Utah State Track & Field Wins Four Events As Part Of 18 Top-Three Finishes At Bronco Classic Saturday
Sophomore Kade Jensen won the men's 3,000m to help lead Utah State's men and women's track and field teams to win four events Saturday as part of 18 top-three finishes at Boise State's Bronco Classic at Jackson Indoor Track at the Idaho Center in Nampa, Idaho.

Feb. 2, 2013

Complete Results

NAMPA, Idaho - Utah State's men and women's track and field teams won four events Saturday as part of 18 top-three finishes at Boise State's Bronco Classic at Jackson Indoor Track at the Idaho Center in Nampa, Idaho.

Sophomore Jodi Williams led the way for the USU women as she cleared a personal-best 1.75m (5-08.750) to win the high jump. The height ranks Williams first in the Western Athletic Conference this season, while also entering a four-way tie for third-place in school history. Fellow sophomores Travis Johnson and Kade Jensen paced the Aggie men with event victories in the triple jump and 3,000m, respectively. Johnson jumped 14.15m (46-05.25) as he also placed second in the long jump with a leap of 6.69m (21-11.50), while Jensen clocked a time of 8:43.24 in his winning effort. The men's 4x400m relay team also placed first with a time of 3:20.02. The team consisted of freshmen Jacob Bautista Jr., Cole Lambourne and Kalon Weston, along with sophomore Dan Mosman.

"The thing I told the athletes was they have got to start doing the things to show me that they want to go to the WAC Championships and I really think the athletes responded," veteran Utah State head coach Gregg Gensel said. "We had a lot of performances that were life-bests, personal-bests or top-six finishes as well as some event victories. Little by little, we are getting there. You want to see progress and see the athletes get better and I think that we have our team progressing and moving forward to what we want to do."



Placing second for the Utah State women in their respective events included seniors Bri Campbell in the 60m hurdles (8.70) and Alex Litzsinger in the mile (4:56.12), along with the 4x400m relay team (3:51.79), which consisted of sophomore Laycee Elliott, senior Hollie Bosworth as well as freshmen Mikkell Minnoch and Kaitlyn Wilcox. Sophomore Rachel Orr and junior Keeley Eldredge each tabbed third-place finishes with Orr clearing 1.70m (5-07.00) in the high jump and Eldredge setting a personal-best mark of 17.08m (56-00.50) in the weight throw.

Sophomore Nic Bowens garnered second-place honors in both the men's 60m and 200m races with personal-best times of 6.80 and 21.45, respectively. Bowens is now tied for sixth-place in the 60m in school history, while also ranking sixth in the 200m. Senior Jon Goble also tabbed a second-place finish in the 60m hurdles with a personal-best time of 8.21. Sophomore Michael Cardinal and junior Bryce Hall rounded out the runner-ups for the Aggie men as Cardinal threw a personal-best of 17.01m (55-09.75) in the shot put and Hall ended the day with a toss of 17.67m (57-11.75) in the weight throw. Hall also finished third in the shot put with a mark of 15.24m (50-00.00).

Placing third for the USU men was sophomore Eric Shellhorn in the 800m (1:55.41), while freshman Sam Nelson vaulted 4.70m (15-05.00) in the pole vault.

Action continue next weekend, Friday and Saturday February 8-9, as the Aggies will send athletes to three different meets. Utah State will compete in the Boise State Team Challenge in Nampa, Idaho as well as the Don Kirby Elite Invitational in Albuquerque, N.M. and the Husky Classic in Seattle, Wash.

The 2013 Western Athletic Conference Indoor Championships will also be held in Albuquerque, N.M. on Thursday through Saturday, Feb. 21-23. USU is competing in its final year in the WAC before joining the Mountain West Conference later this year.

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FEBRUARY 2, 2013

WOMEN: 60m (prelims) - T-11. Bethany King, 8.12q; 25. Aubriann Bosen, 8.51

60m (finals) - 11. Bethany King, 8.10

60m Hurdles (prelims) - 4. Cree Phillips Taylor, 9.12q; 5. Bri Campbell, 9.14q; 18. Aubriann Bosen, 9.66; 19. Laycee Elliott, 9.80; Trish Adams, 9.82; 23. McKenzie Johnson, 9.88; 26. Addie Bedke, 10.17

60m Hurdles (finals) - 2. Bri Campbell, 8.70; 6. Cree Phillips Taylor, 9.00

200m (finals) - T9. Mikkell Minnoch, 26.05; 11. Hollie Bosworth, 26.07; 15. Kyli McSpadden, 26.57; 19. Bethany King, 26.80; 27. Dana Wareham, 27.25; Kaitlyn Wilcox, NT

