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.
High jumper Django Lovett is advancing to his third straight NCAA Championships after his stellar performance Thursday.
18 New Mexico track & field athletes looks to advance to the NCAA Championships this weekend
Joe Franklin's Lobos are sending their best athletes to fight for a chance to compete at the NCAA Outdoor Championships
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.
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 six meets, mostly in the horizontal jumps ... Ran the short sprints at the Lumberjack Team Challenge, placing 15th in the 60-meter dash (7.91*) and 17th in the 200 (26.50*) ... Also ran the 200 at the New Mexico Invitational, placing 22nd (25.54*) ... Opened in the jumps at the Cherry & Silver Invitational, taking eighth in the long jump with a mark of 18-10 3/4 (5.76m) ... First triple jump came at the New Mexico Invite, placing third with a mark of 39-2 1/4 (11.94m) ... Took 17th in the long jump at the Don Kirby Elite Invitational, leaping 17-11 3/4 (5.48m) ... Snagged fourth in the triple jump at the Don Kirby Open, leaping 39-5 3/4 (12.03m) ... Solid showing in the triple jump at the Mountain West Championships, placing fourth as she broke the 40-foot mark at 40-2 (12.24m) ... Also placed 11th in the long jump at conference meet (17-4 3/4 [5.30m]).
2013 Outdoor: Solid season in the horizontal jumps, as she saw action at seven meets ... Opened in the 100 at the UTEP Springtime Invitational, placing ninth (12.09*) ... Also ran the 100 at the Air Force Triangular (third, 12.21*) ... Took second at a number of regular-season meets, including both the long and triple jumps at both the Don Kirby Tailwind (long jump: 19-8 3/4; triple jump: 40-7) and the Payton Jordan (long jump: 19-8 1/4; triple jump: 40-8 3/4) invitationals ... Tallied another runner-up finish at the Air Force Triangular, leaping 39-8 1/2 (12.10m) in the triple jump ... Scored all-conference honors in both horizontal jumps at the MW Championships, leaping 20-2 1/2 (6.16m) in the long jump (2nd) and 41-11 1/4 (12.78m) in the triple jump (3rd) ... Qualified to the NCAA West Preliminary championships in both jumps, placing 20th in the triple jump (41-4 1/4) and 28th in the long jump (19-5 1/2).
2012 Indoor: Competed at six meets, primarily in the horizontal jumps ... Claimed 27th in the long jump at the Cherry & Silver Invitational, leaping 17-3 3/4 ... Tied for fifth in the long jump (18-7 1/4) and sixth in the triple jump (indoor best of 39-3 3/4) at the New Mexico Invitational ... At the New Mexico Classic, took eighth in the long jump with an 18 1/2 mark ... Placed 11th in the long jump (personal-best 18-11 3/4) and 10th in the triple jump (39 1/2) at the Don Kirby Elite Invitational ... At the Mountain West Indoor Championships, tied for 20th in the long jump with a 17-1 1/2 leap and claimed fifth in the triple jump with a 39-2 1/4 leap.
2012 Outdoor: Participated at seven meets, mostly in the jumps ... Opened with a sixth-place long jump of 17-10 1/2 at the UTEP Springtime Invitational ... Took sixth in the long jump (18-11 3/4) and fifth in the triple jump (39 1/2) at the Don Kirby Tailwind Invite ... Leapt a 20th-place mark of 18-4 1/2 in the long jump at the UTEP Invitational ... Registered a 10th-place mark (18-6) at the Beach Invitational and a fifth-place mark (17-3 1/4) at the Brutus Hamilton Open ... Claimed fourth in the triple jump at the Texas Tech Red Raider Open, leaping 39-5 1/4 ... At the MW Outdoor meet, took 16th in the long jump (17-2 3/4) and eighth in the triple jump (38-9).
Four-sport athlete at Pecos HS, lettering in volleyball, cross country, basketball, and track and field ... 2009, 2010, and 2011 Track Athlete of the Year for coach Leroy Barela ... 2A State Triple Jump Record ... 2011 North Athlete of the Year ... 2010 and 2011 High Point 2A Track and Field State Champion ... 2011 State Track and Field Champion in five events: 100m, 200nm, triple jump, long jump, high jump ... Logged a personal best 37-11 in the triple jump, 18-8 in the long jump. 12.32 in the 100 and 25.5 in the 200 ... MVP of the 2011 North/South All-Star Basketball Game ... 2011 First Team All-State Basketball ... Salutatorian of her graduating class as well as President of National Honors Society with a 4.03 GPA overall.
Daughter of Allen and Kaya Turner ... Has eight siblings, Tenagne, Dawit, Ababa, Gabre, Makonnen, Makeda, Abdullah and Brandi ... Has a cousin, George Smith, who played football at Vanderbilt ... Hobbies include drawing, watching movies, and travelling ... Favorite food is Jamaican food ... Favorite athletes are Candance Parker and Sanya Richards ... Majoring in Nursing.
TRACK & FIELD HONORS
All-Mountain West Outdoor Team, 2013 (LJ/TJ)
* indicates a performance that has been adjusted based on the NCAA altitude conversion protocol