New Mexico State University track and field team concluded the New Mexico
Collegiate Classic on Saturday, Feb. 2, highlighted by three new all-time
Sophomore Jenna Banegas placed seventh overall in the 60m
with a time of 7.59, improving upon her career-best record to keep her at
second all-time for NM State.
In the 200m, three different Aggies placed in the top 10
overall. Junior Alishia Perkins placed
first overall with a time of 24.17, breaking the previous all-time school
record set by teammate Brianna Cromartie last week. Banegas placed fifth overall with a time of
24.56, bumping her up to fifth all-time for NM State. Sophomore Kendra Walker finished eighth
overall with a time of 24.99, tying her for ninth all-time for NM State. Freshman Cherish Morrison also competed in
Two Aggies landed in the top five overall finishes in the
400m. Cromartie finished second overall
with a time of 54.76, setting a new all-time school record for the event. Senior LaSasha Aldredge finished third with a
time of 55.13. Freshman Kelsi Gonzales
also competed in the event.
In the 800m, sophomore Diana Hawk finished ninth overall
with a time of 2:19.18. Senior Kayla
Nagunst finished 11th overall with a time of 2:19.79, placing her eighth
all-time for NM State.
Hawk also competed in the 1-mile where she placed second
overall with a time of 4:58.64. Senior
Madelyn Stoltze finished 10th overall with a time of 5:13.30. Junior Sarabel Bojorquez and sophomore
Caroline Lewiecki also competed in the event.
In the 3,000m, sophomore Victoria Trujillo placed 10th
overall and junior Rylie Hightower placed right behind for 11th overall.
Senior Deserae Cota marked a distance of 17-10.25 (5.44m) in
the long jump to place seventh overall.
Senior Kelsey Breanna notched a distance of 39-8.75 (12.11m) in the shot
put, which moved her to 10th all-time for NM State.
In the 4x400m, Aldredge, Perkins, Banegas and Cromartie teammed up to set a new all-time school record when the group finished first overall with a time of 3:42.13.
"With the bulk of the regular season for indoor track and field over, we have to be
a lot smarter and more focused so our plans for the WAC can come to fruition,"
said assistant track and field coach Christopher Huff.
Next week, the Aggies will split between two meets. One squad will compete at the Don Kirby
Collegiate Open in Albuquerque, N.M., on Feb. 8-9 while another team will
travel to Seattle, Wash., for the Husky Classic on Feb. 8-9.