- Junior LaSasha Aldredge of the New Mexico State University track and field team was named the Verizon Western Athletic Conference
Women's Outdoor Track Athlete of the Week for the week of March 19-25.
Aldredge, a junior from Fresno, Calif. (Central East HS), broke the all-time school record for the 400-meter dash when she placed first with a time of 54.28 (converted from 54.17 for altitude) in the event at the UTEP Springtime Invitational in El Paso, Texas last weekend. Her time in the event leads the WAC this season and currently ranks 14th in the nation. Aldredge also ran the 200-meter dash and helped mark school records in both the 4x100 and 4x400 meter relays. NM State's 4x400 time of 3:46.20 leads the WAC and places seventh all-time for the Aggies, and the team's 4x100 time of 46.26 is second in the conference and eighth all-time in the NM State record books.
This is the second consecutive week Aldredge has been named as the WAC Women's Outdoor Track Athlete of the Week. Aldredge 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., on March 17. Aldredge's time in the 200m is a career-best and places seventh all-time in the NM State record books.