Track & Field News

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Track & Field News

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 >>

Kayli Farmer Named WAC Outdoor Field Athlete Of The Week

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

DENVER, CO - New Mexico State women's track and field junior Kayli Farmer was named this week's Western Athletic Conference Women's Outdoor Field Athlete of the Week, the league announced on Tuesday. This is the third honor of the season for Farmer.

Farmer won the javelin at the UTEP Invitational last Saturday with a season-best mark of 46.49m (152-6). She also competed in the high jump, taking third with a mark of 1.65m (5-5). Her throw in the javelin ranks first in the WAC and 29th in NCAA West.

For their next meet, the Aggies travel to the Steve Scott Invitational in Irvine, Calif. The two-day meet begins on Friday, April 28, with the women's javelin at 3 p.m. (MT).

Crissey Amber Named WAC Track Athlete Of The Week

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

DENVER, CO - New Mexico State's Crissey Amberg was named this week's Western Athletic Conference Women's Outdoor Track Athlete of the Week, the league announced on Tuesday. This is Amberg's first honor of the season.

Amberg set a new school record at the Bryan Clay Invite this past weekend. She finished 38th of 274 runners with a personal best time of 4:25.37. Her time ranks first in the conference and 54th on the NCAA West qualifying list.

The Aggies travel to El Paso, Texas, for the UTEP Invitational on Saturday, April 22. Field events begin at 10 a.m. (MT) with the women's hammer throw. The women's 4x100m relay starts the running events at 2 p.m.

Farmer Named WAC Field Athlete Of The Week

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

DENVER, CO - Kayli Farmer was named the Western Athletic Conference Women's Outdoor Field Athlete of the Week for the second time this season the league announced on Tuesday.

Farmer won the javelin at the Bobcat Invitational with a mark of 43.72m (143-5). She also competed in the high jump, finishing fourth with a mark of 1.65m (5-5). Earlier in the week, she competed at the Texas Relays, placing tenth of fourteen in the javelin with a throw of 39.98m (131-2).

New Mexico State track and field travels to Waco, Texas, for its next meet as the Aggies face competition at the Baylor Invite on Saturday, April 8.

Kayli Farmer Named WAC Outdoor Field Athlete Of The Week

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

DENVER, CO - Kayli Farmer was named the Western Athletic Conference Outdoor Field Athlete of the Week as announced by the league on Tuesday.

Farmer placed first in the high jump and second in the javelin at the Willie Williams Classic in Tucson, Ariz. Her mark in the high jump (1.70m, 5-7) is a new personal record, ranks best in the WAC, and ranks 24th in the NCAA. She also had a personal best in the javelin (42.39m, 139-1), as she ranks first in the WAC.

NM State track and field is back in action at the UTEP Springtime Classic on Saturday, March 25.

Aggies Sweep Weekly WAC Track And Field Honors

Written By: WAC Media Relations

DENVER, CO - New Mexico State’s Katara Nelson and Keyarha Wilson have been named Western Athletic Conference Women’s Track & Field Athletes of the Week, respectively, for Jan. 16-22.

Nelson, a senior from Arlington, T.X., ran a 25.04 in the 200m at the Cherry and Silver Invitational. She finished 14th of 54 in the 200m and her time is the best in the WAC this season.

Wilson, a freshman from Las Cruces, N.M., was the top DI finisher in the high jump at the Cherry and Silver Invitational. She finished third of 14, clearing a height of 1.70m, the best in the WAC this season.

NM State Women’s Track And Field Signs Seven For 2016-17

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - NM State track and field head coach Orin Richburg announced the signing of seven student-athletes for the 2016-17 season on Thursday. The signing class includes four student-athletes from the Las Cruces and El Paso area.

“We were really pleased to get some local kids that athletically and academically will help our program,” said Richburg. “We tried to concentrate on our areas of need which are the middle distance and distance events. Coach Rath has done a great job recruiting to fill those needs. Since we are graduating two seniors in these events, I think we have done a good job replacing them with the signees we have. Overall, I think all of our signees, including all of the local talent, will help move our program forward.”

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Katara Nelson Named WAC Track Athlete Of The Week

Written By: WAC Media Relations

DENVER, CO - NM State's Katara Nelsonhas been named Western Athletic Conference Track Athlete of the Week for April 18-24.

Nelson, a junior from Arlington, Texas (South Grand Prairie HS) put up new season best times in both the 100m and 200m at the Ross Black Open. In the 100m, she finished with a time of 11.82. In the 200m, she finished with a time of 24.14. She currently leads the WAC in both events with these times.