LUBBOCK, Texas—The New Mexico State track and field team finished competing in the Red Rider Open on Friday, Feb. 15, in Lubbock, Texas.
The meet was headlined by junior Diana Hawk, who was attempting to set the school record in the 1000-meter run. She finished first overall in the Red Rider with a time of 2:58.33. This time, unfortunately, was not good enough to beat the record of 2:55.39, but the time did move Hawk up to second for the Aggies all-time.
Hawk also ran in the 3000-meter run, where she finished third with a time of 10:13.76.
Hawk was joined by senior Gael Sanchez in the 1000-meter run. Sanchez finished sixth with a time of 3:11.75, which puts her at sixth all-time for NM State. Junior Katie Strong finished seventh with a time of 3:11.93, good for seventh all-time for the Aggies. Junior Megan McNally also finished in the top 10 with a time of 3:13.38, which sets her at ninth all-time.
In the 600-meter run, the Aggies were led by sophomore Ashley Hall, who finished first with a time of 1:28.90. She was joined by sophomore Leah Englehart, who finished with a time of 1:36.57 and junior Rebecca Schoeny at 1:37.73.
The Aggies placed three runners in the top 10 in the 800-meter led by sophomore Kelsi Gonzalez, who finished fourth overall with a time of 2:18.49. Freshman Shaniece Prevot finished fifth with a time of 2:19.15 and senior Kayla Nagunst finished seventh with a time of 2:22.21.
Freshman Paige Patterson led the Aggies in the 400-meter dash, where she finished sixth with a time 57.28. She also competed in the 200-meter dash where she finished third with a time of 24.86, which ties her for eighth all-time for the Aggies.
In the 20-pound weight throw, freshman Akuadasou Ezenyilimba finished fifth with a distance of 15.67m (51’5”).
Senior Alishia Perkins competed in the 55-and-200-meter dash. She finished fourth in the 55-meter dash with a time of 7.16 and finished fifth in the 200-meter dash with a time of 24.98.
The team of Patterson, sophomore Latrice Brooks, junior Jenna Banegas and freshman Katara Nelson took first in the 4x400-meter relay with a time of 3:48.52, which ranks sixth all-time for the Aggies.NM State has the upcoming week off from competition before traveling to Moscow, Idaho for the 2014 WAC Indoor Championships on Feb. 26-28.