Joe Franklin enters his 14th year as the head track and field/cross country coach at The University of New Mexico. Franklin took over the program on June 18, 2007 after 13 years in the same role at Butler University. He replaced Matt Henry who retired after seven years at New Mexico. Franklin is the seventh men’s and fifth women’s head track and field coach at UNM.
At the time of his hiring Franklin said, “I’m excited and thrilled. This is a very unique opportunity, especially when you look at the great tradition and history that New Mexico has had in cross country and track and field. I think the University of New Mexico and city of Albuquerque are tremendous settings for competition and training and places that provide unique opportunities for student-athletes.”
Franklin said he has lofty expectations for the future of the UNM track and cross country programs. “The goals for the program are always to see where we can max out in every event,” he said. “Let’s see how high we can go. Let’s see if we can get to be a top-10 team in cross country. Let’s see if we can get to be a top-25 team in track and field. We want to have athletes in the sprints, throws, jumps, vaults and distance events qualifying for the NCAAs consistently and then see if we can build on that and start moving up in the team standings.”
Since that time Franklin has wasted little time making his mark at New Mexico and achieved many of the goals he laid out in his hiring, which culminated with UNM’s most successful season for the women in 2018-19.
In 2008 the United States Track & Field and Cross Country Association created a “Program of the Year” award to honor those teams who succeeded in all three sports — cross country, indoor track & field, outdoor track & field — on a yearly basis at the NCAA Championships. Since the awards inception New Mexico has made the list six times on the men’s side and five times on the women’s side.
Franklin has also assembled a considerable collection of championship hardware while leading UNM. Since the start of the 2009-10 school year, the Franklin-led Lobos have claimed the most conference titles of any Mountain West member, with 23 total (11 women’s cross-country; six men’s cross-country; three men’s indoor track & field; one men’s outdoor track & field; two women’s indoor track & field). Franklin delivered two national championships in cross country, the first individual national championship in cross country in Ednah Kurgat and eight individual track and field champions.
The Lobos continued the dynasty in cross country, with the women winning their 12th-straight Mountain West Championship and producing the Mountain West individual champion for the fourth consecutive year. Weini Kelati won the individual title with a 49-second victory and set the Mountain West record by 26 seconds, and became just the second Mountain West individual champion to go back-to-back, joining Emma Bates of Boise State who won in 2013 and 2014, as well as the second runner to win multiple individual championships on the women’s side.
As a team, the women had three runners in the top five, four runners in the top 10 and all five scorers in the top 13, scoring 31 team points and finishing 23 points ahead of the second-place team, Air Force. Kelati, Adva Cohen and Ednah Kurgat paced the Lobos from the starting line going 1-2-3, respectively, with Hannah Nuttall finishing fifth and Gracelyn Larking placing 10th. Larkin was named the MW Freshman of the Year as a result of her performance and Kelati named the Women’s Conference Athlete of the Year for the second straight year. Franklin was named the Women’s Conference Coach of the Year for the 11th straight time.
In the postseason, the Lobos advanced to the NCAA Championships with a second-place result in the Mountain Regional. The team posted the top two finishers in the race, had three in the top 15 and four in the top 25, with Kelati defending her title with a time of 18:58.7 and a margin of victory of 57.2 seconds. In addition, with the finish, it was the 10th consecutive year that the women have finished in the top two of the regionals and continued the streak of the women making it to the championship for the 12th consecutive year. Kelati’s individual win not only made it back-to-back for the junior, but it continued the streak of UNM producing the individual winner, bringing the total to four-straight years.
At the national championship, Kelati capped the season a champion, winning her first cross country national championship with a time of 19:47.5 and a 9.6 second margin of victory. Kelati became just the second individual winner in UNM cross country history. As a team, the Lobos continued their excellence in the turquoise with a fourth-place result, tallying 168 points to mark their fifth time finishing in the top four, including three in the last four years, and their 10th consecutive time finishing in the top 10.
Kelati was named the Honda Sports Award winner for cross country, signifying the “best of the best in collegiate athletics”.
Although the track and field season was cut short, the Lobos qualified in three events, with five runners qualifying for their first indoor championship.
At the conference championship, the track and field team had 25 all-conference selections after the men finished third in the team standings with 120 points and the women finished fourth with 70.5 points and producing nine event wins.
