LOS ANGELES, CA. – The NM State Track & Field program arrived in California Thursday night and hit the ground at the Pacific Coast Invitational, returning to the track Friday and sending student-athletes to events at Mt. The SAC Relays, the Beach Invitational and the Bryan Clay Invitational. Phetisang Makethe recorded a couple of top-five rankings in the hammer throw on back-to-back days, while Richelle Sandin, Makiya Moore and Stil Amon posted their own top-10 rankings, and several Aggies posted new personal records during the first two days of competition.
Thursday (Pacific Coast Invitational)
Rebecca Green led the way for the Aggies, placing the fifteenth overall in a field of 53 and fifth in her Flight with a throw of 14.10 yards. Kaitlyn Ward took seventh place in his Flight with a throw of 12.09m.
Maikya Moore took first place in her Flight and finished in tenth place in a field of 55 with a throw of 50.87 m, which set a new personal record in the process. Rebecca Green finished on top of her Flight and 24th total with a throw of 43.80m. Kaitlyn Ward reached a third place in its flight with a throw of 42.32m.
Phetisang Makethe captured fourth place in her flight and fourth overall, set a new personal record and broke the all-time school record with a throw of 63.05m. Emily Hernandez took second place in his flight and tenth overall with a throw of 56.77m. Makiya Moore set a new personal record with a throw of 52.48m, becoming number two in her flight and sixteenth overall.
Mariah Humphrey the fourteenth was collected with a throw of 39.40m, Bailey Beene followed close behind and finished in an overall seventeenth place with a throw of 38.45m.
Stil Amon finished first in his heat and took an overall tenth place among college athletes at the Bryan Clay Invitational and set a new personal record with a time of 2: 05.42.
10,000 m race – Men
Cole Shugart captured the overall third place with a time of 30: 25.32, setting a new personal record.
100m hurdles (Mt. SAC relays)
Aliyah Logan | won the nineteenth overall in a field of 52 and third in her heat with a time of 13.82, setting a new personal record. Valissa Brown reached a third place in her heat and 24th combined with a wind-adjusted time of 13.97 (+0.5 m / s). Asjah Wallace took fourth place in its flight with a wind-adjusted time of 14.26 (+1.1 m / s).
Sierra Brewer ended 54th collected in a field of 113 with a time of 25.18 at the Bryan Clay Invitational. Grace Pendarvis took fourth place in his heat at Mt. SAC relays and ended with a wind-adjusted time of 24.73 (+2.8 m / s).
Takiyah Johnson took third place in his heat at the Bryan Clay Invitational with a time of 57.35.
400 m hedges
Terice Steen took second place in her heat and fifteenth overall in a field of 39 at Mt. SAC relays with a time of 59.65. Israel Swanson crossed the line as third in her heat and 22ndnd collected by the Bryan Clay Invitational with a time of 1: 03.76.
3000m steeplechase (Beach Invitational)
Richelle Sandin took fifth place with a time of 11: 19.58, darkening her previous best by about 45 seconds.
5000 m race
Kayla O’Connell set a personal record at the Beach Invitational and finished with a time of 18: 41.66.
Mariah Humphrey took the course for the second day in a row and took 16th collected in a field of 46 with a throw of 42.02m.
For the second day in a row, Phetisang Makethe delivered a solid performance in the hammer throw, where she finished second in her flight and second overall in a field of 55 with a throw of 63.78 m. Emily Hernandez recorded a personal record for the second day in a row, finishing fifth in her flight and 12thth total with a throw of 56.90m. Makiya Moore became number two in its flight and 26th total with a throw of 52.13m.
The Aggies conclude their trip to Golden State on Saturday at the Beach Invitational, hosted by Long Beach State. For complete coverage of New Mexico State athletics, follow us on Twitter (@NMSateXCTF), Instagram (@NMSateXCTF), and like us on Facebook (NMSstateTrackXC
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