2012 West Texas A&M Track & Field Meet Results

Contributed by Jack Batson 

NCAA, NAIA, and NJCAA teams from Texas and New Mexico came to Canyon, TX to compete in the Buff’s brand-new track and field stadium, for the first annual West Texas A&M Classic Track and Field Meet. This was the opening meet of the season for the NMMI Bronco women’s track and field team. Head coach Jack Batson had but two returning athletes from last season’s squad, and for many members of this young Lady Bronco team, it was their first track and field meet.

“Because many on his team are new to track and field, this was an ‘eye-opening’ experience for them,” said coach Batson.  “We saw some outstanding performances by some really good track and field athletes.  Hopefully they did not totally intimidate our young ladies.”  Coach Batson believes that you do not sharpen a knife on butter, so he is confident that his team left the meet stronger for having competed against very tough competition.

The Lady Broncos next meet was supposed to be a qualifying meet at Tarleton State University in Stephenville, TX on Thursday, March 8th, but inclement forecasted weather has cancelled that meet.  NMMI will be on spring break the following week, so their next meet will be on March 24 at the UTEP Invitational held in El Paso, TX.  This will be a homecoming for two of the Lady Broncos: Victoria Terrazas is from El Paso, and Karla Palacios is from nearby Anthony, New Mexico.

NMMI Results:
Triple jump
Gabriele Cassolopez,  7.82 meters:  5th place

Briana Dutcher, 25.44 meters:  8th place
Dixie Dominguez, 20.80 meters: 9th place

Shot Put
Briana Dutcher, 7.92 meters:  8th place
Dixie Dominguez, 6.16 meters


Javelin Throw
Briana Dutcher, 19.65 meters
Dixie Dominguez, 19.40 meters

1500 meter run
Victoria Terrazas, 7:10.68

100 meter hurdles
Sophia Esteban, DNF1

800 meter run
Catherine Sedy, 2:27.57:  5th place
Fanny Farfan-Aguilar, 2:28.39: 7th place

400 meter hurdles
Karla Palacios, 1:11.48: 6th place

200 meter dash
Taylor Fillpot, 29.51
Gabriele Cassolopez, 32:48

5000 meter run
Victoria Terrazas,  27:582

1Esteban hit the ninth hurdle and failed to finish. However, according to coach Batson, she was running well in the early part of the race.

2 Finish judges stopped the 5000 meter run with one lap left, due to darkness —the time reflects coach Batson’s estimate based on Tarrazas’ race pace on previous laps.

Complete West Texas A&M Classic Meet Results:

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