at NCAA Division I West Preliminary Round
at NCAA Division I Outdoor Track & Field Championships
The men's and women's track & field team were honors both at the team and individual levels.
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 fourth straight year, UNM has finished in the USTFCCCA Program of the Year standings, which recognize the best DI cross country and track & field program
Joe Franklin's Lobos advance six athletes to the NCAA Championships after a superlative performance at the NCAA West Preliminary round.
18 New Mexico track & field athletes looks to advance to the NCAA Championships this weekend
2013 Indoor: Competed at three meets ... Opened with a 12th-place mile at the New Mexico Invitational, finishing in 4:14.15* ... Ran a 8:17.93 time in the 3000-meter run at the Husky Classic, placing 47th ... Took fifth in the 5000 at the Mountain West Championships, clocking in at 14:35.81.
2013 Outdoor: Raced a five meets ... Clocked a 14:091.65 time in the 5000 at the Stanford Invitational to open the season, placing fourth in his heat ... Won the 1500 at the Air Force Triangular, finshing in 3:53.85* ... Tallied another fourth-place section finish at the Payton Jordan Invitational, finishing this 5K in 14:06.68 ... Scored in both the 5000 (14:36.14) and 10000 (30:39.52) at the Mountain West Championships, placing second in the 5K and fourth in the 10K ... Qualified to the NCAA West Preliminary championships, placing 24th in the 5000 with a time of 14:30.33.
UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA
2011:Redshirted the indoor season ... Set a personal best in the 5K at the Sun Angel Classic with a time of 14:51.74 ... At the Pac-10 Outdoor Championships, Zacharias competed in the 5,000-meter run and clocked a time of 15:29.11.
A graduate of Albuquerque Academy, Zacharias was the team captain his junior and senior years ... He was selected first team all-city his sophomore, junior, and senior seasons ... A first-team all-district and all-state honoree all four years ... Took third place at the 2011 New Mexico State Championships in both the 1,600 meters and 3,200 meters ... .Placed 13th at the Nike Cross Country Championships in Portland, Ore.
Son of Chris and Cheri Sanger ... Has a sister, Emma ... Hobbies include basketball, a sport where Zacharias could dunk since 8th grade.
TRACK & FIELD HONORS
All-Mountain West Outdoor Team, 2013 (5000)
* indicates a performance that has been adjusted based on the NCAA altitude conversion protocol