The Lobos also had a successful year in the classroom, with the men and women teams being recognized on the All-Academic Team by the USTFCCCA. Nine student-athletes were named All-Academic Athletes. Further, both programs set program-record GPAs with the women recording a 3.73 and the men a 3.66 in the spring semester.
The Lobos reached unparalleled success across the board on the women’s team, starting off the year with their 11th– straight MW Cross Country Championship followed by a Mountain Region team title (UNM scored a program-best 41 points to win its first title since 2011 and first outright since 2010) and a runner-up finish at the NCAA Championships. UNM produced three all-Americans in Weini Kelati’s second-place finish, Ednah Kurgat’s fifth-place finish and Charlotte Prouse’s ninth-place finish. Franklin was named the USTCCCA Mountain Region Coach of the Year.
Heading in to the indoor track and field season, the women ranked fourth in the FloTrack Preseason Rankings, and in a prelude to how the season would unfold, the Lobos started the season in historic manner.
Kurgat set the UNM and Mountain West records in the 5000-meter at the BU Season Opener, while also registering the third-fastest time in NCAA history at 15:14.78. Kelati recorded the fifth-fastest NCAA indoor all-time time with 15:15.24 for the second-fastest time in UNM history behind Kurgat. As a result of her performance, Kurgat was named both the MW Women’s Track Athlete of the Week as well as the USTFCCCA NCAA National Athlete of the Week.
When the USTFCCCA Preseason Poll came out, UNM ranked a program-best ninth in the country, breaking in to the top 10 of the preseason poll for the first time in school history.
At the first home indoor meet of the season, Jay Griffin IV broke the school record in the 200-meter with an altitude-converted time of 21.15, which the sprinter would go on to break a week later with a 21.14 at the New Mexico Collegiate Team Invitational. At the same meet, Kelati broke the school record in the mile at 4:33.34, a feat she would later break at the MW Indoor Championships en route to a conference title.
Over a span of two weeks, Ryan Chase would go on to win MW Men’s Field Athlete of the Week (Jan. 22) and Griffin and Kelati would sweep the MW Track Athletes of the Week (Jan. 29).
At the Millrose Games in New York City, Kelati would go on to break her second school record of the year, this time in the 3000-meter, after running 8:53.98 at the prestigious event. For the second time on the season, Kelati was named the MW Women’s Track Athlete of the Week on Feb. 12 and would go on to be named the Mountain Region Women’s Indoor Track Athlete of the Year.
The Lobos sent three runners to the NCAA Indoor Championships in Prouse, Kelati and Kurgat, with all three qualifying for the 5000- and the 3000-meter. On the first day of competition in Birmingham, Ala., UNM scored three first team all-Americans in the 5000 behind a runner-up finish by Kelati and a fourth- and fifth-place result by Kurgat and Prouse, respectively.
The 17 points scored in the event was made even more significant in that it tied the highest point total that the women’s team has scored at the NCAA indoors in program history.
A day later, Kelati helped the Lobos break the record following a third-place finish and six more points to the team standing. The Lobos finished the championships with 23 points and a fifth-place team standing, for the most points scored by a UNM women’s team. In addition, the last time a non-Power 5 school finished in the top five of the women’s team standings was UCF in 2013.
As a result, the women ranked 13th in the USTFCCCA National TFRI Team Summary rankings for outdoor track and field, the highest preseason outdoor ranking in program history. During the season, the Lobos went on to achieve their highest USTFCCCA outdoor rankings in UNM history after being ranked ninth and moved up to fifth in the standings, while also ranked second in the country by FloTrack.
Following a successful outdoor season in which Kelati set the school record in the 10,000-meter at the MW Championships en route to a conference title and Prouse set a conference meet record in the 3,000-meter steeplechase en route to her first conference outdoor championship, the Lobos sent 17 student-athletes to the NCAA West Prelims with 21 entries. UNM qualified four for the NCAA Outdoor Championships in Adva Cohen, Prouse, Kelati and Kurgat with seven entries between the four.
At the NCAA Outdoor Championships, the Lobos once again made school history, scoring 27 points and finishing eighth overall in the team standings led by a national championship in the 10,000 for Kelati and a runner-up finish in the steeplechase by Prouse. Kelati’s championship marked the fourth title by a Lobo runner in the last three years and was the first for Kelati. UNM’s 27 points was the highest point total as well as finish in the team standings.
