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
The Lobos hosted a preeminent field of teams at the Don Kirby Elite Invitational at the Albuquerque Convention Center.
2013 Indoor: Competed at six meets, including the conference championships ... Opened with a time of 50.82* in the 400-meter dash at the Lumberjack Team Challenge ... At a pair of home meets, claimed sixth in the mile (4:13.08*) at the Cherry & Silver Invitational and third in the 600 (1:21.00) at the New Mexico Classic ... Rank to a 1:50.74* time in the 800 at the Don Kirby Elite Invitational ... Won the 800 at the Mountain West Championships with a time of 1:50.59 ... Posted a personal-record time of 1:49.50 in the 800 at the Alex Wilson Invitational to close out the season.
2013 Outdoor: Participated at seven meets, mostly in the 800 with a handful of runs in the 1500 ... Took second in his secotion of 1500 at the Stanford Invitational, finishing in 3:48.26 ... Placed sixth in the 800 at the Don Kirby Tailwind Invitational with a time of 1:52.62* ... Claimed runner-up honors in the 800 at the Air Force Triangular, finishing in 1:51.74* ... Posted a 3:49.02 time in the metric mile at the Bryan Clay Invitational, finishing 17th ... Earned second in the 800 at the Brutus Hamilton Invitational with a clocking of 1:50.15 ... Won the 800 and took second in the 1500 at the MW Championships, finishing with times of 1:49.06 and 3:45.51, respectively ... Advanced to the NCAA West Preliminary championships where he finished 40th with a clocking of 1:52.01.
2012 Indoor: Ran once, at the New Mexico Classic, finishing 28th in the 400 with a 51.92* time.
2012 Outdoor: Competed a six meets, either in the 800 or 1500 ... Posted a 19th-place time in the 800 at the UTEP Springtime Invitational, finishing in 2:09.38* ... Posted nearly identical times at consecutive meets, clocking a 1:56.26* at the Don Kirby Tailwind Invite and 1:56.92 at the Beach Invitational ... Claimed seventh in the 800 at the Brutus Hamilton Open, crossing the finish line in 1:58.34.
2011 Indoor & Outdoor: Redshirted both seasons.
Coached by Adam Kedge at Albuquerque Academy ... Ran for a team that finished fifth at the Nike Cross Nationals ... Ran a 4:10 mile at the Nike Cross Nationals ... Lettered in six sports.
Full name is Edwin Alexander Herring ... Son of Denny, a teacher, and Tonya, a lawyer ... Has two siblings, David and Kelly ... Hobbies include running, video games, and watching movies ... Favorite food is mint chocolate chip ice cream ... Majoring in education.
TRACK & FIELD HONORS
All-Mountain West Indoor Team, 2013 (800)
* indicates a performance that has been adjusted based on the NCAA altitude conversion protocol