The first day of the Corky Classic is a wrap

day one

Corky Classic | Lubbock, Texas | Texas Tech Sports Performance Center

Final results – Friday

LUBBOCK, TX – The first day of the Corky Classic is officially in the books and several of Aggies have put in impressive performances including a couple of first places and some personal records.

The day started with the women’s weight throw, with five Aggies taking over the circle to make their mark. Phethisang Makhethe took first place overall in the event after a personal best throw of 19.41 m (63′ 8.25″), breaking her own NM State record for the second longest throw in program history (19.39), which she put up just a season ago at the WAC Indoor Championships in Albuquerque.

Makiya Moore finished the event in sixth place after making it to the finals with a mark of 16.66 m (54′ 8″) on her second throw attempt. Miranda Tcheutchoua, a freshman trade from Aggie, took part in her first Event since coming to NM State and placed tenth on the weight throw, missing the cut by inches with a throw of 15.98 m (52′ 5.25″). Emil Birch (formerly Hernandez) and Kaitlyn Ward missed the cut with 15.77 m (51′ 9″) and 15.73 m (51′ 7.25″) also just behind Tcheutchoua. Kaelyn Window Maker competed in the weight throw for the first time in her three-year career at NM State, throwing a distance of 12.35 m (40′ 6.25″) that day.

Transition to the 1,000 meter run Thulisil Amon outlived the competition by finishing first in the race with an event best of 3:00.47, just short of her personal best (2:59.00). Angela Korte attended her first indoor college meeting and finished second in her run while crossing the finish line in 3:13.52 for ninth place overall.

In the 200m B range, Sierra Brewer finished in the top ten of a large field of 62 women with a time of 25.21 – the second best indoor time of her career and fifth best overall time.

Leah Clark and Jordan Torres took the line for the 3,000 meter dash. For Clark, this was only the third time she had competed in the event in her young career and she finished fourth with a time of 11:42.18. Jordan Torres finished seventh in the race after crossing the finish line at 11:42:18 a.m. at the first indoor college meeting for the El Paso freshman.


The Corky Classic continues tomorrow on day two where the Aggies will compete in ten more events, starting with the shot put at 10am and ending with the 4x400m relay at 3:20pm

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