Joe Franklin's cross country and track & field teams showed some talent as they racked up the honors and the championships in the 2012-13 season.
For the fourth straight year, UNM has finished in the USTFCCCA Program of the Year standings, which recognize the best DI cross country and track & field program
Josephine Moultrie and Luke Caldwell both took All-American honors as women place 10th and men 21st
Joe Franklin's Lobos are traveling to Louisville, Ky., to take on the NCAA Cross Country Championships.
The Lobos' women cross country team is heading to Louisville, while the men must wait to know if they've advanced.
The Lobos swept the team titles at the MW Championships. The women won their 4th-straight and the men their 5th-straight.
2012: After running unattached at the first meet, competed for the Lobos at the final five meets of the season as one of the "core four" ... Opened competition for the Lobos at the Notre Dame Invitational, taking 31st overall (and second on the team) with a 24:21 time over the 5-mile course ... Claimed a 24:05 time at the Wisconsin adidas Invitational, placing 61st overall and fourth on the team ... Took bronze at the Mountain West Championships, as his 24:38.49 time took second on the team ... Was UNM's No. 2 runner at the NCAA Regional Championships, finishing the 10K course in 30:36 ... Placed 133rd at the NCAA Championships, scoring as the No. 4 runner with a 31:00.4 time.
UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA
2011: Opened the season with a 94th-place 25:34.40 time in the 8K at the Roy Griak Invitational hosted by Minnesota ... Claimed 141th at the Wisconsin Adidas Invitational, completing the 8K in 25:03.10 ... Notched a personal-record time of 23:55.00 in the 8K at the 2011 Pac 12 Cross Country Championships, placing 24th ... Also finished 24th at the NCAA DI West Regional, running the 10K course in a personal-best time of 30:06.00.
2010: Took second place at the George Kyte Classic, hosted by Northern Arizona, running the 8K in 26:21.0 ... Finished 11th at the Dave Murray Invitational, running 4.25 miles with a time of 21:41.14 ... Finished 10th at the Desert Twilight Cross Country Festival, running 15:28.2 in the three-mile race ... At the Pre-Nationals, had an 8K time of 25:54.6 ... At the Pac-10 Championships, Zacharias had a time of 25:11.33 in the 8,000-meter run.
A graduate of Albuquerque Academy, Zacharias was the team captain his junior and senior years ... He was selected first team all-city his sophomore, junior, and senior seasons ... A first-team all-district and all-state honoree all four years ... Took third place at the 2011 New Mexico State Championships in both the 1,600 meters and 3,200 meters ... .Placed 13th at the Nike Cross Country Championships in Portland, Ore.
Son of Chris and Cheri Sanger ... Has a sister, Emma ... Hobbies include basketball, a sport where Zacharias could dunk since 8th grade.
2012 USTFCCCA All-Mountain Region Team