LAS CRUCES, N.M. - The New Mexico State cross country team had a good showing at the Lori Fitzgerald Invitational, hosted by UTEP.
The Aggies used the meet to give some younger runners and newcomers a chance to get some experience under their belt and prove how well they can run in college competition.
"We had some young ladies do a nice job for us," head coach Orin Richburg said. "It was an opportunity for some of our athletes to get a chance to run."
The Aggie women were led by junior transfer Madelyn Stoltze, who finished the race in sixth place with a time of 18:09. On the men's side NM State was led freshman Tyler Williams who paced the Aggies with a time of 22:05.
The Aggie women had four girls in the top-ten including Stoltze (6th), freshman Camille Davis (8th), freshman Rylie Hightower (9th), and freshman Carly Porter (10th). The men had two runners place in the top-ten in Williams (8th) and freshman Bryan Simison (9th).
"It was a really solid day," assistant coach Paul Harkins said. "We had some young athletes do a pretty good job for us."
NM State's next meet is Oct. 1 at the Paul Short Invitational in Bethlehem, Pa.