Athletics sets a dozen all-time Aggie top-12 scores to wrap up weekend – Texas A&M Athletics
ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico – The Texas A&M men’s and women’s track teams finished the weekend with a dozen all-time top-12 scores from Aggie between the Don Kirby Invitational in Albuquerque, NM and the Music City Challenge in Nashville, Tennessee.
The track remained hot for the Aggies as 11 of the 12 all-time artist marks were established in running events. The only field event mark came from a freshman At Bryce Foster’s second place in the shot put with a throw of 60-5.75/18.43m to become the sixth best of all time. Of the 11 fastest times ever, six were run in New Mexico.
young charokee put on a show by winning the women’s 400m at 51.24, which after elevation conversion ranks second in the NCAA at 51.35. The sophomore became Aggie’s fourth best performer in school and marked the fourth time in her career to run below 52 indoors. Senior Kaylah Robinson clocked 8.14 to win the women’s 60m hurdles. His time sits 4th on the school’s roster and 20th in the NCAA this season after the elevation conversion at 8.16.
Second year students Devon Achane (60m) and Chevannie Hanson (400m) each won their respective events. Achane clocked 6.63 on the clock, making him the third-best 60m performer in school history, while Hanson stopped the clock at 45.89 to rank No. 11 in the 400m standings. . Most notably, Hanson currently ranks eighth in the nation with a conversion time of 46.00, while Achane’s time ranks 30th with an altitude converted time of 6.65.
Senior Deshae Sage and second ryan martin ended their day on the all-time artists list. Wise became the sixth-best 60m hurdles runner with a time of 8.23, while Martin ran 6.69 in the 60m, making him the eighth-best Aggie of all time.
Julia Black (3000m), Bailey Goggans (800m), Caden Norris (800m), Avi’Tal Wilson-Perteete (800m) and plain grace (3000m) each earned a spot on Texas A&M’s All-Time Artist List. Wilson-Perteete, a senior, ran in 2:06.48 to place sixth in the women’s 800m. Freshman Goggans followed to become the seventh best performer at 2:06.59. In the men’s 800, Norris clocked a personal best 1:48.55. The runner-up became the ninth-fastest Aggie of all time and moved up to fifth-best in the Southeastern Conference this season.
Plain, a junior, finished the 3,000m distance at 9:37.76 to rank No. 11 all-time, while Black, a senior, ran 9:42.38 to become No. 12and best Aggie performer of all time.
Other notable performances include Tierra Robinson Jones and Syaira Richardson finishing second and third behind Young in the 400m at 52.40 and 52.98. Heather Abadie second in the pole vault with a clearance of 13-6.25/4.12m, while Zhan Smith was second in the 60m in 7.33. On the men’s side, Connor Schulman was second in the 60m hurdles at 7.99 and Omajuwa Etiwe placed fourth in the 400m in 46.75. The male quartet of Cutler Zamzow, Lance Broome, Ashton Schwartzman and Moitatel Mpoke combined to run 3:09.29 to finish second.
Texas A&M hosts the SEC Indoor Championships Feb. 25-26 inside Gilliam Indoor Track Stadium.
Texas A&M Quotes
The head coach Pat Henry
to Devon Achanesprinters…
“The 200m is going to come to the conference. It was a great learning experience about his strengths and weaknesses. To run under 21 seconds like he did this weekend is exceptional. Then to come back and run 6 .63, which is a talented young man. I think he can race with just about anyone in the country. I thought Chevannie [Hanson] had a hell of a run for him right now. I thought Omajuwa [Etiwe] didn’t look bad, but there’s more in the tank. Kayla [Robinson] and Deshae [Wise] also looked good today.”
to Bryce Foster…
“I thought for Bryce [Foster] to improve almost two feet in the shot put, I mean, nobody does that kind of thing. It shows you he’s learning and getting into the rhythm of what he’s doing.”
on the runners in Nashville…
“I think the highlight there was maybe Caden [Norris] at 1:48.55, that’s one hell of a run for him. Distance women just keep getting better. Good to see Eric [Casarez] run 14:12 in the 5000m, he starts the engine and you could see him last week when we met. He will have to run 1:40 p.m. to do well, so he has a job ahead of him.”
during the week off competition…
“We won’t take a break, but we will step back a bit. We have a group of around 50 people who will go to the SEC Indoors and then we have another 50 who train to prepare outdoors. I’m satisfied of the direction we’re going. The SEC championships are the toughest competition of the year and we’ll find out what we’re made of.”
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