Cross Country News

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Cross Country News

Ketma Named WAC Men's Cross Country Athlete Of The Week

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

DENVER, CO - Abel Ketema received the Western Athletic Conference Men's Cross Country Athlete of the Week award for the week of Sept. 25-Oct. 1, the league announced on Tuesday. This is Ketema's first weekly honor this season and the first of his career at New Mexico State.

"Abel is someone still learning how to push himself in cross country. He is slowly getting out of his middle-distance mindset and is seeing how great he can be in the 8k and 10k races," assistant cross country coach Joseph Rath said. "I'm very happy to see he is getting recognition as he is one of the nicest, hard-working student athletes I have had the chance to coach!"  Continue Reading This Post >>

Seventeen Aggies Earn Academic All-WAC Honors

DENVER, CO - The Western Athletic Conference today announced the 2016 Academic All-WAC honorees from men’s and women’s cross country, men’s and women’s soccer and volleyball. To be eligible for the honor, a student-athlete must have completed at least one academic year, have at least a 3.2 cumulative grade-point average and have participated in at least 50 percent of the team’s contests. A total of 17 student-athletes from New Mexico State were named to the list.

Men's Cross Country
Ricardo De Santiago, Sr.
Marco Perez, Sr.

Women' Cross Country
Cassey Amberg, Jr.
Crissey Amberg, Jr.
Nichole Gomez, So.
Regina Marquez, So.

Women's Soccer
Gabby Campbell, Sr.
Audriana Chavez, So.
Aileen Galicia, So.
Zorena Hazen, So.
Ashley Martin, So.
Rebecca Mazzie, So.
Alexandria Otero, So.
Dominique Rivera, So.
Sarina Stockton, So.

Volleyball  Continue Reading This Post >>

Kimberly Salinas Earns USTFCCCA All-Academic Honors

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

NEW ORLEANS, LA - Freshman Kimberly Salinas has been named to the US Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association All-Academic Team for the 2015-16 season.

To qualify for this honor, student-athletes must have compiled a cumulative GPA of 3.25 and have either finished the indoor track and field season ranked in the top 96 in an individual event, the top 48 in a relay event or have participated in any round of the NCAA Division I Championships, including preliminary rounds, in the outdoor season.

Salinas, a native of Las Cruces, N.M., finished her first season at NM State with a 3.54 GPA. In addition, she competed in the NCAA West Preliminary Round in the Javelin and finished with a mark of 41.39m (135 ft. 9 in.). She qualified for the NCAA Preliminary Rounds by the winning the Western Athletic Conference championship in the Javelin with a mark of 46.13m (151 ft. 4 in.).  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Cross Country Releases 2016 Schedule

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - NM State cross country has set a competitive schedule for the 2016 season. The Aggies will compete in six regular season meets, including the Kachina Classic Open, which they will host in Las Cruces.

“We are really excited for this upcoming season,” said assistant coach Joseph Rath. “We are excited to add the Charles Bowles Invitational at Willamette this year, since there will be several teams there and some good competition.”

NM State begins the 2016 campaign with two meets on the road. The team will travel to Ruidoso, N.M. on Sept. 2 to compete against Texas Tech in a dual meet to open the season. They will then travel to El Paso, Texas to compete in the UTEP Lori Fitzgerald Open, hosted by I-10 rival UTEP.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NM State Men’s And Women’s Cross Country Receive USTFCCCA All-Academic Award

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

NEW ORLEANS, LA - New Mexico State Men's and Women's Cross Country teams have received the All-Academic Award from the United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association.

"I have been the coach here [at NM State] for nine years and our women's cross country team has received this honor for nine straight years, with the men winning it six out of the nine years," said head coach Orin Richburg. "It is our job to help our athletes achieve academic success, as well as athletic success."

The men's cross country team finished the 2015 season with a team Grade Point Average 3.171. The women's cross country team finished with a team Grade Point Average of 3.449.

