USTFCCCA Program of the Year recognizes the best DI cross country and track program
Joe Franklin's Lobos swept the Mountain Region in 2010, but this time around UNM is just hoping to advance to NCAA finals
Men win title by just three points, Women win fourth straight conference title
Lobo women looking for fourth consecutive Mountain West Cross country crown; men seek No. 3
Wisconsin Invite field includes 39 ranked teams on men's and women's side
2011: Competed at two meets and was sidelined for most of the season with an injury...Won his second consecutive title at the Lobo Invitational with a 24:19 time...Placed seventh at the Notre Dame Invitational, the highest finish for a Lobo.
2010: Participated at five meets including the NCAA Championships...Outstanding start to the season, winning the 8K course at theLobo Invitational as an unattached runner with a 23:50 time...Finshed second with a 23:59.6 clocking at the Roy Griak Invitational against the 2010 XC national runner-up...Took runner-up honors himself at the Notre Dame Invitational as he finished in 23:45...Placed 17th at the MWC Championships with a time of 25:45.4...Posted a 31:56.4 time at the NCAA Championships, placing 144th.
A 2005 graduate of Chemelil Sugar Academy...Previously attended Diné College....Won the New Mexico Classic in the mile and the Lobo Open in the 3,000m run and mile run at a member of the Diné College track team...Had personal bests in the mile of 4:13.33 and in the 3,000m run of 8:34.52 while at Diné College.
Previously attended Diné College...Born in Kenya...Son of Mr & Mrs. Birgen...Has three sibilings, Joan, 14, Jimmy, 14, and Jeff, 11.
2x Mountain West Athlete of the Week (9/28/10, 9/6/11)