Hawkins Sets School Record in Pentathlon at Day One of Cherry and Silver Invitational
Jan. 24, 2014
Logan, Utah -
Utah State Junior Chari Hawkins Continued her hot start to the 2014 indoor season by setting a school-record and the sixth-best mark in the country in the pentathlon with 3,965 points at the Cherry & Silver Invitational in Albuquerque, N.M. Overall, Hawkins finished in third-place, behind Georgia's Kendell Williams and Lucie Ondaschkova. Freshman Bradford Strobell placed fourth in the heptathlon with 2,304 points.
Further north, USU's men's team put in a dominating performance at the first day of the Jacksons Invitational in Nampa, Idaho. The Aggie Men lead the team rankings over seven other schools with a total of 49 points, Sacramento State sit in second-place with 40 points.
Junior Nic Bowens won the 200m with a time of 21.47 and sophomore Parker Bluth placed third with a time of 21.61. Utah State's distance medley team, made up of freshman Austin Orr, sophomores Briton Page and Spencer Russell and senior Eric Shellhorn, placed first with a time of 10:14.47.
On the women's side, senior Keeley Eldredge led the way with a third-place finish in the weight throw with a distance of 18.05m (59-02.75). Additionally, USU's women's distance medley team, consisting of senior Alex Litzsinger, freshmen Tori Parkinson and Cierra Simmons and junior Brittany Bushman, took third with a time of 12:02.55.
At the time of this release the men's long jump at the Jacksons Invitational had yet to be completed.
Saturday's action at the Jacksons Invitational will start at 10:25 a.m. (MT) with the 60m and will conclude with the men's 4x400m relays at 4:45 p.m. The Cherry & Silver Invitational will start back up at 10 a.m. with the women's shot put and will wrap up with the women's 4x400m relay at 3:10 p.m.
For more information on this week's Jacksons Invitational, including a schedule, fans can visit http://www.broncosports.
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UTAH STATE RESULTS
JANUARY 24, 2013
Distance Medley (finals) - 3. Utah State, 12:02.55 (Alex Litzsinger, Tori Parkinson, Cierra Simmons, Brittany Bushman); 5. Utah State, 12:10.50 (Annie Orr, Heather Simpson, Sydney Blair, Brooke Rawlins)
Long Jump (finals) - 5. Daphne Jones, 5.62m (18-05.25)
Weight Throw (finals) - 3. Keeley Eldredge, 18.05m (59-02.75); 10. Shelby Jordan, 14.21m (46-07.50); 15. Julia Klingler, 13.40m (43-11.75); 18. Abby Andrews, 12.91m (42-04.25); 22. Maci Bingham, 11.97m (39-03.25)
200m (finals) - 1. Nic Bowens, 21.47; 3. Parker Bluth, 21.61; 4. Silas Pimentel, 21.67; 5. Cole Lambourne, 21.76; 10. Jacob Bautista Jr., 22.23; 21. Austin Groll, 23.21; 22. Jude Edwards, 23.28; 26. Nick Steingreaber, 23.52
3,000m (finals) - 4. Colby Wilson, 8:34.39; 6. Kyle McKenna, 8:36.56; 7. Chris Martinez, 8:43.28; 9. Kade Jensen, 8:46.39; 10. Mike Bills, 8:46.65; 11. Tom Derr, 8:51.31; 12. Sander Brouwers, 8:52.19; 13. Erich Olschewski, 8:58.95; 14. Joe Gough, 8:59.51; 15. Jacob Barton, 9:05.29; 21. Jeff Taylor, 9:39.43
CHERRY & SILVER INVITATIONAL
JANUARY 24, 2013
Pentathlon (finals) - 3. Chari Hawkins, 3965 points
Pent. 60m Hurdles - 2. Chari Hawkins, 8.63
Pent. High Jump - 2. Chari Hawkins, 1.78m (5-10.00)
Pent. Shot Put - 6. Chari Hawkins, 10.42m (34-02.25)
Pent. Long Jump - 3. Chari Hawkins, 5.76m (18-10.75)
Pent. 800m - 5. Chari Hawkins, 2:30.27
Heptathlon (finals) - 4. Bradford Strobell, 2,304 points
Hept. 60m - 4. Bradford Strobell, 7.46
Hept. Long Jump - 4. Bradford Strobell, 6.20m (20-04.00)
Hept. Shot Put - 4. Bradford Strobell, 7.94m (26-00.75)
Hept. High Jump - 4. Bradford Strobell, 1.75m (5-08.75)