at NCAA Division I Indoor Track & Field Championships *
UNM senior-to-be Django Lovett was solid in the men's high jump at the 27th Summer Universiade in Kazan, Russia, but couldn't advance to the finals.
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.
Floyd Ross and Alesha Walker competed in the U.S., while Jarrin Solomon (Trinidad and Tobago) and Django Lovett (Canada) competed abroad.
Former Lobos Floyd Ross and Alesha Walker will compete in the USA Outdoor Championships, while current Lobo Django Lovett takes aim in Canada.
Floyd Ross goes four-for-four in scoring at NCAAs, while Luke Caldwell captures school's first-ever
The Lobos hosted a preeminent field of teams at the Don Kirby Elite Invitational at the Albuquerque Convention Center.
UNM hosts the New Mexico Invitational, their second of four home meets, Jan. 25-26 at the Albuquerque Convention Center.
2013 Indoor: Competed at for meets, three in the high jump ... Cleared nearly identical heights in the high jump during the regular season, registering marks of 6-10 1/4 (2.09m) at the New Mexico Invitational (placing first) and 6-10 3/4 (2.10m) at the Don Kirby Elite Invitational (placing seventh) ... Also competed once in the 60-meter dash, clocking a respectable time of 7.27* ... Won the Mountain West Championship in the high jump, clearing 6-11 to earn his first indoor MW crown.
2013 Outdoor: High jumped at seven meets, placing top-three five times ... Opened with a 6-9 3/4 (2.08m) at the UTEP Springtime Invitational, taking third ... Registered the same mark--6-11 (2.11m)--at three straight meets, placing second at the Air Force Triangular, tying for second at the Beach Invitational and placing third at the Brutus Hamilton Invitational ... Duplicated his victory at the indoor conference championships, winning the high jump at the Mountain West Championships with a mark 7 1/2 (2.15m) ... Qualified to the NCAA West Preliminary championships, taking sixth with a clearance of 7-1 (2.16m) ... Tied for 21st at the NCAA Championships with a mark of 6-8 3/4 (2.05m).
2012 Indoor: Did not compete
2012 Outdoor: Competed four times in the long jump, coming back after missing all of the indoor season and half of the outdoor campaign ... In his first meet of 2012, lept 6-11 3/4 at the Mt. SAC Relays, claiming fifth overall and third collegiately ... Claimed 6th at the Brutus Hamilton Invitational, clearing 6-7 ... Took runner-up honors at the Mountain West Outdoor Championships, leaping 6-10 1/4 to nab All-MW honors ... Qualified to the First Round of the NCAA Outdoor Championships, clearing 7-1 1/2 to place 11th and come within a quarter inch of a personal best (7-1 3/4) ... Advanced to the NCAA Championships for a second-straight year and placed 19th with a clearance of 7 1/2.
2011 Indoor: Won the high jump at the New Mexico Invitational at the end of January, notching a 7'-0.25" (2.14 meters) mark ... Finished in a seven-way tie for fifth at the UW Husky Classic, posting a 6'-9.5" (2.07m) jump ... 3rd place at the 2011 Mountain West Conference Indoor Championships, registering a 6'-8.25" (2.04m) mark.
2011 Outdoor: Runner-up in the high jump at UTEP Invitational with a jump of 6'-11.75" (2.13m) ... Fourth place in the high jump at the Brutus Hamilton Invitational, reaching 6'-9.5" (2.07m) ... 2011 Mountain West Conference Outdoor Champion in the high jump, with a 7'-1.75" (2.18) mark ... Participated in the 2011 NCAA Outdoor Track & Field National Championship, with mark of 6'-8.75" in the high jump, placing 22nd.
Nominated for the Canadian Youth Athlete of the Year in 2009 ... 2009 British Columbia Youth Athlete of the Year ... Jumped a personal best 7-1 1/4 his senior year ... 3-time provincial champion ... Head of the Class ... Canadian youth high jump record holder.
Son of Catherine and John ... Name is pronounced jang-o; the "d" is silent ... Has two siblings, Tay and Isaiah ... Hobbies include hanging out with friends, laughing and watching movies ... Favorite food is Chinese food ... Favorite athlete is Javier Sotomayor ... Majoring in business.
TRACK & FIELD HONORS
Honorable Mention Outdoor All-American: 2012
* indicates a performance that has been adjusted based on the NCAA altitude conversion protocol