Aggies Pick Up First Place Team Finish in UNM Quadrangular

Courtesy of NMSU

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – The New Mexico State outdoor track and field team finished first in the University of New Mexico Quadrangular on Friday, April 10 in Albuquerque, N.M. as they team competed against three Mountain West schools.

The Aggies picked up 195.5 points against New Mexico (174), Wyoming (93) and Air Force (46.5) during the meet with five Aggies finishing first in their event.

“Overall, we are performing at a pretty good level, which we were able to see competing against three Mountain West schools,” head coach Orin Richburg said. “We need to continue to keep improving individually and start getting ready for UTEP next week at the UTEP Invite. There are some improvements that we are going to make and hope we can get them across the board to try and get a better idea of conference placement. A win is satisfying and we are going to continue to make strides.”

Junior Jessica Schmitt achieved a career-best mark of 13.33m (43-9) in the women’s shot put against five other competitors. Freshman Taylor Stutely followed Schmitt’s lead with a career-best 12.57m (41.3) to take second in the competition.

Senior Diana Hawk finished behind New Mexico runner Nicole Roberts in the 1500-meter event with a recorded time of 4:44.88 as she finished second overall.

Dominique Joiner also took second under New Mexico State runner Brittany Myricks as Joiner finished with a time of 25.42 in the 200-meter race.

The Aggies will travel to El Paso, Texas to compete in the UTEP Invitational on April 18.


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