Behm places sixth in Seattle as others run in New Mexico

Julie Thompson

Distance runner Mia Behm automatically qualified for the NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships on Friday night after posting 15:58.34 in the 5,000 meter.

Longhorn distance runners competed at the Husky Classic in Seattle this weekend, and the remaining events took place at the Don Kirby Invitational in Albuquerque.

Behm placed sixth overall and recorded the second-fastest time ever at Texas in the 5,000.In Albuquerue, long jumpers A’Lexus Brannon and Beverly Owoyele both posted personal bests. In the high jump, freshman Shanay Briscoe placed first, clearing 5-11.50.