NM State Women’s Track And Field Signs Seven For 2016-17

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - NM State track and field head coach Orin Richburg announced the signing of seven student-athletes for the 2016-17 season on Thursday. The signing class includes four student-athletes from the Las Cruces and El Paso area.

“We were really pleased to get some local kids that athletically and academically will help our program,” said Richburg. “We tried to concentrate on our areas of need which are the middle distance and distance events. Coach Rath has done a great job recruiting to fill those needs. Since we are graduating two seniors in these events, I think we have done a good job replacing them with the signees we have. Overall, I think all of our signees, including all of the local talent, will help move our program forward.”

Meghan Aguilera

Meghan Aguilera, a native of Las Cruces, N.M., comes to NM State after running for the Oñate High School cross country and track and field programs. She holds personal bests of 5:20 in the 1600m, 11:28 in the 3200m and 18:53 in the cross country 5k.

Jourdin Bailey

Jourdin Bailey, from El Paso, Texas, comes to NM State after competing as part of the Chapin High School track and field program. She holds a personal best time of 25.34 in the 200m Dash and a personal best mark of 11.45m (37 ft. 7 in.) in the Triple Jump.

Leah Salazar

Leah Salazar, a native of Las Cruces, N.M., comes to NM State after running for the Centennial High School track and field program. She holds personal best times of 2:21 in the 800m and 5:32 in the 1600m.

Keyarha Wilson

Keyarha Wilson, a Las Cruces, N.M. native, comes to NM State after competing for the Oñate High School track and field program. She holds a personal best mark of 1.70m (5 ft. 7 in.) in the High Jump.

Elana Kresl

Elana Kresl, from Aztec, N.M., comes to NM State after running for the Aztec High School track and field program. She holds a personal best time of 5:22 in the 1600m.

Julia Yescas

Julia Yescas, a native of Phoenix, Ariz., comes to NM State after running for the Cesar Chavez High School track and field program. She holds personal best times of 5:16 in the 1600m, 11:34 in the 3200m and 2:20 in the 800m.

Karolin Klumb

Karolin Klumb comes to NM State from Momenheim, Germany as a cross country and track and field athlete. She holds personal best times of 18:05 in the 5k and 10:28 in the 3k.