Jan. 28, 2011
NAMPA, Idaho -
Utah State men and women's track and field teams took nine top-five finishes and one event title on the first day of the Jacksons Invitational at Jacksons Indoor Track in Nampa, Idaho, hosted by Boise State.
Senior Armahd Lewis captured the top-spot in the 200m with a personal-best and Western Athletic Conference season-best time of 21.34. Also crossing the line in the same event were freshman Parker Bluth in third-place (21.92) and senior Mike Pyrtle in fifth-place (22.27). Freshman Kyle McKenna was the top Aggie in the 3,000m finishing fourth with a time 8:42.52 and junior Damian Szade ended in third with a long jump of 23-05.25 (7.14m).
Leading USU's women was junior Sonia Grabowska who cleared the bar at 12-07.50 (3.85m) in the pole vault, finishing second just ahead of fellow junior Aggie Rachelle St. Jeor 11-05.75 (3.50m). Also performing well was junior Spela Hus with her career-best weight throw of 50-04.00 (15.34m) giving her fourth-place. Rounding out the top-five for the Utah State women was sophomore Marissa Floodman as she took fifth-place in the 3,000m (10-36.22).
Utah State will continue action in the final day of the Jacksons Invitational on Saturday, Jan. 29. Track and field events will begin at 9 a.m. and are scheduled to conclude at 4 p.m. Following Jacksons Invitational, the Aggies will continue their indoor season in Albuquerque, N.M. for the New Mexico Invitational on Feb. 4-5.
The Aggies will return to Jacksons Indoor Track on Feb. 23-26, when Boise State hosts the 2011 WAC Indoor Championships.
UTAH STATE RESULTS JAN 28, 2011 BOISE STATE JACKSONS INVITATIONAL NAMPA, IDAHO
200m - 6. Bailee Whitworth, 25.24; 7. Katelyn Heiner, 25.26; 11. Aubrie Haymore, 25.51; 16. Ashlee Cannon (UNA), 25.65; 25. Mercedes Blackwood, 26.04; 28. Heidi Peterson, 26.32; 31. Hollie Bosworth, 26.52; 32. Chalese West, 26.67; 33. Camille Fehlberg, 26.72; 36. Lauren Hoskie, 26.95; 37. Jessie Nielson, 26.98; 42. Cassie Berg, 27.60
3000m - 5. Marissa Floodman, 10:36.22
200m - 1. Armahd Lewis, 21.34; 3. Parker Bluth, 21.92; 5. Mike Pyrtle, 22.27; 6. Tanner Hunt, 22.29; AJ Boully, 22.34; 11. Mikey Payne, 22.57; 12. Jeff Alley, 22.60; 14. James Allred, 22.88; 19. Jake Peterson, 23.15; 25. Jordan McMurray, 23.94; 26. Sam Hawkins, 24.16
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