For the second straight year and the third time in four years, UNM finished as the top non-Power 5 school. In addition, the last time that a non-Power 5 school scored more points than UNM was UCF in 2013.
The Lobo women finished the season with a final significant milestone, finishing second in the USTFCCCA Program of the Year standings for the 2018-19 year. UNM combined to score 15 points for its best-ever finish in the final standings, which takes in to account UNM’s finish from the cross country, indoor track and outdoor championships.
Franklin’s 11th year at New Mexico started off with a bang, as he coached the Lobo women’s cross country team to its second NCAA team title in the last three years. Led by USTFCCCA Women’s Athlete of the Year and individual NCAA titlist Ednah Kurgat, the Lobos tore through the season, earning wins at the Wisconsin Invitational and Mountain West Championships before capturing another national championship. UNM placed four scorers in the top 15, led by Kurgat, freshman Weini Kelati (seventh), Charlotte Prouse (12th) and Alice Wright (14th). He also earned his second USTFCCCA National Coach of the Year honor while at New Mexico.
2016 was another tremendously successful year for Franklin as he celebrated a decade in Albuquerque. Behind All-Americans Alice Wright and Calli Thackery, UNM women’s cross country captured a conference-record ninth-straight Mountain West title. The Lobo women also placed seventh at the NCAA Championships, extending the team’s run of top-10 finishes at the national championships. Through the 2016 season, New Mexico women’s cross country’s streak of top-10 finishes stood as the longest active run in the NCAA.
The Lobos continued to perform at a high level on the track, as well, as Josh Kerr became just the 11th athlete in NCAA history to sweep both the mile run and the 1,500-meter run at the NCAA Indoor and Outdoor championships. Additionally, Alice Wright qualified to the indoor and outdoor national championships, earning All-American outdoors, while Sam Trigg was an All-American in the triple jump outdoors. UNM also had a DMR and three other individuals advance to the national championships.
2015 was undoubtedly a banner year for Franklin and the Lobos. Franklin, in his ninth year at New Mexico, coached the nation’s top-ranked women’scross country team to one of the most dominating seasons in NCAA history as the Lobos won the NCAA Division I Cross Country Championships with a team score of 49 points, the lowest team score in modern meet history. New Mexico placed all five of its scorers in the top 25, led by its group of All-Americans: Courtney Frerichs (fourth place), Alice Wright (fifth), Rhona Auckland (13th), Calli Thackery (15th) and Molly Renfer (24th).
Franklin and his harriers finished the season with perhaps the best performance at an NCAA cross country meet ever, as the Lobos registered the lowest team score by any team since 1982, the smallest team spread (29.5 seconds) in the history of the six-kilometer championship, the most All-Americans (five) since 2009 and the most top-25 finishers (five) since 2001.
The entire season was marked with exceptional and historic success for the UNM women, as they won four times in five chances, including a 45-point victory at the Joe Piane Notre Dame Invitational, a 156- point win at the Wisconsin adidas Invitational and a 47-point victory at the Mountain West Championships.
The Lobos set the meet record for the lowest team score at Wisconsin and won a conference record-tying eighth-straight MW title along the way.
In 2014, the Lobos had one of their best season under Franklin, with the cross country team soaring to unprecedented results. The men’s and women’s teams continued their stranglehold on the Mountain West, as the women won their seventh straight title and the men their sixth. Behind Alice Wright and Charlotte Arter, the Lobo women cruised through the UNM-hosted NCAA Mountain Regionals and took third at the NCAA Championships. The men also qualified to their sixth-straight NCAAs, taking 14th.
On the track, Franklin’s Lobos won another set of Mountain West titles, fending off the rest of the league to win the indoor championships on their home track. Aasha Marler, Sammy Silva, Zoe Howell, Holly Van Grinsven, Ridge Jones and Django Lovett all broke UNM records indoors, with Silva, Jones, Lovett, Adam Bitchell, Elmar Engholm, Allan Hamilton and Calli Thackery qualifying to the NCAA Indoor Championships. Bitchell, Silva and Hamilton all earned All-American honors. Outdoors, the Lobo women took second and the Lobo men were third at the conference championships, and four Lobos — Callahan, Wright, Thackery and Logan Pflibsen — all made thee NCAA Championships and earned All-American honors.
