UNM student Chris Montoya grew up playing baseball. He said he only started running to improve his ability to play America’s national pastime. But after one of his baseball coaches saw potential in his running skills, running took over his life.
Montoya, a university studies major, now runs for UNM’s track and field team.
Montoya said being a student athlete is never easy. He said he deals with class, work, Greek life and training daily. But despite his hectic schedule, Montoya said he will always be a runner — what started as a hobby for him became a passion.