Aggies rewrites the record books at the MLK Invitational
Aliyah Logan records second fastest 60m hurdles in NM State history


ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico – A quartet of Aggies etched their names in the school record books Saturday at the Martin Luther King Jr. Collegiate Invitational, hosted by the University of New Mexico.

First-year student Makiya Moore started the day for the Aggies, placing eighth in the shot put with a throw of 53-07 1/2 and 15th in the shot put with a throw of (11.55m).

Second year Brianna Gayle and Jhana Downie finished eighth and ninth in the 200m after times of (24.77) and (24.94), respectively. After the first place last weekend in the 1000m, Thulisile Amon placed eighth in the 800m with a time of (2:18.24).

Second year At Valissa Brown jump of (5.55m) notched his 10th all-time in NM State history and 13th at the MLK Invitational. First-year student Thobile Amon entered the record books for the second week in a row, finishing ninth in a personal best (5:06.09) in the mile, while also ranking 10th all-time in school history .

Second year Rebecca Green placed fourth in the shot put (14.23m), earning her sixth place all-time in the school record books.

To top off record performances at the MLK Invitational, Sophomore Aliyah Logan advanced to the 60m hurdles final with a qualifying time of (8.57), placing her fifth all-time in program history. In the final, Logan improved her time to (8.45), catapulting her level with Asjah Wallace for the second fastest 60m hurdles time in NM State history.

The Aggies’ day in Albuquerque ended with a third-place finish in the 4×400, where Bailey Yost’s team, Thulisile Amon, Thobile Amon and Victoria Vesera combined for a time of 4:02.15.


The Aggies will return to Albuquerque, NM next week (Saturday, January 29) to compete in the New Mexico Tag Team Open, before making their third straight trip to Duke City on February 4-5 for the New Mexico Classic. .

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