Track & Field Recaps

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Track & Field Recaps

Kaylie Farmer Qualifies For NCAA Outdoor Track And Field Championships

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

AUSTIN, TX - New Mexico State's Crissey Amberg and Kayli Farmer competed at the NCAA 2017 Outdoor Track and Field Championships West Preliminaries on Thursday. Amberg finished 38th in the 1500m run while Farmer qualified for the NCAA Championships with a ninth place finish in the javelin throw.

"We are extremely proud of both Kayli Farmer and Crissey Amberg," interim co-head coach Larry Carmichael said.

Farmer set a new school record in the javelin throw when she threw 48.63m (159-6) on her third attempt. The Aztec, New Mexico, native sat in first place with one flight left to throw. Farmer placed ninth overall and became the first Aggie to qualify for the NCAA Championships since Erin Streater in 2006.  Continue Reading This Post >>

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).  Continue Reading This Post >>

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).  Continue Reading This Post >>

Aggies Finish Fourth At WAC Outdoor Championships

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAWRENCE, Kan. – NM State track and field finished fourth at the Western Athletic Conference Outdoor Track and Field Championships on Saturday. Four Aggies won conference championships in their respective events.

“Overall we are pretty pleased with how the meet went,” said assistant coach Larry Carmichael. “We had several athletes step up big time. We are really proud of Katara and Kimberly for winning their respective awards.”

Junior Katara Nelson, the Arlington, Texas product, won the WAC High Point Award, scoring 21.50 points in the meet. Kimberly Salinas, a native of Las Cruces, N.M., was named WAC Freshman of the Year by the league’s coaches.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Nelson And Farmer Lead Aggies To Third Place At WAC Indoor Championships

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

NAMPA, ID - Junior Katara Nelson and sophomore Kayli Farmer led the Aggies to a third place finish on the final day of the 2016 Western Athletic Conference Indoor Track and Field Championships. Both Nelson and Farmer finished as conference champions in their respective events, earning the team a total of 26 points between the two of them. NM State finished with a grand total of 86 points, finishing begin Grand Canyon with 253 points and Missouri-Kansas City with 119 points.

“Overall, we were really pleased with the performance of our team this weekend,” said assistant coach Larry Carmichael. “We are extremely proud of both Katara [Nelson] and Kayli [Farmer] for becoming conference champions in the 200m Dash and the High Jump, respectively. We are also proud of the team as a whole for competing hard and fighting for this third place finish.”  Continue Reading This Post >>

Kayli Farmer Finishes Second In Javelin Throw At USATF Outdoor Championships, Qualifies For Junior Pan American Championships

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

EUGENE, OR - New Mexico State freshman Kayli Farmer had her best javelin throw of the year on one of the biggest stages in track and field as she placed second at the USA Track and Field Junior Outdoor Championships Saturday.

Farmer, a freshman from Aztec, N.M., threw the javelin 47.92 meters (157 feet, three inches) on her final preliminary throw at historic Hayward Field, smashing her personal best of 43.43 (142-6) from April.

Her second place finish also gave Farmer a spot to represent the United States in the Pan American Junior Championships July 31-Aug. 2 in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.

“I couldn’t believe it,” said Farmer of her throw. “But I knew it was the best throw I ever had. It felt amazing. I almost yelled out I was so excited when it went up on the board.”  Continue Reading This Post >>

Cota Wins Pentathlon At WAC Indoor Track And Field Championships

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

MOSCOW, ID - The New Mexico State track and field team wrapped up the first day of competition at the 2014 Western Athletic Conference Championships in Moscow, Idaho on Wednesday Feb. 26, with senior Deserae Cota winning the pentathlon.

The pentathlon was the only event held on the day and saw athletes compete in the 60-meter hurdles, the high jump, the shot put, the long jump and the 800-meter run.

“Deserae (Cota) was able to finish as the individual champion in the multi-event and earn us 10 points,” head coach Orin Richburg said. “Zoe (Meade) had a foot injury coming in and fell during the hurdles and wasn’t able to continue. But it was good that Deserae was able to wrap up the events and be the individual champion. Now we’re focused on getting our athletes to qualify tomorrow to compete on Friday.”  Continue Reading This Post >>

Aggies Finish Third At WAC Indoor Championships; Cromartie Named WAC Athlete Of The Year

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - The New Mexico State University track and field team claimed third place overall at the Western Athletic Conference Indoor Championships for the second-straight year, and was also highlighted by junior Brianna Cromartie being named WAC Athlete of the Year.

NM State finished with a 109 total points, which ended up being seven points behind second-place UTSA and 13 points behind first-place Texas State.

We thought everything went the way we anticipated," said head track and field coach Orin Richburg. "Overall, from top to bottom, we performed really well."

Cromartie, who was named WAC Athlete of the Year, was also the High Point champion for the WAC Indoor Championships with a total individual point score of 18.5. Junior Alishia Perkins joins Cromartie was co-High Point champion when she equaled Cromartie's point total of 18.5.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Courtney Schultz Wins WAC Indoor 5K Title

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - The New Mexico State University track and field team finished day two at the Western Athletic Conference Indoor Championships, with 10 Aggies qualifying for the finals and two championships already in the books.

Sophomore Diana Hawk finished third in the1-mile with a time of 5:02.24 and will compete in the finals tomorrow. Senior LaSasha Aldredge and junior Brianna Cromartie finished first and second respectively in the 400m and will both compete tomorrow in the finals. Aldredge finished in a time of 53.98 and Cromartie finished in a time of 54.18. In the 60m, junior Alishia Perkins finished seventh in a time of 7.58 and will compete tomorrow in the finals.   Continue Reading This Post >>

Aggies Finish Final Meet Before WAC Championships

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - The New Mexico State University track and field team competed in its last regular indoor track and field season meet at the Don Kirby Collegiate open, completing the meet with a new school record in the 200m, 400m and 5,000m.

Two Aggies finished in the top five for the 200m. Junior Alishia Perkins finished third overall with a time of 24.05 and junior Brianna Cromartie finished fourth overall with a time of 24.07. Each time was a career-best and a new school record, improving upon Perkins' top school record and improving upon Cromartie's second-best school record.

Two more Aggies also finished in the top five overall in the 400m. Cromartie finished first overall with a time of 54.28, improving upon her career-best and top overall school record. Senior LaSasha Aldredge finished third overall with a time of 55.01. Freshmen Cherish Morrison and Leah Englehart also competed in the event.   Continue Reading This Post >>