Courtesy of NMSU
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – The New Mexico State outdoor track and field team continued to show marked improvements in Albuquerque, N.M. at the Don Kirby Tailwind hosted by in-state rival, New Mexico.
The Aggies finished the meet first overall with 132.5 points over second-place, Western Athletic Conference competitors, Grand Canyon (113 points) and 10 other teams.
“Overall, we were not too bad. Nelson, Jackson, McNally and Farmer did well in their events, which really helped us as a team,” head coach Orin Richburg said. “ The kids are making nice improvements and continue to get better each week. We want to keep getting better marks further down the road and continue to see how we progress.”
Sophomore Katara Nelson finished first in the 400-meter race with a time of 55.87 with sophomore Dominique Jackson finishing right behind with a time of 56.45.
In the women’s 3000-meter, senior Megan McNally finished with a time of 10:41.83 finishing first overall and was followed by freshman Cristina Amberg who completed the race with a time of 10:42.77 to finish second.
In field events, freshman Kayli Farmer marked a 43.43m (142-6) in the javelin placing first against the competition as freshman Cierrah Kassetas followed Farmer’s lead, marking a 39.15m (128-5) to finish second overall.
NM State will travel to Albuquerque once again to compete in the University of New Mexico Team Scored on April 10.