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Malherbe's Track and Field Bio

NEW MEXICO

2012: Competed for the Lobos four times ... Took seventh overall and second on the team at the Lobo Invitational, finishing in 19:38 ... Nabbed 113th at the Notre Dame Invitational with a time of 25:15 over the 5-mile course ... Claimed 39th in an open race at the Wisconsin adidas Invitational with a 25:10 time over 8K ... Wrapped up his season at the Mountain West Championships, where he placed 30th with a 25:27.99 time.

MEET Lobo Invite Kachina Classic Notre Dame Invite Wisconsin Invite MW Champs NCAA Regionals NCAA Champs
RESULT 19:38
7th
UNM 2nd
Did Not Compete 25:15
113th
UNM 8th
25:10
39th
Open Race
25:27.99
30th
UNM 8th
Did Not Compete Did Not Compete

2011: Emerged as a solid No. 3 option as the season went on ... Opened the year with an 8th-place time of 25:36.5 at the Lobo Invitational ... Cooled off a bit at the Notre Dame Invitational (123rd, 25:46) and the Wisconsin Invitational (154th, 25:11) ... However, he regained his top-flight form entering postseason competition, a he notched a nith-place finish at the Mountain West Championships, helping the Lobo claim the title ... Placed 51st at the NCAA Regional meet with a 32:03.2 time and 236th at the NCAA Championships with a 32.19 time.

MEET Lobo Invite Kachina Classic Notre Dame Invite Wisconsin Invite MW Champs NCAA Regionals NCAA Champs
RESULT 25:36.5
8th
UNM 2nd
Did Not Compete 25:46
123rd
UNM 7th
25:11
154th
UNM 3rd
25:35.1
9th
UNM 3rd
32:03.2
51st
UNM 4th
32:19
197th
UNM 3rd

HIGH SCHOOL

Two-time cross country team state champions under coach David Christian ... Four-time state champion in the 800m ... Cross country All-State twice.

PERSONAL

Full name is Petrus Jacobus Malherbe ... Born in Cape Town, South Africa ... Son of Linus and Marcelle ... His father is an architect and his mother a pharmacist ... Has one sister, Gala ... Favorite food is meat ... Hobbies include camping and hiking ... Has dual citizenship in the U.S. and the Republic of South Africa ... Majoring in exercise science.

HONORS

• 2011 Second Team All-Mountain West
• 2011-12 Academic All-Mountain West

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