Aggies Record Trio of First Places at Don Kirby Tailwind
Albuquerque, New Mexico – The NM State Track & Field team made their second trip to Albuquerque this outdoor season for the Don Kirby Tailwind Invitational, hosted by the University of New Mexico. The Aggies put in a solid run of performances, led by a trio of first-place finishers from Makiya Moore (Disk), Mariah Humphrey (Javelin) and Micah Too (1500m men). Along with event victories, several student-athletes set personal bests, and some competed in events for the first time in their college careers.
Victoria Vesera took third place in the long jump with a mark of 4.99 meters, tied for the best result in the event of his career.
By far the busiest event of the afternoon for the Crimson & White, five of the nine participants in the event represented NM State. Rebecca Green managed a second-place finish, recording a throw of 13.45m. Makiya Moore finished a close third with a throw of 13.31, a new personal best. Bailey Beene and Mariah Humphrey competed in the event for the first time in an Aggie uniform, posting marks of 9.42m and 7.11m, respectively.
Makiya Moore led the way in the discus throw, recording a throw of 49.61m for his third victory in the event this season. Rebecca Green walked away with third place, posting a score of 39.84. Kaitlyn Ward fourth place with a 38.77m throw made it three Aggies in the top four. Bailey Beene competed in the event for the first time in his career, with a final throw of 33.63m.
Mariah Humphrey notched her fourth first-place finish in the javelin this season, winning the gold medal with a throw of 45.41m. Bailey Beene finished second with a throw of 38.78m. Kaelyn Fenstermacher set a new personal best in the event, posting a mark of 26.04m.
Cole Shugart and Anekin Hetman finished neck and neck in the event, Shugart edging out a second place finish with a personal best time of 2:00.27. Hetman took third place with a time of 2:00.28.
Micah Too recorded the Aggies’ third win, crossing the line with a time of 4:08.63, a personal best and by far his best finish in the event.
Dilan Sanchez clinched a fourth-place finish, clocking 16:42.74.
After a nine-day hiatus, the NM State athletics program heads west to Tucson, Arizona for the Desert Heat Classic on Saturday, April 30. This meeting marks the last of the regular season for the Aggies, and the last competition before the WAC Outdoor Track and Field Championships May 12-14 in Seattle, Washington.
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