NMSU Finishes Third At WAC Indoor Track And Field Championships

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

NAMPA, ID - The New Mexico State track and field team placed third overall as the Aggies scored 112 points at the WAC Indoor Track and Field Championships on Saturday.

"We were pleased overall with the teams performances," interim-head coach Larry Carmichael said. "We exceeded people's expectations and had many outstanding performances."

The Aggies had many first place finishes at the meet. One of which included Crissey Amberg, who won the mile as she clocked in at 4:54.79 to win the gold medal. She was the only racer to finish the event in under five minutes. Amberg also placed second in the 3000 meters with a time of 10:08.52.

Lashira Tremble won the 60 meter dash. The freshman ran 7.61 in the event finals to claim the top time.

On the field, Keyarha Wilson won the women's high jump. The freshman jumped 1.68m (5-6) to win the event. Kayli Farmer took home the silver as she jumped a best 1.65m (5-5).

Other top performances included Arniesha Mitchell who clocked in at 8.90 to place fifth in the 60 meter hurdles. Ashleyann Hall finished with a time of 2:18.49 to take fifth in the 800 meters.

Kim Rossen made the podium in the 400 meters as she clocked in at 57.41. Hannah Smith also placed third in her event as the sophomore jumped 11.94m (39-2.25) in the triple jump

Amberg was chosen as the Outstanding Track Performer and Tremble was named Freshman of the Year. Those who made the podium in their respective events were named to the WAC First-Team.

"We look forward to the outdoor season," Carmichael said. "We're going to grind it out and work hard towards our goal this upcoming season."

New Mexico State prepares for the upcoming outdoor season. The first meet for the Aggies takes place on March 17 in Tucson, Arizona, as NM State participated in the Willie Williams Classic.