400m (finals) - 13. Katherine Vande Pol, 1:00.50; 18. Dana Wareham, 1:01.04; 20. Kyli McSpadden, 1:01.48; 24. Megan Klingensmith, 1:03.96; 26. Addie Bedke, 1:05.57

800m (finals) - 4. Tylee Newman, 2:13.34; 14. Brittany Bushman, 2:20.98; 15. Stephanie Burt, 2:21.35

Mile (finals) - 2. Alex Litzsinger, 4:56.12

3,000m (finals) - 6. Kelsey Girardelli, 10:27.50; 9. Ashley Robison, 10:31.15

4x400m Relay - 2. Utah State, 3:51.79 (Laycee Elliott, Hollie Bosworth, Mikkell Minnoch, Kaitlyn Wilcox)

High Jump (finals) - 1. Jodi Williams, 1.75m (5-08.75); 3. Rachel Orr, J1.70m (5-07.00); 4. Mariah Thompson, 1.65m (5-05.00); 6. Bri Campbell, 1.55m (5-01.00); 11. Chelsey Taylor, J1.50m (4-11.00); Daphne Jones, NH

Pole Vault (finals) - Jeni Christensen, NH

Long Jump (finals) - 4. Cree Phillips Taylor, 5.35m (17-06.75); 6. Daphne Jones, 5.15m (16-10.75); T-9. McKenzie Johnson, 4.94m (16-02.50); 12. Trish Adams, 4.69m (15-04.75)

Shot Put (finals) - 5. Melanie Heslop, 12.11m (39-08.75); 9. Keeley Eldredge, 11.36m (37-03.25); 15. Abby Andrews, 9.70m (31-10.00); T-16. Trish Adams, 9.63m (31-07.25); T-16. McKenzie Johnson, 9.63m (31-07.25); 20. Daphne Jones, 9.09m (29-10.00); 21. Cree Phillips Taylor, 8.67m (28-05.50)

Weight Throw (finals) - 3. Keeley Eldredge, 17.08m (56-00.50); 6. Melanie Heslop, 16.40m (53-09.75); 18. Julia Klingler, 12.13m (39-09.75); T-19. Abby Andrews, 12.06m (39-07.00) MEN: 60m (prelims) - T-2. Nic Bowens, 6.90q; 4. Will Henry, 6.92q; 17. Kevin Brough, 7.55; 24. Tyler Stephens, 7.71

60m (finals) - 2. Nic Bowens, 6.80; 5. Will Henry, 6.88

60m Hurdles (prelims) - 2. Jon Goble, 8.45q; 4. Kalon Weston, 8.55q; 10. Dan Mosman, 8.72; 14. Tyler Stephens, 9.09

60m Hurdles (finals) - 2. Jon Goble, 8.21; 5. Kalon Weston, 8.54

200m (finals) - 2. Nic Bowens, 21.45; 4. Will Henry, 21.85; 5. Cole Lambourne, 21.91; 10. Jacob Bautista Jr., 22.58; 27. Kevin Brough, 24.16

400m (finals) - T-8. Justin Jenkins, 51.06; 13. Sam Hawkins, 52.13; 18. Tanner Clark, 55.66

800m (finals) - 3. Eric Shellhorn, 1:55.41; 11. Spencer Russell, 1:58.16; 20. Jon Goble, 2:08.86

Mile (finals) - 16. Jacob Barton, 4:28.55

3,000m (finals) - 1. Kade Jensen, 8:43.24; 4. Chris Martinez, 8:47.36; 6. Tom Derr, 8:56.09

4x400m Relay - 1. Utah State, 3:20.02 (Jacob Bautista Jr., Cole Lambourne, Kalon Weston, Dan Mosman)

High Jump (finals) - 4. Xavier Williford Jr., 1.94m (6-04.25); Skyler Duke, NH

Pole Vault (finals) - 3. Sam Nelson, J4.70m (15-05.00); Stephen Peirce, NH

Long Jump (finals) - 2. Travis Johnson, 6.69m (21-11.50); 9. Camden Gillins, 6.15m (20-02.25); 10. Kenny Hamlett, 6.04m (19-09.75); 14. Jon Goble, 5.81m (19-00.75); 15. Tanner Clark, 5.78m (18-11.75); 16. Sam Hawkins, 5.65m (18-06.50)

Triple Jump (finals) - 1. Travis Johnson, 14.15m (46-05.25); 4. CJ O'Neal J12.84m (42-01.50); 7. Camden Gillins, 12.18m (39-11.50)

Shot Put (finals) - 2. Michael Cardinal 17.01m (55-09.75); 3. Bryce Hall, 15.24m (50-00.00); 4. Kevin Allen, 14.08m (46-02.50)

Weight Throw (finals) - 2. Bryce Hall, 17.67m (57-11.75); 5. Michael Cardinal, 16.69m (54-09.25); 11. Kevin Allen, 13.43m (44-00.75)

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