Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.
NAMPA, ID - The New Mexico State women's track and field team finished in fifth place this weekend at the Western Athletic Conference (WAC) Indoor Track and Field Championships.
The Aggies went into the final day of competition in fourth place with 31.5 points, but finished in fifth after being passed by eventual WAC Champion Louisiana Tech University.
NM State did have several bright spots as sophomore Courtney Schultz won the 5,000m with a time of 17:11.05, earning the Aggies 10 points. Courtney's sister Camille Schultz finished in third in the 5,000m with a time of 17:18.96, earning the Aggies six points.
Senior Leah Benton had a solid showing finishing third in the 60m and 200m with times of 7.69 and 24.51 respectively, earning a total of 12 points.
Other Aggies doing well at the WAC Championships were junior Jndia Cleveland and LaSasha Aldredge. Cleveland finished third in the 60m hurdles with a time of 8.77 earning six points, while Aldredge finished fourth in the 400m with a time of 56.24 earning five points.
Louisiana Tech won the overall women's title with 133 points, just edging out Utah State University with 132 points. Utah State and Boise State University tied for first on the men's side with 177 points apiece.
The Aggies will finish out the indoor track and field season next month on Fri. March, 11 and Sat. March, 12 at the NCAA Indoor Championships in College Station, Texas.