Sports Update 12-04-12

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Lobos move up in men’s hoops polls

The University of New Mexico Lobos made a big jump in this week’s Associated Press men’s basketball poll.
The Lobos, who won a pair of games this week to improve to 8-0 on the season, elevated seven spots in the AP poll to No. 18. Only Illinois (8-0) made a bigger leap in the poll — from No. 22 to No. 13 — of college hoops sportswriters from around the nation.
UNM garnered 402 points in the AP poll. The team is one spot behind San Diego State, which moved up six places this week, from No. 23 to No. 17.
Indiana (8-0) kept the top spot in the AP poll and Duke (8-0) is still the No. 2-ranked team in the nation. The teams are 1-2 in the USA Today coaches poll as well.
In the USA Today poll, the Lobos finished at No. 20, up three spots from last week. San Diego State finished 15th in that poll. UNLV, which UNM will host in its first Mountain West game Jan. 9, is also ranked in the top 20.

Triatomics’ Christmas Light Runs continue through Dec. 20

The Los Alamos Triatomics multi-sport club continues its 2012 Christmas Light Runs series Wednesday.
The runs will go through various Los Alamos neighborhoods during the holiday season and vary in length from 2.3 miles to 6.5 miles.
Runs are scheduled every Monday and Wednesday through Dec. 20. All the runs are non-competitive.
Wednesday’s run will start at Barranca Mesa Elementary School parking lot. All runs begin at 6:15 p.m.
More information on the Triatomics can be found by visiting triatomics.org. Late schedule changes can be found by visiting facebook.com/triatomics.

Race volunteers are needed

The Family YMCA of Los Alamos is seeking volunteers to help with registration, set-up and course guides for its Holiday Half-Marathon Dec. 8.
Volunteers can work in shifts from 1-3 hours starting at 7:30 a.m.
The Holiday Half-Marathon will go to benefit youth programs around northern New Mexico.
Anyone interested in volunteering is asked to call the YMCA at 662-3100 as soon as possible.