Track & Field Performs Well At Own Wilson Motor Invitational
Jan. 18, 2008
LOGAN, Utah - Utah State's track and field teams had 12 individual winners in its first indoor meet of the 2008 season at its own Wilson Motor Invitational held at the George Nelson Fieldhouse on the USU campus here Friday afternoon. Joining USU in competition were Idaho State, Utah and Utah Valley.
"This meet was exciting for us because it's the beginning of the year and we wanted to see where everybody is at and try to open up strong at home," said veteran USU head coach Gregg Gensel. "We had a lot of great performances today with our sprinters, pole vaulters and distance runners. All across the board we had a really good effort."
Junior Krista Larson paced the Aggie women as she recorded a personal best in the weight throw with a mark of 55-00.75 (16.78m) to finish first in the event. Other individual winners for USU included senior Stacie Dorius in the mile (5:13.70), junior Katie Thatcher in the 400m hurdles (58.32), sophomore Erin Stratton in the 800m (2:21.09), sophomore Ashlee Cannon in the 60m hurdles (8.92), and freshman Maria Halton in the 60m (7.76).
Freshman Sonia Grabowska also recorded a personal best for Utah State as she finished third in the pole vault with a height of 12-00.00 (3.66m)
Junior Nick Karren and sophomore Andrew Niccoli led the Aggie men, winning the 400m (49.11) and 800m (1:58.67), respectively. Other individual winners for USU were juniors Palmer Hawkins and David Loomis in the pole vault with a height of 15-00.00 (4.57m), sophomore Jason Holt in the mile (4:21.87), and freshman Silas Pimentel who had a personal best in the 60m with a time of 6.95.
"It's really early (in the season) so the marks are not the best yet, but I'm excited about where we are and where we are going to be," added Gensel.
Utah State will return to action on Saturday, Jan. 19 in the Snake River Invitational hosted by Idaho State University.
Utah State Wilson Motor Indoor Track & Field Meet Friday, January 18, 2008 USU George Nelson Fieldhouse - Logan, UtahWOMEN
60m - 1. Maria Halton - USU, 7.76; 2. Katelyn Jensen - USU, 7.83; 3. Kimiko Kamo - USU, 7.85; 4. Brittany Chadwick - USU, 7.96; 7. Jennifer Day - USU, 8.14; 10. Michelle Theurer - USU, 8.21
400m - 1. Katie Thatcher - USU, 58.32; 2. Trinelle McKinley - ISU, 59.56; 3. Jessica Suddaby - UU, 1:01.97
800m - 1. Erin Stratton - USU, 2:21.09; 2. Shanna Nielson - USU, 2:28.19; 3. Carrie Connett - ISU, 2:34.77.
3,000 - 1.Chelsea DiGrazia - UU, 10:30.05; 2. Lauren Endersen - UU, 10:35.76; 3. Kellie Anderson - UNA, 10:37.80; 5. Becki Bostwick - USU, 11:10.03
4x400 Relay - 1. USU B, 4:10.14; 2. USU A (E. Connolly, J. Day, J. Nielson, C. Webb), 4:14.35.
High Jump - 1. Mandi Witherspoon - UU, 5-04.25 (1.63m); 2. Tara Pickett - USU, 5.02.25 (1.58m); 3. Suzy Stoddard - ISU, 5-00.25 (1.53m)
Long Jump - 1. Haley McAllister - UU, 18-00.50 (5.50m); 2. Jazmin Dickey - UU, 16-04.50 (4.99m); 3. Christina Brown - ISU, 16-02.25 (4.93m)
Pole Vault - 1. Kylee Gleason - ISU, 3.81m 12-06.00; 2. Kasie Scott - ISU, 3.66m 12-00.00; 3. Sonia Grabowska - USU, 3.66m 12-00.00; 5. Kirstin Flesher - USU, 3.06m 10-00.50.
Shot Put - 1. Chasity Toilolo - UU, 13.30m 43-07.75; 2. Carrie Talbot - ISU, 12.59m 41-03.75; 3. Sarah Dowland - UU, 12.42m 40-09.00; 4. Krista Larson - USU, 12.26m 40-02.75; 9. Cortnie Broadus - USU, 10.19m 33-05.25
Women's Triple Jump - 1. Sarah McFee - UU, 10.82m; 2. Sydney McElvey - ISU, 9.96m.
Women's Weight Throw - 1. Krista Larson - USU, 55-00.75 (16.78m); 2. Josefin Berg - UU, 54-09.25 (16.69m); 3. Carrie Talbot - ISU, 52-04.50 (15.96m); 6. Brook McNaughton - USU, 46-10.00 (14.27m) 7. Shannon Prince - USU, 46-00.75 (14.04m)
400m - 1. Nick Karren - USU, 49.11; 2. Chris Burr - UNA, 52.16; 3. Darin Williams - ISU, 52.76.
4x400 Relay - 1. USU A (D. Akwenye, B. Knighton, J. Stokes, B. Waller), 3:32.74
High Jump - 1. Ben Layman - ISU, 1.98m 6-06.00; 2. Cj glover - UNA, 1.88m 6-02.00; 2. David Pollard - UVU, 1.88m 6-02.00.
Long Jump - 1. David Pollard - UNA, 6.77m 22-02.50; 2. David Hoffman - UNA, 6.71m 22-00.25; 3. Sergio Jones - ISU, 6.48m 21-03.25
Pole Vault - 1. Palmer Hawkins - USU, 4.57m 15-00.00; 1. David Loomis - USU, 4.57m 15-00.00; 3. Jared Ray - UVU, 4.42m 14-06.00; 3. Zach Stringham - ISU, 4.42m 14-06.00; 3. Charles Hopkins - USU, 4.42m 14-06.00; 6. Jake Maybe - USU, 4.27m 14-00.00; 9. John Strang - USU, 3.97m 13-00.25.
Shot Put - 1. Jed Sion - ISU, 15.80m 51-10.00; 2. Daniel Cruz - USU, 15.22m 49-11.25; 3. Josef Canavan - USU, 15.20m 49-10.50; 4. Tyler Ellis - USU, 14.60m 47-11.00; 6. Logan Moore - USU, 11.75m 38-06.75
Men's Triple Jump - 1. Raegan Ward - ISU, 12.57m 41-03