Feb. 16, 2009
University of New Mexico track standout Lee Emanuel was announced as the surprising winner of the first TheRedMenace.com "Leader of the Pack" award today. TheRedMenace.com, a website for Lobo fans that primarily covers UNM football and basketball, started the award to recognize the Lobo student-athlete, coach or administrator that enjoyed the best week. Registered users on the site vote for the weekly award winner from a list of nominees the site administrators provide.
Emanuel earned the award after clocking the school's first sub four-minute mile (3:57.91) on Feb. 7 at Notre Dame. He was also recognized as the MWC Men's Track & Field Athlete of the Week last week.
The Hastings, England product was nominated for the week of Feb. 1-7 award along with women's baskteball coach Don Flanagan, football coach Mike Locksley, men's tennis player Jonny Parkes, and men's basketball player Tony Danridge.