18 New Mexico track & field athletes looks to advance to the NCAA Championships this weekend
Joe Franklin's Lobos are sending their best athletes to fight for a chance to compete at the NCAA Outdoor Championships
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 Lobo women are in second place while the men sit in third after the third day of action at the MW Track Championships.
The UNM track and field team takes on the MW at the conference championships in Colorado Springs, Colo., May 9-12.
2012 Indoor: Competed at six meets for the Lobos, breaking various school records a total of five times...Opened the season with a 1:34.68 time in the 600-meter run, good for second...Smashed two school records at her second meet, taking down the 600 record with a meet-best time of 1:33.21 and breaking the 800 record with a first-place time of 2:09.27*...Obliterated her third record in three runs at the Washington Husky Classic, as she took down the standard in the mile run with a 16th-place clocking of 4:42.30...Performed superlatively at the Mountain West Championships, earning second-place in the 800 (with a 2:08.55* time to break her own school record) and a title in the mile (5:01.09*)...Snapped the school record in the mile at the Alex Wilson Invite, clocking a 4:38.87 time to both place second and qualify to the NCAAs...Bothed a 4:49.56 time at the NCAA Indoor Championships, placing 14th overall but missng out on a finals berth.
2012 Outdoor: Ran for New Mexico at six meets, qualifying to the first round of the national championships...Posted an eighth-place time in the 800 of 2:07.55 at the Sun Angel Classic to open the season...Registered solid 1500 times at the Mt. SAC Relays (4:27.54) and the Beach Invitational (4:44.86) to place 15th and 60th, respectively...Notched a 35th-place clocking of 2:10.61 at the Payton Jordan Invite, placing 35th...took eighth in the 800 and seventh in the 1500 at the MW Outdoor Championships, with respective times of 2:18.69* and 4:36.69*...Tallied a 2:10.80 time in the 800 at the First Round of the NCAA Outdoor Championships, but could not advance after placing 38th.
A talented middle distance runner from Scotland...Claimed runner-up honors in the 1500 at the 2011 Scottish U20/Senior Loughborough Trials (4:18.58) and the 2011 British Universities & Colleges Sport Championships (4:26.21)...Earned a third-place finish in the metric mile at the 2011Aviva U20/U23 Championships, finishing in 4:26.55...Won the 800 and the 1500 at the 2012 Scottish U20/U23 Championships.
Daughter of George, an accountant, and Annette, a high school technical teacher...Has two siblings, Nicola, 20, and Hannah, 18...Favorite athlete is Haile Gebrselassie...Favorite food is chocolate...Hobbies include spending time with friends, shopping, salsa dancing, Spanish lessons, nail painting and casting spells...Majoring in sports engineering.
TRACK & FIELD HONORS
USTFCCCA Second Team Indoor All-American, 2012
* indicates a performance that has been adjusted based on the NCAA altitude conversion protocol