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Highlights of the 2019 MWC Track and Field

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The conference champion in both men and women’s Track and Field is Colorado State. The Rams become the first program to sweep all four championships in a single season since former member BYU did it in 2011. The Rams were the last conference team to sweep the outdoor titles, doing so back in 2015. This is the fourth outdoor title for the women, the second for the men. The overall scores are listed below. Here is a run-down of each school. The first round of nationals is this week; athletes who qualified will compete in the West Preliminaries in Sacramento to earn a spot at the National meet in Austin.

WOMEN’S STANDINGS

1. Colorado State - 159.5

2. San Diego State - 121

3. UNLV - 99.5

4. Nevada - 78.5

5. Boise State - 75

6. Utah State - 70

T7. Fresno State - 64

T7. Wyoming - 64

9. New Mexico - 47.5

10. Air Force - 30

11. San José State - 9

MEN’S STANDINGS

1. Colorado State - 224

2. Air Force - 171

3. Utah State - 137

4. New Mexico - 92

5. Boise State - 81

6. Wyoming - 78

7. San José State - 20

8. Fresno State – 13

Colorado State

Colorado State senior Shadae Lawrence has made organization’s women’s post-championship watch list. The award, which debuted in 2009, is given annually to the top male and female NCAA track & field athlete. Lawrence won the discus title at the Mountain West this past weekend in Clovis, Calif., with a throw of 213-5, setting a school and conference record. The attempt stands as the best in the nation this year and only two women have thrown farther in NCAA history, with her attempt standing as the sixth best all time.

In the 100, both Jessica Ozoude and Marybeth Sant, broke the school record in the 100, going 11.41 and 11.43 respectively.

Junior Amelia Harvey finished the heptathlon with a total of 5,222 points, moving into fifth on the school’s all-time list.

Isa Bynum had a PR of 49-4.25 in the triple jump now eighth all time.

Tarynn Sieg’s javelin throw of 137-6 stands as ninth-best all time at the school.

Will Domier 10.56 in the 100 meters is now 10th on the school list.

Sophomore Aria Tate finished the heptathlon with 5,062 points, the 10th-best total at the school.

Utah State

Sindri Gudmundsson competed for the first time since the 2018 European Athletics Championship in August, and threw the javelin 73.69 meters (241-09.00) on his first and only throw of the season. With his mark, Gudmundsson currently ranks fourth in the NCAA West Qualifying List and seventh in the nation.

Junior Kyle Brost, as he bested his own triple jump school-record mark and recorded a leap of 15.47 meters (50-9.25).

Senior Brenn Flint discus throw of 53.47 meters (175-05), remains the second-best discus throw in outdoor program history.

Freshman Mica Rivera ran a personal-best 5,000-meter time of 16:41.79, and is now fifth on the all-time outdoor program list. Her time is also the fastest 5,000-meter performance for an Aggie in MW Outdoor Championship history.

Junior Luke Beattie moved up on the all-time USU list, as he ran a personal-best 5,000-meter time of 14:08.28, as that’s now the third-best time in program history.

Sophomore Josh Barclay tossed 18.16 meters (59-07.00) in the shot put and his mark now ranks eighth on the all-time outdoor program list.

Senior Alyssa Hirschi- in the heptathlon recorded a career-best 5,033 points, which ranks eighth all-time in school history.

Freshman Roman Ruiz had finished the decathlon with a 6,808 points, good enough for eighth in program history.

Sophomore Stokton Smith time of 8:54.99 in the men’s steeplechase, now ranks 10th on the all-time outdoor program list.

Air Force

Parker Spearman threw the javelin 228-4 which was good enough for #2 all-time

Mikayla Gallagher 10,00 meter run time of 34:36.91 puts her #5 all-time

Kathleen Medill high jump of 5-7.25 is now #5 all-time

Donna Borer discus throw of 153-9 is good enough for #7 all-time.

Trevor Siniscalchi 3000 meter steeplechase time of 8:50.92 is now #6 all time.

Jenna Kill 800 meter time of 2:11.86 was enough of #9 all-time

Boise State

Kristie Schoffield ran the 11th-fastest time in the nation in the 800 meters and second all-time, running a nearly two-second personal best of 2:03.94.

Jacob Grinwis moved to fourth on the school record book, running a 1:50.36 in the 800 meters.

Wyoming

Cowgirl senior Jerayah Davis scored 27 points over four events this weekend, the most among all athletes, as she became the first Cowgirl to be named the Women’s Outstanding Performer at the Mountain West Championships. Davis also finished the 200m dash with a time of 23.57, which is a personal best and moved her to No. 3 on the all-time Cowgirl list.

Kacey Doner time in the steeplechase of 10:19.86, strengthening her hold on the No. 2 time in Cowgirl history.

Katelyn Mitchem ran a time of 10:30.18 in the steeplechase which is No. 3 in the Cowgirl record books.

Jasmyne Cooper ran the fifth-fastest 800m time in Cowgirl history at 2:09.90.

William Nolan finished the triple jump with a leap of 49-10.5. That mark is No. 8 on the all-time Cowboy list.

Kirk Unland hammer throw of 205 feet, 11 inches is No. 8 on the Wyoming all-time list.

New Mexico

Charlotte Prouse ran a Mountain West Championship meet record 9:47.43 in the steeplechase to win her first conference title, finishing 9.15 seconds ahead of the runner-up. She is currently the third-fastest time in the NCAA behind Boise State’s Allie Ostrander and UNM teammate Adva Cohen.

In just her second-ever 10,000-meter race Sophomore Weini Kelati shattered the MW Championship record by more than 20 seconds and running the third-best time in the NCAA this season at 32:09.10. With 18 laps remaining, the UNM distance runner lapped her first pair of runners and continued to pick off runners until she had officially lapped the entire field of 20 runners. She won the race by more than two minutes, almost lapping the entire field twice.

San Diego State

Freshmen Nyjari McNeil finished in third in the 800 after finishing in 2:05.27, which is second best time in program history and reset her freshman record.

Callista Fletcher finished the 200m dash in 23.32, which is a new PR for the sophomore and the sixth best time in school history.

Asia Smith total of 5,309 gives her the ninth best heptathlon score in program history.

UNLV

Jasmyne Graham ran a personal-best time of 13.07 in the 100m hurdles to not only shave .02 off her previous mark, but also improve her program record.

Nevada

Sophomore Hiley Dobbs set a school record in the 10,000m with a time of 34:33.91.

4x400m relay squad of freshman Emily Costello, sophomore Lauren Green, junior Karoline Sauer and sophomore Eliza McCall set a school record with a time of 3:43.95. The previous record was set in 2000, just months after Costello was born.

Senior Lindsey Sickler’s time of 10:04.66 in the steeplechase shaved over nine seconds off of her previous personal record and puts her second all-time in program history.

Freshman Emily Costello moved into fourth all-time in the 400m clocking a time of 55.33 seconds.

Nicola Ader moved up in the 100m hurdles all-time list to eighth with a time of 13.89 seconds.

Fresno State

Breaking her own school record for the second straight year with 5,635 points, Fresno State’s Jestena Mattson won the heptathlon. It was her second consecutive gold medal in the heptathlon at the conference championship.

San Jose State

Craig Huff ran the second fastest 3000 M steeplechase in MW Championship history and becomes the first male individual male MW champion for the Spartans at 8:48.02.

Freshman Eseta Finau set a school record in the pole vault, the first San Jose State women’s pole vaulter, set a new school record of 3.64 meters.