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Track & Field News

Incoming Freshman Earns 2010-11 Gatorade New Mexico Boys Track & Field Athlete Of The Year

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - In its 26th year of honoring the nation’s best high school athletes, The Gatorade Company, in collaboration with ESPN RISE, announced Eric Fenton of Hope Christian School as its 2010-11 Gatorade New Mexico Boys Track & Field Athlete of the Year. Fenton is the first Gatorade New Mexico Boys Track & Field Athlete of the Year to be chosen from Hope Christian School.

The award, which recognizes not only outstanding athletic excellence, but also high standards of academic achievement and exemplary character demonstrated on and off the track, distinguishes Fenton as New Mexico’s best high school boys track & field athlete.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Twenty Seven Aggies Earn Academic All-WAC Honors

DENVER, CO - The 2010-11 academic all-WAC men's and women’s basketball, men’s and women’s indoor track and field, women’s swimming and diving and gymnastics teams have been announced. A total of 27 New Mexico State student-athletes earned Academic All-WAC honors. The women's basketball team had four honorees, the women's indoor track and field team placed seven honorees and the Aggie swimming and diving team had a total of 16 student-athletes make the list.

A total of 263 winter student-athletes were named 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 >>

Aggie Track And Field Sending Five Athletes To NCAA West Prelims

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - The New Mexico State women's track and field team earned five invites to the NCAA West Prelims in Eugene, Ore., to be held at the end of May.

Sisters Courtney and Camille Schultz will represent the Aggies in the 10,000m, while junior Jndia Cleveland will compete in the long jump and 400m hurdles.

Other Aggies invited were sophomore LaSasha Aldredge for the 400m-dash and senior Kelsey Brennan for the javelin throw.

The Schultz sisters placed first and second in the 10,000m at the WAC Championships with Camille taking first in a time of 36:53.48 and Courtney finishing closely behind in a time of 36:53.75.

Cleveland placed second at the WAC Championships in the 400m hurdles with a time of 59.76 and was selected in the long jump for her overall body of work during the season.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Jndia Cleveland Wins WAC Honors For Second Straight Week

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - New Mexico State junior Jndia Cleveland won Western Athletic Conference (WAC) Athlete of the Week for the second week in a row.

Cleveland won WAC Track Athlete of the Week last week opposed to WAC Field Athlete of the Week this week.

Last week Cleveland turned in a stellar performance at the Willie Williams Classic in Tucson, Ariz., after she broke the NM State all-time outdoor record in the 400m hurdles by running a 1:00.60. She also placed first in the 100m hurdles in a time of 14.29 and finished third in the long jump with a leap of 5.59m. Cleveland was also a member of the 4x100m and 4x400m relay teams that finished second and fourth respectively.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Lasasha Aldredge Named WAC Indoor Track Athlete Of The Week

Written By: WAC Media Relations

DENVER, CO - New Mexico State's Lasasha Aldredge and Hawai'i's Sarah Saddleton were named the Verizon Western Athletic Conference Women's Indoor Track and Field Athletes of the Week, respectively, for the week of Jan. 10-16.

Aldredge, a sophomore from Fresno, Calif. (Central East HS), had a great start to the 2011 season at the University of New Mexico Lobo Open Invite in Albuquerque, N.M., on Jan. 15. Aldredge placed first in the 400 meters with a time of 57.27 seconds. Her time is the best mark in the WAC thus far in the early portion of the season. She was also a member of the 4x400 meter relay team that placed first finishing with a WAC-best time of 3:53.50. Aldrege also had a fifth-place finish in the 200 meters finishing with a time of 25.50.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Forty Eight Aggie Freshmen And Transfers Earn 2009-2010 Academic All-WAC Honors

DENVER -- The 2009-10 academic All-WAC freshmen and transfers have been announced and NM State had 48 student-athletes honored. The Aggies' soccer team led the way with 11 honorees, swimming and diving had nine honorees, Chelsa McDonnell, Camille Schultz and Courtney Schultz earned honors for three different sports, women's cross country, indoor and outdoor track and field. The softball team had seven honorees, baseball had five, men's cross country had four, volleyball, women's basketball and football each had two and the men's and women's golf teams each had one.

The following is the list of freshmen and transfer honorees:  Continue Reading This Post >>

Thirty Three Aggies Earn Academic All-WAC Honors For Spring 2010

DENVER, CO - The 2009-10 academic All-WAC baseball, softball, men’s and women’s golf, men’s and women’s tennis and women’s outdoor track and field teams have been announced. A total of 33 NM State student athletes have been honored for their work in the classroom. 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 women's track and field team led the way with nine honorees followed by baseball with seven. The softball team had five, the women's tennis team had four, the men's tennis and women's golf team had three and the men's golf team had two honorees.

The following is a list of the Aggies' spring sport honorees:  Continue Reading This Post >>

Track And Field Announces Signees For 2010-2011

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - New Mexico State head coach Orin Richburg recently announced that seven student-athletes signed National Letters of Intent to attend school and join the NM State track and field team starting the fall of 2010.

With the signees that Richburg brought on for the upcoming season, he and his staff are hopeful that the new additions will bring some depth to the program.

"With the signees that we have you can see that we tried to cover a lot of the areas that we have deficiency in," Richburg said. "We feel that out of the signees that we have so far, that it gives us another opportunity to go into the WAC conference and compete at a little higher level than what we are doing right now."

Among the new class of student-athletes, NM State signed athletes to cover all aspects of the sport including sprints, jumps, distance and a national champion thrower.  Continue Reading This Post >>

36 Aggies Earn Academic All-WAC Honors For Winter Sports

The WAC announced the 2009-2010 Academic All-WAC teams for the winter sports and a total of 36 Aggies were honored. The women's track and field team led the way with a total of 16 honorees while swimming and diving followed closely behind with 14 honorees. The women's basketball team placed a total of five players on the list while men's basketball had one.

The 36 Aggie student-athletes join the 33 honorees for the 2009 Fall Academic All-WAC Teams. The Aggies placed six more student-athletes on the Academic All-WAC Teams for the winter sports than they did last year.

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 >>

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