The New Mexico State University track and field team returned to Albuquerque, N.M., for the second straight week for the New Mexico Collegiate Invitational, finishing the meet with 20 top-10 finishes and 10 top-5 finishes.
Senior Bellosie Frazier finishes first overall in the weight throw with a distance of 16.84m. Frazier also finishes second overall in the shot put with a measure of 13.02m.
A pair of Aggies finished in the top-5 for the 200m. Senior Leah Benton finishes fourth overall with a time of 24.63 and junior LaSasha Aldredge finished right behind for fifth overall with a time of 24.69. Sophomore Zoe Meade also cracked into the top-10, placing ninth with a time of 25.20.
Two separate Aggie athletes also finished in the top-5 for the 400m. Aldredge finished second overall with a time of 55.91 and Meade finished fifth overall with a time of 57.07.
Courtney and Camille Schultz each finished in the top-5 for the 3,000m. Courtney finished second with a time of 9:53.51 and Camille finished fourth with a time of 10:16.37. Freshman Tamara Lementino finished sixth overall with a time of 10:38.59 and sophomore Gael Sanchez finished 10th with a time of 11:39.80.
Senior Jndia Cleveland claimed third overall in the long jump when she tallied a distance of 5.79m. Desiree Cota placed eighth in the same event with a distance of 5.36m.
NM State also finished second overall in the 4x400 with a time of 3:50.43. Aldredge, senior Melanie Clay, junior Samantha Thompson, and sophomore Alishia Perkins ran the event for NM State.
In the 60m, two Aggies placed in the top-10. Benton placed eighth with a time of 7.765 and freshman Jenna Banegas finished right behind for ninth place with a time of 7.768. Cleveland also ran the 60m hurdles, placing ninth with a time of 8.90. Clay and Thompson also placed in the top-10 for the 800m, with Clay finishing sixth overall with a time of 2:16.38 and Thompson finishing 10th overall with a time of 2:20.22. In the triple jump, freshman Mareka Clark placed sixth with a mark of 11.98m and Cota placed ninth with a distance of 10.77m.
The Aggies will again travel back to Albuquerque, N.M., next weekend for the New Mexico Classic on Feb. 3.