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Forget top 10 school and NCAA rankings, how about World Rankings?

Updating the track and field athletes in the MWC

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The Mountain West Conference is having a great year in track and field. School records are falling ( see Colorado State), in some cases multiple athletes are breaking the same record in the same meet (see New Mexico and San Jose State). Top-ten all time marks are being made every week. And Mountain West athletes have reached the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Standards. The Olympics are a year away and a lot can happen, but it is possible that multiple current MW athletics will be representing their country next year. Here is the list:

Colorado state

Senior Shadae Lawrence broke the Colorado State outdoor record in the women’s discus twice in the same day at two different meets. First at the Beach Invitational, with a toss of 202-8 (61.80m) and later in the afternoon at the Mt. SAC Relays with a toss of 209-7 (63.89m). It is also the top collegiate mark in the country in 2019. The 2020 Tokyo Olympic Standard is 63.50m.

Sophomore Jessica Ozoude broke her own school record in the 200 meters, finishing in 23.46. Her 400-meter time of 53.79, ranks third all-time at CSU

Sophomore Destinee Rocker broke her own school record in 100 meters finishing in 13.16. Her 200 meter time of 24.15, ranks seventh on CSU’s all-time outdoor list

Senior Cole Rockhold broke Colorado State’s school record in the 5,000 meters with a time of 13:35.26.

4x400 relay team of Lauren Gale, Jessica Ozoude, Michelle Gould and Jasmine Chesson broke CSU’s school record with a time of 3:39.72.

Freshman Lauren Gale time of 53.60 in the women’s 400 meters, is the second-fastest time in CSU outdoor history, 53.60. Her time was just five one-hundredths of a second off the school record of 53.55.

Senior Marybeth Sant time in the 100 meters of 11.52, is the second-fastest time in CSU outdoor history and in the 200 meters, her time of 23.68 is also second all time.

Lauren Gale time of 53.79 in 400 meters, ranks 5th all-time at CSU.

Senior Kelcey Bedard threw the discus 185-05/56.52m to move up to sixth on CSU’s all-time outdoor list.

Sophomore Isa Bynum finished the long jump with a personal best of 24-8.25 (7.52m), the second-best mark in school history. Bynum topped his previous best by one foot.

Senior Carson Hume finished the 5,000 meters in 13:58.94, which ranks 7th in CSU history.

Junior Eric Hamer’s time 13:59.07 in the 5,000 ranks him 8th in CSU history.

Junior Emma Atwell ran 11:03.61 in the 3,000 steeplechase, 10th-best all-time at CSU


Jerayah Davis set a pair of school records. First, in the 100m dash with a time of 11.18. Additionally, that time is fifth in the NCAA heading into the week. Davis’ 100m time is also fourth all-time in the Mountain West. The 2020 Tokyo Olympic Standard is 11.15. Then, Davis added nearly four inches onto her school record in the long jump, with a mark of 21 feet, two-and-a-half inches. That mark is also fifth in the NCAA heading into the week. Davis is the only female athlete in the NCAA that holds a top-10 time in a track event and a top-10 mark in a field event.

Kacey Doner posted the second-fastest 3000m steeplechase time in Cowgirl history, with a time of 10:23.54.

Kiah Leonard earned No. 5 time in Cowgirl history in the 10,000m with a time of 36:07.09

Addi Iken earned No.7 all-time at Wyoming in the 10,000m with a time of 36:49.77

Zia Macdermid finished with a time of 4:32.50 in the 1500m. That time is ninth all-time in Cowgirl history.

Christopher Henry finished the 5,000m race with a time of 14:09.10, the ninth time in Cowboy history.

New Mexico

Sophomores Weini Kelati and Adva Cohen both broke the school record in the in the same heat. Kelati finished first in 15:23.46, followed 7.55 seconds later by Cohen at 15:31.01. The previous record was 15:39.42 run by Marielle Hall in 2018, which the Lobos shattered by 15.96 seconds and 8.41 seconds, respectively. The times run by Kelati and Cohen are ranked first and second, respectively, in the NCAA this season.

Fresno State

Sophomore Ellie Leather finished the 1500m in 4:28.71 for #4 all time.

Junior Breanna Covington leaped 12.26 meters in the triple jump, which ranks #5 all time.

Junior Tieara Norman ran 400M hurdles in 1:00.25 for the #6 all-time rank.

Freshman Mona Gottschaemer cleared 1.71 meters in the high jump, with is #9 all time.

