NM State Indoor T&F returns for the Corky Classic this weekend

Corky classic
Friday 13th January – Saturday 14th January
Texas Tech Sports Performance Center | Lubbock, Texas
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LAS CRUCES, NM – The track and field season is back underway, and the NM State indoor track and field team is geared and ready to start the season with their first meeting this weekend in Lubbock, Texas when they’re ready to compete at the Corky Classic to attend, hosted by Texas Tech.

Joseph Rath enters his second season as Aggie’s Head Track & Field Coach. Last season, the team, led by Rath, finished fourth at the WAC Indoor Track & Field Championships after earning 94 points as a team. In the end, seven athletes finished in the top 5 of their prestigious events: Thobile Amon set a personal best in fifth place in the one-mile final; Emily Stutesman finished fifth in the 3000m final, she also finished fifth in the 5000m race final; Grace Pendarvis took home the gold in the 200m final; Jhana Downie fourth in 400m final; Thulisil Amon Third in 800m sprint final; Aliyah Logan ran away with first place in the 60-meter hurdles; Phethisang Makhethe compile another first place finish in the weight throw; the 4x400m team from Terice Steen, Thulisil Amon, Grace Pendarvis and Jhana Downie combined to finish second.

After losing just one senior from last season’s team and the majority of the team returning for this season, including the seven mentioned above, NM State will be looking to run away from the competition this season for their final year in the WAC, as they will move to Conference USA with the rest of NM State Athletics beginning in the fall.

The starting line

  • This is the third consecutive season that NM State T&F has competed in the Corky Classic.
  • Fans can stream all the action via ESPN+ with a paid subscription, or you can follow live scores for free thanks to Prime-Time Timing and Karmarush.
  • As of now, 31 athletes will be competing at 12 events in Lubbock this weekend.
  • One runner to watch out for is the junior sprinter Aliyah Logan who will compete in the 60-meter hurdles this weekend. Logan set a personal best and placed herself in the NM State history books after finishing first at last season’s WAC Indoor Championships with a time of 8.39, which put her at the top of the NM State All- Time leaderboard for the event.
  • Another athlete to keep an eye on is the sophomore pitcher Phethisang Makhethe who is scheduled to compete in weight throwing this weekend, an event she dominated last season. In five indoor meetings over the past year, Makhethe never finished outside the top five and ended her indoor campaign with a first-place weight throw at the WAC Championships with a personal best of 19.39 m (63′ 7.5″) .that’s good for the second-longest throw in NM State history behind former pitcher and current grad-assistant Aggie, Yemisi Oroyinyin.

Time schedule

Friday January 13th

  • 1:30 p.m. – Weight throw
  • 4:00 p.m. – Long jump
  • 4:45pm – 400m B selection
  • 17:40 – 1000m
  • 6:15 p.m. – 200m
  • 8:00 p.m. – 3000 m B selection

Saturday January 14th

  • 10:00 am – Shot Put
  • 10:00 a.m. – Long Jump
  • 10:00 am – 1 mile
  • 10:40 a.m. – 60m pre-run
  • 11:45 a.m. – 60m hurdles pre-run
  • 12:25pm – 400m A selection
  • 12:30 p.m. – Triple jump
  • 1:05 p.m. – 60m hurdles semi-finals
  • 1:15 p.m. – 60m semi-finals
  • 2:00 p.m. – 60m hurdles final
  • 2:10 p.m. – 60m final
  • 2:20pm – 200m A selection
  • 2:50pm – Selection over 3000m A
  • 3:20 p.m. – 4x400m relay

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