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.
For the fourth straight year, UNM has finished in the USTFCCCA Program of the Year standings, which recognize the best DI cross country and track & field program
The Lobos are gearing up for a promising outdoor campaign at the season-opening UTEP Springtime Invitational
USTFCCCA Program of the Year recognizes the best Division I cross country and track programs
Floyd Ross' 52-4 3/4 mark in the men's triple jump unofficially ranks 12th in NCAA, good enough for NCAA berth.
The UNM track and field team takes on the MW at the conference championships in Colorado Springs, Colo., May 9-12.
2013 Indoor: Competed at five meets ... Opended with a third-place time of 1:52.07* in the 800 at the Cherry & Silver Classic ... Rank back-to-back miles at the New Mexico Classic (4:03.44*) and Husky Classic (4:02.49), placing second and 18th, respectively ... Scored in both the 800 and mile at the Mountain West Championships, placing fifth in the 800 (1:53.60) and second in the mile (4:10.04) ... Helped the Lobos' distance medley relay team to a time of 9:36.98 at the Alex Wilson Invitational running the 1200-meter leg.
2013 Outdoor: Did not compete outdoors
2012 Indoor: Competed three times, including the conference championships ... Tallied a sixth-place mark in the 800 at the New Mexico Classic, finishing in 1:52.84* ... Posted a pair of top-six marks in the mile at the Washington Husky Classic (sixth, 4:05.00) and the Mountain West Indoor Championships in Albuquerque (third, 4:06.83*) ... Earned a spot on the All-Conference team for his bronze at the conference meet.
2012 Outdoor: Ran at four meets, including the first round of the national championships ... Ran in the 1500 twice during the regular season, finishing sixth at the Bryan Clay Invitational (personal-best 3:43.95) and 45th at the nationally-competitive Payton Jordan Invitational (3:46.43) ... At the MW Championships, won the metric mile with a 3:56.25* time, while also placing eighth in the 800 with a time of 1:59.04* ... Advanced through the first round of the 1500 at the First Round of the NCAA Championships with a third-place time of 3:54.92, before falling in the quarterfinals.
2011 Indoor: At the Lobo Open, Evans finished second in the mile run, running it in 4:10.53 ... Ran 1:19.28 in the 600 meter run at the New Mexico Classic and Multis, good for runner up ... Took another second-place finish at the Don Kirby Invitational in the men's 800 meter run with a time of 1.50.14 ... Was runner up at the MWC Championships in the mile run, finishing in 4:17.45 ... Evans was part of the 4x400m men's relay team that took first at the Lobo Open and sixth at the NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships.
2011 Outdoor: Ran with the men's 4x400 meter relay team that finished 3rd at the UNM Tailwind Invitational ... Finished tenth in the 800 meter run at the Sun Angel Classic in Tempe, Ariz ... Runner up in the 800 meter at the Brutus Hamilton Invitational ... 3rd place in the 800m at the MWC Championship, finishing in 1:50.24.
2010 Indoor: Ran in one meet, the New Mexico Classic & Multis, where he finished third in the 600m run with a time of 1:23.64.
2010 Outdoor: Had the second best season 800-meter time at New Mexico second only to Lee Emanuel with an altitude adjusted time of 1:49.42 recorded at the MWC Championships where he finished 3rd earning the Lobos six points ... made the All-MWC team in the 800m for his performance at the 2010 MWC Championships ... ran a time of 1:52.37 at the UTEP Springtime Invitational for an 2nd place finish in his outdoor debut ... ran a personal best altitude adjusted time of 3:49.35 at the Mt. Sac Relays for a 13th place finish.
Lettered in two sports, track and soccer ... coached by Keith Holt ... District Champion in the 400m, 800m, and 1500m.
Born in Wegberg, Germany ... Son of Simon and Allison Evans ... Has one sister, Charlotte ... Lists FIFA and Call of Duty as hobbies ... Nickname is Shakespeare.
TRACK & FIELD HONORS
First-Team All-American, 2011 (DMR)
* indicates a performance that has been adjusted based on the NCAA altitude conversion protocol