Nine of New Mexico's 25 top-10 finishes at Northern Arizona belonged to freshmen Lobos making their debuts
After turning another stellar indoor campaign in 2012, Joe Franklin and his Lobos are looking to continue onwards and upwards
The Lobo men racked up 140 team points over the four-day meet, while the women combined for 76.5
Joe Franklin's track and field squad can use MW Championships for momentum to NCAA's
Joe Franklin's track squad racked up the experience and season bests out at Cal
The Lobos played host to some of the premier institutions across the nation at the Don Kirby Invite, Feb. 10, 2012.
2012 Indoor: Competed at five meets, mostly in the 400-meter dash...Opened at the NAU Lumberjack Invitational with a 13th-place time of 59.18*, and bettered that a week later at the Cherry & Silver Invite, where she placed 14th with a 57.09* time...Posted her best place of the season at the New Mexico Invite, where she finished fourth in the 600 with a 1:39.33 time...Registered a season-best time of 57.60* at the Don Kirby Elite Invitational, placing 15th...Took All-MW honors in both relays, as she helped the Lobos' 4x400 team and DMR team to bronze finishes.
2012 Outdoor: Ran at seven meets in the 200 to the 800...Clocked a fifth-place, 57.97* time in the 400 at the UTEP Springtime Invite to open the campaign...Ran a 2:25.22* 800 at the UTEP Invitational, placing ninth...Took third in the 400 at the Brutus Hamilton Open and eighth in the 400 at the Brutus Hamilton Invitational...Competed in the prelims of the 400 at the MW Outdoor Championships, finishing 16th...Also ran in the 4x400 at the conference meet.
Lettered in track and field for coach Jim Ciccarello at La Cueva HS in Albuquerque...Was part of a team that was district champs her sophomore year, metro and district champs her junior year and metro, district and state champs her senior year...Participated in volleyball her freshman and sophomore year...Part of National Honors Society and Spanish Honors Society...Gained an academic letter and was on the honor roll.
Full name is Michaela Brown...Daughter of Mike Brown, a cartographer, and Donna Chapman, a lawyer...Has three siblings, Keri Brown, Kristen Chapman and Ryan Tesillo...Hobbies include singing and song writing...Favorite athlete is Allyson Felix...Majoring in biochemistry.
TRACK & FIELD HONORS
All-Mountain West Indoor Team: 2012, 4x400 & DMR
* indicates a performance that has been adjusted based on the NCAA altitude conversion protocol