Track & Field News

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Track & Field News

NMSU Track And Field Announces Signing Class

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - New Mexico State track and field and cross country head coach Doug Reynolds assembled an impressive signing class for the upcoming seasons. Joining a talented Aggie squad are 19 total newcomers looking to leave a mark in the NM State record books.

“We are very excited about this incoming class. Building both a culture of winning and a sustainable team structure in recruiting is one of the most challenging aspects of developing a program for long term success,” Reynolds said. “I believe that our second recruiting class in my tenure here at NM State accomplished every aspect of those goals. This class elevated our team’s potential to win, and created a well-rounded base to sustain that potential for many years to come. I’m truly excited to see this team in action during the coming years!”

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Six Aggies Qualify For NCAA Outdoor Track And Field West Preliminary Rounds

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - The 2019 outdoor track and field campaign continues for six individuals from New Mexico State who have officially qualified to compete at the NCAA West Preliminary Rounds, the NCAA announced on Thursday. Lashira Tremble, Keosha Sanders, Camira Haughton, Crissey Amberg, Hannah Smith and Taniya Mitchell represent the Crimson and White at the postseason meet taking place at Hornet Stadium in Sacramento, Calif., from May 23-25.

Tremble and Sanders are set to compete in the 100m dash. Tremble took home the Western Athletic Conference title in the event, posting a personal-best time of 11.58 when she took home the gold. Sanders also recorded a personal-best time during the event finals, running 11.65 when she placed second in the race.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Taniya Mitchell Named WAC Indoor Field Athlete Of The Week

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

DENVER, CO - New Mexico State track and field’s Taniya Mitchell was named the Western Athletic Conference Women’s Indoor Field Athlete of the Week, the league announced on Tuesday. This is the first honor of the year for the senior.

Mitchell recorded a new personal record when she took home second place in the weight throw, posting a mark of 17.93m (58-10) at the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Collegiate Invitational over the weekend. The throw currently puts the senior atop the conference leaderboard and the throw also ranks third in the NM State record books. Mitchell also competed in the shot put at the meet, posting a throw of 11.03m (36-2.25).

The Aggies are back in action at the ABQ Convention Center when the squad competed at the New Mexico Collegiate Team Invitational on Saturday, January 26.

NMSU Track And Field Team Receives USTFCCCA All-Academic Awards

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

NEW ORLEANS, LA - The U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) announced the All-Academic Team and Individual awards for the 2017-18 NCAA Division I Indoor and Outdoor Track & Field seasons on Thursday. The NM State women's track and field team was recognized by the organization for its accomplishments on the track and in the classroom with Hannah Smith also earning individual honors.

In total, 361 teams were recognized for their academic accomplishments by the USTFCCCA. Breaking it down further, 220 of those were women's teams compared to 141 men's programs. There were 874 women and 624 men who earned individual USTFCCCA All-Academic honors during the 2017-18 track & field seasons.  Continue Reading This Post >>

27 Aggies Earn Academic All-WAC Honors For Winter Sports

Written By: WAC Media Relations

DENVER, CO - The New Mexico State Aggies had 27 student-athletes from winter sports earn Academic All-WAC honors the conference announced on Wednesday.

The Aggie women's indoor track & field team had 10 named Academic All-WAC while the women's swimming & diving team had 17 earn the honor.

To be eligible for the honor, a student-athlete must have completed at least one academic year, have at least a 3.2 cumulative grade-point average and have participated in at least 50 percent of the team's

Women's Indoor Track And Field
Cassandra Amberg, Sr.
Nichole Gomez, Jr.
Karolin Klumb, So.
Elana Kresl, So.
Yemisi Oroyinyin, Jr.
Michaela Romero, So.
Sydney Salas, Sr.
Leah Salazar, So.
Hannah Smith, Jr.
Julia Yescas, So.

