Bowens Breaks Two School Records, Page Wins 800m To Lead USU At WAC Indoor Championships Saturday
Sophomore Nic Bowens had a record-breaking day as he set school records in the men's 60m and 200m to place second and third overall with times of 6.70 and 21.17, respectively, leading the Utah State men to a third-place team finish (126 points) at the 2013 Western Athletic Conference Indoor Track & Field Championships in Albuquerque, N.M. this weekend. Furthermore, the USU women finished in seventh place with 51 points. (Photo Credit - Adria Malcolm)
 
Sophomore Nic Bowens had a record-breaking day as he set school records in the men's 60m and 200m to place second and third overall with times of 6.70 and 21.17, respectively, leading the Utah State men to a third-place team finish (126 points) at the 2013 Western Athletic Conference Indoor Track & Field Championships in Albuquerque, N.M. this weekend. Furthermore, the USU women finished in seventh place with 51 points. (Photo Credit - Adria Malcolm)
 
 

Feb. 23, 2013

Complete Results

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - Sophomore Nic Bowens had a record-breaking day as he set school records in the men's 60m and 200m to place second and third overall with times of 6.70 and 21.17, respectively, leading the Utah State men to a third-place team finish (126 points) at the 2013 Western Athletic Conference Indoor Track & Field Championships in Albuquerque, N.M. this weekend. Furthermore, the USU women finished in seventh place with 51 points.

Overall, USU had 16 first-team all-WAC and 16 second-team all-WAC honorees over the three-day championships.

Freshman Briton Page was named the WAC Men's Freshman of the Year after leading a one-two finish in the men's 800m to capture the only gold medal for the Aggies on Saturday with a personal-best and WAC season-best time of 1:50.67,while senior Tyler Killpack claimed the silver medal with a personal-best time of 1:51.69. Additionally, Page moves up to No. 4 all-time in USU history, while Killpack ranks seventh-best in the school record books.

Freshman Tylee Newman and senior Stephanie Burt placed third and fifth overall in the women's mile with times of 4:57.43 and 4:58. 60, respectively, while fellow freshman Kailtyn Wilcox ran a personal-best 56.12 to claim sixth-place honors in the 400m.

"We had a lot of athletes run great races on the track or get great marks in field events and most had personal-records but the field was very tough," veteran Utah State head coach Gregg Gensel said. "Keeley Eldredge had a PR in the weight throw yesterday. Kaitlyn Wilcox in the 400m came in and got sixth in a loaded field, and for a freshman to do that is just awesome. Tylee Newman and Stephanie Burt ran well in a very fast paced mile run and our women's high jumpers, Rachel Orr, Mariah Thompson and Jodi Williams all did well for us. Orr and Thompson PR'd on their jumps. On the men's side, Nic Bowens, Will Henry, Silas Pimentel and Cole Lambourne all ran really good in the sprints and yesterday we won the distance medley relay. Briton Page and Tyler Killpack went 1-2 in the 800m and really ran different contrasting races as Page led the whole way and Killpack came from behind to take second. Michael Cardinal really came through in the men's throws as did Jon Goble in the heptathlon. I think we have some good young athletes going forward and that sits well for us going into next year to be very competitive in the Mountain West."

 

 

Senior Will Henry and junior Silas Pimentel followed closely behind Bowens in the 60m as they finished fourth and fifth with times of 6.767 and 6.768, respectively, as they move into a tie with former Aggie Armahd Lewis for the fourth-fastest time in school history. Pimentel also had a record day in the 200m as he placed fifth with the second-fastest time by an Aggie in school history (21.29).

In the men's 3,000m, junior Kyle McKenna and sophomore Chris Martinez tabbed second and third-place with times of 8:37.81 and 8:47.63, respectively. Freshman Skylar Duke cleared a personal-best 2.09m (6-10.75) in the high jump to claim fourth-place honors, while sophomore Eric Shellhorn also finished fourth in the mile (4:20.93). Senior Jon Goble crossed the finish line with a time of 8.28 in the 60m hurdles to claim sixth-place honors.

The men's 4x400m relay team, which consisted of freshmen Cole Lambourne and Kalon Weston, along with Page and Killpack, placed fourth with the ninth-fastest time in school history (3:15.23).

The season continues as Utah State will send athletes to compete in the UW Final Qualifier on Friday, March 1 in Seattle, Wash. Athletes that qualify will then travel to Randal Tyson Track in Fayetteville, Ark. to compete in the NCAA Indoor Track & Field Championships, on March 8-9.

