NCAA: Utah College Track & Field Roundup: 5/11

first_img Brad James May 11, 2018 /Sports News – Local NCAA: Utah College Track & Field Roundup: 5/11 Written by Tags: Big Sky/Mountain West/Southern Utah/Utah Valley/WAC/Weber State FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailMOSCOW, Idaho-Thursday, as the Big Sky track and field championships ensued, numerous Southern Utah and Weber State athletes excelled.In the women’s hammer throw, Northern Arizona’s Brooke Anderson took the crown with a toss of 227-9. Weber State’s Terrell Womack placed eighth overall with a toss of 166-10.In the women’s high jump, Weber State’s Abbigael Brecht had a leap of 5 feet 8 inches to win the conference title in this event.Her teammate, Eden Richards, tied for third with a leap of 5 feet 5 and 3/4 inches.In the men’s shot put, Idaho’s Zack Short took the title with a toss of 59 and 7 3/4 inches. Nick Benham of Weber State placed sixth and Southern Utah’s Cannon Brunsvik finished seventh.The women’s discus saw Molli Detloff of North Dakota place first and Weber State’s Sophie Merritt finish fifth.Cidnee Davies of Weber State won the women’s long jump with a leap of 19 9 3/4 feet. Another Wildcats’ conference title was won by Trey Devereaux in the men’s pole vault with a leap of 16 1 1/4 feet. His teammate, Keaton Pace, placed fifth in this event.In the men’s javelin, Jensen Lillquist of Montana took the conference title, while Southern Utah’s Skyler Porcaro and Jeff Rowley finished second and fourth, respectively.The men’s long jump title was won by Eastern Washington’s Keshun McGee with a leap of 24 10 1/2 feet.The men’s 3000-meter steeplechase title was won by Weber State’s Jordan Cross in 9:01.49 as Southern Utah’s Michael Finch placed third.In the women’s 3000-meter steeplechase, Sarah Medved of Portland State placed first in a time of 10:30.35 as Weber State’s Summer Harper finished fourth and Morgan Porcaro of Southern Utah finished sixth.The men’s 10,000-meter run title was won by Southern Utah’s Aidan Reed in a time of 30:04.06, as Matthew Wright, his teammate, placed second and Colton Rimann of Weber State placed sixth.Concluding action Thursday was the women’s 10,000-meter run with this title won by Southern Utah’s Angie Nickerson in a time of 35:04.29 with her teammate, Madison Fruchey placing fourth.After three days of competition, Montana State’s men are in the lead with 44 points, while the Southern Utah men are second with 41 points. Weber State is in third with 36 points.For the women, North Dakota is in first with 52 points while Weber State is in second with 37.5 points. Southern Utah is in seventh place with 19 points.LAWRENCE, Kan.-As Day 2 of the WAC track and field championships ensued, the team standings see Grand Canyon’s men’s and women’s teams currently in the lead. The Antelope women have 26 points, just ahead of second-place Utah Valley with 24 points. The Antelope men have 24 points and once again, Utah Valley is in second as the Wolverines have 16 points.In the men’s decathlon, Grand Canyon’s Grant Carpenter won the crown with 6486 points. Josh Thomas of Utah Valley finished fourth overall in the event.The women’s heptathlon was won by Ashley Krawczuk of Grand Canyon as she amassed 4672 points. Sara Ohlwiler of Utah Valley placed fourth with 4378 points.In the women’s 10,000-meter run, Olivia Stein of Seattle U. won the title in a time of 35:51.29. A trio of Utah Valley Wolverines took the second, third and fourth slots with McKayla Walker, Savannah Berry and Hannah Branch finishing in these respective slots.In the men’s 10,000-meter run, Missouri-Kansas City’s Nathan Keown took the crown in a time of 31:03.75. Utah Valley’s Tyson Lambert and Kevin Lynch placed third and fourth, respectively.The meet resumes Friday with Day 3.FRESNO, Calif.-As Day 2 of the Mountain West track and field championships unfolded at Fresno State Thursday, the women’s heptathlon saw history made.On her home track, Fresno State’s Jestena Mattson won the heptathlon with 5511 points, which is a new school record for the Bulldogs. Talie Bonds and Niki Xydona of Utah State placed seventh and eighth, respectively.For the men, Air Force’s Cavlin Berstler won the decathlon title, becoming the first Falcon to do so in 9 years. Berstler posted 7203 points. Thus, the second day of the Mountain West track and field championships saw numerous historic events occur, setting the stage for what should be a great third day of competition Friday.last_img

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