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Track star Caminiti died of cancer on July 1

Steve Caminiti, a track star for University of New Mexico in the 1960s, died on July 1 in Thousand Oaks, Calif.
Caminiti died of cancer, Eric Sondheimer of the Los Angeles Times said on Twitter.
Caminiti, a former Crespi High standout, coached track and field at Reseda High in California.
Caminiti qualified to two NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships in 1966 and 1967 and stamped his name across the New Mexico track & field record books.
During his time at UNM, Caminiti was a two-time qualifier for the NCAA Outdoor Championships, finishing 10th in the 100-yard dash in 1966 and 18th in the same event in 1967.
Caminiti also won a Western Athletic Conference title in the 440-yard relay in 1967, and won three straight WAC team championships during his time as a Lobo from 1965-67.
He also finished his New Mexico career ranked in a number of events in school history.
Caminiti finished tied for first all-time in both the 100-yard dash and the 60-yard dash indoors, sharing that distinction with teammate Rene Matison. Caminiti also was ranked second in the 330-yard hurdles, eighth in the 440-yard hurdles, 10th in the 120-yard high hurdles and ninth in the long jump.
He was also part of the school-record 440- and 880-yard relays, and played a role in the Lobos’ fourth-best mile relay.


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