Aggie Hurdler Devin Brooks Named WAC Women's Outdoor Track And Field Athlete Of The Week

DENVER, CO - New Mexico State women's track and field standout Devin Brooks has been named the Western Athletic Conference Women's Outdoor Track Athlete of the Week for her efforts at the Don Kirby Invitational, in Albuquerque, N.M., Saturday, May 2.
 
This is NM State's first outdoor weekly award of the season and marks Brooks' second of her career. 
 
Assistant coach Meghan Gregory said that she is very proud of the way Brooks has consistently improved throughout the course of the season.
 
"Devin truly took her racing to a new level this past weekend and we're quite proud of her," Gregory said.  "We knew the school record was within her grasp and this weekend she made sure there was no question as to the top hurdler in NM State history."
 
Brooks, a sophomore from Spokane, Wash. (Holy Names Academy), broke the NM State school record in the 100m hurdles, with a time of 14.04.  She not only placed first at the meet, but she also improved her personal-best time by four-hundredths of a second. The time stands as the third-best in the WAC.
 
"Moreover, her 14.04 now ranks her within the WAC's top 3, so she's set up very well going into the conference meet in two weeks," Gregory added.
 
NM State is going to take a week off in preparation for the 2009 WAC Championships which begins May 14-16, hosted by Utah State in Logan, Utah.