Ledes from the Land of Enchantment

Aggie Indoor T&F Heads North for MLK Collegiate Invite

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MLK Collegiate Invite
SaturdayJanuary 21
Texas Tech Sports Performance Center | Albuquerque, New Mexico
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LAS CRUCES, NM – After opening the season at the Corky Classic, the NM State indoor track & field team returns to the Land of Enchantment, traversing up I-25 to compete in the MLK Collegiate Invite, hosted by the University of New Mexico. Coming off a third-place finish in the 60m hurdles at the Corky Classic with a time of 8.29, Aliyah Logan was named the WAC Women’s Track Athlete of the Week. Logan is scheduled to compete in the same event again on Saturday.

The Starting Line

  • The MLK Collegiate Invite is the first of four straight meets NM State will compete at in Albuquerque.
  • Aggie fans can stream all the action through Flotrack with a paid subscription, or follow along free with live results thanks to liverunningresults.com.
  • 29 athletes are scheduled to participate across 12 events.
  • Aliyah Logan took third in the 60m hurdles with a time of 8.29 at the Corky Classic while also setting a new personal record en route to being named WAC Women’s Track Athlete of the Week.
  • Phethisang Makhethe set a new personal best last weekend while taking first place in the weight throw with a distance of 19.41m.

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  • Phethisang Makhethe notched the Aggies first first-place finish of the 2023 season in the weight throw, breaking a personal best and surpassing her own record for second longest toss in NM State history with a mark of 19.41m (63′ 8.25″).
  • Sophomore transfer Miranda Tcheutchuoa competed in her first even as an Aggie, finishing tenth in the weight throw with a distance of 15.98m (52′ 5.25″)
  • Thulisile Amon outlasted the competition to take first place in the 1,000m run, crossing the line with a time of 3:00.47
  • Newcomer Angela Korte competed in her first collegiate meet, finishing second in her heat and ninth overall with a time of 3:13.52 in the 1,000m.
  • Freshman thrower Alesha Lane competed in the shotput for the first time in her young career, taking eleventh place with a distance of 13.47m (44′ 2.5″)
  • Aliyah Logan and Valissa Brown qualified for the finals in the 60m hurdles, Logan taking third place with a time of 8.29 while Brown finished fourth with a mark of 8.33. Both runners set personal records in the process.
  • Cameron Hodges secured a sixth-place finish in the triple jump with a distance of 11.72m (38′ 5.5″) at her first collegiate meet.
  • Emily Stutesman (10:02.18), Thobile Amon (10:07.87), and Maggie Gibbs (10:18.79) finished second, third and fourth respectively in the 3,000m run. Amon set a new personal best with that time.

Schedule of events

  • 8:00 am – High Jump
  • 8:30 am – Long Jump
  • 9:15 am – Weight Throw
  • 10:35 am – 400m Dash (Unseeded)
  • 11:10 am – 60m Hurdles Prelims
  • 12:00pm – Triple jump
  • 12:20pm – 60m Dash Qualifying
  • 12:35pm – 60m dash prelims
  • 1:08pm – Mile Run
  • 1:15pm – Shot put
  • 1:20pm – 60m Hurdles Final
  • 1:50pm – 400m dash
  • 2:15pm – 60m dash final
  • 3:00pm – 200m dash
  • 3:30pm – 800m dash
  • 4:00pm – 4×400 Relay

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