USU Crowns Two Individual Champions On First Day Of WAC Track Championships
Feb. 23, 2007
NAMPA, Idaho - Two Utah State track athletes earned victories in day one of the Western Athletic Conference Championships. Among the winners were DJ Smith who posted the leading conference time and a school record in the 200-meter (21.30) and senior Vance Twitchell who clinched the 5,000-meter (14:52.06).
"We did a lot of great things today and we had a lot of people go through to the finals," said head coach Gregg Gensel. "I am proud of how well the team performed today."
Senior Seth Wold finished just behind Twitchell in the 5,000-meter with a time of 14:54.39. Senior Kevin Liu claimed fourth-place in the weight throw with a toss of 63-04.75 which puts him in third-place in the record books.
For the women senior Amber Peterson finished in sixth-place in the 200-meters with a time of 24.52, a time which leaves her in sixth-place in the record books. In the 60-meter hurdle preliminaries Judd set a school record with a time of 8.60. Caroline Berry came in third-place in the 5,000-meter (17:46.13) putting her in fourth-place in the women's indoor top 10.
In the preliminaries senior Dasheek Akwenye beat his conference leading mark in the 400-meters with a time of 47.63. His conference leading mark going into the event was 48.2. For the women senior Jennifer Twitchell also did well in the preliminaries coming in first-place in the mile with a time of 5:04.34
The WAC Championships will continue through Saturday. For complete event results and live scoring, visit wacsports.com/docs/stats/intrack/index.htm.
COMPLETE RESULTS (DAY 1)