Of its 57 academic all-WAC selections from its spring sports, Utah State had 23 student-athletes from women's outdoor track honored, along with 15 from men's outdoor track, six from softball, five from both men's tennis and women's tennis, and three from the men's golf team.
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.
Aggies tally 30 top-six finishes Saturday, 14 for the USU women and 16 for the men.
In all, approximately 51 percent of USU's student-athletes earned a 3.2 GPA to qualify for the awards.
Utah State Track & Field - Mark Faldmo Invitaional
HONORS: All-Region: Cross Country (2017); Second-Team All-Mountain West: Cross Country (2017); First-Team All-Mountain West Outdoor: 1,500m (2017); Mountain West Scholar-Athlete (2015 XC, 2016 T&F, 2016 XC, 2017 T&F); Academic All-Mountain West (2016 T&F, 2016 XC, 2017 T&F).INDOOR RECORDS: Ranks third all-time in USU history in the mile (4:47.97), fifth in the 3,000m (9:44.61), seventh in the 4,000m DMR (11:57.22) and 10th in the 800m (2:13.34).
OUTDOOR RECORDS: Ranks sixth all-time in USU history in the 1,500m (4:24.51).
Cross Country (2017): Placed 212th at the NCAA National Cross Country Championship with a time of 21:44.88… Earned all-region honors by placing 19th at the NCAA Mountain Regional Championships with a time of 20:39.0… Earned second-team all-Mountain West honors by finishing 10th at the league championships with a time of 21:19.67 for her best finish of the year… Raced in three other competitions during the year and was among USU’s top-three finishers twice.
Cross Country (2016): Finished 90th with a time of 22:24.10 at the NCAA Mountain Regional Championships… Placed 56th with a time of 22:15.30 at the Mountain West Championships… Competed in six meets during the season with her best finish coming at the Utah State-hosted Sagebrush Invitational, where she placed 15th with a time of 18:23.95… Earned academic all-MW and MW Scholar-Athlete honors.
Indoor: Placed fourth in the mile with a time of 4:55.71 at the Mountain West Indoor Championships.
Outdoor: Placed 23rd in the first round of the 1,500m (4:31.56) at the NCAA West Preliminary Championships… Earned first-team all-Mountain West honors after placing third in the 1,500m (4:27.23) at the Outdoor Championships… Recorded personal-best time of 4:24.51 in the 1,500m, which ranks third all-time in school history, at the Stanford-hosted Cardinal Classic… Set career-best time of 2:13.13 in the 800m at the Utah Valley Invitational… Earned academic all-MW and MW Scholar-Athlete honors.
Cross Country (2015): Competed in just one meet during the season, finishing 46th with a time of 19:05.78 at the Montana State Invitational... Earned Mountain West Scholar-Athlete honors.
Indoor: Redshirted during the season.
Outdoor: Placed first in the 800m with a time of 2:18.79 at the Utah State-hosted Mark Faldmo Invitational… Finished fifth in the 1,500m with a time of 4:37.34 at the UC Irvine Anteater Invitational… Garnered academic all-Mountain West and MW Scholar-Athlete accolades.
Cross Country (2012): Finished 64th at the NCAA Mountain Region Championships... Garnered first-team all-WAC honors after placing fifth (17:39.56) at the WAC Cross Country Championships... Competed in five meets and recorded two top-five finishes... Placed 10th at the Aggie Invitational with a time of 18:10.68.
Indoor: Named first-team all-WAC after placing second in the distance medley relay and again after finishing third in the mile at the WAC Indoor Championships... Finished 18th in the 3,000m at the WAC Indoor Championships.
Outdoor: Earned first-team all-WAC after placing second in the 1,500m (4:27.75) at the Outdoor Championships... Placed sixth in the 1,500m at the Stanford Invite with a time of 4:26.51.
HIGH SCHOOL: An eight-time letterwinner in cross country and track & field at West Jefferson High School in Terreton, Idaho… Won individual state titles in the 1,600m and 3,200m in 2009, as well as the 800m, 1,600m and 3,200m in 2012… Member of the third-place team at the state cross country championships in 2009.
PERSONAL: Second-oldest of five children of Lewis and Dana Newman… Served an LDS Church Mission in Jackson Miss., from 2013- 2014... Majoring in special education.
PERSONAL BESTS INCLUDE:
|NCAA Outdoor West Prelims|
|NCAA XC Mountain Regionals|
|MW Indoor Championships|
|MW Outdoor Championships|
|WAC Indoor Championships|
|WAC Outdoor Championships|
|MW XC Championships|
|WAC XC Championships|
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