NMSU runner named WAC athlete of the week

NMSU Athletics
Wednesday, March 26, 2014 - 6:49pm

New Mexico State track and field athlete Jenna Bangegas was named the Western Athleteic Conference track athlete of the week for the week of March 17-23. This marks the first time Banegas has wonthis award.

Banegas, a graduate of Mayfield High School in Las Cruces, N.M., recently competed at the UTEP Springtime (March 22), where she set a personal best in both the 100-and-200-meter dash.

In the 100-meter dash, Banegas finished fourth overall with a time of 11.76, whichmarks the best time posted in the WAC.

Banegas finished eighth in the 400-meter dash with a time of 24.39. She was also a part of the 4x100-meter relay team and she helped them finish second with a time of 46.23.

The Aggies will be in action on Thursday, March 27-29, when they travel to San Marcos,Texas to compete at the Bobcat Invitational.

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