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 Lobo women racked up 145.5 team points over the four-day meet, while the men combined for 149
The Lobo women are in second place while the men sit in third after the third day of action at the MW Track Championships.
The Lobos are heading to the MW Championships with high expectations as the men aim to back up their indoor title.
The Lobos are gearing up for a promising outdoor campaign at the season-opening UTEP Springtime Invitational
The Lobos hosted a preeminent field of teams at the Don Kirby Elite Invitational at the Albuquerque Convention Center.
The Lobos open their 2013 track & field campaign hosting the Cherry & Silver Invite in the Albuquerque Convention Center.
2013 Indoor: Ran at five meets, emerging as a force in the 60-meter dash ... Opened at the Lumberjack Team Challenge with a 6.88* time in the 60, placing fourth ... Also placed 12th in the 200 (22.87*) at the LTC ... Earned seventh in the 60 (6.91*) and ninth in the 200 (22.19*) at the Cherry & Silver Invitational ... Clocked stellar times in the 60 at back-to-back meets, running a 6.88* at the New Mexico Classic to place fourth and then a season best 6.82* at the Don Kirby Elite to place seventh ... Claimed runner-up honors in the 60 at the Mountain West Championships, placing second with 6.87 clocking.
2013 Outdoor: Due to spring football, only competed at the Mountain West Championships, where he placed fifth in the 100 with a time of 11 seconds even.
Competed in track and football at DeSoto High School in DeSoto, Texas ... Won the 100 at the Region 2-5A Meet with a 10.54 time and placed second at the District 11-5A Meet with a personal-best 10.36 time ... Ran a 10.57 in the 100 atUIL Track and Field Championship, placing fifth ... Broke the Lancaster, Texas, city record in the 100-meter dash with a time of 10.42 seconds ... Also ran with DeSoto's sprint relay teams, were they won every single 4x100 and all but one 4x200 his senior yeear, including victories at the Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays (4x100 and 4x200) and the UIL Track and Field Championship (4x100) ... As a football player, Jones was one of several Division I prospects from DeSoto High School ... Was an 11-5A first-team All-District performer his senior year when he racked up23 receptions for 397 yards and four TDs.
Full name is Ridge Wayne Jones ... Parents are Simone and Roderick Jones ... Has one brother, Rod, an one sister, Cynthia ... Dad played football at Southern Methodist and in the NFL for the Cincinnati Bengals and Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
TRACK & FIELD HONORS
All-Mountain West Indoor Team, 2013 (60)
* indicates a performance that has been adjusted based on the NCAA altitude conversion protocol