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Track & Field News

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 >>

LaSasha Aldredge Named WAC Athlete Of The Week

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

DENVER, CO - Junior LaSasha Aldredge of the New Mexico State University track and field team has been named the Verizon Western Athletic Conference Women's Outdoor Track Athlete of the Week for the week of March 12-18.

Aldredge, from Fresno, Calif. (Central East HS), finished the 200- and 400-meters in WAC-leading times of 24.32 and 54.68, respectively, at the Willie Williams Classic in Tucson, Ariz. over the weekend. Aldredge's time in the 200m is a career-best and places seventh all-time in the NM State record books. The junior also helped the Aggies finish the 4x100 relay with a WAC-leading time of 46.39 and the 4x400 relay in 3:50.61, which currently ranks second in the conference.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Christopher Huff Added To Cross Country And Track And Field Coaching Staff

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - Head cross country and track and field coach Orin Richburg recently added Christopher Huff to assist the coaching staff with the upcoming indoor and outdoor track season.

Huff will be assisting in coaching the cross country teams, as well as the distance runners for the track and field team.

Huff's most recent coaching experience stems from New England College where he was the head coach for cross country from 2005-07. During his three-year tenure at New England College, Huff led his team to one Commonwealth Coast Conference championship and helped break nine school records in track and field. Huff also coached two CCC Rookie of the Year athletes and five CCC All-Conference athletes.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Three Aggies Earn USTFCCCA All-Academic Honors

DENVER, CO - Three Aggie track and field student-athletes were among a total of 32 WAC student-athletes named to the 2011 U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) Division I All-Academic Track and Field Team. Sophomores Courtney and Camille Schultz as well as junior Kelsey Brennan all earned the honor and were among the 21 female WAC student-athletes honored.

As a member of the Aggie volleyball team, Brennan also earned ESPN CoSIDA Second Team Academic All-District honors.

To qualify for the honor, the student-athlete must have compiled a cumulative grade point average of 3.25 and have met either of the following athletic standards: for the indoor season, a student-athlete must have finished the regular season ranked in the national top 96 in an individual event or ranked in the national top 48 (collective listing) in a relay event on the official NCAA POP list provided by TFRRS.org; for the outdoor season, a student-athlete must have participated in any round of the NCAA Division I Championships (including preliminary rounds).  Continue Reading This Post >>