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University of New Mexico Lobos athletics

Jay Griffin IV

Class

RS-Sr.

Hometown

Huntsville, Texas

Previous School

Huntsville HS

New Mexico Track and Field: 
Currently holds the eight-fastest times recorded in school history in the 200-meter.

2019-20
2020 Indoors:
  Defended his indoor championship title in the 200-meter after running 21.05 at the Mountain West Indoor Championships … ran the second leg of the 4×400 relay at the Mountain West Indoor Championships that won in a tme of 3:12.12,  the third-fastest time recorded in program history … earned Mountain West All-Conference in the 200-meter and the 4×400 relay … won the 200-meter at the Don Kirby Elite Invitational with a time of 21.00 to set the school record … finished ninth in the qualifying round of the 60-meter dash at the Don Kirby Elite Invitational with 6.98 … ran the third leg of the 4×400 relay at the Collegiate Classic that finished second in 3:12.79 … ran 7.01 in the 60-meter dash qualifying round at the Collegiate Classic … ran a personal-best 6.95 (altitude converted) in the 60-meter dash at the UNM Team Open to finish 15th in the preliminary round … finished second in the 200-meter dash at the UNM Team Open with a 21.18 (altitude converted) …completed the starting leg of the 4×400 meter relay for the team finishing third at the Dr. Martin Luther King Collegiate Invitational with a time of 3:18.25 (3:18.69)… finished eighth in the 200 meter dash with a time of 21.38 (21.45) at the Dr. Martin Luther King Collegiate Invitational.

2018-19
2019 Indoors:
Saw action in six meets during the season… finished second in the men’s 200-meter dash with a 21.08 at the MLK Collegiate Invitational… won the 200-meter dash after running a 21.07 at the UNM Team Invitational to set the school record … won the 200-meter dash at the NAU Tune Up with Named MW Track Athlete of the Week on Jan. 29 … made the Mountain West All-Conference Indoor Team in 200-meter.
2019 Outdoors:
 Competed in five meets with three event wins … finished second in the 200-meter dash with a time of 21.27 at the Titan Team Challenge … ran 11.06 in the 100-meter dash at the Titan Team Challenge … ran the last leg of the 4×400 relay that finished second at the Titan Team Challenge at 3:16.83 … won the 200-meter dash at the Don Kirby with a time of 21.16 … won the 100-meter dash at the Don Kirby with 10.60 … ran the final leg of the 4×100 meter relay that placed sixth with a time of 41.46 … ran 10.97 in the 100-meter dash at the Bryan Clay Invitational … ran the third leg of the 4×100 relay at the Masked Rider Open that finished fourth in 41.70 … finished third in the 200-meter at the Masked Rider Open after running a 21.11 … won the 200-meter final at the MW Championships with a 21.25 … ran the third leg of the 4×100 relay at the MW Championships that placed fourth in 41.46 … made the Mountain West All-Conference Outdoor Team in 200-meter.

MW Champion: 2019 (200m – indoor and outdoor), 2020 (200m- indoor)

HIGH SCHOOL
Lettered at Huntsville High School for coach Rodney Southern … also lettered in basketball and track … was listed at No. 22 on the Houston Chronicle’s Area Top 100 … earned first team all-district honors as a wide receiver in 2015 and 2016, and second team honors as a kick returner in 2016 … had 37 catches for 409 yards and 3 receiving touchdowns as a senior … added 482 yards on the ground with 10 touchdowns, and he also had a pair of kickoff return touchdowns … had 24 catches for 367 yards and five touchdowns as a junior, adding one rushing touchdown as well with 226 yards on the ground … his one rushing TD as a junior was on a 72-yard run … was the 200-meter district champion as well as area runner-up with a best time of 21.17.

PERSONAL
Full name is Jay Vance Griffin IV … parents are Jay Vance Griffin III and Kiwyna Thomas … has a brother Jayavwon, and a sister, Jaida … birthday is August 1, 1998 … majoring in criminal justice … his grandfather Jay Vance Griffin II played football at Southern.