Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.
AZUSA, CA - The New Mexico State track and field team wrapped up its competition in California, Saturday, April 17, after racing at the Mt. SAC Relays in Walnut, Calif., the Bryan Clay Invitational in Azusa, Calif. and wrapping up at the Beach Invitational in Long Beach, Calif.
At the Bryan Clay Invitational, freshman Chelsa McDonnell clocked 11:00.17 in the 3,000 meter steeplechase, putting her second on the NM State record list. She was 17 seconds faster than the second-place finisher. April Lewis also earned her best time in the steeplechase with a time of 11:52.48.
At the Mt. SAC Relays in Walnut, Calif., freshmen Courtney and Camille Schultz each etched their name into NM State history as Courtney topped the list in the 5,000 meters with a time of 16:52.24. This beats the previous record set by NM State Hall of Famer Rachael Cuellar by 22 seconds. Camille moved up two spots on the record list to No. 3 after crossing the line in 17:24.90.
"We had a very good weekend," assistant coach Paul Harkins said. "We came out here and did what we needed to do."
Rounding out the Mt. SAC meet, freshman Samantha Thompson clocked 4:38.80 in the 1,500 meters, giving her a new spot on the Aggie record list. That spot was short lived when she earned a time of 4:40 in the same race Saturday at the Beach Invitational. She now sits second on the list.
Some of the Aggie track and field team is still competing at the TCU Invitational in Fort Worth, Texas, and results of that meet will be available at the conclusion of the event. The whole team competes together at the New Mexico High Desert Invitational in Albuquerque, N.M., May 1.