Utah State Multi-Eventers Gain Valuable Experience Friday and Saturday at New Mexico Classic
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - Utah State's group of multi-eventers made great strides as sophomore Alyssa Hirschi and freshman Niki Xydona placed seventh and eighth, respectively, at the New Mexico Collegiate Track & Field Classic, held Friday and Saturday at the Albuquerque Convention Center.
Feb. 4, 2017

UNM Classic Results

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - Utah State's group of multi-eventers made great strides as sophomore Alyssa Hirschi and freshman Niki Xydona placed seventh and eighth, respectively, at the New Mexico Collegiate Track & Field Classic, held Friday and Saturday at the Albuquerque Convention Center.

Sophomore Alyssa Hirschi is now ranked eighth all-time in USU history after she placed seventh in the pentathlon with 3,482 points.

Hirschi's highlights include a third-place tie in the high jump (1.64m/5-4.50), a fifth-place finish in the 800m (2:27.99) and a seventh-place mark in the shot put (10.10m/33-1.75).

Additionally, Xydona moved to ninth all-time in school history as she placed eighth in the pentathlon with 3,463 points.

Xydona's best marks included a tie for third in the high jump (1.64m/5-4.50), a fourth-place leap in the long jump (5.42m/17-9.50) and an eighth-place finish in the 60m hurdles (9.22).

"Alyssa and Niki did a great job of keeping it together," said veteran USU head coach Gregg Gensel. "I sometimes forget that they are so young, because they both set personal bests in the 60m hurdles and Alyssa got a personal best in the high jump."

Utah State track & field returns to action next Friday and Saturday, Feb. 10-11., at a trio of meets, including the Boise State Team Challenge, the Arkansas-hosted Tyson Invitational and the New Mexico-hosted Don Kirby Elite Invitational.

The Mountain West Indoor Championships will be held in Albuquerque, N.M., on Feb. 23-25, just 13 days before the NCAA Indoor Championships in College Station, Texas, on March 10-11.

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UTAH STATE RESULTS
New Mexico Classic
Albuquerque, N.M.
February 3-4, 2017
Albuquerque Convention Center


Utah State's Women's Results:

60m Hurdles (finals) -- 8. Niki Xydona, 9.22; 9. Alyssa Hirschi, 9.33; 11. Kaylie King-Arnold, 12.10.

High Jump (finals) -- T3. Niki Xydona, 1.64m (5-4.50); T3. Alyssa Hirschi, 1.64m (5-4.50); 11. Kaylie King-Arnold, 1.43m (4-8.25).

Shot Put (finals) -- 5. Kaylie King-Arnold, 10.51m (34-5.75); 7. Alyssa Hirschi, 10.10m (33-1.75); 9. Niki Xydona, 9.71m (31-10.25).

Long Jump (finals)-- 4. Niki Xydona, 5.42m (17-9.50); 9. Alyssa Hirschi, 5.16m (16-11.25); -- Kaylie King, Foul.

800m (finals) -- 5. Alyssa Hirschi, 2:27.99; 9. Niki Xydona, 2:35.28. 

Pentathlon (finals) -- 7. Alyssa Hirschi, 3,482; 8. Niki Xydona, 3,463 points.

Utah State's Men's Results:

60m Dash (prelims) -- 8. Kyle Brost, 7.59.

60m Hurdles (prelims) -- 8. Kyle Brost, 8.77.

Pole Vault (finals) -- 8. Sam Nelson, 4.90m (16-00.75).


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