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Habtom Samuel - Cross Country - University of New Mexico Lobos Athletics

Habtom Samuel

Class

Fr.

Hometown

Keren, Eritrea

Previous School

Al Selef Al Salih


Habtom Samuel TFRRS Results
Habtom Samuel World Athletics Profile

Awards
Mountain West + Program Record Holder – Indoor Track & Field – 5,000m (13:14.85)
No. 11 NCAA All-Time – Indoor Track & Field – 5,000m (13:14.85)
Mountain West + Program Record Holder – Indoor Track & Field – 3,000m (7:45.61)
Mountain West + Program Record Holder – Outdoor Track & Field – 10,000m (26:53.49)
No. 2 NCAA All-Time – Outdoor Track & Field – 10,000m ( 26:53.49)
Mountain West + Program Record Holder – Outdoor Track & Field – 5,000m (13:13.34)
USTFCCCA First Team All-American – Cross Country – 2023
NCAA Runner-Up – Cross Country – 2023
USTFCCCA First Team All-American – Indoor Track & Field – 5,000m – 2024
USTFCCCA First Team All-American – Indoor Track & Field – 3,000m – 2024
NCAA CHAMPION – Outdoor Track & Field – 10,000m – 2024
USTFCCCA All-Mountain Region – Cross Country – 2023
USTFCCCA Mountain Region Athlete of the Year – 2023
NCAA Runner of the Week – 9/26/23
The Bowerman Award Watch List – 5/30/24
Mountain West Record Holder – Indoor Track & Field – 5,000m (13:14.85)
Mountain West Championship Record Holder – Indoor Track & Field – 5,000m (13:45.57) – 2024
Mountain West All-Conference – First Team – Cross Country – 2023
Mountain West CHAMPION – Cross Country – 2023
Mountain West Athlete of the Year – Cross Country – 2023
Mountain West All-Conference – 5,000-Meters – Indoor Track & Field – 2024
Mountain West All-Conference – 3,000-Meters – Indoor Track & Field – 2024 
Mountain West CHAMPION – Indoor Track & Field – 5,000m – 2024
Mountain West CHAMPION – Indoor Track & Field – 3,000m – 2024
Mountain West Championship Men’s Outstanding Track Performer of the Meet – Indoor Track & Field – 2024
Mountain West Men’s Track Athlete of the Year – Indoor Track & Field – 2024
Mountain West All-Conference – 1500-Meters – Outdoor Track & Field – 2024 
Mountain West All-Conference – 5,000-Meters – Outdoor Track & Field – 2024 
Mountain West CHAMPION – Outdoor Track & Field – 1500m – 2024
Mountain West CHAMPION – Outdoor Track & Field – 5,000m – 2024 
Mountain West Freshman / Athlete of the Week – Cross Country – 10/17/2023
Mountain West Freshman / Athlete of the Week – Cross Country – 9/26/2023
Mountain West Freshman / Athlete of the Week – Indoor Track – 1/23/2024
Mountain West Freshman / Athlete of the Week – Indoor Track – 2/13/2024
Mountain West Freshman / Athlete of the Week – Outdoor Track – 4/23/2024

2023-24

Outdoor Track & Field (Freshman): NCAA CHAMPION in the 10,000m (28:07.82) … Ran the second-fastest 10,000m race in NCAA history in his first outdoor competition at Sound Running’s THE TEN (non-NCAA) on March 16 to secure the Olympic standard … That shattered the previous program record held by Ibraham Kivina-Juma (28:06.1) that had stood since 1984 … Ran the second-fastest 5,000m time in the nation at Bryan Clay on April 11 (13:13.34) to break another UNM program record … Won two more conference titles in the 1500m and 5,000m at MW Outdoor Championships to remain undefeated in conference championship races … Fastest finisher in the 10,000m (28:26.91) and 5,000m (13:44.50) across both NCAA Regional Preliminary meets to punch his ticket to NCAA Outdoor Championships in both … Rallied from a fall with two laps to go to, surging from fifth to first the rest of the way to win his first NCAA title with a 28:07.82 time.

Indoor Track & Field (Freshman): Shattered the UNM Indoor 5,000m record by nearly 18 seconds in the first indoor meet of his career at the Sharon Danville-Colyear Season Opener on Dec. 2 with a 13:14.85 finish that stands as the 11th-fastest in collegiate history … followed up with another school record in his second race, crossing the finish line as the second-fastest collegian in the 3,000m at the UW Indoor Preview on Jan. 13 in 7:45.61 … named MW Freshman / Athlete of the Week for his efforts … Swept the 5,000m and 3,000m titles at MW Indoor Championships in dominant fashion, breaking the MW Championship record in both … Became the first Lobo to finish as an All-American in both XC and Indoor Track since Luke Caldwell (2014) after following up with Indoor First Team All-American honors in the 5,000m (4th) and 3,000m (7th) in Boston … Named MW Indoor Track Athlete of the Year following the conclusion of the season.

Cross Country (Freshman): NCAA Individual Runner-up … NCAA Mountain Region Champion … USTFCCCA Mountain Region Athlete of the Year …. MW Individual Champion … MW Athlete of the Year … Won the Roy Griak Invitational Gold Men’s 8K in his collegiate debut, beating the rest of the field by 24 seconds (23:36.4) for the fastest time by a Roy Griak Invite finisher since 2011 and second-fastest all-time … Named MW Freshman & Athlete of the Week Twice and NCAA Athlete of the Week once … Led the Lobos men to a MW Championship and third-place finish at Mountain Regionals with individual wins in both … Followed up with the best finish by a UNM’s men’s runner at Nationals since 2004, finishing as a runner-up as the Lobo men finished 18th as a team.

Al Selef Al Salih

Bronze Medalist in the 3,000m at U20 World Championships in Nairobi, Kenya in 2021 … Followed up with another bronze in the 5,000m at U20 World Championships in Cali, Colombia …  Touts PR’s of 7:52:69 (3000m), 13:13.74 (5,000m) and 27:20.08 (10,000m).