Derek Montoya

Derek Montoya

Player Profile


Albuquerque, N.M.

High School:
Highland HS





Consistency the Story in Review of 2012-13 Track & Cross Country

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.


Women in Second Place, Men Third after Third Day of MW Championships

The Lobo women are in second place while the men sit in third after the third day of action at the MW Track Championships.


Lobos on Title Run in Sin City as Men Eye Triple Crown

The Lobos are heading to the MW Championships with high expectations as the men aim to back up their indoor title.


Lobos Post Solid Showing at Brutus Hamilton Invitational

Out at UC Berkeley, New Mexico posted 35 top-10 finishes and multiple season bests.


Lobos Head to California Aiming for Improvement, Experience

New Mexico's track and field squad is searching for a few more regional qualifying marks this weekend


Don Kirby Elite Invitational

The Lobos hosted a preeminent field of teams at the Don Kirby Elite Invitational at the Albuquerque Convention Center.


Don Kirby Invitational

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, splitting time between the 400 and 4x400 ... Did race once in the 60, finishing 12th with a time of 7.13* ... At three regular season meets, ran 400-meter times of 50.03* (12th at Cherry & Silver Invitational), 49.15* (eighth at New Mexico Invitational) and 49.05* (fifth at New Mexico Classic) ... Clocked a time of 49.00 at the Mountain West Championships to place fifth in the 400 ... Also ran as part of the men's 4x400 team, helping the men to fourth at the New Mexico Classic, sixth at the Don Kirby Elite Invitational and All-MW status and third at the MW Championships.

2013 Outdoor: Saw action at six meets, competing in all three sprint events (100, 200, 400) ... Opened up at the UTEP Springtime Invitational, placing seventh with a wind-aided time of 10.98* ... Ran the 200 at the Don Kirby Tailwind (eighth place, 21.68*), the Air Force Triangular (fifth, 22.45*) and the Beach Invitational (33rd, 22.29) ... Competed in the 400 just twice, running to a 50.41* at the Air Force Triangular (fifth place) and a 49.47 at the Brutus Hamilton Invitational (ninth) ... Took 33rd in the 100 at the Beach Invite, finishing in 10.88 ... Clocked a season best in the 100 at the MW Championships, finishing in 10.77 in the preliminaries.

2012 Indoor: Competed at six meets, primarily in the 400 ... Posted nearly identical times to open the season, clocking times of 50.43* at the NAU Lumberjack Open (13th place) and 50.46* at the Cherry & Silver Invitational (21st) ... Claimed runner-up honors in the 600 at the New Mexico Invitational, finishing in 1:24.07 ... Placed 18th in the 400 at the New Mexico Classic and 16th at the Don Kirby Elite Invite, finishing in 50.39* and 50.14*, respectively ... Placed 11th in the preliminary round of the 400 at the Mountain West Championships with a time of 49.43*.

2012 Outdoor: Ran at six meets, including the conference championships ... Opened with a 14th-place showing in the 100 and 17th in the 200 at the UTEP Springtime Invitational with times of 11.19* and 22.56*, respectively ... Took 15th in the 100 at the Don Kirby Elite Invitational with an 11.00* time ... Claimed fourth in the 400 at the Brutus Hamilton Open with a 49.01 clocking ... At the MW Outdoor Championships, placed seventh in the finals of the 400 with a near-PR of 48.86*.

2011 Indoor: Ran a time of 1:25.91 in the 600m run at the Cherry & Silver Invitational, good for ninth place ... Placed seventh in the 600m run at the New Mexico Invitational, clocking in at 1:24.15 ... Posted an eleventh-place finish in the 600m at the New Mexico Classic and Multis, finishing in 1:25.52 ... Ran a 50.37s 400m dash at the Don Kirby Invitational, garnering a 12th-place finish ... Ran with the men's 4x400m relay team that finished fifth at the MWC Indoor Championships.

2011 Outdoor: Posted a fifth-place finish in the 100m dash at the New Mexico Tailwind Invitational, clocking in at 10.85s ... Ran a time of 49.29s in the 400m dash at the Sun Angel Classic, good for 11th ... At the UTEP Invitational, Montoya registered a 49.75s time in the 400m dash picking up a 14th-place finish, as well as a 21.99s time in the 200m dash, good for 15th ... Finished fourth at the Brutus Hamilton Open in the 100m dash, running it in 11.11s ... At the Steve Scott Invitational, finished sixth in the 400m dash (48.54s), and 15th in the 200m dash (22.08s) ... Ran with the 4x100m relay team five times, and the 4x400m relay team three times,

2010 Indoor: At the Lobo Open, Montoya notched a sixth-place finish in the 200m dash , clocking in at 22:58s, and a third-place finish in the 400m dash, clocking in at 50.59s ... Registered a sixth-place finish in the 400m dash at the UNM Lobo Challenge, finishing in 50.63s ... Finished 16th in the 200m dash at the New Mexico Invitational, posting a 22.44s time ... Place 15th out of 36 in the 200m dash at the New Mexico Classic & Multis, finishing in 22.41s ... Ran with the men's 4x400m Relay team at five different meets.

2010: Outdoor:Competed in five different events and hit new personal bests in three of them ... Ran a time of 11.16 in the 100m dash for a personal best at the UTEP Springtime Invitational ... Ran a personal best in the 200m dash with a time of 22.56 at the UTEP Springtime Invitational ... Has the second best time at New Mexico in the 400-meters with a time of 49.32 at the Don Kirby Invitational marking the time a personal best ... Competed in the 400-meters at both the UTEP Invitational and the TCU Invitational where he finished 3rd and 5th ... Ran on the 4x1 team at the MWC Championships recording a time of 40.40 good for a second place finish ... Competed on the 4x4 team at the MWC Championships finishing 5th with a time of 3:16.60.


400 meters:48.94
600 meters: 1:24.07

100 meters: 10.65
200 meters: 21.68*
400 meters: 48.54


• All-Mountain West Indoor Team: 2012 (DMR) & 2013 (4x400)
• All-Mountain West Outdoor Team: 2010 (4x100) & 2011 (4x100)
• Academic All-Conference: 2012-13

* indicates a performance that has been adjusted based on the NCAA altitude conversion protocol

Friday, March 13
All Day - 
Track & Field
at NCAA Division I Indoor Track & Field Championships *
Friday, April 03
All Day - 
Track & Field
vs. Don Kirby Tailwind Invitational