ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.-The New Mexico State University track and field team concluded competition in the Don Kirby Invitational on Saturday, April 7, with the Aggies winning two events on the day.
Junior LaSasha Aldredge continued her impressive season with strong finishes in the 200m and the 400m. Aldredge finished first overall in the 400m with a time of 54.33, which was just a fraction of a second from breaking her personal best and the current all-time school record of 54.17. Aldredge also finished fourth overall in the 200m with a time of 24.29. Aldredge's time in the 200m is a new career-best for her, and still keeps her spot at seventh all-time for NM State.
Junior Kelsey Brennan also finished first overall in the javelin throw with a mark of 40.75m. Brennan finished first of a group of Aggies who dominated the javelin. Freshman Tiffany Gerber finished second overall with a mark of 39.14m and freshman Nicolette Serraro finished right behind in third overall with a mark of 38.55. Serarro's mark in the event placed her ninth all-time in the NM State record books.
In other notable Aggie finishes, senior Melanie Clay finished fourth overall in the 800m with a time of 2:15.09. Senior Jndia Cleveland finished fourth overall in the 400m hurdles with a time of 1:00.53. Cleveland also finished fifth overall in the 100m hurdles with a time of 14.22. Cleveland also finished fourth overall in the long jump with a mark of 5.89m. Sophomore Alishia Perkins ran the 100m and the 200m for the Aggies, finishing seventh overall in the 100m with a time of 12.00 and fifth overall in the 200m with a time of 24.32.
In the relay events, the Aggies finished second overall in the 4x400m relay with a time of 3:50.40 (Meade, Clay, Aldredge, Cleveland). In the 4x100m relay, the Aggies finished seventh overall with a time of 47.02 (Perkins, Aldredge, Jenna Banegas, Kendra Walker).
The Aggies will travel to El Paso, Texas, for the UTEP Invitational on Saturday, April 14.