2013 saw New Mexico reign supreme in the Mountain West once again. The men won their fifth consecutive MW championship, while the women rolled to their sixth straight. The Lobos, with five consecutive sweeps of the conference titles, have the second-longest active streak — and the fourth-longest in Division I history — of conference sweeps. All five men’s scorers placed in the top 15 on the men’s side, while seven women were among the top 16 finishers on the women’s. The Lobos cruised back to the NCAA Championships, as the women made their sixth consecutive NCAA appearance, while the men were making their fifth straight. Together, UNM’s streak is tied for the 10th longest streak in Division I history. At the national meet, the women raced to a 10th-place finish behind All-Americans Silva and Arter, while the men took 11th as a result Caldwell’s second straight All-American performance.
On the heels of one of the strongest track and field campaigns in school history, Franklin and his Lobos produced arguably the strongest single season. New Mexico scored three of a possible four conference championships, nine All-Americans, 57 total All-Mountain West honorees, five coach of the year plaudits and an abundance of academic recognitions. Indoors, the Lobos swept the Mountain West men’s and women’s conference titles for the first time in program history as the men rode six individual titles and the women three. New Mexico also shined as they hosted the NCAA Indoor Championships with Luke Caldwell and Kendall Spencer earning First-Team All-American recognitions. Outdoors, the Lobos again rose to the top of the conference with the men claiming the MW crown and the women placing second. The men, behind superb balance across the board, earned the program’s first “Triple Crown” by winning the MW titles in cross country, indoor track & field and outdoor track & field. New Mexico also qualified 26 athletes to the opening round of the NCAA Championships before advancing eight to the national finals as Peter Callahan earned First-Team All-American honors.
Academically, the Lobos also performed exceptionally in 2013-14, with Caldwell earning the All-America of the Year honors (the top academic honor in the nation) for all Division I track & field athletes. He was also one of three Lobos, along with Patrick Zacharias and Gabe Aragon, to earn First-Team Academic All-America honors.
In the fall of 2012 the Lobo men and women continued their mastery of the Mountain West as both teams captured another pair of conference championships, making it five straight for the women and four-in-a-row for the men. The Lobos also had the top individual finishers for the second consecutive year as Lacey Oeding won the women’s crown and Luke Caldwell claimed the men’s. Franklin also received another round of Coach of the Year honors for both the men and the women. At the NCAA Regional Championships, both teams qualified for the NCAAs with top-four regional finishes, which propelled the women to another top-10 finish at the NCAA finals where Josephine Moultrie and Caldwell earned All-American honors.
2013 saw New Mexico reach unprecedented success, highlighted by the men’s first-ever Mountain West Indoor Championship. Behind seven total individual titles and a program-record 15 all-conference selections, the UNM men secured their title. The ladies also performed admirably indoors, as Josephine Moultrie (800, mile) and Kendra Schaaf (5,000-meter run) won individual crowns en route to pacing the women to second. At the NCAA Indoor Championships, Luke Caldwell (the school record-holder in the indoor and outdoor 5K) and Floyd Ross garnered All-American nods. Outdoors, the women vied with nationally ranked San Diego State for the conference crown, but placed second. Still, the women generated one of their best showing outdoors as they scored the most points in program history, 145.5, since 1985. The men, despite finishing third in the team standings, erupted for seven individual titles. Caldwell and Ross again claimed All-American status at the NCAA Outdoor Championships. Gabe Aragon and Thomas Trujillo also earned Academic All-America nods.
During the 2011 cross-country season the Lobo men and women repeated as MWC champions, the women gaining their fourth-in a row and the men their third. Ross Millington and Ruth Senior led the charges for the men and women, respectively, as the duo claimed the top individual finishes. Both groups qualified for the NCAA Championships where the women finished ninth in the nation. Coach Franklin was again awarded Coach of the Year for both genders. He then gained NCAA Mountain Region Coach of the Year for the women’s cross-country team.
During the 2012 indoor season, New Mexico gained its third individual NCAA champion under Franklin, as Kendall Spencer won the long jump with a school-record leap of 26-3 1/2. Ross and Sarah Waldron also claimed All-American honors indoors, as well. UNM also shined at the conference meets, with the women finishing second indoors and the men placing third at both meets. Outdoors, Spencer again long jumped into the record books with an Olympic A standard leap that led the nation for over a month, while Ross nabbed a national runner-up finish in the triple jump and Waldron claimed another All-American nod at the outdoor championships.
