Ashley Henderson Wins 60 and 200 at New Mexico Team Invitational
Jan. 27, 2018
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - Ashley Henderson won both the 60 and the 200 to pace the San Diego State track and field team Saturday at the New Mexico Team Invitational in Albuquerque, N.M.
Henderson easily won the 60 in 7.30 (second place was 7.43), bettering her time of 7.41 in the prelims, and took home the 200 in 23.16 (No. 2 was 23.58). The altitude adjusted 23.23 is the eighth-fastest time in the country this year. Henderson is undefeated on the year in final events against collegiate competition.
Henderson, who on Jan. 16 was named the MW Track Athlete of the Week, was joined with victories by Bonnie Draxler in the pole vault and Lisa-Anne Barrow in the long jump. Draxler, the MW Field Athlete of the Week on Jan. 16, kept up her undefeated streak against collegiate competition with a win in the pole vault in 13 feet, 4 ¼ inches (4.07), while Barrow won the long jump in 19-00.00 (5.79m) and finished eighth in the 200 in 24.91.
Jalyn Harris came in third in the 400 in 56.30 and Asia Smith took third in the long jump with a leap of 18-05.00 (5.61m). Smith was also 10th in the high jump as the top Aztec finisher in 5-03.25 (1.61m).
Ellison Grove (800 meters, 2:11.01), Marissa Berry (pole vault, 12-04.50 (3.77m)) and Jelena McNown (long jump, 17-11.50 (5.47m)) each tallied a fifth-place showing in their respective event, while Rachel Craft (eighth in pole vault, 11-04.50 (3.47m)), Callista Fletcher (eighth in 60, 7.69)) and Taylor Alexander (ninth in pole vault, 11-04.50 (3.47m)) each finished in the top 10 in their event.
Despite not taking a full compliment of athletes, the Aztecs took third of the eight teams with 84.5 points, only trailing Texas State (120) and the host Lobos (89).
SDSU continues its three-week stretch of meets at the Albuquerque Convention Center with the Don Kirby Collegiate Invitational on Feb. 9-10.
New Mexico Team Invitational Results
Team Results (out of 8 teams)
Individual Results (SDSU and Top 5 only)
60 Meters (prelims) (out of 22 entrants)
200 Meters (out of 28 entrants)
400 Meters (out of 20 entrants)
Mile (out of 19 entrants)
60-Meter Hurdles (prelims) (out of 21 entrants)
High Jump (out of 15 entrants)
Pole Vault (out of 12 entrants)
Long Jump (out of 19 entrants)
Triple Jump (out of 12 entrants)