Cross Country Recaps

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Cross Country Recaps

NMSU Women's Cross Country Wins WAC Championship, Men Place Third

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - New Mexico State cross country posted impressive performances on Saturday at the NMSU Golf Course when the women's team won the 2017 Western Athletic Conference Cross Country Championship and the men's team finished third.

"This is something that started a few years ago. We've made some progress and this is just a culmination of hard work over those years," said assistant coach Joseph Rath. "When you talk about home field advantage in cross country, we definitely felt that today."  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Cross Country Beats Texas Tech In Season Opener

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

RUIDOSO, N.M. - The New Mexico State cross country teams won the Texas Tech – New Mexico State Duel at the Ruidoso Fitness Trail on Friday afternoon. The women's team defeated TTU 15-47 while the men's team topped the Red Raiders 24-31. Seniors Crissey Amberg and Eli Kosgei placed first among all competitors.

"It was a good start to our season. There are definitely some things for us to work on, but each side did a great job competeing. It's easy to make adjustments when that's the case," assistant coach Joseph Rath said. "I know the teams are excited about the wins. We will get back to work and use this meet as a big positive we can build on."  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Cross Country Women Finish 3rd, Men Fifth At WAC Championships

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

SEATTLE, WA - New Mexico State women’s cross country finished third and men’s cross country finished fifth at the Western Athletic Conference Championships on Saturday. Utah Valley claimed the women’s title and UMKC won the men’s title.

In total the Aggies had four student-athletes named to All-WAC teams. For the women, junior Crissey Amberg was named First Team All-WAC, while junior Cassey Amberg and sophomore Stephanie Quintero were named Second Team All-WAC. For the men, senior David Colmenero was named Second Team All-WAC. Additionally, Julia Yescas was named the WAC Women’s Freshman of the Year.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Cross Country Finishes 2nd At Charles Bowles Invitational

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

SALEM, OR - New Mexico State men’s and women’s cross country teams finished in second at the Charles Bowels Invitational, hosted by Willamette University. The meet was held at McCulloch Stadium and Bush Park.

"Both sides had a good showing to come away with second place," said interim head coach Joseph Rath. “We had some good improvements from some individuals, but we know we can do better as a group. Overall it was a good experience and I know they will be motivated and excited for our race in Santa Clara."  Continue Reading This Post >>

Aggie Cross Country Teams Finish Fourth At WAC Championships

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

OREM, UT - The NM State Men's and Women's Cross Country team both finished fourth on Saturday at the WAC Championships at Lakeside Park, hosted by Utah Valley.

The men were led by sophomore Jereme Santistevan of Pojoaque, N.M./Pojoaque Valley HS who finished the 8k course in 24:31.78 and finished third in a field of 51 runners.

Junior David Colmenero of El Paso, Texas/Horizon HS was the second Aggie runner across, posting a 25:26.00 in 20th, with freshman Aaron Valenzuela of Belen, N.M./Belen HS next in at 27th with a 25:48.49.

The next NM State runner to come in was junior Marco Perez of El Paso, Texas/El Paso CC at 34th with a time of 26:18.69, junior Stephen Wallace of El Paso, Texas/Eastwood HS was right behind, in at 26:30.84 in 35th.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NM State’s Hab Rubio Wins First Ever Aggie Men’s Title At WAC Championship

EDINBURG, TX - Senior Hab Rubio became the first New Mexico State runner to win the Western Athletic Conference men’s individual cross country championship Saturday as he led the Aggies to a second place finish at the WAC Championships.

The Aggie women finished fourth in the competition.

Rubio, a senior from Port Townsend, Wash., crossed the line in front of the 8K race with a time of 24:56, and completed the day being named Runner of the Year.

Freshman runner Jereme Santistevan was named the 2014 WAC Freshman of the Year award after his performance as he placed seventh overall with a final time of 25:26.

Other Aggie men’s competitors include: Tyler Forde who finished 21st overall (26:28), Nathan Starr at 22nd overall (26:30), Evan Bekes at 26th overall (26:38), Herbert Beyale at 28th overall (26:45), Troy Lawton at 40th overall (27:38), Jason Saiz at 42nd overall (27:44), and Brett Fenton at 53rd (29:22). The race featured 55 runners and seven teams.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Courtney Schultz Finishes 6th At Mountain Regional, Earns NCAA National Bid

A year after recording the highest finish ever by an Aggie cross country athlete at the Mountain Regionals, senior harrier Courtney Schultz bettered that mark by finishing sixth at the 2012 NCAA Mountain Regional meet in Fort Collins, Colo. on Friday. The Aggie senior will head to Louisville, KY for the National Championship meet for the second consecutive year after earning an automatic qualifying spot by being one of the top four individual finishers not on an automatic qualifying team.

Schultz's sister Camille finished a career-best 21st in her final race as an Aggie with a time of 21:10.4. The women's team finished in 16th place as Sarabel Bojorquez (23:46.0) finished 114th, Mayra Chavez (23:56.8) finished 119th and Caroline Lewiecki (24:10.0) finished 122nd joining the Schultz sisters as the top five finishers for New Mexico State.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Aggie Men's And Women's Cross Country Finishes Fourth At WAC Championships

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

RUSTON, LA - The New Mexico State University cross country teams concluded their season when they finished fourth in both the men's and women's event at the Western Athletic Conference Championships on Saturday, Oct. 27.

The men's team finished fourth with a team score of 101. The University of Texas-Arlington finished first, Utah State University finished second and Seattle University finished third in the men's event. The women's team finished fourth with a time of 83. University of Idaho finished first, University of Texas-San Antonio finished second and Utah State finished third in the women's event.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Aggie Men's Cross Country Wins Grand Canyon Invite, Women Finish Second

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

GOODYEAR, AZ -The New Mexico State University cross country team finished up the Grand Canyon Invitational with strong performances by both teams, including a first-place finish by the men's team and a second-place finish by the women's team.

A total of 15 teams competed in the meet. The men's team defeated Northern Arizona University, currently ranked No. 18 in the nation and No. 3 in the Mountain West region and the University of Arizona, currently ranked No. 9 in the West region. The women's team defeated Northern Arizona in their match as well, which was ranked No. 9 in the West region. Both teams also defeated Arizona State in each event.

The men's team finished first overall with 38 points in the 8K, which is 19 points better than second place. Four of the top 10 overall runners wore crimson and white.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Aggie Cross Country Performs Well In Kansas

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAWRENCE, KS - The New Mexico State University cross country teams completed the Rim Rock Collegiate Invitational in Lawrence, Kan., on Saturday, Sept. 29th, with impressive team results in both events.

The women's team finished fifth overall with 65 points and the men's team finished sixth overall with 184 points.

The women's team ran its first official 6K of the season and finished fifth overall with a total of 65 points. The race was highlighted by a second overall finish by senior Courtney Schultz who finished with a time of 20:30.90. Schultz finished behind Rebecca Addison of Michigan by less than one second. Senior Camille Schultz finished second for NM State and 16th overall with a time of 21:14.00. The combined results of the Schultz sisters helped NM State finish above some of the top programs in the region, including host Kansas, Kansas State, Texas Tech and Nebraska.  Continue Reading This Post >>