at Air Force Open *
The men's and women's track & field team were honors both at the team and individual levels.
Luke Caldwell placed 5th in the 5000 at European U23 Championships, while Elmar Engholm placed 17th in the 1500.
132 UNM student-athletes earn Scholar-Athlete distinction
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.
Luke Caldwell, a three-time All-American and MW Indoor Student-Athlete of the Year, added a the Outdoor honor on Thursday.
UNM hosts the New Mexico Invitational, their second of four home meets, Jan. 25-26 at the Albuquerque Convention Center.
2013 Indoor: Competed at five meets for the Lobos, including the NCAA Championships ... Opened with a sixth-place mile time of 4:03.47* at the New Mexico Invitational ... Broke the school record in the 5000 with a 13:40.39 time at the Husky Classic, finishing sixth overall ... Picked up three All-Mountain West nods at the conference championships, winning both the 3000 (8:14.66) and 5000 (14:30.30) and placing third in the mile (4:10.91) ... Earned All-American status in the 5K at the NCAA Championships as he placed eighth with a time of 13:46.44.
2013 Outdoor: Ran at five meets outdoors, again bringing home multiple honors ... Kicked off the season at the Bryan Clay Invitation with a runner-up mark of 3:44.19 in the 1500 ... Smashed the school record in the outdoor 5000 with a stellar run of 13:29.94 at the Payton Jordan Invitational ... Claimed two conference titles at the Mountain West Outdoor Championships, winning the both the 5000 (14:30.00) and 10000 (30:27.71) ... Qualified to the NCAA West Preliminary championships, placing sixth in the 5K with a 14:12.27 clocking ... Advanced on the NCAA Championships, earning his third All-American plaudit of 2012-13 (to go along with cross-country and indoor track) with a seventh-place run of 13:55.55.
Transfer from the University of Oxford (England) ... Finished 19th at the English National Cross Country Championships in 2012 ... Has career bests of 3:47 in the 1500m and 14:37.89 in the 5K.
Son of Ken and Liz Caldwell ... Has one sister, Emily, and one brother, Josh ... Hobbies include playing guitar.
TRACK & FIELD HONORS
USTFCCCA First Team Indoor All-American, 2013
* indicates a performance that has been adjusted based on the NCAA altitude conversion protocol