Jacquelyne Gallegos

Jacquelyne Gallegos

Player Profile


Pojoaque, N.M.

High School:
Pojoaque HS







One of the finest women's distance talents in UNM history who can run with the best in the country when healthy...rediscovered her elite form during the 2004-05 cross country and track seasons, two years after an auto accident nearly ended her career...her incredible return to form, has been one of the nation's best comeback stories...was granted a fifth year of eligibility by the NCAA in the late spring of 2005 to replace her ruined 2002 cross country and 2003 outdoor track seasons...three-time all-Mountain Region runner, two-time automatic NCAA qualifier and a two-time all-MWC (1st team in '04, 2nd team in '05) in cross country...just the second Lobo ever to earn all-region honors three times in a career...also a three-time MWC Cross Country Athlete of the Week award winner - the most of any UNM runner...a threat at any distance from 800 to 10,000 meters and has also expressed an interest in running the 3,000 steeplechase...three-time all-MWC honoree on the track in the 1,500, 5,000 and with the distance medley relay...New Mexico indoor record holder in the 3,000 meters...was one of head coach Matt Henry's first blue chip women's recruits, coming out of Pojoaque (N.M.) High School in 2001...earned a berth in the cross country national championship field as a true freshman and was the Lobos' top runner as a sophomore before the accident cut her season short after just two meets in the fall of 2002...Academic All-MWC honors each season in track and cross country...2005: (cross country) Enjoyed a memorable final campaign...was one of the top women's runners in the nation much of the season before and injury slowed her over the final month...opened the year with her first collegiate victory at the Lobo Invitational and finished third at the Stanford Invitational with a season-best 6K time of 21:21, six seconds behind the winner, Cardinal All-American Arianna Lambie...was named MWC Athlete of the Week after both races, becoming the first Lobo runner, man or woman, ever to earn the award twice in the same season...rebounded from what was feared to be a season-ending hamstring strain at Auburn (Oct. 8) to earn second team all-MWC honors (10th) two weeks later...went on to earn a spot on the all-NCAA Mountain Region team with a 15th place finish in her final race...was five seconds shy of earning her third trip to the national championship meet...2004-05: (outdoor) Turned in one of the best outdoor performance of her career...led the team in the 1,500 and 5,000...ran a personal record time of 17:01.83 at Stanford, which was also the fastest in head coach Matt Henry's tenure...went on to earn all-MWC honors in the 5K with a third place finish (17:09.96), less than 3 seconds behind the winner...won the 3K at San Diego and the 5,000 at home in the Don Kirby Invite...Academic All-MWC...(indoor) Tremendous campaign...won three races, sweeping the mile and 3,000 at Air Force and winning the 3K again at Arkansas where she set the UNM indoor record with a time of 9:45.99...notched five top-5 finishes...led the team in the mile, 3,000 and 5,000...entered the MWC meet ranked second in the 3K before being weakened by a stomach virus...(cross country) Enjoyed a remarkable campaign, leading the Lobos in all six meets...had three top-5 finishes and five top-15 finishes...placed third at the MWC Championships to earn first team all-conference honors, then finished eighth at the NCAA Mountain Regionals to earn an automatic individual bid to the national championship meet...finished a strong 69th at the NCAA Championships, ahead of 181 other runners in the field...crossed the line with a time of 21:38.4, just 32 seconds out of the top-30 and a place on the All-America team...turned in a career-best 6K time of 21 minutes flat in a 15th place finish at the pre-nationals meet and clocked a time of 21:03 at the regional championships...became the first UNM woman ever to be named MWC Cross Country Athlete of the Week, following a third place performance in the season-opening Lobo Invite...Academic All-MWC honoree...2003-04: (outdoor) Was perhaps the comeback track athlete of the year in the Mountain West, finishing her triumphant season by earning all-MWC honoree in the 1,500 for the first time in her career...owned the Lobos' top-5 times in the event, including a season-best 4:30.99 at home at the Don Kirby Invite (2nd)...entered the MWC Championships ranked 11th in the event, but placed fourth in the prelims and finished third in the finals with a time of 4:31.94...competed in six races...(indoor) Turned in an outstanding winter in her first full season since 2002...competed in six races, leading the team in the mile and 3,000-meter events...also anchored the Lobos' record-setting distance medley relay team, that nearly ran down league power BYU in a second place finish (12:07.34) at the MWC Championships...ranked fifth in the MWC in the mile (4:58.76) and seventh in the 3K (9:57.47)...notched back-to-back victories in the 3,000 at Texas Tech and Houston...finished third or better in five races...(cross country) Endured a challenging campaign in her first full season of competition since her 2002 auto accident...only finished three races, but battled back to notch her best performance in the season-finale at the Mountain Region Championships...was the team's fifth runner, scoring for the first time in 14 months...Academic All-MWC honoree...2002-03: (outdoor) Took third in the 1,500 at the UTEP Springtime Invitational on March 29, her only competition of the spring...(indoor) Redshirt season...(cross country) Missed the final two months of the season after suffering a broken back and pelvis in a Sept. 21 auto accident...was on crutches for several weeks after leaving the hospital...began to jog again in March - five months after the accident...was enjoying a terrific start to the season, having led the team in its first two meets with a pair of top-five finishes...career-best second place finish at the UNM Lobo Invitational prior to the accident...time of 22:45 at the Lobo Invite was the team's fourth-fastest 6K of the season...2001-02: (outdoor) Recorded the Lobos' fastest 800 (2:15.40) and 1,500m (4:36.42) times...finished 5th in the 1,500 at the MWC Championships and won the event at the UTEP Springtime Invitational...clocked a time of 18:40.27 in her only 5,000m race of the year, a 10th place finish at the MWC Championships...Academic All-MWC honoree...(indoor) Team's top-ranked runner in the 800 (2:22.49), mile (5:10.83) and 3,000m (10:16.87)...finished eighth in the mile at the MWC Championship meet and helped the Lobos' distance medley team take home all-MWC honors (3rd)...(cross country) Finished 19th at the elite NCAA Mountain Region Championships to earn an automatic bid to the NCAA meet...was one of the youngest Lobos ever to compete on the national stage, finishing 217th out of 244 runners...also placed 19th at the Mountain West Championships...led the team in three meets and recorded four of the team's top-10 6K times...Academic All-MWC honoree.


Three-time state cross country champion at Pojoaque (N.M.) High School...also won the 800 at the 2000 state track meet...named PHS Athlete of the Year from 1999-2001...holds school track records in the 3,200, 1,600 and 800-meter runs...led the Elks to state cross country titles in `98 and 2000...was undefeated in 11 cross country meets, including the state championship, as a senior in high school...five-year letterwinner in track and cross country under coaches Allan Lockridge and Pete Bowman...also lettered in basketball...member of the National Honor Society.


Born on March 9, 1983 in Los Alamos, N.M...age is 22...full name is Jacquelyne Katherine Gallegos...daughter of Claude Gallegos and Valerie Jaramillo...has a brother, Mathew (14)...enjoys skiing and playing basketball...major is Business.


800: 2:15.40, 1,500: 4:30.99, 5,000: 17:01:83


800: 2:20.89, Mile: 4:58.76, 3,000: 9:45.99