Women's Swimming And Diving
Lillian Araujo, So.
Eliana Beaudry, So.
Picabo Bender, Sr.
Aimee Hatfield, Jr.
Alix Knagg, So.
Barbora Krizanova, Jr.
Rachel Langone, Jr.
Grace Laporte, So.
Lanie McAlpin, Jr.
Hanna McGowan, Jr.
Lindsey Muiznieks, So.
Reagan Nentwich, So.
Johanna Pettersson, So.
Ashley Reynolds, So.
Melissa Rogers, Sr.
Makena Sutherland, So.
Sina Wegel, So.

Katara Nelson Named WAC Outdoor Track Athlete Of The Week

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

DENVER, CO - For the second time this season, Katara Nelson was named the Western Athletic Conference Women's Track Athlete of the Week as announced by the league on Tuesday. This is the second award of Nelson's senior campaign and the Aggies' second accolade of the outdoor season.

Nelson took home first in the 200m dash at the Bobcat Invitational last weekend when she posted a time of 23.04. Her personal best time shattered the program record and ranks the senior ninth nationally in the event. She also competed on the relay team that recorded a time of 45.36 on its way to a first-place finish.

The New Mexico State track and field team is back in action on April 13 when the Aggie squad travels to San Diego for the Triton Invitational.

Hannah Smith Named WAC Women's Field Athlete Of The Week

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

DENVER, CO - The Western Athletic Conference announced its Women’s Track & Field Athletes of the Week on Tuesday. After posting season-best performances in both the triple jump and long jump, Hannah Smith earned the weekly honor. This is the first award of the season for Smith and the second conference accolade for the team this season

Smith claimed third at the New Mexico Team Invitational with a personal and league-best mark in the triple jump this past weekend. She shifted to third all-time at NM State when she recorded a mark of 12.01m (39-5). The junior also jumped a season-best in the long jump, posting a mark of 5.26m (17-3.25).

For its next meet, the New Mexico State squad travels back to Albuquerque, N.M., for the New Mexico Classic which begins on Friday, Feb. 2.

Tanisha Scott Named WAC Track Athlete Of The Week

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

DENVER, CO - The Western Athletic Conference announced its Women’s Track & Field Athletes of the Week on Tuesday. After posting a stellar performance on the track in her first meet of the season, Tanisha Scott earned the weekly honor. This is the first award of the season for Scott as well as the team’s first accolade of 2018.

Scott ran a new personal best in the 60-meter dash with a time of 7.72 seconds at the MLK Jr. Invitational. Her time placed her ninth out of 75 competitors and puts her third in the WAC for the season thus far. The senior placed 43rd out of 106 competitors in the 200-meter dash when she clocked in with a time of 25.54. She is also ranked third in the conference in the 200-meter event. Along with her individual races, Scott helped the 4x400 relay team clock in at 3:59.37, which ranks third in the league.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Track And Field Receives USTFCCCA All-Academic Honors

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

NEW ORLEANS, LA - The U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) announced on Thursday the All-Academic Team honors for the 2016-17 NCAA Division I Indoor and Outdoor Track & Field seasons. The New Mexico State women's track and field program earned All-Academic Team honors for the seventh-straight year.

To qualify for the award, teams must maintain a cumulative grade point average of 3.00 to receive the honor. The Aggies posted a 3.214 team GPA during the indoor and outdoor seasons.

In total, 360 NCAA Division I teams were honored by the USTFCCCA. Of those teams, 218 were women's squads and 142 were men's programs.

The list of individuals receiving all-academic honors from the USTFCCCA will be announced by the organization on Friday.

Doug Reynolds Named NMSU Track And Field Head Coach

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. – New Mexico State Director of Athletics Mario Moccia announced Doug Reynolds as the head coach of the women’s track and field and cross country programs on Wednesday. Reynolds joins the Aggies after spending six seasons at the University of Alabama as an assistant coach.

“I would like to thank my good friend and Team USA track and field head coach Connie Price-Smith for the assistance she gave me during this process,” said Moccia. “Recruiting a coach of Doug’s caliber to lead New Mexico State is extremely exciting. Coach Reynolds is well respected in the coaching profession and his men’s and women’s teams have consistently performed at the highest level of competition throughout his career.”   Continue Reading This Post >>