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  Willie Yuen

Willie Yuen

Player Profile

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Albuquerque, N.M.

High School:
La Cueva HS

Height:
5-10

Event:
Jumps

Birthdate:
11/29/1982

Experience:
3L

NEW MEXICO:

Five-time MWC indoor/outdoor triple jump finalist who could contend for all-conference honors in his final season...has been the Lobos' most consistent performer in the long and triple jump over the past three years and coaches say he is one of the hardest workers on the team...has 46 career jump competitions under his belt...standout in the classroom, earning Academic All-MWC honors for the past three years...also a two-time MWC Scholar-Athlete Award winner...carried a 3.63 GPA last year.

2004: (outdoor) Was the Lobos' top-ranked performer in both the long and triple jump, ranking among the top-10 in the MWC in both events...enjoyed the highest MWC finish of his career, taking fourth in the triple jump with a mark of 47-03.75...finished 13th in the long jump, but was ranked ninth in the league during the regular season with a career-best leap of 22-10.50 at UTEP...blew away his previous career-best in the triple jump with a mark of 47-06.50 at San Diego...had seven top-5 finishes on the year...Academic All-MWC honoree and MWC Scholar-Athlete Award winner...(indoor) Led the team in the triple jump and was ranked ninth in the conference with a career-best mark of 46-05.25...also had a season-best of 21-08.75 in the long jump...placed third in the TJ at Northern Arizona and was fourth at Texas Tech.

2003: (outdoor) Team leader in the triple jump...recorded a season-best mark of 45-08.00 to finish eighth at the MWC Championships...top long jump effort of 22-01.75 was good for fourth at the UTEP Twilight meet...earned his first career victory in the long jump at the UTEP Springtime Invite...Academic All-MWC honoree and MWC Scholar-Athlete Award winner...(indoor) Recorded the Lobos' top three marks in the triple jump...finished sixth at the MWC Championships with a season-best leap of 45-05.25...top-6 finishes in each of his three TJ competitions...season-best long jump mark of 21-09.00.

2002: (outdoor) Competed eight times with three top-five finishes...season-best marks in both the triple (44-05.25 - 2nd) and long jumps (22-01.50 - 5th) at the Don Kirby Invite...placed fifth in the long jump at the UTSA Relays...Academic All-MWC honoree...(indoor) Owned the team's top mark in the long jump (21-11.50) and had the No. 3 mark in the triple jump (44-10.25)...placed seventh in the LJ and eighth in the TJ at the MWC Championships.

HIGH SCHOOL:

2001 state long jump champion at Albuquerque La Cueva High School, under head coach Mike Tixier...was the runner-up in the event at the 2000 state meet...owns LCHS records in both the long and triple jumps with marks of 23-01.00 and 47-06.00, respectively...four-year track and field letterwinner...National Honor Society member...earned UNM Presidential Scholarship.

PERSONAL:

Born on Nov. 29, 1982 in Tempe, Ariz...age is 22...son of Jason and Yuh-Ling Yuen...last name is pronounced YEN...has a brother, Michael (21)...majoring in Biochemistry with a minor in Psychology.

COLLEGIATE BESTS - OUTDOOR

Triple Jump: 47-06.50, Long Jump: 22-10.50

COLLEGIATE BESTS - INDOOR

Triple Jump: 46-05.25, Long Jump: 21-11.50

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