The Lobos are gearing up for a promising outdoor campaign at the season-opening UTEP Springtime Invitational
New Mexico's talented distance runners have their aim set on running lifetime bests at the Husky Classic.
After turning another stellar indoor campaign in 2012, Joe Franklin and his Lobos are looking to continue onwards and upwards
UNM Lobo student-athletes get high marks in the classroom and in competition
Millington wins 5K at UK Trials, but does not advance to Olympics
2012 Indoor: Competed at three meets, primarily in the 3000...Opened the season with a NCAA Automatic Qualifying mark and school record in the 3000, racing to a 7:49.11 time to place third at the distance-centric Washington Husky Classic...At the Mounain West Championships, seized the conference title in the mile with a 4:01.84* time while placing ninth in the 3000 with an 8:29.70*...Advanced to the NCAA Championships in Boise, Idaho, earning 13th in the 3000 with a 8:08.73 clocking.
2012 Outdoor: Redshirted the outdoor season to make up for redshirting the 2009 indoor season...Has one more season of eligibility indoor and outdoor remaining.
2011 Indoor: Started the season with as runner-up in the mile run at the Indiana University Relays, clocking a sub-four minute mile in 3:59.89...Placed 12th in the 3000m run at the UW Husky Classic, running in 7:54.08...Finished third in the 3000m run at the MWC Indoor Championships, posting a 8:20.20 time...At the NCAA Division I Indoor Championships, Millington finished 11th in the 3000m run, clocking in at 8:08.40.
2011 Outdoor: Opened the outdoor season with a second-place finish in the premier-division 1500m run at the Sun Angel Classic, finishing in 3:42.90...Finished 14th in the 5000m run Invitational Elite at the Mt. SAC Relays, posting a time of 13:44.10...At the MWC Outdoor Championships, placed third in the 1500m run (with a time of 3:58.28) and seventh in the 5000m run (with a time of 14:26.49)...Participated in the NCAA Division I Outdoor Championships, but did not register a time in finals.
2010 Indoor:Recorded personal bests in both the 1500-meters and the 5,000-meters...Placed 4th in the 1500-meters at the MWC Championships with a time of 3:42.15 for a career best...His time was the third fastest time for a Lobo for the 2010 season...Ran a time of 3:44.37 at the Mt. Sac Relays for 5th...Finished 4th in the 5K at the MWC Championships with a time of 14:52.29 to earn points for his team...Clocked a personal best time of 14:02.86 in the 5K at the Payton Jordan Cardinal Invitational at Stanford.
2010 Outdoor: Notched a 5th-place finish in the 1500m run at the Mt. SAC Relays with a time of 3:44.37...Clocked a 14:02.86 time in the 5K (a season personal best) at the Payton Jordan Cardinal Invitational at Stanford, good for a 5th-place finish...At theMWC Outdoor Championships, Millington registered a pair of fourth-place finish in the 1500m run (finishing in 3:47.48) and the 5K (finishing in 14:52.29).
2009 Indoor: Redshirted his first season with the Lobos.
2009 Outdoor:Raced 6 times in the 1,500 with a career-best and NCAA regional qualifying time of 3:45.04 on April 17 at the Mt. SAC Relays...Time was No. 2 on the team (behind All-American Lee Emanuel) and 6th in the MWC...Was the first UNM freshman since 2005 to qualify for regionals in a men's distance event (No. 6 seed)...finished 15th at the Midwest Regional meet (3:56.98)...10th at the MWC Indoor Championships in the 1500m run, posting a 4:02.23 time...Academic All-MWC.
A 2008 graduate of Cheadle & Marple Sixth Form College in Stockport, England...Marple was the equivelant of an American high school or prep school...clocked bests of 3:45.13 in the 1,500 and 1:53.3 in the 800 while in England...his 1,500 time was the 5th fastest by anyone under 17 in the U.K...English Schools meet bronze medalist in the 1,500 and runner-up at the AAA U17 meet in 2006...won the Brussels Lotto U20 cross country meet in `07.
Born in Stockport, England...full name is Ross Arthur Millington...son of Martin and Laura Millington...has a sister, Hayley...major is Business Administration.
TRACK & FIELD HONORS
Second-Team All-American: 2011 (3000) & 2012 (3000)
* indicates a performance that has been adjusted based on the NCAA altitude conversion protocol