NMSU Track And Field Finishes Fourth At WAC Outdoor Championships

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

EDINBURG, TX - New Mexico State track and field competed in the final day of the 2017 Western Athletic Conference Outdoor Track and Field Championships on Saturday. NM State placed fourth as a team with 116 points. UMKC (179), Grand Canyon (175) and Utah Valley (172) finished ahead of the Aggies.

On the field, Keyarha Wilson and Kayli Farmer placed second and third, respectively, in the high jump. Wilson jumped 1.68m (5-6) while Farmer jumped 1.65m (5-5). Hannah Smith took the bronze in the triple jump when she jumped 11.81m (38-9) on her final attempt. Akuadasuo Ezenyilimba placed third in the hammer throw when she threw 54.74m (179-7) on her last attempt. The Aggies also had a third place finish in the discus with Ezenyilimba throwing 48.51m (159-2). Taylor Stutely placed sixth the the event with a best mark of 42.55m (139-7).

Katara Nelson took the silver in the 400m dash with a time a time of 55.50. Ashleyann Hall took second in the 800m when she clocked in at 2:13.83. Crissey Amberg placed second in the 1,500m when she clocked in with a time of 4:31.49.

In the 100m finals, Tanisha Scott finished in fourth with a time of 12.22. Lashira Tremble placed seventh in the event when she clocked in at 12.27. Nia Garcia ran 1:06.31 in the 400m hurdles to claim sixth place.

The 4x100 meter relay team took the silver at the championships. The team of Tremble, Nelson, Scott, and Lashya Cole made it to the podium when they clocked in at 46.53. The 4x400 meter relay team took third. Kim Rosen, Scott, Nelson and Hall completed the event with a time of 3:51.27.

This is the fourth-straight year the Aggies finished in fourth as a team.