Aggies Place Sixth at WAC Championships; Cleveland Breaks Record
Courtesy: New Mexico State University  
Release:  05/14/2011

Honolulu, Hawaii - The New Mexico State women's track and field squad finished in sixth place at the Western Athletic Conference (WAC) Outdoor Track and Field Championships in Honolulu, Hawaii. Friday was the final day of competition of the four day event.

The Aggies scored 82 total points during the championships placing them behind champion Louisiana Tech who had 152 followed in order by Utah State (138), Nevada (125.5), Fresno State (92), Idaho (91), NM State (82), Boise State (69), and host Hawaii at (65.5).

Despite finishing sixth, the Aggies had several bright spots on the final day of competition, including junior Jndia Cleveland placing second in the 400m hurdles and breaking her own school record in the process. Cleveland ran a 59.76 at the WAC Championships which beat her previous record of 1:00.33 that was set earlier this season at the Texas Tech Open.

Also performing well for the Aggies on the final day of competition was NM State volleyball standout Kelsey Brennan. Brennan won the javelin in fine fashion with a throw of 46.15m (151-05), which also ranks her second on the NM State all-time list. This was only the second meet Brennan has competed in during her college career. She competed previously at the Texas Tech Open in Lubbock, Texas, earlier this season.

NM State also performed well in the 4x400m relay, where the foursome of Zoe Meade, Jndia Cleveland, LaSasha Aldredge, and Melanie Clay placed third with a time of 3:45.21. That time places the foursome second on the all-time NM State list.

Aldredge also placed third in the 400m on the final day of competition after running a 55.44.

The outdoor track and field season continues on Thursday, May 26, through Saturday, May 28, at the NCAA West Prelims in Eugene, Ore.

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