WAC Women’s Outdoor Track and Field Athletes of the Week Announced
DENVER – New Mexico State’s LaSasha Aldredge and UTSA’s Whitney Flannel were named the Western Athletic Conference Women’s Indoor Track and Field Athletes of the Week, respectively, for the week of April 22-28.
Aldredge, a senior from Fresno, Calif. (Central East H.S.), finished fourth overall in the 400m with a time of 52.61, setting both a new record for the conference and a new all-time school record for NM State. Her time ranks tenth in the nation in the 400m. In the 200m Aldredge finished 11th overall with a time of 24.30. In the 4x100m relay, Aldredge helped the Aggies finish third overall with a time of 45.53, which now ranks third all-time for NM State. In the 4x400m relay, Aldredge and her teammates finished fourth overall with a time of 3:43.03, which places the squad second all-time for NM State.
Flannel, a sophomore from West Columbia, Texas (Columbia HS), recorded her second high jump title in as many weeks and moved to the top of the WAC leaderboard at Saturday’s Bobcats Classic. The sophomore scleared 1.76m (5-9.25) for her second personal best in as many weeks and now is tied with Utah State’s Chari Hawkins at the top of the league standings. That was two inches better than the career best she established in winning last Saturday’s Longhorns Invitational crown. Flannel has improved by more than a half foot since opening the campaign with a mark of 1.60m (5-3.00)at the Texas State Elite a month ago.
Other track nominees included: Louisiana Tech junior Kim Francis, Seattle U sophomore Madison Davis, Texas State senior Chante’sean White and Utah State sophomore Laycee Elliott.
Other field nominees included: Louisiana Tech senior Marcella LeBlanc, New Mexico State sophomore Tiffany Gerber, Texas State senior Jessica Thomas and Utah State sophomore Chari Hawkins.