Jarrin Solomon

Jarrin Solomon

Player Profile


Albuquerque, N.M.

High School:
La Cueva HS





Indoor All-American, MWC indoor/outdoor champion, all-region, NCAA Outdoor qualifier, 4x indoor/outdoor all-MWC, indoor school record holder (400m)


Former Track Athletes Post Solid Results at National Championships

Floyd Ross and Alesha Walker competed in the U.S., while Jarrin Solomon (Trinidad and Tobago) and Django Lovett (Canada) competed abroad.


Fifth-year senior who is one of the premier 400-meter men in the nation...will be a gold medal favorite at the MWC Indoor/Outdoor Championships and a potential All-America candidate after redshirting all of 2008...2007 MWC champion and NCAA Championships qualifier outdoors...ranks 5th all-time at UNM and in the MWC with a top outdoor time of 46.42...set the UNM indoor record and ranks 3rd all-time in the MWC with a time of 47.00, recorded in a silver medal performance at the `07 MWC Indoor meet...first sprinter from a New Mexico high school to represent UNM at the NCAA Championship meet...also the first Lobo since 1991 to win a conference title and qualify for nationals in the 400... led New Mexico to the MWC Indoor 4x400 relay title in '07 - the Lobos' first relay crown in 20 years...4-time indoor/outdoor all-MWC honoree in the 400 and has earned 5 all-MWC medals with the 4x400 team...3-time NCAA regional qualifier, earning all-Midwest Region honors as a junior...has represented UNM in 42 collegiate 400m races...2-year member of the Trinidad and Tobago national team and has dual citizenship with the United States as well...clocked a career-best split of 44.7 (3rd leg) to help the T&T 4x400 team finish 11th at the 2007 World Championships in Osaka, Japan with a season-best time of 3:02.76...was 3rd in the 400 (46.83) in his national meet debut at the 2007 T&T track championships in Port Of Spain...is a real student of the sport, studying his opponents and working to perfect his technique and training...was a standout soccer player in high school and did not start training full time in track until his first year of college (2004-05)...strong in the classroom as well, earning 3 Academic All-MWC awards...earned his degree in Criminology in May of 2008 and is working on a second B.A. in Communications...son of Michael Solomon, who was one of the finest middle distance runners in UNM history, earning two All-America awards and winning the 600-yard title at the 1977 NCAA Indoor Championships...the elder Solomon claimed four straight 600 titles, one 440 crown, was a member of the Lobos' three-time WAC champion mile relay team indoors, still owns the UNM outdoor 400m record (45.77), and was a member of the school record-setting mile relay team...he was also a two-time Olympian, competing at the 1976 Montreal games and 1980 Moscow Olympics for his native Trinidad and Tobago.

2008: (outdoor) Appeared in 1 meet (at Arizona State) before taking a medical redshirt due to a bout of pneumonia and a hamstring injury... (indoor) Redshirt season.

2007: (outdoor) Phenomenal spring, capped by his appearance at the NCAA Championship meet in Sacramento...was the first Lobo since 1991 (Tony Eziuka) to qualify for nationals in the 400...missed the semifinals by one-hundredth of a second, finishing 17th overall - 8 spots higher than his seed - with a time of 47.08...was the lone MWC sprinter in the 400 and one of 8 qualifiers from the elite Midwest Region...8th in the prelims (46.68), but finished 5th - 4 spots higher than his seed - in the finals at the Midwest Regional Championships in Des Moines to earn all-region honors for the first time and an automatic bid the NCAA meet...clocked a time of 46.55 in the Midwest finals, finishing just 0.08 seconds out of 3rd and ahead of fellow NCAA qualifiers J.T. Scheuerman (Baylor), Aaron Buzard (Minnesota) and Justin Oliver (Texas A&M)...became the first Lobo since '91 to win a conference title in the 400, capturing the MWC gold with a time of 46.50 - 0.24 seconds ahead of the field - in San Diego...recorded a career-best time of 46.42 to defeat Arizona State All-American Domenik Peterson by 0.13 seconds on March 31 at Arizona...time was 5th all-time in MWC history, but the fastest run before May...ran under 47 seconds in 6 of his last 8 races and won 4 of his last 5 (finals only)...represented UNM in 9 400 races...also led the MWC's No. 2 4x400 relay team, helping the Lobos grab the silver medal at the MWC Championships...the 4x4 team notched 5 top-3 finishes, winning at UC-San Diego and at home in Albuquerque, and finishing 2nd at Arizona with a season-best time of 3:10.72 - less than a second off the NCAA regional qualifying time...also helped UNM finish 5th at the MWC meet in the 4x100 relay...led the team (11th MWC) with a career-best 200m time of 21.82 at Arizona State...spent the summer competing for Trinidad & Tobago at the T&T national championship meet (Port of Spain), Pan-American Games (Rio de Janeiro) and World Championships (Osaka, Japan)...Academic All-MWC honoree... (indoor) MWC runner-up in the 400 with a school-record and NCAA provisional qualifying time of 47.00 to earn all-conference honors for the first time in the event indoors...time ranked 2nd in the MWC and 26th nationally...finished 0.26 seconds behind Colorado State's Drew Morano in the 400, but got his revenge in the final event, anchoring the Lobos' all-New Mexico 4x400m relay team to its first conference title in 20 years...held off Morano and the Rams down the final straightaway to win the gold medal by 0.17 seconds in front of a roaring ABQ Convention Center crowd...New Mexico's time of 3:13.79 was tops in the MWC...led UNM to a 3-0 relay record in February, including 2 wire-to-wire victories...won the 400 at the Dennis Heimrich Invite in Albuquerque...opened the season by knocking off nationally-ranked Melville Rogers (LSU) and J.T. Scheuerman (Baylor) in a 6th place finish in an elite 400 field at the Modrall Sperling Invite, also in Albuquerque...6 400m races.

