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Klara Dess - Track & Field - University of New Mexico Lobos Athletics

Klara Dess


Middle Distance




Victoria, Australia

Previous School

Sacred Heart College Geelong/Australian National

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Klara Dess TFRRS Results
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Klara Dess Mile Split Profile

Mountain West Conference Champion – Distance Medley Relay – Indoor Track & Field – 2023
Mountain West All-Conference – Distance Medley Relay – Indoor Track & Field – 2023


Outdoor Track & Field (Freshman): Competed in the 1,500 meters at the Mountain West Championships…ran a season-best 1,500 meters time of 4:23.87 minutes at the Stanford Invitational…participated in four meets during first outdoor season with the Lobos.

Indoor Track & Field (Freshman): Mountain West champion and all-conference as a member of UNM’s distance medley relay team…helped the Lobos win the title with a time of 11:31.55 minutes…placed seventh in the 800 meters at the Mountain West Championships with a time of 2:12.91 minutes…ran a season-best mile time of 4:45.98 minutes at the UW Husky Classic…ran a season-best 800 meters time of 2:09.62 minutes at the UNM Team Open…participated in four meets during debut season at UNM.

Australian National University (2018-2022)

In 2022 placed 12th in the 1,500-meters at the Australian National Championships…was the 2022 state champion in the 800-meters…1,500-meter champion and 800-meter runner-up at the Australian University Games in 2022…finished sixth in the 1,500-meters at the NSW state championships in 2022…finished 13th in the 1,500-meters at the 2021 Australian National Championships…also competed for Weston Creek and Geelong Guild.

Sacred Heart College Geelong (Class of 2018)

Graduated in the spring of 2018…finished third in the 400-meter hurdles at the 2018 U20 women’s Australian Junior Athletics Championships…400-meter hurdles state champion in 2018 at the Victorian U20 Championships…runner-up in the 800-meters at the 2015 U16 Australian Junior Athletics Championships.

Dess on choosing UNM: “UNM has a strong history of distance running and provides an incredible opportunity to train with an amazing group of very talented girls in a supportive environment. It also allows me to combine training with pursuing further studies towards a master’s degree.”