In 2010, the Lobo women’s cross country program took their third consecutive MWC title, while the men made it two in a row. Franklin was again the Coach of the Year with both programs and Natalie Gray was chosen as MWC Athlete of the Year after taking home the individual title. The teams then went to the NCAA regional championship and took both titles there with Franklin being named NCAA Regional Coach of the Year. At the NCAA Championships the Lobo women placed fifth with two runners, Natalie Gray and Ruth Senior, earning All American honors. The men’s program finished 16th with All-American Keith Gerrard leading the way.
In 2011, the Lobos sent their record setting distance medley relay to the NCAA Championship, where the squad took sixth to claim All-American honors. Both the men and women also placed third at the MWC Indoor Championships, before finishing as runner-ups at the MWC Outdoor Championships, the first time in program history both teams claimed second at the outdoor conference meet. UNM also sent 29 athletes to the NCAA regional championship, the most ever. Out of that meet nine Lobos qualified for the NCAA championships, where Keith Gerrard and Rory Fraser earned All-American honors in the 10,000- and 5,000-meter races, respectively.
In 2009, the Lobo program really took off, with both the men and women winning MWC cross-country titles, and Coach Franklin earning Coach of the Year honors for both genders. Both teams then qualified for the NCAA championship where the men finished eighth and the women 13th. Only eighteen programs qualified both men’s and women’s teams to the NCAA and when adding the team scores together UNM was the fourth best program in the country.
The 2010 indoor season saw Lee Emanuel win his second NCAA title in the mile, while Sandy Fortner, Chris Barnicle and Rory Fraser earned All-American honors. The Lobo men placed eighth at the NCAA indoor meet while the ladies finished 36th. UNM also made gains at the MWC championships, as the Lobo men placed third indoors (with a program-record point total) and were runner-ups (again with a program-record tally). Twenty-six Lobos qualified for the NCAA regional championship and seven qualified their way to the NCAA Outdoor Championships. During the 2009 track season the Lobo men finished second at the MWC indoor meet, the highest ever finish to that point and then duplicated the highest outdoor finish in MWC history when they got third. Emanuel also nabbed the program’s first NCAA indoor individual title since 1977 as he took the mile run with the year’s fastest time at 3:57.62. Both MWC outstanding performers went to Lobos, too, as Jarrin Solomon was the men’s award winner and Katie Coronado was the women’s.Following the 2009 MWC championship the Lobo program sent 10 athletes to the NCAA regional championships, where 11 Lobo tracksters qualified for the NCAA championships. Of those 11, three Lobos earned All-American honors.
In 2008, the women turned in one of the best cross country seasons in program history to that point. New Mexico won its first conference title, edging BYU 31-33 in the closest women’s championship meet in MWC history. The Lobos set program records with three first team all-conference runners and five total all-conference honorees. Franklin was named MWC Women’s Coach of the Year. New Mexico went on to finish second at the NCAA Mountain Region Championships and placed a school record six women on the all-region team en route to a 70-point score – the team’s lowest since 1981. A week later, junior Nicky Archer (56th) led the Lobos to an 18th place finish at NCAA Championships in their first trip to the national meet since 1985.
During 2007, senior Jeremy Johnson won the Mountain West Conference men’s title and earned All-America honors by placing 20th in his NCAA Cross Country Championship debut. The Lobo men turned in their best ever MWC performance, finishing second with a score of 51, the team’s best at a conference meet since 1965. UNM also had a program-best four runners earn All-MWC honors on the men’s side.
Franklin’s debut season on the track in 2008 was filled with highlights. Junior Sandy Fortner became the first UNM woman to compete in the pentathlon at the NCAA Indoor Championships (where she finished 12th) after winning MWC gold in the competition. Five school records also fell during the indoor season. The 2008 outdoor track season saw seven athletes – four men and three women – advance to NCAA Championship meet, giving New Mexico its best representation up to that point in the modern era of the championships. Three athletes – seniors Robert Caldwell (pole vault) and Jeremy Johnson (10,000m), and junior Katie Coronado (javelin) – earned All-America honors, the most for UNM since 1989. Coronado’s silver medal in the javelin was the best ever recorded by a New Mexico woman at the NCAA Championships. Caldwell and Coronado gave UNM a sweep of the men’s and women’s MWC Outstanding Performer awards.
