Aggie Track And Field Has Record Setting Performances In Texas

Written by: NMSU Athletic Dept.

LUBBOCK, TX - The New Mexico State women’s indoor track and field squad produced multiple record setting performances, Saturday, Jan. 19, at the Texas Tech Invitational, in Lubbock Texas.

Head Coach Orin Richburg said he was pleased with how the student-athletes competed throughout the weekend.

“The student-athletes did a good job coming here and competing,” Richburg said. “We have a lot of work to do still, but this is a great start.”

Freshman standout Devin Brooks (Seattle, Wash.) placed seventh and recorded a lifetime best in the 55-meter hurdlers with a time of 8.21. This mark beats yesterday’s record breaking performance of 8.31.

In the 200-meter dash Candyce Allen (Las Cruces, N.M.) placed 14th and Brooks placed 16th with times of 27.11 and 27.48, respectively.

Sophomore Dayna Galindo (Farmington, N.M.) set a lifetime best in the 400-meter dash, crossing the finish line in 1:02.43. This mark places her 10th on the all-time list.

In the 800-meter run, Precious Nelson (Whittier, Calif.) placed sixth with a time of 2:26.69. This mark places her sixth on the all-time record. Sophomore Brittany Hurtado (Albuquerque, N.M.) recorded a time of 2:30.03 which places her seventh at the meet and eighth overall on the all-time list.

Freshman Rayanna Fernandez (Las Cruces, N.M.) placed 11th overall in a time of 2:35.72 and grabbed the ninth place spot on the all-time list. Sophomore Caprice Bradshaw (Fairfield, Calif.) placed 15th overall and crossed the line in a time of 2:43.80.

In the mile run, Nelson placed 10th in a time of 5:35.73 and Bradshaw placed 13th and stopped the clock at 5:39.89. Freshman Amy Arenas (Las Cruces, N.M.) placed 12th and crossed the line at 5:38.66.

In the 3000-meter run junior Christina Herrera brought home bronze and recorded a time of 11:00.56. This mark places her ninth on the all-time list. Sophomore Ingrid Flores placed fourth and clocked a time of 11:14.17, which places her 10th on the all-time list.

On the field sophomore transfer Jordan Veney (Pittsburgh, Pa.) placed third in the shot put, recording a launch of 42-00.50. This mark places her fourth on the all-time list. Sophomore Randi Grimes (Farmington, N.M.) placed 12th with a toss of 36-00.75.

The Aggies are back in action Saturday, Jan. 26 as they travel back to Lubbock, Texas to compete at the Texas Tech Invitational.