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University of New Mexico Lobos athletics

Tanner Battikha

Class

Sr.

Hometown

San Diego, Calif.

Previous School

St. Augustine HS

2019-20
2020 Indoors:
Defended his title in the long jump at the Mountain West Indoor Championships with a personal-best mark of 24-11.25 (7.60m) … earned Mountain West All-Conference … finished 11th in the long jump at the Don Kirby Elite Invitational with a mark of 23-1.25 (7.04m) … finished third in the long jump at the Collegiate Classic with a mark of 24-6.50 (7.48m) … ran 7.23 in the 60-meter dash qualifying round at the Collegiate Classic … placed second in the long jump at the UNM Team Open after recording a mark of 24-3.50 (7.40m) … finished eighth in the long jump with a mark of 24-00.25 (7.32m) at the Dr. Martin Luther King Collegiate Invitational… named a MW Scholar-Athlete and to the Spring 2020 Academic All-Mountain West Team.

2018-19
2019 Outdoors:
Competed in six meets with two event wins and two third-place finishes … won the long jump at the Titan Team Challenge to open the season, jumping 23-11.00 (7.29m) … finished third in the triple jump at the Don Kirby with a mark of 45-3.50 (13.80m) … placed third in the long jump at the Don Kirby after jumping 23-4 (7.11m) … tied for fourth in the long jump at the Bryan Clay Invitational with a mark of 24-9.75 (7.56m) … finished fifth in the long jump at the Brutus Hamilton Invitational with a mark of 23-0.75 (7.03m) … won the MW Championship in the long jump with a mark of 24-5 (7.44m) … finished ninth in the triple jump at the MW Championships with a mark of 44-4.25 (13.52m) … jumped 22-10.50 (6.97m) in the long jump at the NCAA West Prelims.
2019 Indoors:
Competed in five meets during the season …  won a MW title in the long jump with a distance of 24-6.25 at the Mountain West Championship on Feb. 22 which ranked 10th in UNM program history … set a career-best 60-meter dash time of 7.26 at the MLK Invitational on Jan. 19.

2017-18

2018 Indoors: Competed in five meets during the season… placed sixth in the long jump at his first meet of the season at the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Invitational (23-11 (7.20m))… finished eighth in the triple jump at the New Mexico Team Invitational where he leaped 45-7 (13.89m)… competed in both the long jump and the triple jump at the Mountain West Championships, placing third in the long jump ( 23-8 ¼ (7.22m)) and eighth in the triple jump (45-5 (13.84m)).
2018 Outdoors: Saw action in seven meets this season… placed ninth in the triple jump at the Masked Rider Open where he leaped 45-9 ¾ (12.96m)… competed in both the long jump and the triple jump at the Mountain West Championships, placing 1st in the long jump (24-8 ½ (7.53m)) and tying for sixth in the triple jump (45-2 ½ (13.78m))… finished 40th in the long jump at the NCAA West Preliminary Round (23-3 ½ (7.10m)).

2016-17
Did not compete.

2015-16
2016 Indoor:
Competed at five meets, primarily in the long jump … opened his season at the Cherry & Silver Invitational, leaping 23-8 1/4 (7.22m) for fourth place … claimed runner-up honors in the LJ at the New Mexico Team Invitational, leaping 23-7 1/4 (7.19m) … took fifth at the New Mexico Classic with a jump of 23-3 1/2 (7.10m) … earned All-Mountain West honors in the long jump at the MW Championships, reaching 23-11 3/4 (7.31m) to place third.
2016 Outdoor
: Saw action at seven meets, including the opening round of the NCAA Championships … kicked off his season with a win in the long jump at the Don Kirby Tailwind Open, jumping 23-10 1/4 (7.27m) … leaped to seventh in the LJ at the Sun Angel Classic (23-4 1/4; 7.12m) … took third at the Bryan Clay Invitational, reaching 24-1 3/4 (7.36m) … competed in both horizontal jumps at the Cardinal Classic, placing sixth in the long jump (23-8 1/4; 7.22m) and seventh in the triple jump (46 3/4; 14.04m) … posted a big jump at the Longhorn Invitational, leaping a wind-aided 24-9 3/4 (7.56m, +3.7) to place seventh … scored in the both the long and the triple jumps at the MW Championships, placing fifth in the TJ (47-1 3/4; 14.37m) and seventh in the LJ (23-9 1/2; 7.25m) … advanced to the NCAA West Preliminary Round in the long jump, leaping 23-8 1/4 (7.22m).

PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE
2016 graduate of St. Augustine High School in San Diego … placed third in the long jump at the 2016 CIF State Championships, leaping 23-11 … took second place in the long jump and triple jump at the 2016 CIF San Diego Section Finals, while winning both events at the 2015 CIF San Diego Section Finals … won the triple jump at the 2015 USATF San Diego-Imperial Junior Olympic Championships.

TRACK & FIELD HONORS

  • All-Mountain West Indoor Team: 2017 (Long Jump), 2018 (Long Jump), 2019 (Long Jump), 2020 (Long Jump)
  • All-Mountain West Outdoor Team: 2018 (Long Jump), 2019 (Long Jump)
  • Mountain West Championships: 2018 (Long Jump – outdoor), 2019 (Long Jump- indoor and outdoor), 2020 (long jump – indoor)
  • Mountain West Indoor Field Athlete of the Week (Feb. 4, 2020)