MOSCOW, IDAHO-The New Mexico State University track and field team concluded the Western Athletic Conference Outdoor Championships with a sixth place finish and three individual titles.
"We had some people step up a little bit, had some break downs, but that's apart of competition," said head track and field coach Orin Richburg.
NM State claimed first place overall in the 400m, javelin throw, and the heptathlon.
Junior LaSasha Aldredge placed first overall in the 400m with a time of 53.41, almost a full second ahead of the second place finish. Aldredge's time in the event shattered the previous all-time school record which she previously set earlier in the season.
Senior Kelsey Brennan placed first overall in the throw with a mark of 45.76m. This was the second consecutive year Brennan won the javelin title.
Sophomore Zoe Meade won the heptathlon on the last event, finishing with a total score of 5,109 points. Meade's finish in the event is a new school record in the event. Meade also competed in the long jump, finishing fifth overall and notching a mark of 5.75m, which gives her second team all-conference honors for the event.
Aldredge, Brennan and Meade each earned first team all-conference honors for their first-place finishes in their respective events.
Sophomore Alishia Perkins placed third overall in the 200m with a time of 24.07, earning first team all-conference honors. Perkins' finish in the event improved upon her career record, which stands at third all-time for NM State.
Senior Melanie Clay finished third overall in the 800m with a time of 2:12.46, earning first team all-conference honors. Clay improved upon her career record and her school record, which still stands at fourth all-time in the NM State record books.
Freshman Diana Hawk placed fifth overall in the 1,500m with a time of 4:44.60. Her finish earned her second team all-conference honors in the event.
Senior Madelyn Stoltze finished second overall in the 10,000m with a time of 36:31.23, earning first team all-conference honors. Stoltze's time in the event is both a career-best and improves upon her school record which sits at fifth all-time for NM State.
Senior Jndia Cleveland placed second overall in the 400m hurdles with a time of 1:01.02, earning first team all-conference honors.
Freshman Caroline Lewiecki finished sixth overall in the 3,000m steeplechase with a time of 11:19.67, which earned her second team all-conference honors. Her finish in the event moved her up to fourth all-time in the NM State record books.
Freshman Mareka Clark finished sixth overall in the triple jump with a mark of 11.89m, giving her second team all-conference honors.
NM State finished third overall in the 4x100m relay with a time of 46.35, which places 10th overall for NM State. Perkins, Aldredge, and freshman Jenna Banegas and Kendra Walker participated in the event for NM State. NM State finished second overall in the 4x400m relay with a time of 3:42.29, which is now a new all-time school record for the Aggies. Meade, Cleveland, Clay and Aldredge competed in the event for the Aggies. All Aggies who participated in the two relay events received first team all-conference honors.
"We have to take we are given and we are a little disappointed," said Richburg, "but if we can get some of our athletes into the regional competition we can move on from there."
If any Aggies are selected to compete in the NCAA Outdoor Championships-First Round, competition will be held on Wednesday, May 23, in Austin, Texas.