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  Anthony Fairbanks

Anthony Fairbanks

Player Profile

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Albuquerque, N.M.

High School:
Highland HS

Height:
6-0

Event:
Javelin

Birthdate:
03/13/1987

Experience:
3L

Honors:
2x all-region; all-MWC; MWC record holder

NEW MEXICO:

Mountain West Conference record holder and a gold medal favorite in the javelin this spring after a runner-up performance last year...2-time all-Midwest Region honoree...career-best mark of 224-11 is No. 2 on the UNM all-time list and just 5 inches shy of the record...looking to become the first Lobo to qualify for the NCAA Championships in the men's javelin since 2005...24 javelin competitions with 4 marks over 215 feet.

2008: (outdoor) Roller coaster season highlighted by his MWC record throw of 224-11 at Arizona State on March 22...mark was ranked 4th in the Midwest Region, 16th nationally and 2nd all-time at UNM...went on to place 2nd at the MWC Championships, earning all-MWC honors for the first time with a throw of 220-11 - the 3rd-best in meet history...held the lead entering the final round before TCU's Joe Brown turned in his longest throw in over 2 years (221-07)...entered the NCAA Midwest Regional as the No. 3 seed, but finished 21st (190-03)...he had thrown over 207 feet in 5 of his 8 meets leading up to the regional...6 top-2 finishes in 9 javelin competitions, including wins at UNLV and UTEP.

2007: (outdoor) Finished 7th at the NCAA Midwest Regional Championships (Des Moines) for the 2nd straight year with a mark of 205-06...led the MWC with a career-best throw of 217-10 (66.39m) in the season-opener at Arizona State...mark was ranked 30th nationally and 7th in the region...6th at the MWC Championships with a mark of 194-02 - his first throw under 200 feet since his collegiate debut in '06...had thrown over 202 feet in 7 straight meets prior to the MWC Championships...4 top-3 finishes in 8 meets, including a win at the Don Kirby Invite in Albuquerque (208-09).

2006: (outdoor) Outstanding rookie season, finishing year with a seventh place performance - two spots above his seed - at the NCAA Midwest Regional Championships (206-03)...was the first freshman ever to score for the UNM men at the regional meet...finished 6th at the MWC Championships (201-02)...competed in the javelin 7 times and had a season-best throw of 213-09 in a home win at the Don Kirby Invite...also won at UC-San Diego and USC...5 top-3 finishes on the year. nt.

HIGH SCHOOL:

A 2004 graduate of Albuquerque Highland High School...three-time class 5A javelin champion...set the state meet record with a throw of 207-06 as a senior, helping to lead head coach Gary Sanchez' Hornets to the 2005 team title...runner-up at the Great Southwest Classic and Golden West Invitational meets during the summer of `05...won the javelin at the 2004 Great Southwest Classic...ranked eighth in the country as a senior with a state record mark of 212-04...all-metro and 2nd team all-state selection at linebacker...North-South All-Star football game participant...also an honorably mention all-state pick in basketball.

PERSONAL:

Born Albuquerque, N.M...son of Robert and Karla Jaramillo...major is Business Management.

COLLEGIATE BESTS - OUTDOOR
Javelin: 224-11

Thursday, April 17
All Day - 
Track & Field
at Mt. SAC Relays
Friday, April 18
All Day - 
Track & Field
at Bryan Clay Invitational
Saturday, April 19
All Day - 
Track & Field
at Long Beach State Invitational
Friday, April 25
All Day - 
Track & Field
at Brutus Hamilton Invitational
Friday, May 02
All Day - 
Track & Field
vs. Don Kirby Tailwind Open
Sunday, May 04
All Day - 
Track & Field
at Payton Jordan Invitational
Thursday, May 08
All Day - 
Track & Field
at Air Force Twilight Invitational
Wednesday, May 14
All Day - 
Track & Field
at Mountain West Outdoor Track & Field Championships
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