LAS CRUCES, N.M. - The New Mexico State track and field squad competed in two meets this past weekend, with sophomore Camille Schultz bringing home the 10,000m school record in the process.
At the Mt. Sac Relays in Walnut, Calif., sophomore Camille Schultz broke the school record in the 10,000m with a time of 34:42.06. Courtney Schultz, who also broke the previous school record finished only .15 tenths of a second behind her sister with a time of 34:42.21. The previous record was set by Rachel Cuellar in 2002 with a time of 35.52.49.
The Aggies had two other athletes compete at the Mt. Sac Relays with Chelsa McDonnell finishing 18th in the 3,000m steeplechase with a time of 11:06.16 and Madelyn Stoltze finishing 35th in the 10,000m run open with a time of 36.48.41.
NM State also participated in the UTEP Invitational where they had a solid weekend. The 4x100m relay team of Alishia Perkins, Leah Benton, LaSasha Aldredge, and Kaylah Burton finished second with a time of 46.30, which is also tied for fifth best in Aggie history.
Aldredge also placed fourth in the 400m in a time of 54.72, which is a tenth of a second behind Shyrell Hobson's 54.71 school record set back in 2003.
Jndia Cleveland also had a solid day after placing third in the 100m hurdles with a time of 14.08, which improves upon her previous best of 14.22 for third on the Aggies all-time list. Cleveland also finished third in the 400m hurdles with a time of 1:02.20.
NM State also had a solid 800m race with four Aggies placing in the top-ten, including Melanie Clay who placed second in a time of 2:13.56. Samantha Thompson finished fourth with a time of 2:15.42, Christy Barela finished fifth with a time of 2:19.78 and Kayla Nagusnt finished ninth in a time of 2:23.98.
The Aggies continue their season next Friday, Apr. 22, at the Texas Tech Twilight in Lubbock, Texas. The action begins at 5 p.m. (MT).
Note: The Aggies were also scheduled to participate in the Asuza Pacific Bryan Clay Classic this past weekend but did not end up going to that event.