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.
The Lobos are gearing up for a promising outdoor campaign at the season-opening UTEP Springtime Invitational
Floyd Ross' 52-4 3/4 mark in the men's triple jump unofficially ranks 12th in NCAA, good enough for NCAA berth.
Joe Franklin is sending a small pack of Lobos to Notre Dame to up their number of qualifier for the 2013 NCAA Championships.
The MW Champion men's track and field team received 15 all-conference honors, while the women earned eight.
The Lobos hosted a preeminent field of teams at the Don Kirby Elite Invitational at the Albuquerque Convention Center.
UNM hosts the New Mexico Invitational, their second of four home meets, Jan. 25-26 at the Albuquerque Convention Center.
The Lobos open their 2013 track & field campaign hosting the Cherry & Silver Invite in the Albuquerque Convention Center.
The UNM track and field team takes on the MW at the conference championships in Colorado Springs, Colo., May 9-12.
2013 Indoor: Ran at eight meets, primarly in the 200- and 400-meter sprints ... Clocked times of 49.14* in the 400 meters and 54.48* in the 400 hurdles at the Cherry & Silver Invitational, placing sixth and third, respectively ... Ran the same double at the New Mexico Invitational, placing seven in the sprint (48.83*) and winning the hurdle (53.12*) ... Ran the 200 (21.94*) and the 400 (48.30*) at the New Mexico Classic, taking sixth and third, respectively ... Claimed 11th in the 400 at the Don Kirby Elite Invitational, racing to a time of 48.57* ... Scored in the 200 (fifth place), the 400 (third) and the 4x400 (third), running times of 21.83 and 48.54 in the sprints and helping the relay team to a time of 3:17.07.
2013 Outdoor: Competed just once outdoors, racing to a wind-assisted 14th-place time of 11.20* at the UTEP Springtime Invitational.
2012 Indoor: Did not compete
2012 Outdoor: Competed a ten meets, primarily in the 400-meter hurdles ... Opened with a victory in the 400 hurdles at the UTEP Springtime Invitational with a 52.61* time ... At the Mt. SAC Relays, placed 10th in the 400 hurdles with a 52.71 time ... Placed 26th in his only run in the 400, finishing in 49.00 ... Claimed second in the 400 hurdles at back-to-back meets, the Brutus Hamilton Invitational (52.66) and Texas Tech Red Raider Open (season-best 52.14*) ... At the Mountain West Championships, placed fourth in the 400 hurdles with a 53.12* clocking ... Qualified to the First Round of the NCAA Championships, finishing in 52.82 to place 34th.
2011 Indoor: Placed fourth in the 400 meter dash at the Lobo Open, clocking a 51.77 time ... At the New Mexico Cherry and Silver Invite, finished 18th overall with a time of 22.51s in the 200m dash and 17th overall with a time of 50.41 in the 400m dash ... Notched a ninth-place finish in the 600m run at the New Mexico Collegiate Invitational with a time of 1:24.96 ... Placed 17th out of 33 in the 400 meter dash at the New Mexico Classic & Multis with a time of 50.43s ... Placed eleventh in the 400m dash at the Don Kirby Invite, finishing in 50.14s ... Also ran with the Lobos' 4x400m Relay Team in five competitions.
2011 Outdoor: Placed 12th at the Arizona State Invitational in the 400 meter hurdles with a time of 54.65s ... Was runner up at the New Mexico Tailwind in the 400m hurdles, finishing in 53.17s ... Registered a ninth-place finish at the Sun Angel Classic with a mark of 54.01s ... At the UTEP Invitational,finished tenth in the400m dash with a48:91s time ... Placed third in the 400m hurdles at the Brutus Hamilton Invitational ... Finished seventh in the 400m hurdles at the Steve Scott ... Finished second overall in the 400m hurdles at the MWC Outdoor Championships ... Also ran with the 4x100m and 4x400m relay teams throughout the season.
Lettered in track and field for coach Gary Sanchez at Highland HS in Albuquerque ... 2010 State Champion in 100m dash, 110 hurdles, 300 hurdles ... holds the 4x400 school and state record with a 3:16 time.
Full name is Charles Lewis, but commonly goes by the name of Chaz ... Son of Estine Lewis ... Has one sibling, Celita Lewis ... Hobbies include sleeping and playing Call of Duty ... Favorite athlete is Thomas Trujillo ... Majoring in exercise science.
TRACK & FIELD HONORS
All-Mountain West Indoor Team, 2013 (400, 4x400)
* indicates a performance that has been adjusted based on the NCAA altitude conversion protocol