2006: (outdoor) Earned all-MWC honors in the 400m and 4x400m relay, and qualified for the NCAA Midwest Regional Championship meet in the 400...finished 3rd at the MWC Championships, behind TCU All-Americans Lewis Banda and Chè Chavez...clocked a season-best (altitude adjusted) time of 46.81 in the finals, the fastest by a Lobo in 15 years, and his first time under 47 seconds...a No. 15 seed in the 400 at the Midwest Regional meet, he finished 18th in the prelims (47.76)...notched 6 top-3 finishes and ran under the NCAA regional qualifying standard 4 times in 8 400m races...earned his first outdoor victories at UC-San Diego (47.57) and at home in the Don Kirby Invite (47.28)...led the 4x400m relay team to a third place finish at the MWC meet with a season-best time of 3:11.89...also a key member of the 4x100 team again, helping the squad finish 4th at the MWC meet with a season-best time of 41.25...helped the 4x100 team to 6 top-5 finishes, including a win at home in the Don Kirby Invite, and the 4x400 squad finish among the top-3 4 times...ranked No. 3 on the team with a time of 22.00 in his lone 200 of the season...Academic All-MWC honoree... (indoor) Finished 6th in the 400m at the MWC Championships...recorded season-best of 48.62 and notched the highest finish by a Lobo in the event since 2001...ran under 49 seconds for the first time at the MWC meet, including a preliminary time of 48.67...5 400m races...ranked 3rd on the team with a top 200 time of 22.35...also led the 4x400m relay team to an all-MWC award for the first time since 2003 with a 3rd place finish at the conference meet (3:14.06).

2005: (outdoor) MWC runner-up in the 400 with a career-best and NCAA regional qualifying (altitude adjusted) time of 47.05 - best on the team...caught fire in late April, running under 48 seconds for the first time at San Diego (April 23) and every meet after...lowered his time in every race and had 5 straight top-3 finishes leading up the NCAA Midwest Championships...placed 17th at the regional meet, five spots higher than his seed, with a time of 47.85...7 400m races...helped the 4x100 team win the Don Kirby Invite and the 4x400 squad win at the Mesa Classic...the mile relay team went on to finish 2nd in the MWC with a season-best time of 3:12.29...Academic All-MWC honoree... (indoor) Led the team in the 400 with a top time of 49.34 in the prelims at the MWC Championships...went on to finish 8th in the conference finals (49.35)...6 400m races...also a member of the mile relay team.


A 2004 graduate of Albuquerque La Cueva High School...four-year letterman in track & field for head coach Mike Tixier...helped La Cueva win four straight 5A state titles during his career...state runner-up in the 400 as a senior...has run a 48.1 split in the 4x400m relay...three-time all-state defender in soccer...2004 District Player of the Year...all-metro selection in '04 as well...led LCHS to the 2003 state soccer championship...was recruited by Duke to play soccer.


Born in Albuquerque, N.M... son of Mike and Susie Solomon...has an older sister, Britton.

400: 46.42 200: 21.82

400: 47.00 200: 22.35