| Dan Feltman
Mountain West Conference champion and NCAA qualifier in the decathlon two years ago who will return for his final campaign after redshirting the 2006 outdoor season...one of the top multi-event talents in the nation when at his best...top event is the javelin, where he ranks among the best in the league...has competed in an amazing 159 events, 6 decathlons, 4 heptathlons and 1 pentathlon competition during his career...injuries have been his biggest obstacle during his career, but he is poised for a big season this spring if he can healthy...
2006: (outdoor) Redshirt season...(indoor) Turned in his best indoor season, recording a career-best heptathlon score of 5,145 in a fifth place finish at the MWC Championships in Albuquerque...notched 5 indoor PRs during the two-day competition...led the team in the long jump as well with a top mark of 22-08.50 (8th MWC)...ranked second on the team with a top shot put mark of 45-11.75 and was also second with a top time of 8.60* in the 60m hurdles...
2005: (outdoor) Qualified for the NCAA Championships for the first time with a provisional qualifying and career-best score of 7,278 (6th) at the Mt. SAC Relays...struggled a bit with continuous rain showers at the NCAA meet, but battled to a 16th place finish (6,794), two spots higher than his seed...fought through a combination of rain, lightening, and unseasonably cold temperatures in Fort Collins, Colo. to win his first MWC decathlon title with a score of 7,250...dominated the field, finishing 534 points ahead of the runner-up...became the third athlete in UNM history to win a conference decathlon crown...also placed fourth in the javelin (197-08) to finish as the Lobos' high-point scorer (15) at the MWC meet...competed in the 110 hurdles as well at the conference meet, but clipped a hurdle and fell during the prelims...competed in 46 events, including 3 decathlons...established career-highs in 8 of 10 decathlon events and ranked among the team's top-5 in the long jump and javelin...(indoor) Bad luck continued indoors as he injured his hamstring during the first event (60m) of his first heptathlon competition at the season-opening Air Force Invitational...missed the rest of the season...
2004: (outdoor) Notched a NCAA provisional qualifying score of 7,022 to finish fourth in the decathlon at the MWC Championships...ended the year ranked 42nd in the country...established then career bests in six of the ten events, including four PRs on day two...went on to compete in the javelin, long jump and triple jump at the MWC meet...placed fifth in the javelin (196-11) and was ninth in the triple jump (44-09.50)...competed in 33 individual events and a pair of decathlons on the year...placed eighth in the two day event a BYU (6,006), but was scoreless in the discus...notched a career-best javelin mark of 197-09 at the Mesa Classic...(indoor) Ranked second on the team and 10th in the MWC with a top heptathlon score of 4,612 in the season-opener at Air Force...was in third place with three events remaining in the heptathlon at the MWC Championships, but missed on all three pole vault attempts on day two and dropped to 13th...competed in 21 individual events and two heptathlons...owned the team's No. 3 mark in the high jump (6-00.00) and No. 2 mark in the long jump (21-11.75)...
2003: (outdoor) Struggled with injuries early in the year, but showed tremendous promise in his first collegiate decathlon competition at the MWC Championships...began the second day of competition in third place, but was victimized by a scoreless performance in the discus and finished 10th overall (5,912 pts.)...was unable to keep any of his three discus attempts in bounds during a swirling windstorm...rallied the next day, however, to finish 4th in the MWC javelin competition with a season-best throw of 195-06...(indoor) Competed at four meets, notching a season-best pentathlon score of 3,287 in his collegiate debut at Air Force...had to pull out of the MWC pentathlon competition after suffering a hamstring injury...led the team in the long jump, recording a season-best mark of 23-05.25 to finish second at the Air Force Invite.
2002 Gatorade Track and Field Athlete of the Year for the state of New Mexico...four-year letterwinner at Deming (N.M.) High School under head coach Mark Wheatly...captured seven 4A titles in his career, including all five events (100, 200, 400, LJ, TJ) he competed in at the 2002 state meet...qualified for 12 events at the state championship meet, but rules limited his participation to just five...two-time men's high point scorer at the 4A state meet...finished his career ranked third in the nation among prep decathletes with a top score of 6,857 (2nd at Great SW Track & Field Classic)...prep bests of: 10.64 (100), 21.64 (200), 49.4 (400), 50-11.75 (shot put), 22-09.00 (long jump), 187-06.00 (javelin)...two-year letterwinner playing quarterback for the Deming football team as well...led DHS into the state 4A playoffs in 2001 and set school single-season rushing and passing records along the way...selected to the North/South All-Star Game...member of the National Honor Society...
COLLEGIATE BESTS - OUTDOOR
Decathlon: 7,278 pts. 100m: 11.10 Long Jump: 22-05.75
Shot Put: 45-10.50 High Jump: 6-01.25 400m: 49.94
110m Hurdles: 15.33 Discus: 138-10 Pole Vault:Javelin: 198-07 1,500m: 4:46.29
COLLEGIATE BESTS - INDOOR
Heptathlon: 4,612 pts. 60m: 7.26 Long Jump: 23-05.25
Shot Put: 44-02.00 High Jump: 6-00.00 60m Hurdles: 8.87,
Pole Vault: 13-01.50 1,000m: 3:22.26