vs. NCAA Division I Indoor Track & Field Championships *
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 men, seven individuals claimed 10 total honors, while nine women and a relay team scored 12 total selections.
The Lobo women racked up 145.5 team points over the four-day meet, while the men combined for 149
The Lobos are heading to the MW Championships with high expectations as the men aim to back up their indoor title.
Paced by Charlotte Arter's new school record, the Lobos shined in their trip to California.
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: Competed at seven meets, at in the 400-meter dash or 4x400 relay ... Opened at the Lumberjack Team Challenge with a fifth-place time of 57.86* in the 400 ... Ran a 57.49* time in the 400 at the Cherry & Silver Invitational, placing 12th ... Placed 10th in the quartermile at the New Mexico Classic, finishing in 57.90* ... Ran a season-best 57.45* in the 400 at the Don Kirby Open to nab 12th ... Placed 15th in the 400 at the Mountain West Championships with a clocking of 57.76 ... Ran a season-best split of 57 seconds flat in the 4x400 at the New Mexico Invitational, helping the squad take third with a time of 3:49.12.
2013 Outdoor: Ran six times, almost exclusively in the 400 ... Posted times in the 100 and 200 at the season-opening UTEP Springtime Invitational, placing 21st in the 100 (12.69*) and 16th in the 200 (26.12*) ... Ran a personal-record time of 56.70* in the 400 at the Don Kirby Tailwind Invitational, earning bronze ... Closed out the regular season with times of 58.48* (fifth at Air Force Triangular), 58.21 (44th at Beach Invitational) and 58.03 (10th at Brutus Hamilton Invitational) ... Clocked a 57.46 time in the 400 at the MW Championships, placing 16th ...Ran the third leg in the 4x400 at the conference meet, helping the foursome take second at the meets and second in the UNM record books.
Lettered in track & field and soccer for four years at Soccoro (N.M.) HS ... Took first in the 200, 400, 800 and triple jump at the 2012 District 3-3A meet, registering personal bests in the 800 (2:23.89) and TJ (32-8 1/2) ... Posted runner-up finishes in the 200 and 800 at the 2012 New Mexico 3A State Championships, and a third-place time in the 400 ... Placed fifth in the 400 at the USATF Region X Championships with a 60.5 time ... Claimed third in the 200 at the 2011 New Mexico 3A State Championships ... Holds the school records in the 200, 400 and 800 ... Was Athlete Scholar of the Year and was named District Champion four years ... Was her graduating class's salutatorian and an honors student.
Full name is Zoe Elizabeth Howell ... Daughter of James, a director at a children's hospital program, and Elaine, an associate dean at New Mexico Tech ... Has one younger brother ... Lists reading and soccer as hobbies ... Named a National Hispanic Scholar.
TRACK & FIELD HONORS
All-Mountain West Outdoor Team, 2013 (4x400)
* indicates a performance that has been adjusted based on the NCAA altitude conversion protocol