at NCAA Division I West Preliminary Round
at NCAA Division I Outdoor Track & Field Championships
The men's and women's track & field team were honors both at the team and individual levels.
Joe Franklin's cross country and track & field teams showed some talent as they racked up the honors and the championships in the 2012-13 season.
Joe Franklin's Lobos advance six athletes to the NCAA Championships after a superlative performance at the NCAA West Preliminary round.
A seven-hour weather delay turned day two of the NCAA West Preliminary Round into a marathon.
18 New Mexico track & field athletes looks to advance to the NCAA Championships this weekend
The Lobos played host to some of the premier institutions across the nation at the Don Kirby Invite, Feb. 10, 2012.
2013 Indoor: Competed at seven meets in the pole vault ... Opened with a tied for second at the Lumberjack Team Challenge, clearing 12-4 1/2 (3.77m) ... Vaulted 11-11 3/4 (3.65m) at the Cherry & Silver Invitational to tie for 11th ... Posted two straight fifth-place finishes, clearing 12-1 1/2 (3.70m) at the New Mexico Invitational and 12-11 1/2 (3.95m) at the New Mexico Classic ... Claimed 13th at the Don Kirby Elite Invitational, clearing 12-6 1/4 (3.82m) ... Won the event at the Don Kirby Open with a mark of 12-5 1/2 (3.80m) ... Scored at the Mountain West Championships as she placed sixth with a 12-6 3/4 (3.83m) clearance.
2013 Outdoors: Saw action at seven meets, clearing 12 feet each time ... Kicked off the season with a fifth-place showing at the UTEP Springtime Invitational, reaching 12 1/2 (3.67m) ... Recorded four third-place finishes throughout the season, including: 12-9 1/2 (3.90m) at the Don Kirby Tailwind Invitational; 12-5 1/2 (3.80m) at the Air Force Triangular; 12-6 1/2 (3.82m) at the Brutus Hamilton Invitational; and 12-11 1/2 (3.95m) at the Mountain West Championships ... Also mixed in an 11th-place clearance of 12-4 1/2 (3.77m) at the Beach Invitational ... After the conference meet, was able to qualify to the NCAA West Preliminary championships, where she placed 36th with a clearance of 12-2 (3.71m).
2012 Indoor: Participated in six meets, all in the pole vault ... Opened with a victory at the NAU Lumberjack Open, clearing 12-5 1/2 ... Tied for second at the Cherry & Silver Invitational with a mark of 12-3 1/2 ... Cleared a season-high 12-9 1/2 at the New Mexico Invitational, taking first in the process ... Vaulted 12-9 at the New Mexico Classic, tying for sixth ... Finished 10th at the Don Kirby Elite Invitational with a 12-4 1/2 mark ... Took fifth at the Mountain West Indoor Championships, clearing 12-7 1/2.
2012 Outdoor: Vaulted at eight meets ... Notched a mark of 12-10 at the UTEP Springtime Invitational to place third ... Took 11th at the Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays and 13th at the Mt. SAC Relays with identical 12-7 1/2 marks ... Tied for second at the Don Kirby Tailwind Invitational and took sixth at the Beach Invitational with vaults of 12-6 1/2 ... Claimed second at the Brutus Hamilton Open with a 12-5 1/2 mark ... Posted a season-best mark of 12-11 1/2 at the Front Range Classic to claim third ... At the MW Outdoor Championships, finished eighth with a 12-3 1/2 clearance.
2011 Indoor: Competed in six meets, all in the pole vault ... First-place finish at the Lobo Open with a mark of 12-5 1/2 (3.80m) ... Finished sixth at the Cherry and Silver Invitational, reaching a season-best 13-1 1/2 (4.00m) ... Second place at the UNM Invitational with a mark of 12-9 1/2 (3.90m) ... Notched another sixth-place finish at New Mexico Classic & Multis, vaulting 12-9 1/2 (3.90m) ... Logged back-to-back fourth-place finishes at the Don Kirby Invite, with a mark of 12-10 (3.91m), and the MWC Indoor Championship, with a similar mark of 12-101/4 (3.92m).
2011 Outdoor: Pole vaulted at eight different meets ... Third-place finish in the pole vault at the UNM Tailwind Invitational with a mark of 13 3/4 (3.98m) ... Recorded a personal-best and school-record mark of 13-3 3/4 (4.06m) at the Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays ... Finished fifth at the UTEP Invitational, vaulting 12-11 3/4 (3.96m) ... Sixth place at the Brutus Invitational with a mark of 12-2 (3.71m) ... Notched tenth place at the Steve Scott Invitational, reaching 11-9 (3.58m) ... Fifth-place finish at the MWC Outdoor Championships, reaching 123/4 (3.68m) ... Participated in the NCAA Division I West Regionals in Eugene, Ore.
Lettered in track for coach Tim Richey at Lawrence Central HS ... Won state her sophomore year ... School record holder with a 13'1" in the pole vault ... Indoor and Outdoor All-American in 2009 and 2010 ... Also lettered in volleyball.
Daughter of Terrence, a graphics salesman, and Karen, a nurse ... Has two sisters, Sarah and Chelsea, both of whom played volleyball at Hanover College ... Her father also played basketball at Hanover ... Hobbies include cat naps, cooking and singing spontaneously ... Favorite athlete is Yelena Isinbayeva ... Favorite food is sushi ... Majoring in Environmental science and Anthropology.
TRACK & FIELD HONORS
All-Mountain West Outdoor Team, 2013 (Pole Vault)
* indicates a performance that has been adjusted based on the NCAA altitude conversion protocol