DENVER - Junior LaSasha Aldredge of the New Mexico State University track and field team has been named the Verizon Western Athletic Conference Women's Outdoor Track Athlete of the Week for the week of March 12-18.
Aldredge, from Fresno, Calif. (Central East HS), finished the 200- and 400-meters in WAC-leading times of 24.32 and 54.68, respectively, at the Willie Williams Classic in Tucson, Ariz. over the weekend. Aldredge's time in the 200m is a career-best and places seventh all-time in the NM State record books. The junior also helped the Aggies finish the 4x100 relay with a WAC-leading time of 46.39 and the 4x400 relay in 3:50.61, which currently ranks second in the conference.
Aldredge is coming off the 2012 indoor track and field season where she marked seven school records between individual and relay events. Aldredge's season was highlighted by setting the all-time school record for the 400m with a time of 54.82.