MOSCOW, Idaho—The New Mexico State track and field team wrapped up the second day of competition in the 2014 Western Athletic Conference Championship on Thursday, Feb. 27.
Junior Taylor Black highlighted the second day of competition with a fifth-place finish in the pole vault. She finished with a height of 3.45m (11-03.75), and earned four points for the Aggies.
Senior Deserae Cota, who won the pentathlon on Wednesday Feb. 26, finished ninth in the triple jump with a distance of 11.15m (36-07).
Freshman Akuadasou Ezenyilimba finished 10th in the shot put with a distance of 12.17m (39-11.25).
Junior Diana Hawk led the Aggies in the 1-mile run, where she finished first in the preliminary round and qualified for the finals on Friday. She finished with a time of 5:06.80.
Senior Zoe Meade qualified for the finals in the 400-meter dash. She finished sixth with a time of 57.45, and is the only Aggie to qualify for the finals in this event.
Senior Alishia Perkins was able to qualify for the finals in the 60-meter dash. She finished with a time of 7.72, which was tied for seventh place.
In the 800-meter run, sophomore Latrice Brooks was able to qualify for the finals with a time of 2:15.44, which placed her seventh in the preliminary round.
Both Perkins and freshman Katara Nelson qualified for the finals in the 200-meter dash. Perkins finished fifth with a time of 24.89. Nelson finished eighth with a time of 25.13.
Seniors Christiana Barela and Gael Sanchez joined sophomore Kelsi Gonzalez and freshman Shaniece Prevot to run the distance medley where they finished fourth with a time of 12:35.91. The team’s finish earned NM State five points.
The Aggies will compete in the final round and wrap up the WAC Championships on Friday, Feb. 27. Fans can follow the action with live results on WACSports.com.