Eighteen Aggies Earn All-WAC Academic Fall Sport Honors

DENVER, CO - The 2015 academic all-WAC men's and women's cross country, men's and women's soccer and volleyball teams have been announced for the fall. A total of 258 student-athletes including 18 New Mexico State student-athletes representing men's and women's cross country, soccer and volleyball, were named to the list for the fall. To be eligible, a student-athlete must have completed at least one academic year, have at least a 3.2 cumulative grade point average and have participated in at least 50 percent of the team's contests. The following is a list of the Aggies' fall sport honorees:

Men's Cross Country
Ricardo De Santiago, Jr.
Brett Finton, So.
Stephen Wallace, Jr.

Women's Cross Country
Cristina Amberg, So.
Sofia Bali, So.
Jacqueline DuBois, So.
Mikayla Pulliam, So.
Sydney Salas, So.

Women's Soccer
Gabrielle Campbell, Jr.
Mikaela Haley, Sr.
Micaela Milavec, So.
Alexis Rienks, So.

Volleyball
Nathalie Castellanos, Sr.
Taylor Livoti, Sr.
Bradley Nash, Sr.
Kaylee Neal, So.
Andrea Tauai, Sr.
Kassandra Tohm, So.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Jereme Santistevan Named WAC Men's Cross Country Runner Of The Week

Written By: WAC Media Relations

DENVER, CO - New Mexico State's Jereme Santistevan has been named Western Athletic Conference Men's Runner of the Week for Sept. 28-Oct. 4.

Santistevan ran the 8k in 24:59.4 and placed 25th in the field that included host Kansas, No. 22 Iowa State, and Nebraska. The sophomore from Pojoaque, N.M. is the top runner for the Aggies who are currently 15th in the Mountain Region by the USTFCCCA. Santistevan has been NM State's top finisher consistently in every meet this season.

WAC Announces All-Academic Honors for 2015 Spring Sports, Freshmen and Transfers, Sixty-Six Aggies Honored

Written By: WAC Media Relations

DENVER, CO - The 2015 Academic All-WAC baseball, softball, men's and women's golf, men's and women's tennis and men's and women's outdoor track and field teams have been announced, in addition to the Academic All-WAC freshmen/transfer teams for all sports.

A total of 311 spring student-athletes were named to the list, while 400 freshmen and transfers were added for a total of 711 student-athletes. To be eligible, a student-athlete must have completed at least one academic year, have at least a 3.2 cumulative grade point average and have participated in at least 50 percent of the team's contests. The following is a list of the honorees:  Continue Reading This Post >>

Hab Rubio Named Western Athletic Conference Men’s Cross Country Athlete Of The Week

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - Senior cross country runner Hab Rubio was named the Western Athletic Conference men’s Athlete of the Week for Sept. 30 – Oct. 6 after his performance at the Rim Rock Farm Classic on Saturday, Oct. 4.

Rubio took second place overall at the classic in Lawrence, Kan. with a time of 24:37.80 averaging a 4:57.3 mile.

Rubio has finished first for the Aggies for five consecutive meets that they have competed in: Texas Tech Triangular, Lobo Invite, the Kachina Classic, Lori Fitzgerald and the most recent Rim Rock Farm Classic.
“Rubio has put in a lot of hard work in this season and throughout the summer,” assistant coach Chris Huff said. “ It’s nice to see all the hard word he has committed is starting to pay off and come to fruition.”  Continue Reading This Post >>

Daniel Rubio, Diana Hawk Named WAC Cross Country Athletes Of The Week

Written By: WAC Media Relations

DENVER, CO - New Mexico State’s Diana Hawk and Daniel Rubio have been named the Western Athletic Conference men’s and women’s Cross Country Athletes of the Week, respectively, for Sept. 2-8.

Hawk, a senior from Albuquerque, N.M. (El Dorado HS), finished seventh with a personal best time of 18:49.81at the Lobo Invitational 5k in Albuquerque, N.M. She led the Aggie’s to a second place team finish. Hawk has finished first for the Aggies for the first two meets of the season for New Mexico State: Texas Tech Triangular and the Lobo Invite.

Rubio, a senior from Port Townsend, Wash. (Port Townsend HS), finished sixth overall at the Lobo Invitational5k with a personal best time of 15:30.6. Rubio has also finished first for the Aggies for the first two meets of the season for New Mexico State.