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Track & Field News

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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Distance Runner Amy Arenas Overcomes Obstacles To Reach Goals

Written By: Ashley Trevizo for NM State Media Relations

LAS CRUCES - If there's one thing that cross-country runner Amy Arenas of Las Cruces, N.M., is great at, it's pushing herself to her limits with every run.

During her sophomore year, Arenas limits were tested when she discovered she had asthma, but she was determined to work through both the physical and mental challenges ahead of her and face them head on.

"You just have to learn how to work with it," Arenas said, "My goal was to try my hardest, not give up and work to get back to where I was last year."

Throughout the 2009 season, Arenas did more than just work through her asthma; she also broke two NM State records, and finished in second at the Western Athletic Conference Championships in the 5,000-meter run with a time of 17:35.41.

Assistant coach Paul Harkins also saw a great deal of improvement and drive in Arenas throughout her sophomore year.  Continue Reading This Post >>

40 Aggies Earn 2009 Academic All-WAC Freshmen And Tranfers Honor

DENVER, CO - The 2008-09 Academic All-WAC freshman and transfer teams have been announced. A total of 36 freshman and transfer student-athletes from 12 Aggie sports were named to the list.

Kyle Decater, Jr.
Benjamin Harty, Jr.
Cory Hill, Jr.
Chace Perkins, So.
Nathaniel Shaver, Jr.
Michael Sodders, Jr.
Max Taylor, Jr.  Continue Reading This Post >>