NM State Places Well at New Mexico Invite
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.