Jess Dominguez Named WAC Women's Cross Country Runner Of The Week

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

DENVER, CO - Jess Dominguez of the New Mexico State women’s cross country team was named the Western Athletic Conference Women’s Cross Country Athlete of the Week the league announced on Tuesday. This is the first honor for the program this season and Dominguez’s first weekly award as an Aggie.

Dominguez clocked in at a conference-best 17:29.1 in the 5k race at the Highlander Invitational. The sophomore took home 11th out of 251 runners competing at the meet. Her time was eight seconds faster than anyone else in the distance this season and she improved on her season-best 5k time by over 45 seconds. As a team, NM State finished second among 22 teams competing at the meet hosted by UC Riverside.

The Aggies are back in action when the team heads to Seattle for the Western Athletic Conference Championship. The NM State women's team looks to defend its title while the men's squad hopes to make its mark at the meet, which takes place at the Jefferson Park Golf Course on Saturday, Oct. 27.