Joe Franklin's track and field squad can use MW Championships for momentum to NCAA's
Awards banquet recognizes outstanding Lobo performances in the classroom
Joe Franklin's Lobos finished their two-meet weekend in Cali with 42 top-ten finishes
Joe Franklin, despite resting a number of athletes, was still able to orchestrate a strong perfomance.
2012 Indoor: Ran at three meets...Opened with an 18th-place mile at the Cherry & Silver Invitational, finishing in 5:25.89*...Posted a 2:21.82* time in the 800 at the New Mexico Invitational, placing 17th...Finished 19th in the 800 at the New Mexico Classic with a 2:21.68* time.
2012 Outdoor: Competed at six meets, primarily in the 800...Posted a 2:24.47* in the 800 to start the season at the UTEP Springtime Invitational, placing 13th...Finished 18th in the 800 at the Don Kirby Tailwind, crossing the finish line in 2:21.11*...Placed 13th in the 800 at the UTEP Invite with a 2:31.50* time...Clocked a 2:20.84 time in the 800 at the Beach Invitational, placing 77th...Took 12th at the Brutus Hamilton Open, finishing the 800 in 2:22.05...Competed at the Mountain West Outdoor Championships in the 10000, finishing in 38:24.00 to place 12th.
Lettered in track and field, soccer, swimming and golf at the Bosque School...Named MVP and most dedicated athlete running for coach Jamie Hall...Named high honor roll, latin cum laude and participated in Spanish Honor Society.
Full name is Samantha Jamie Sheppard...Daughter of Jackie Manzoni, a realtor, and Steven Sheppard, a construction/framing worker...Has three siblings: Michael Sheppard, Alex Gerber, and Ashley Gerber... Her brother Michael plays water polo for the Lobos...Hobbies include running, wakeboarding, snowboarding, soccer, tanning and working out...Favorite athlete is David Beckham...Favorite food is sushi...Majoring in exercise science.
* indicates a performance that has been adjusted based on the NCAA altitude conversion protocol