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University of New Mexico Lobos athletics

Max Wharton

Class

Sr.

Hometown

Hebden Bridge, Yorkshire

Previous School

Calder High

2019-20
2019 XC: Finished 140th at the Joe Piane – Notre Dame Invitational after running 25:23.01… ran 25:53.4 at the Nuttycombe Wisconsin Invitational … finished the season running 33:36.4 at the NCAA Mountain Regional, placing 100th overall.
2020 Indoor: Placed third in the 800-meter at the Mountain West Indoor Championships after running 1:53.72 … earned Mountain West All-Conference … won the 800-meter at the Don Kirby Elite Invitational with a personal-best time of 1:49.67 … ran the final leg of the 4×400 relay at the UNM Team Open that finished second in 3:18.51 … won the 600-meter race at the Collegiate Classic with a time of 1:18.98, the second-fastest time recorded in program history … ran the final leg of the 4×400 relay that finished ninth at the Collegiate Classic in 3:20.19 … ran the 800-meter at the UNM Team Open in 1:51.87 (altitude converted) to finish third … finished 17th in the mile during the Dr. Martin Luther King Collegiate Invitational with a personal-best time of 4:32.58 (4:26.65)… completed the third 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).

2018-19
2018 XC: Did not compete.
2019 Indoors:
Saw action in five meets during the season… finished fourth after running a season-best mile time of 4:09.59 at the MLK Invitational on Jan. 19 … ran a season-best 400-meter time of 50.0 seconds at the UNM Team Invitational on Jan. 26 … recorded a season-best 800-meter time of 1:50.53 to finish fourth at the Don Kirby Elite on Feb. 9.
2019 Outdoors: Competed in five meets with one event win and one runner-up finish … finished sixth in the 800-meter run at the Stanford Invitational to open the season with a time of 1:50.14 … ran the second leg of the 4×400 relay that won at the Don Kirby with a time of 3:17.91 … finished seventh in the 400-meter dash at the Don Kirby with a 49.30 … finished 12th in the 800-meter run at the Bryan Clay Invitational with 1:48.61 … finished second in the 800-meter at the MW Championships with a result of 1:49.89 … ran a 1:51.71 in the 800-meter run at the NCAA West Prelims to qualify for the final, where he ran a 1:54.77.

PREVIOUS SCHOOL
Attended St Mary’s University… British Universities Indoor 800m Champion 2018, English National and UK Inter Counties 800m Champion 2016, 4th National Under 23 800m Championships 2018.

PERSONAL
Born in Happy Valley, Hong Kong…parents are Mark and Penny … has one sibling, Issy… …. majoring in sport administration.

TRACK & FIELD HONORS

  • All-Mountain West Indoor Team: 2019 (DMR), 2020 (800)
  • All-Mountain West Outdoor Team: 2019 (800)