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NMSU set for $600,000 track facility upgrade after becoming WAC Champions

LAS CRUCES, New Mexico -- New Mexico State University won the Western Athletic Conference Indoor Track & Field Championship for the first time ever this past weekend while competing out in Idaho.

It is a signature win that will help usher in some much needed change to the team's facilities.

NMSU officials have confirmed that $600,000 have been recently approved and will be used to pay for the resurfacing of the team's practice track, which over the past 20 years has developed dozens of cracks of various length and sizes.

For two years, the track has been off limits to the public.

However, prior to that the community used it often, which made the issue even worse.

The track is currently in such bad shape the NMSU has been unable to host meets for 15 years.

According to NMSU officials, that resurfacing project is now considered a top priority.

The resurfacing is set to begin after the outdoor track season wraps up in May.

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Michael Gordon

Michael Gordon is an ABC-7 reporter who co-anchors Good Morning El Paso weekends.

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