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Calli Thackery - Cross Country - University of New Mexico Lobos Athletics

Calli Thackery

Class

So.

Hometown

Yorkshire, England

Previous School

Leeds Metropolitan University

2016-17
2016 XC: Competed at five meets … Opened with at the Notre Dame Invitational, finishing as the team’s No. 2 and fifth overall with a time of 16:30.9 … at the Wisconsin Invitational, placed ninth overall and second on the team with a time of 20:19.8 … placed second overall and second on the team at the Mountain West Championships, finishing in 20:11.30 … took 11th overall and second on the team at the NCAA Mountain Regional, crossing the line in 20:26.90… captured All-American honors at the NCAA Championships, running to 28th overall (and second on the team) in 20:17.4.

2015-16
2015 XC: Saw action at five meets for the national champion Lobos … opened with a pair of sixth-place finishes, one at the Notre Dame Invitational (team’s No. 4, time of 16:40.6) and the next at the Wisconsin Invitational (team’s No. 3, 19:42.7) … UNM’s No. 5 at the Mountain West Championships, finishing seventh overall in 22:55.14 … led the Lobos at the NCAA Mountain Regional, finishing ninth overall in 21:15.33 … captured All-American honors at the NCAA Championships, running to 15th overall (and fourth on the team) in 20:07.3.
2016 Indoors: Saw action at five meets, including the NCAA Championships … made her season debut at the New Mexico Team Invitational, winning the mile with a time of 4:39.32* … set the school record in the 3,000-meter run at the Husky Classic, running an NCAA-qualifying and fifth-place time of 9:03.59 … also helped the Lobos’ distance medley relay team to an NCAA berth at the UCS Invitational, running the mile leg as the quartet finished with a track-converted time of 11:01.86 … at the Mountain West Championships, scored in the mile (second place, time of 4:39.56*) and the 3000 (fourth, 9:28.99*) … captured All-American honors in the 3K at the NCAA Championships in Birmingham, Alabama, racing to sixth place in 9:09.35 despite being ill earlier in the week … additionally, was called upon to anchor the Lobos’ DMR at the NCAA Championships, powering the team to a 12th-place finish.
2016 Outdoor: Followed up her stellar indoor campaign with a strong outdoor season, competing at five meets, including the national championships … opened with a winning time of 4:14.99 in the 1,500-meter run at the Bryan Clay Invitational … broke the New Mexico school record in the 5000 at the Payton Jordan Invitational, clocking a time of 15:37.44 … won the 10,000 at the Mountain West Championships, outpacing the field for an easy win in 34:30.24 seconds … advanced through the NCAA West Preliminary Round via a seventh-place time of 16:16.15 … qualified to the NCAA Championships in Eugene, Oregon, but did not finish her 5K race.

2014-15
2014 XC:
Competed at every meet for the Lobos in 2014 … won the Lobo Invitational in 18:05.04 … took ninth overall (third on the team) at the Notre Dame Invitational … finished 53rd at the Wisconsin Invitational, placing third on the team … No. 2 scorer for UNM at the Mountain West Championships as she placed fifth overall … took 10th overall (third on the team) at the NCAA Mountain Regionals … scored again at the NCAA Championships, taking 43rd overall (third on the team).
2015 Indoors: Ran at seven meets … opened with a then-PR of 16:44.44 in the 5000 at the Hoosier Open … won the 3000 at the New Mexico Team Invitational, running 9:91.67* … lowered her 3000 PR to 9:07.31 at the Alex Wilson Invitational … earned All-Mountain West honors in the 3000 at the Mountain West Indoor Championships and took fourth in the 5000 … qualified to the NCAA Indoor Championships in the 3000, finishing 13th.
2015 Outdoors: Erupted during the outdoor campaign, starting her season with a huge PR in the 5000 at the Mt. SAC Relays as she ran 15:42.57 … set a new lifetime best in the 1500 at the Payton Jordan Invitational, running 4:15.41 … won the 1500 and took second in the 5000 at the MW Championships … took seventh in the 5000 at the NCAA West Preliminary Round, advancing to the NCAA Championships where she was sixth in 15:47.15 … grabbed fifth in the 5000 at the European Athletics U23 Championships.

2013-14
2014 Indoors: Did not compete.
2014 Outdoors: Saw action at six meets … won the 1500 at the Jim Click Shootout with a time of 4:26.10 to go along with an eighth-place finish of 2:15.05 in the 800 …. took fifth in the 1500 at the Bryan Clay Invitational, crossing the line in 4:23.87 … ran both the distance medley relay and 4×1,500 meter relay at the Penn Relays, helping the 4×1,500 to fourth place … took fourth in the 1500 at the Payton Jordan Invitational, finishing in 4:23.06 … scored in the 1500 and 5000 at the Mountain West Outdoor Championships, placing seventh (time of 4:31.72*) and fourth (16:57.78*), respectively … advanced to the NCAA West Preliminary Round in the 1500, placing 16th overall with a time of 4:24.41.

PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE
Won the 3000-meter run indoors at the 2012 British Universities & Colleges Sport (BUCS) Championships … also claimed victory in the 3000 at the Samsung Diamond League in 2012 … second at the Northern Championships in cross country in 2012 … earned second place in the 1500 at the 2013 Yorkshire County Championships.

XC HONORS

• Second-Team All-Mountain West, 2013
• USTFCCCA All-Mountain Region, 2013
• Academic All-Mountain West, 2013
• NCAA National Champion: 2015 (team)
• All-American: 2015, 2016

TRACK & FIELD HONORS

• USTFCCCA All-Academic Team, 2014

* indicates a performance that has been adjusted based on the NCAA altitude conversion protocol