at NCAA Division I West Preliminary Round
at NCAA Division I Outdoor Track & Field Championships
2013 Indoor: Competed at two meets, including the Mountain West Championships ... Kicked off the campaign at the Cherry & Silver Invitational with a 7.36* clocking in the 60-meter dash (placing 30th) and a mark of 20-7 3/4 (6.29m) in the long jump (placing 22nd) ... Took fourth in the triple jump at the conference meet, leaping 47-9 (14.55m).
2013 Outdoor: Saw action at seven meets, including a pair of postseason competitions ... Won the triple jump at the Don Kirby Tailwind Invitational with a leap of 48-8 1/4 (14.83m) ... Repeated that feat at the Air Force Triangular with a mark of 49 3/4 (14.95m), while also earning third in the long jump (21-5 3/4 [6.55m]) ... Won the open section of the long jump at the Brutus Hamilton Invitational with a 22-10 leap (6.96m), and claimed third in the invitational section of the triple jump (49-8 1/4 [15.14m]) ... Scored in both jumps at the MW Championships, leaping to a fourth-place mark of 48-9 1/2 (14.87m) in the triple jump and to a sixth-place mark of 23-6 1/4 (7.17m) in the long jump ... Qualified to the NCAA West Preliminary championships, placing 37th with a mark of 47-11 1/4 (14.61m).
2012 Indoor: Competed at two meets versus some of the preeminent competition in the NCAA ... Opened at the nationally competitive Don Kirby Elite Invitational, placing 17th in the long jump with a 20-1 leap ... Claimed seventh in the long jump and sixth in the triple jump at the Mountain West Championships, leaping 23 1/2 and 48-4 1/2, respectively.
2012 Outdoor: Participated at five meets, primarily at the triple jump ... Started the season with a fourth-place jump at the Don Kirby Elite Invitational, leaping 47-7 1/4 ... Claimed a pair of top-three marks at the Brutus Hamilton Invitational (49-2 1/4, second) and Texas Tech Red Raider Open (50-9 1/2) ... At the MW Outdoor Championships, leapt an eighth-place long jump (23-2) and fourth-place triple jump (49-9) ... Qualified to the First Round of the NCAA Outdoor Championships, placing 14th with a 50-11 mark.
2011 Indoor: Participated in four competitions ... Recorded a 7.35 60m dash at the New Mexico Invitational, good for sixth ... Placed tenth in the long jump at the Don Kirby Invitational with a mark of 20'-11.25" (6.38m) ... Registered a 10th-place finish in the long jump at the MWC Indoor Championships, reaching 21'-7.25" (6.58m).
2010 Indoor: Competed at eight meets in the triple jump, long jump, 60m and 200m ... Opened the season with a win in the triple jump at the Lobo Open, reaching 48' (14.63m) ... Fifth-place finish in the long jump at the Lobo Challenge, 21'11" (6.68m) ... Finished sixth in the triple jump at the New Mexico Invitational with a mark of 48'10" (14.88m) ... Placed seventh in the long jump at the New Mexico Classic & Multis, leaping 23' (7.01m) ... Runner-up in the triple jump at the Air Force Invitational with a mark of 50'2" (15.29m) ... Posted a tenth-place finish at the MWC Indoor Championships in the long jump, reaching 22'-5.75" (6.85m).
2010 Outdoor: 2010 best jump of 50'-00.5" in the triple jump at the MWC Championships for a 2nd place finish earning 8pts for the Lobos and All-MWC honors ... Made it to Austin, Texas to compete at the NCAA Regionals ... Finished 4th at the MWC Championships in the long jump with a wind-aided mark of 23'-7.25".
2009 Outdoor: Made an immediate impact upon joining the team, flying a lifetime best 50'-11.00" (15.52m) on his second attempt in the triple jump at New Mexico's Don Kirby Invitational ... Jump led the Mountain West Conference (40th nationally), was the best by a Lobo since 1984, and made him the first UNM triple jumper to qualify for the NCAA regional meet ... Earned all-MWC honors with a third place finish in the event (48-08.75) at the MWC Championships ... Also added a seventh place MWC finish in his lone long jump competition of the year (21-09.00) ... 27th at the NCAA Midwest Regional Championships (47-03.75).
2009 Indoor: Did not compete.
A 2008 graduate of Rolling Meadows High School in Arlington Heights, Ill ... All-state receiver who had 37 catches for 552 yards and 5 TDs as a senior for this Chicago-area school ... Kirk scored 7 TDs on the season, including one rushing and one on a punt return ... Had 241 yards in kickoff and punt returns as a senior ... The Mustangs went 9-2 last fall ... A three-year starter for head coach Doug Millsaps ... Also played cornerback ... A four-year letterman for the basketball team and an accomplished performer in track ... All-state in the triple jump, and he finished 7th nationally at a Junior Olympics meet in 2007 with a leap of 48-06.75.
Born in Hoffman Estates, Ill. ... Full name is Tynell Limuel Kirk ... Son of Cheri Kirk ... Would like to be a chef after playing days are over ... Interest in cooking originates from a 7th-grade Home Economics class, and he took cooking classes in high school.
TRACK & FIELD HONORS
All-Mountain West Outdoor Team: 2009 (Triple Jump) & 2010 (TJ)
* indicates a performance that has been adjusted based on the NCAA altitude conversion protocol