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UTAH STATE RESULTS
WAC INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.
FEBRUARY 21-23, 2013
(Personal-Best Marks In Italics)
 
WOMEN'S TEAM SCORES:
1. Texas State, 122
2. UTSA, 116
3. New Mexico State, 109
4. Louisiana Tech, 95
5. UT Arlington, 92.5
6. Idaho, 71.5
7. UTAH STATE, 51
8. Seattle, 5

MEN'S TEAM SCORES: 1. UTSA, 159 2. Texas Arlington, 137 3. UTAH STATE, 126 4. Texas State, 107 5. Idaho, 64 6. Louisiana Tech, 48 7. Seattle, 16 WAC Men's Freshman Of The Year: Briton Page FIRST-TEAM ALL-WAC [Name (Place - Time/Mark - Event)]

WOMEN: Stephanie Burt (2nd - 11:57.22 - Distance Medley Relay) Alex Litzsinger (2nd - 11:57.22 - Distance Medley Relay) Mikkell Minnoch (2nd - 11:57.22 - Distance Medley Relay) Tylee Newman (2nd - 11:57.22 - Distance Medley Relay / 3rd - 4:57.43 - Mile) Rachel Orr (2nd - 1.77m {5-09.75} - High Jump)

MEN: Nic Bowens (2nd - 6.70* - 60m / 3rd - 21.17* - 200m) Michael Cardinal (3rd - 17.67m {57-11.75} - Shot Put) Jon Goble (2nd - 5,179 points - Heptathlon) Tyler Killpack (1st - 10:10.02 - Distance Medley Relay) Chris Martinez (3rd - 15:29.47 - 5,000m) Kyle McKenna (2nd - 15:02.65 - 5,000m) Briton Page (1st - 10:10.02 - Distance Medley Relay) Eric Shellhorn (1st - 10:10.02 - Distance Medley Relay) Kalon Weston (1st - 10:10.02 - Distance Medley Relay) SECOND-TEAM ALL-WAC [Name (Place - Time/Mark - Event)] WOMEN: Stephanie Burt (5th - 4:58.60 - Mile) Keeley Eldredge (4th - 17.96m {58-11.25} - Weight Throw) Ashley Robison (4th - 18:05.36 - 5,000m) Mariah Thompson (6th - 1.71m {5-07.25} - High Jump) Kaitlyn Wilcox (6th - 56.12 - 400m) MEN: Tom Derr (6th - 15:36.95 - 5,000m) Skyler Duke (4th - 2.09m {6-10.25} - High Jump) Jon Goble (6th - 8.28 - 60m Hurdles) Will Henry (4th - 6.77 - 60m) Tyler Killpack (4th - 3:15.23 - 4x400m Relay) Cole Lambourne (4th - 3:15.23 - 4x400m Relay) Briton Page (4th - 3:15.23 - 4x400m Relay) Silas Pimentel (5th - 6.77 - 60m / 5th - 21.29 - 200m) Eric Shellhorn (4th - 4:20.93 - Mile) Kalon Weston (4th - 3:15.23 - 4x400m Relay) USU WOMEN'S INDIVIDUAL SATURDAY'S RESULTS: 400m (finals) - 6. Kaitlyn Wilcox, 56.12

Mile (finals) - 3. Tylee Newman, 4:57.43; 5. Stephanie Burt, 4:58.60; 7. Alex Litzsinger, 5:02.41

3,000m (finals) - 7. Alex Litzsinger, 10:17.39; 17. Ashley Robison, 10:32.29; 18. Tylee Newman, 10:34.39; 21. Brittany Bushman, 10:37.37; 28. Stephanie Burt, 10:51.96; 29. Jacqueline Winterton, 10:53.72; 30. Kelsey Girardelli, 10:54.09; 32. Amanda Stoudt, 11:07.93

4x400m Relay (finals) - 7. Utah State, 3:49.75 (Mikkell Minnoch, Hollie Bosworth, Kylie Hirschi, Kaitlyn Wilcox)

Shot Put (finals) - 9. Melanie Heslop, 12.98m (42-07.00); 11. Keeley Eldredge, 12.79m (41-11.50) USU MEN'S INDIVIDUAL SATURDAY'S RESULTS: (Personal-Best Marks In Italics) 60m (finals) - 2. Nic Bowens, 6.70*; 4. Will Henry, 6.77 (6.766); 5. Silas Pimentel, 6.77 (6.768)

60m Hurdles (finals) - 6. Jon Goble, 8.28

200m (finals) - 3. Nic Bowens, 21.17*; 5. Silas Pimentel, 21.29

400m (finals) - 7. Cole Lambourne, 48.94

800m (finals) - 1. Briton Page, 1:50.67; 2. Tyler Killpack, 1:51.69

Mile (finals) - 4. Eric Shellhorn, 4:20.93; 9. Tyler Roberts, 4:27.15

3,000m (finals) - 2. Kyle McKenna, 8:37.81; 3. Chris Martinez, 8:47.63; 9. Jacob Barton, 8:57.01; 11. Tyler Roberts, 9:00.17; 13. Eric Shellhorn, 9:02.35; 16. Tom Derr, 9:07.98; 17. Kade Jensen, 9:07.98;

4x400m Relay (finals) - 4. Utah State, 3:15.23 (Kalon Weston, Tyler Killpack, Briton Page, Cole Lambourne)

High Jump (finals) - 4. Skyler Duke, J2.09m (6-10.25); T-7. Xavier Williford Jr., 2.00m (6-06.75)

Triple Jump (finals) - 9. Travis Johnson, 14.37m (47-01.75); 11. Kenny Hamlett, 14.09m (46-02.75)

Pole Vault (finals) - 7. Jon Goble, 4.83m (15-10.00); 10. Sam Nelson, 4.53m (14-10.25)

Weight Throw (finals) - 8. Bryce Hall, 16.74m (54-11.25); 11. Michael Cardinal, 16.35m (53-07.75); 14. Kevin Allen, 14.11m (46-03.50)

* = USU School Record

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