During his time in Indianapolis, Franklin built the Butler program into a national force in men’s and women’s cross country. He led eight teams (six men’s, two women’s) to the NCAA Cross Country Championships between 1998-2006 with seven squads earning top-25 finishes. In 2004, Franklin was named NCAA Cross Country Coach of the Year after leading the Butler men to a program-best fourth place finish at the national meet. The Bulldogs sent a team to the NCAA Championships five of the last six years Franklin was at the helm and dominated the Horizon Conference in cross country. In 2006, the men’s team won its ninth straight conference title, while the women won their fifth in a row. Franklin earned conference Coach of the Year honors 17 times in cross country and was named Men’s Great Lakes Region Coach of the Year in 1998. He also earned conference Indoor Track Coach of the Year honors twice at Butler. Under Franklin, Butler athletes earned track or cross country All-America honors nine times, won 128 conference titles and earned 276 all-conference awards. On the track, Butler had three outdoor All-Americans with Mitchell winning the 3,000-meter steeplechase national title in 2005, Becky Lyne finishing third in the 800 in 2003 and Fraser Thompson placing seventh in the 5,000 in 1999. Scott Overall became Butler’s first indoor track All-American in 2007 when he finished sixth in the mile run. Butler athletes also fared well in the classroom under Franklin’s watch. The men and women both posted team grade point averages over 3.2 in the fall of 2006 and Thompson earned a Rhodes Scholarship in 2002 – the highest academic award ever by a Butler University student.
A native of Greencastle, Ind., Franklin was a four-year letterman in track at Purdue University and a two-time all-Big 10 Conference honoree in the 800 (2nd – 1989, 3rd – 1991). He received his bachelor’s in Professional Writing in 1991 and his master’s degree in Education Administration in 1994, both from Purdue. Franklin and his wife, Melinda, have a 17-year-old son, Elijah.
THE JOE FRANKLIN FILE
Birthplace: Greencastle, Ind.
Alma Mater: Purdue ‘91
Collegiate Athletic Experience: Purdue (mid-distance: 1986-91)
2007-current: University of New Mexico
Head Men’s and Women’s Track & Field/Cross Country Coach
- Two-time USTFCCCA National Women’s Coach of the Year (2015, 2017)
- Five-time Mountain West Men’s & Women’s Cross Country Coach of the Year (2009, 2011, 2012, 2013 & 2014)
- 10x Mountain West Cross Country Women’s Coach of the Year (2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2017, 2018)
- 2010 NCAA Mountain Region Men’s & Women’s Cross Country Coach of the Year
- Four-time NCAA Mountain Region Women’s Cross Country Coach of the Year (2010, 2011, 2015, 2018)
- Three-time Mountain West Men’s Indoor Coach of the Year (2013, 2014, 2015)
- Two-time Mountain West Women’s Indoor Coach of the Year (2014, 2015)
- Three-time USTFCCCA Mountain Region Women’s Coach of the Year (2012, 2014, 2015)
- USTFCCCA Mountain Region Men’s Coach of the Year (2014)
1994-07: Butler University
Head Men’s and Women’s Cross Country/Track & Field Coach
- National cross country coach of the year
- NCAA regional XC coach of the year
- Conference XC coach of the year 17 times
- 2-time conference indoor T&F coach of the year
1992-94: Purdue University
Asst. Men’s Cross Country/Track & Field Coach
1991-92: DePauw University
Head Cross Country Coach
- Conference coach of the year
ALL-AMERICANS COACHED (58)
