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 Lobos are gearing up for a promising outdoor campaign at the season-opening UTEP Springtime Invitational
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 men's squad claimed its first-ever indoor title, while the women's team just missed scoring its own title.
The Lobo men are in first place while the women sit in second after the second day of action at the MW Track Championships.
2013 Indoor: Competed at four meets ... Opened with a 14th-place mile at the New Mexico Invitational (4:15.38*) ... Claimed sixth in the 5000 at the Husky Classic, finishing in 14:05.07 ... Scored in the 3000 (seventh place) and 5000 (sixth) at the Mountain West Championships, clocking times of 8:22.18 and 14:36.72, respectively ... Registered a 15th-place 5K at the Alex Wilson Invitational, finishing in 14:47.37.
2013 Outdoor: Did not compete
2012 Indoor: Competed at four meets, including the conference championships ... Posted an eighth-place time of 4:09.67* in the mile at the New Mexico Invitational to start the season ... Claimed a 14:14.24 time in the 5000 at the Washington Husky Classic, placing 28th ... At the Mountain West Championships, placed second in both the 3000 and 5000, notching times of 8:14.83* and 14:15.48*, respectively ... Competed at the Alex Wilson Invitational, placing eighth in the 5K with a season-best 14:08.40 clocking.
2012 Outdoor: Ran four times, in either the 5K or the 10K ... Tallied a sub-30 10K at the Stanford Invitational, placing 34th with a 29:46.65 time ... Registered a 14:03.88 time in the 5000 at the Mt. SAC Relays to place ninth ... Claimed third in the 10K and fourth in the 5K at the Mountain West Championships, finishing in 29:44.41* and 14:24.27*, respectively ... At the First Round of the NCAA Championships, placed 30th in the 5K with a 14:48.16.
2011 Outdoor: Debuted the season with a 5k at Stanford running a time of 14:36.32 ... ran the 3k steeplechase the next two following meets ... First time running the race he clocked a 9:14.78 and the second time he bettered his time by 5 seconds, barely missing out on qualifying to the NCAA first round meet in Oregon ... placed 8th at the MW Championships in the 3k Steeplechase in Ft. Collins ...
2011 Indoor: Break through season putting him as one of the top UNM distance track runners on the team ... Ran the mile and 3000m in Albuquerque before setting off to the UW Husky Classic to run a 5k ... placed 11th in his heat in an extremely competitive field with a time of 14:18.83 ... Also competed in at the MW Indoor Championships in the 3k and 5k placing in the top 15 in both races ...
2010 Indoor: Ran in four meets, all unattached ... Started the season winning the Lobo Opener in the 3,000m run, finishing in 8:52.49 ... Followed that up with a sixth-place finish in the mile at the Cherry & Silver Invitational, clocking in at 4:24.65.
2010 Outdoor: Competed in four different races ... lead the Lobos at the Brutus Hamilton Invitational at Cal Berkeley in the 5,000-meters with a time of 14:39.84 for 3rd place ... finished in the top-10 in both the 800-meters and the 1500-meters at the Don Kirby Invitational
A 2009 graduate of Rio Rancho (N.M.) High School ... only lettered one year in track for coach Sal Gonzales, but left as the school record holder in the mile (4:22) ... 3-year letterman in soccer.
Born in Rio Rancho, N.M ... son of Kent and Linda Stam ... has two older brothers, Brandon and Cory ... plans to major in Mechanical Engineering.
TRACK & FIELD HONORS
All-Mountain West Indoor Team: 2012 (3000, 5000)
* indicates a performance that has been adjusted based on the NCAA altitude conversion protocol