Arlington, Texas—New Mexico State junior Zoe Meade finished second in the heptathlon in the 2013 WAC Outdoor Track and Field Championships on May 9, posting a final score of 5,304. Meade’s score is a new all-time school record. The previous record was held by Carrie Wilbourn and stood at 4,862 points. This marks the second time she has finished in the top two in the event as she took first in the 2012 heptathlon. Senior Deserae Cota also competed in the heptathlon and finished with a score of 3,239.
Meade ranked third going into the long jump on day two of the heptathlon. She posted a jump of 19-00 (5.80m) and earned 789 points ranking second in the event. In the javelin throw, Meade earned 466 points with a throw of 96-06 (29.42m) and finished seventh overall. The 800m was the final event in the heptathlon and Meade finished first with a time of 2:17.65 earning 856 points.
“Zoe (Meade) did a good job and set a school record despite the delay because of the rain.” head coach Orin Richburg said.
In the long jump, Cota posted a jump of 16-05 (5.02m) and earned 565 points. In the javelin throw, Cota earned 491 points with a throw of 100-11 (30.75m) and finished sixth in the event. In the 800m, she finished with a time of 3:19.19 earning 207 points in the final event.
“Deserae was decent and was competing through an injury,” coach Richburg said.
Meade earned eight points for NM State and they rank second, behind Texas State (18), heading into tomorrow’s events.
The WAC Championship continues Friday, May 10, with preliminary round in sprinting events as well as field events including hammer, long jump, discus and high jump.