- Courtney Frerichs (UNM): 2015 Cross Country, 2016 outdoor steeplechase
- Rhona Auckland (UNM): 2015 Cross Country
- Molly Renfer (UNM): 2015 Cross Country
- Calli Thackery (UNM): 2015 Outdoor 5000, 2015 Cross Country, 2016 indoor 3000, 2015 indoor 3000, 2016 indoor DMR
- Logan Pflibsen (UNM): 2015 Outdoor Pole Vault
- Allan Hamilton (UNM): 2015 Indoor Long Jump
- Alice Wright (UNM): 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 Cross Country, 2015 outdoor 10000, 2018 outdoor 10000, 2017 outdoor 10000, 2016 outdoor 10000, 2018 indoor 5000, 2017 indoor 5000, 2015 indoor DMR
- Peter Callahan (UNM); 2014 & 2015 Outdoor 1500
- Charlotte Arter (UNM): 2013 & 2014 Cross Country
- Sammy Silva (UNM): 2013 Cross Country, 2015 Indoor Mile, 2014 outdoor 1500
- Josephine Moultrie (UNM): 2012 Cross Country
- Luke Caldwell (UNM): 2012 & 2013 Cross Country, 2013 indoor 5000,2013 Outdoor 5000, 2014 outdoor 10000, 2014 indoor 5000
- Floyd Ross (UNM): 2012 & 2013 Indoor Triple Jump, 2012 & 2013 Outdoor Triple Jump
- Sarah Waldron (UNM): 2012 Indoor 5000, 2012 Outdoor 10000
- Kendall Spencer (UNM): 2012 Indoor Long Jump
- Ruth Senior (UNM): 2010 Cross Country
- Natalie Gray (UNM): 2010 Cross Country
- Keith Gerrard (UNM): 2010 Cross Country, 2011 10,000
- Rory Fraser (UNM): 2010 3000, 2011 5000
- Jacob Kirwa (UNM): 2009 Cross Country
- Chris Barnicle (UNM): 2009 10,000, 2010 indoor 5,000
- Michelle Corrigan (UNM): 2009 10,000
- Lee Emanuel (UNM): 2009 Mile/2009 1500/2010 Mile
- Jeremy Johnson (UNM): 2008 10000, 2007 Cross Country
- Ednah Kurgat (UNM): 2017, 2018 Cross Country, 2019 outdoor 10000, 2018 outdoor 5000, 2018 indoor 5000, 2018 indoor 3000, 2019 indoor 5000, 2019 indoor 3000
- Weini Kelati (UNM): 2017,2018 Cross Country; 2019 outdoor 10000, 2019 outdoor 5000, 2018 outdoor 5000, 2019 indoor 5000, 2019 indoor 3000, 2018 indoor 3000, 2018 indoor 5000
- Kieran Casey (UNM): 2018 indoor DMR
- Charlotte Prouse (UNM): 2017, 2018 Cross Country; 2019 outdoor steeplechase, 2019 outdoor 5000, 2019 indoor 5000, 2019 indoor 3000, 2018 outdoor steeplechase, 2018 indoor DMR
- Josh Kerr (UNM): 2018 outdoor 1500, 2017 outdoor 1500, 2016 outdoor 1500, 2018 indoor mile, 2018 indoor DMR, 2017 indoor mile
- Carlos Salcido (UNM): 2018 indoor DMR
- Sam Trigg: 2017 outdoor triple jump
- Ian Crowe-Wright (UNM): 2018 outdoor 1500, 2018 indoor DMR
- Elmar Engholm (UNM): 2016 outdoor steeplechase, 2017 indoor DMR, 2015 indoor mile
- Charles Lewis (UNM): 2014 outdoor 400 hurdles
- Adam Bitchell (UNM): 2014 outdoor 10000, 2014 indoor 5000, 2015 indoor 3000
- Michael Wilson (UNM): 2019 indoor 800, 2018 indoor DMR
- Kristian Hansen (UNM): 2017 indoor DMR
- Emily Hosker-Thornhill (UNM): 2016 indoor DMR
- Zoe Howell (UNM): 2016 indoor DMR
- Holly Van Grinsven (UNM): 2016 indoor DMR, 2015 indoor DMR
- Mark Haywood (UNM): 2017 indoor DMR
- Graham Thomas (UNM): 2017 indoor DMR
- Django Lovett (UNM): 2015 indoor high jump
- Ridge Jones (UNM): 2015 indoor 60
- Shalom Keller (UNM): 2018 indoor DMR
- Alondra Negrón Texidor (UNM): 2018 indoor DMR
- Jannell Hadnot (UNM): 2016 indoor triple jump, 2017 indoor triple jump
- Sophie Connor (UNM): 2017 indoor mile, 2016 indoor mile, 2015 indoor DMR
- Tamara Armoush (UNM): 2015 indoor DMR
- Scott Overall (Butler): 2007 mile
- Victoria Mitchell (Butler): 2005 Cross Country/2005 3000 SC
- Olly Laws (Butler): 2004 Cross Country
- Becky Lyne (Butler): 2003 800
- Mark Tucker (Butler): 2002 Cross Country
- Fraser Thompson (Butler): 1999 outdoor 5000
- Julius Mwangi (Butler): 1998 Cross Country