The Lobos are gearing up for a promising outdoor campaign at the season-opening UTEP Springtime Invitational
The MW Champion men's track and field team received 15 all-conference honors, while the women earned eight.
The UNM men's squad claimed its first-ever indoor title, while the women's team just missed scoring its own title.
The Lobo men are in first place while the women sit in second after the second day of action at the MW Track Championships.
Richard York is off to a strong start in the men's heptathlon at the Mountain West Championships, while Holly Van Grinsven took sixth
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.
The 2011 Mountain West Conference Outdoor Track & Field Championships in Fort Collins, Colo.
Day one - May 12, 2011
2012 Indoor: Competed at six meets, including twice in the heptathlon...Opened the campaign by pole vaulting at his first two meets, clearing 14-6 at the NAU Lumberjack Open and 14-8 at the Cherry & Silver Invitational, tying for fourth at the latter...First shot at the heptathlon was at the Air Force Combined Events, where he placed first in the event with 5424 points and a career mark in the 60 hurdles (8.32*)...Took ninth in the long jump at the Don Kirby Elite Invitational with a 22-2 1/4...Claimed second in the heptathlon at the Mountain West Championships with a score of 5408 and personal records in the 60 (7.10*) and the shot put (40-7 1/2).
2012 Outdoor: Participated at eight meets including a pair of decathlons...Notched a career best in the 400 hurdles at the UTEP Springtime Invitational finishing in 55.28*...Claimed sixth in the shot put at the UTEP Invitational, tossing 39 1/4...Placed 13th in the decathlon at the Mt. SAC Relays/CA Invitational Multi Events with a score of 5970 (missing marks in the 1500 and pole vault) and a career mark in the javelin (205-7)...Nabbed runner-up honors in the decathlon at the Mountain West Championships, finishing with a personal-record score of 7513 points and career highs in the long jump (23-4 1/2) and high jump (6-5)...Also threw the javelin at the conference meet, tossing the spear 188-7...Qualified to the First Round of the NCAA Championships in the javelin, finishing 28th with a 198-1 mark...Also participated in the decathlon at the NCAA Championships.
2011 Indoor: Competed in the New Mexico Collegiate Classic and Combined meet, and scored a seasons best in the Heptathlon with 5,537 points... This score barely missed the qualifying mark to make it to one of the hardest meets in the country to qualify, NCAA Indoor Nationals... Later in the season became Mountain West Champion in the multis and was also an Indoor All American on the Medley relay team...Competed in the 400 meter leg in the relay that placed 7th.
2011 Outdoor: Great season opener at the 2011 Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays in the decathlon... Scored an impressive mark of 7389 and got a personal best that would later qualify him for the NCAA Outdoor Championships...Also Mountain West decathlon champion outscoring second place by nearly 200 points... At NCAA Outdoor Nationals and had a solid performance placing 23rd place in the whole country.
2010 Outdoor:3-time MWC Champion, 1-time All-American, 1-time Honorable Mention...Became the first freshman in school history and the second in MWC history to win gold in the decathlon at the MWC Championships...only the third Lobo to win the decathlon at the MWC Championships...scored 7,292 pts. to take the gold...also scored in the high jump with a throw of 6-2.25...owns the 2010 top spot for New Mexico in the Javelin (195-0.00), the high jump (6-4.25) and the 400-meters (48.98)...recorded a score of 6,224 in his first decathlon at the Texas Relays...
A 2009 graduate of St. Clair (Mo.) High School...4-time all-state and all-district selection, competing in the pole vault, 300m hurdles, 110m hurdles, high jump, triple jump, and long jump for head coach Dave Priviance...earned all-state honors in three events to lead the Bulldogs to the class 3 state title as a senior...he was the 300m hurdles champion, finished second in the 110 hurdles and pole vault, and was sixth in the long jump at the '09 state meet...went on to place second at the Great Southwest meet in Albuquerque, trailing only national record holder Curtis Beach with a score of 7,007 points, which was the third-best by a high school athlete in 2009...the Big River Running Company listed him No. 7 on its list of the greatest Missouri high school athletes of the decade (2000-09)...recorded prep bests of 37.99 in the 300 hurdles, 14.12 in the 110 hurdles, 6-08.00 in the high jump, 22-10.00 in the long jump, 14-06.00 in the pole vault, and 43-09.00 in the triple jump...also earned all-conference and all-district honors all four years in both basketball and football...helped the Bulldog basketball team capture three district championships.
Born in St. Louis, Mo...son of Randy and Janet York...has an older sister, Rachel...intends to major in Secondary Education and is interested in becoming a history teacher.
TRACK & FIELD HONORS Honorable Mention All-American: 2012
Mountain West Men's Indoor Outstanding Performance: 2011
Mountain West Men's Outdoor Outstanding Performace: 2011
All-Mountain West Indoor Team: 2010-12 (Heptathlon)
All-Mountain West Outdoor Team: 2010-12 (Decathlon)
Mountain West Track & Field Athlete of the Week: Feb. 8, 2011
School record holder in pentathlon
* indicates a performance that has been adjusted based on the NCAA altitude conversion protocol