Killpack Wins Men's 800m, Newman Named Women's Freshman of the Year on Final Day of 2013 WAC Outdoor Championships
Aggie men finish in second-place, as the women ended the meet in seventh-place.
Aggie men are in third place, while the women sit in fifth place.
Live results available at www.UtahStateAggies.com or www.WACSports.com.
Aggie women begin defense of their 2012 WAC Outdoor title
Aggies tally 30 top-six finishes Saturday, 14 for the USU women and 16 for the men.
Utah State Track & Field - Mark Faldmo Invitaional
Gregg Gensel (pronounced, Gen-Zul) is in his 31st year of coaching track & field and cross country at Utah State. He is in his 25th season as head coach of the men's program and his 20th year at the helm of the women's team.
Prior to being named head coach in 1988, the 55-year-old Gensel was an assistant coach for five years and a graduate assistant coach for one year. As an assistant, he worked with all field events and with the sprinters. Currently Gensel works specifically with cross country, distance athletes and high jumpers along with his head coaching responsibilities.
During his tenure at Utah State, Gensel has coached the Aggies to 36 conference championships in both men's and women's cross country and track & field, including the women sweeping the 2012 Indoor and Outdor WAC Track & Field Championships as well as the Aggie men winning the 2011 WAC Cross Country Championships. It also includes the USU men winning the triple crown of the WAC Cross Country, Indoor and Outdoor Track and Field Championships during the 2009-10 season. The Aggie women have won four cross country and track & field titles since joining the WAC in 2005, while the men have won 13 cross country and track & field titles over that same period. Gensel has coached 230 conference individual champions and 33 All-Americans.
In the 1998-99 school year, Gensel guided both the men's and women's track teams to Big West Conference Championships along with a first-ever women's crown in cross country. Gensel has been named the Conference Coach of the Year 38 times during his career including five coach of the year honors during the 2011-12 season, in men's cross country and outdoor track & field, women's indoor and outdoor track & field and the women's indoor NCAA Mountain Region.
Athletes to earn NCAA All-America status under Gensel include, LaDonna Antoine (400), Shane Bingham (1,500, mile), Mark Calvin (pole vault), Craig Carter (hammer throw, 35-pound weight), Shae Bair (pole vault), Sonia Grabowska (pole vault), John Kelly (javelin), Corey Murdock (400 outdoor hurdles, 400m indoor), James Parker (hammer throw, 35-pound weight, discus), Lance White (pole vault), Dave Hoffman (high jump), Brett Guyman (400 outdoor hurdles), Jane Durfey (400 hurdles), Krista Larson (hammer throw), Jennifer Twitchell (mile), John Strang (heptathlon), Clint Silcock (high jump), and Trever Ball (cross country).
A native of Long Beach, Calif., Gensel attended Utah State and was a middle-distance runner for the Aggies, finishing sixth in the 1,500-meters at the Pacific Coast Athletic Association Championships in 1981 (now the Big West Conference).
Gensel earned a bachelor's degree in health in 1981 and earned a master's in physical education with an emphasis in sport psychology in 1988, both from USU. He has been certified as a Level II coach by USA Track & Field, the national track and field governing body, and is also a Level I certified instructor.
He and his wife, Kaye, have four children: Chelsey, Janaea, Morgan and Britton.