Franklin's Lobos throw out another season of titles, accomplishments and classroom success
The men picked up ten total honors after their third place finish at the 2012 MW Outdoor Championships
The Lobo men racked up 140 team points over the four-day meet, while the women combined for 76.5
The men have 43 points and the women have 25.5 points going into the last day.
Joe Franklin's track and field squad can use MW Championships for momentum to NCAA's
2012 Indoor: Competed at one meet, the Mountain West Indoor Championships, where he placed fifth in the finals of the 60-meter dash with a 6.91* time.
2012 Outdoor: Ran at three meets, all in the 100...Recorded a second-place time of 10.75 at the Brutus Hamilton Open...Posted an 11th-place clocking of 10.73* at the Texas Tech Red Raider Open...Took fifth in the 100 at the Mountain West Outdoor Championships...Also competed with the Lobos' vaunted 4x100 relay team, as they squad combined for a third-place finish at the Don Kirby Tailwind Invite, fourth at the Brutus Hamilton Invite, fourth at the Texas Tech Red Raider Open and runner-up at the MW Championships.
2011 Indoor: Another solid season competing in three meets in Albuquerque all in the 60 meter dash...Clocked a season best of 6.80 at the MWC Indoor Championships...Placed second in the MWC barely losing to first place by .001 of a second, the closest race of the meet.
2011 Outdoor: Competed in the 100m dash and the 4x100m relay throughout the season...Ran a season best in the 100m in the finals at the MW Chamionships in Ft. Collins placing him third...This time also qualified him for the NCAA West Regional Preliminary Round in Eugene, Oregon.
2010 Indoor: Ran in three meets, all in the 60m dash...Opened taking sixth at the New Mexico Classic & Multis with a time of 6.89s...Placed third at both the Air Force Invitational, clocking in at 6.84s, and the MWC Championships, clocking in at 6.75s.
2010 Outdoor: Made an immediate impact on the New Mexico track and field team...scored at the MWC Championships clocking a time of 10.33 taking the silver in the 100m-dash...was the anchor leg of the men's 4x100 relay team at the MWC Championships with a time of 40.40 for the silver...qualified for the NCAA Regionals in Austin, Texas in both the 4x100 and the 100m-dash...made it to the semifinals in Eugene, Ore. in the 100m-dash...had the top time at UNM in the event and the No. 35 best in the country before the NCAA Championships...
Competed one year for the Buckeyes...Finished fourth in the 100 meters (10.65) at the 2009 Big 10 Track Championships and helped the Buckeye's 4x100 relay team capture gold (40.55).
Maryland state champion at 55 and 100 meters...state runner-up in the 200...Prince George's County and Star/Gazette track athlete of the year...reportedly timed as fast as 10.30 in the 100m.
Born in Washington, D.C....Full name is Lamaar Edward Thomas, but commonly is know as "Flash" due to his speed...Son of Sean and Elwanda Thomas...Has a younger brother, Desmond...Major is Communications.
TRACK & FIELD HONORS
All-Mountain West Indoor Team: 2010 (60) & 2011 (60)
* indicates a performance that has been adjusted based on the NCAA altitude conversion protocol