Freshman Patricija Roshofa 200-meter time of 24.17, ranks #10 all time.

Senior Jestena Mattson time of 14.02 in the 100m hurdles ranks #10 all time.

Utah State

Junior Kyle Brost broke the school record in the triple jump, leaping 15.17 meters (49-9.25).

Senior Alyssa Snyder broke the school record in the 10,000 meter run, as she clocked in a time of 33:50.95.

Sophomore heptathlete Talie Bonds recorded 5,145 points, good for sixth-best in school history. During the heptathlon, Bonds competed in the 100-meter hurdles finishing in 13.67, that time is now the sixth-best in program history.

Senior Michala Zilkey threw the discus 51.09 meters (167-7), which now ranks sixth on the all-time outdoor program list.

Senior Stephanie Wright cleared a height of 3.70 meters (12-1.5) in the pole vault, which is now the seventh-best mark in USU history.

Senior Jennifer Christensen cleared clearing 1.75 meters (5-8.75) in the high jump, the eighth-best mark in program history.

Junior Josie Givens time of 17:10.04 in the 5,000-meter run now the ninth-best time in outdoor program history.

Senior James Withers ran the ninth-fastest 5,000m in USU history, as he clocked in a time of 14:23.29.

Senior Alyssa Hirschi-Swenson finished the heptathlon with 4,979 points, which is now the ninth-best in program history.

Senior Katie Struthers ran a time of 10:41.10 in the 3000m steeplechase, now the ninth-best in program history.

Sophomore Hunter Simonsen’s high jump of 2.11 meters (6-11) put him ninth all-time.

Senior Michala Zilkey finished the hammer throw with a toss of 57.20 meters (187-8), which is 10th on the all-time outdoor program list in the event.

San Jose State

Hammer thrower Silvia Gutierrez broke a school record with a 170-foot-0 bettering her school record by 6 feet.

Jeanette Zambrano set a school record in the 5,000m with a time of 16:24.72. She held that record for about 30 minutes, and is now second all-time as….

Jennifer Sandoval finished the next heat in 16:23.72 dropping 12 seconds off her previous best, and is now the current school record holder.

Jose Pina’s time of 14:06.92 in the 5,000m was good for fourth on the all-time San Jose State list.

Craig Huff finish the 5,000M with a time of 14:18.27 good for ninth on the San Jose State list.

Boise State

Freshman Dafni Georgiou finish the 100m hurdles in 13.68, a new personal best by almost half a second. That mark moves her to second on the school record book, behind only 13.66.

San Diego State

Nyjari McNeil time of 2:06.58 in the 800 meters beat her previous SDSU freshman record. She also now No. 4 all-time at SDSU.

Erica Grotegeer throw of 170’ 8” in the discus was the seventh-best mark in school history.


Sophomore Nicola Ader broke the long jump school record while competing in the heptathlon with a reach of 20’ 7.75” (6.29 meters) to move from third to first all-time at Nevada. Ader now owns school records in the indoor high jump and outdoor long jump.

Senior Lindsey Sickler moved into second all-time at Nevada in the 5,000 meter with a time of 16:13.30.

Sophomore Morgin Coonfield moves up the Nevada all-time list for the 3,000m steeplechase, with a time of 10:30.91 which puts her in sixth all-time at Nevada.

Senior Emily Etter cleared 12’ 9” (3.89 m) in the pole vault, the mark moves her to sixth on the Nevada all-time list.

Air Force

Junior Michael Rhoads crushed the Academy’s 800-meter record finishing in 1:47.10, more than one and a half seconds off the previous record. It is also the second-fastest time in Mountain West history.

Junior Lindsey improved the her own program standard in the 3000-meter steeplechase, to a time of 10:14.77.

Senior Logan Feasline unleashed a discus toss of 182’6” to move into fourth in the program’s record books.

Sophomore Kathleen Medill improved her high jump height to 5’7” which places her fifth in the Academy record book

Junior Parker Spearman recorded the fifth-best javelin throw in Academy history with a throw of 218’9”

Freshman Mikayla Gallagher clocked a time of 16:55.33 in the 5000-meter event, knocked nearly 18 seconds off of her previous time to place in 10th on the program’s all-time standings

Sophomore Addyson Smith improved her distance in shot put to 43’4¼” and moved up one spot to ninth on the program’s top-10 list.

Sophomore Maria Mettler added her name to the Academy record book in the 1500-meter run with a time of 4:30.47 to place in 10th on the program’s all-time standing.