Track & Field News

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Track & Field News

Orin Richburg Inducted Into Pittsburgh City League All-Sports Hall Of Fame

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

PITTSBURGH, PA - Orin Richburg, the New Mexico State head cross country and track and field coach, was named as one of the 15 inductees for the first annual Pittsburgh City League All-Sports Hall of Fame on Saturday, Dec. 13, organized by Achieving Greatness, Inc.

The event recognized 50 nominees and honored the 15 inductees into the City League’s own Hall of Fame.

“The honor for me to be included in the first group of 15 former city of Pittsburgh athletes that have excelled in their hometown is unbelievable,” Richburg said. “I have always strived to do the best I can under the circumstances presented. I prepared myself academically as well as athletically for success at the highest level.”  Continue Reading This Post >>

Jenna Banegas Named WAC Athlete Of The Week

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - New Mexico State track and field athlete Jenna Bangegas was named the Western Athleteic Conference track athlete of the week for the week of March 17-23. This marks the first time Banegas has wonthis award.

Banegas, a graduate of Mayfield High School in Las Cruces, N.M., recently competed at the UTEP Springtime (March 22), where she set a personal best in both the 100-and-200-meter dash.

In the 100-meter dash, Banegas finished fourth overall with a time of 11.76, whichmarks the best time posted in the WAC.

Banegas finished eighth in the 400-meter dash with a time of 24.39. She was also a part of the 4x100-meter relay team and she helped them finish second with a time of 46.23.

The Aggies will be in action on Thursday, March 27-29, when they travel to San Marcos,Texas to compete at the Bobcat Invitational.

LaSasha Aldredge Named WAC Athlete Of The Week

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

DENVER, CO - LaSasha Aldredge of the New Mexico State University track and field team was named the Western Athletic Conference Women’s Outdoor Track Athlete of the Week for the week of April 22-28.

Aldredge, a senior from Fresno, Calif. (Central East H.S.), finished fourth overall in the 400m with a time of 52.61, setting both a new record for the conference and a new all-time school record for NM State. Her time ranks tenth in the nation in the 400m. In the 200m Aldredge finished 11th overall with a time of 24.30. In the 4x100m relay, Aldredge helped the Aggies finish third overall with a time of 45.53, which now ranks third all-time for NM State. In the 4x400m relay, Aldredge and her teammates finished fourth overall with a time of 3:43.03, which places the squad second all-time for NM State.  Continue Reading This Post >>

LaSasha Aldredge Named WAC Athlete Of The Week

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

DENVER, CO - LaSasha Aldredge from the New Mexico State University track and field team was named the Western Athletic Conference Women’s Outdoor Track Athlete of the Week for the week of April 1-7 as of a result of her performance at the Don Kirby Tailwind Invitational this weekend.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Brianna Cromartie Named WAC Athlete Of The Week

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - Junior Brianna Cromartie of the New Mexico State University track and field team was named the Western Athletic Conference Indoor Track and Field Athlete of the Week for the week of Jan. 21-27.

Cromartie, a junior transfer from Arizona Community College, set a new school record in the 200m when she ran a time of 24.29 to place second overall in the event. Cromartie's time in the 200m is currently the top mark in the conference for the event. Cromartie also helped her 4x400m team set another all-time school record when the team finished second overall with a time of 3:45.97. This time also sits atop the charts in the conference for the event. Cromartie also placed second overall in the 400m with a time of 55.18 to sit at second all-time in the NM State record books. This time is also tops in the conference for the event.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Alishia Perkins Named WAC Athlete Of The Week

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

DENVER, CO - Alishia Perkins of the New Mexico State University track and field team was named Western Athletic Conference Women's Indoor Track and Field Athlete of the Week for the week of Jan. 7-13.

Perkins, a junior from Dallas, Texas (Skyline H.S.), finished in the top three overall in each event she com­peted in at the Texas Tech Open. Perkins finished first overall in the 200m with a time of 24.59, recording the top time in the WAC 2013 season. Perkins then finished third in the 55m with a time of 7.13, which also moved her up to second all-time in the N.M. State record books.

Perkins and the rest of the track and field team will travel to Albuquerque, N.M., for the Cherry and Silver Invitational on Jan. 18-19.

Perkins Earns USTFCCCA All-Academic Honors

Written By: WAC Media Relations

DENVER, CO - A total of 31 WAC student-athletes have been named to the 2012 U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) Division I All-Academic Track and Field team. Twenty-two women and nine men were named to the team. Utah State led the conference with 10 honors, Idaho garnered nine accolades, Nevada was represented with five, Fresno State and Hawai‘i each boasted three awards, and New Mexico State collected one. A total of 676 student-athletes representing 171 institutions nationwide earned the award.  Continue Reading This Post >>

LaSasha Aldredge Named WAC Track And Field Athlete Of The Week

Written By: WAC Media Relations

DENVER, CO - New Mexico State’s LaSasha Aldredge has been named the Verizon Western Athletic Conference Women’s Outdoor Track and Field Athlete of the Week, respectively, for the week of April 16-22.

Aldredge, a junior from Fresno, Calif. (Central East HS), broke the all-time school record for the 400-meter dash for a second time this season when she notched a time of 54.03 seconds at the Michael Johnson/Baylor Invitational in Waco, Texas over the weekend. The time currently leads the WAC and is ranked 29th in the NCAA West performance list. Aldredge also competed in the 4x400-meter relay, helping NM State finish fourth overall with a time of 46.44.

This is Aldredge's third weekly WAC honor in the 2012 outdoor season.

Aggie Student-Athletes Earn 34 Academic All-WAC Honors

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

DENVER, CO - The 2011-12 Academic All-WAC men and women's basketball, men's and women's indoor track and field, women's swimming and diving and gymnastics teams have been announced. New Mexico State placed 34 winter student-athletes on to the list.

To be eligible, a student-athlete must have completed at least one academic year, have at least a 3.00 cumulative grade point average and have participated in at least 50 percent of the team's contests. The following is a list of the winter sport honorees:  Continue Reading This Post >>

LaSasha Aldredge Named WAC Athlete Of The Week

Written By: WAC Media Relations

DENVER, CO - New Mexico State’s LaSasha Aldredge has been named the Verizon Western Athletic Conference Women’s Outdoor Track and Field Athlete of the Week for the week of March 19-25.

Aldredge, a junior from Fresno, Calif. (Central East HS), broke the all-time school record for the 400-meter dash when she placed first with a time of 54.28 (converted from 54.17 for altitude) in the event at the UTEP Springtime Invitational in El Paso, Texas last weekend. Her time in the event leads the WAC this season and currently ranks 14th in the nation. Aldredge also ran the 200-meter dash and helped mark school records in both the 4x100 and 4x400 meter relays. NM State’s 4x400 time of 3:46.20 leads the WAC and places fourth all-time for the Aggies, and the team’s 4x100 time of 46.26 is second in the conference and sixth all-time in the NM State record books.  Continue Reading This Post >>