at NCAA Division I Indoor Track & Field Championships *
vs. Don Kirby Tailwind Invitational
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.
Out at UC Berkeley, New Mexico posted 35 top-10 finishes and multiple season bests.
The UNM track and field team takes on the MW at the conference championships in Colorado Springs, Colo., May 9-12.
The Lobos played host to some of the premier institutions across the nation at the Don Kirby Invite, Feb. 10, 2012.
2013 Indoor: Ran at seven meets for UNM ... Opened at the Lumberjack Team Challengewith a 15th-place showing in the 200 (26.16*) and a 16th-place time in the 60 (8.03*) ... Clocked times of 25.95* and 8.02* in the 200 and 60, respectively, at the Cherry & Silver Invitational ... Ran in the 400 at the New Mexico Classic (12th place, 58.46*) and the Don Kirby Open (16th 57.82*) ... Helped the women's 4x400 team to sixth at the MW Championships.
2013 Outdoor: Participated five times, primarily in the 400 ... Kicked off the outdoor campaign in the 200, placing 10th at the Don Kirby Tailwind Invitational with a 24.98* time ... Claimed fourth in the 400 at the Air Force Triangular, clocking in a 57.84* ... Ran the quartermile at two meets in California, placing 12th at the Beach Invitational (season-best 56.46) and seventh at the Brutus Hamilton (56.65) ... Ran the first leg in the 4x400 at the Mountain West Championships, helping the squad take second at the meets and second in the UNM record books ... Also placed 15th in the 400 at the conference meet with a time of 57.44.
2012 Indoor: Competed at six meets in 400-meter dash, the 200 and the 4x400 team ... Opened with a 10th-place clocking of 59.18* in the 400 at the NAU Lumberjack Open ... Posted another 10th-place finish, this time in the 200, at the New Mexico Invitational ... Finished fifth in the 400 at the Mountain West Championships, crossing the finish line in 55.54* ... Also helped the Lobos' 4x400 relay team to All-MW honors.
2012 Outdoor: Ran solely in the 400 at five meets and the 4x400 at one ... Started the season at the Don Kirby Tailwind Invite with a ninth-place mark of 56.58* ... Registered a seventh-place mark of 58.54* at the UTEP Invitational ... Took 11th in the prelims of the 400 at the MW Championships, where she also helped UNM's 4x400 squad to a fifth-place finish.
2011 Outdoor: Part of the 4x400 meter relay team that finished9th-placeat the Arizona State Invite, 3rd at the UNM Tailwind Invitational,third at the UNM Tailwind Invitational and first at the UTEP Invitational and third at the MWC Championships ... 56.99s time in the 400-meter dash for fifth place at the 2011 UNM Tailwind Invitational ... 11th-place in the 200 meter dash at the UTEP Invitational, finishing in 25.13 seconds ... Third in the 200 meter dash at the Brutus Invitational, posting a 24.94 time ... Also ran with the 4x100 and 4x400 relay teams.
2010 Indoor: Opened with a third-place finish in the 60m dash at the Lobo Opener, finishing in 7.86s ... Clocked a 58.35s time in the 400m dash at the Lobo Challenge, earning sixth ... Posted a 25.53s time in the 200m dash at the Air Force Invitational, picking up 11th ... Ran with 4,000m medley at the MWC Championships, earning third as a team ... Also a member of the women's 4x400m relay team.
2010 Outdoor: Ran a personal best in the 200-meters with a time of 24.81 at her first outdoor meet (UTEP Springtime Invitational) ... scored at the MWC Championships in the 400-meters with a 5th place finish and a personal best time of 55.09 ... scored in both the 4x1 and 4x4 at the MWC Championships ... ran leg one in the 4x4 for a 7th place finish ... ran leg three in the 4x1 for a 6th place finish ... Also ran with the 4x100 and 4x400 relay teams.
A 2009 graduate of Bosque School in Albuquerque ... high point winner at the class 2A state championship meet as a senior ... swept the 100 (state record 12.33) and 200 (state record 25.34), leading the Bobcats to a third place finish ... team MVP ... four-year letterwinner in track & field and volleyball where she was a first team all-district pick ... Bobcat Award winner and Senior Athlete of the Year ... made the honor roll as well.
Born in Albuquerque, N.M. ... full name is Tawsha Kiah Brazley ... daughter of Courtney and Michelle Brazley.
TRACK & FIELD HONORS
All-Mountain West Indoor Team, 2010 (DMR) & 2012 (4x400)
* indicates a performance that has been adjusted based on the NCAA altitude conversion protocol