM.  

The New Mexico Junior College Thunderbirds Indoor Track and Field Team will be competing at the NJCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships in Winston-Salem, NC, March 4-5, 2016. 

The Thunderbirds enter the meet ranked Number One by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA), a position they have held since February.  After entering the season ranked number two in the initial poll, The TBirds quickly took over the top spot the following week with their nation leading point score of 349.42 which is based on performances.

Head Coach Keith Blackwill was named West Region Coach of the Year by the USTFCCCA.  Coach Blackwill is in his 11th year at New Mexico Junior College.

Coverage of the national meet begins Friday March 4th at 10:30am (eastern time) with the pentathlon. Track and Field events will begin at 3pm Friday.

Updated information is available under Women’s Track and Field at

For more information: or 575-492-27

All Stories

RSS logo

:Events Calendar:  :Focus on Faces:  :Photo Galleries:  :Video Gallery: