Men's Results | Women's Results
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Utah State’s track & field teams kicked off the 2017 Mountain West Indoor Track & Field Championships on Thursday at the Albuquerque Convention Center. The Aggie men finished the day in second place with eight points, while the women are tied for third with 10 points.
Overall, both New Mexico’s men and women lead the pack after day one with 10 and 14 points, respectively.
In the only event with Aggie men competing, USU placed second in the distance medley relay as freshmen Brody Smith and Michael Bluth, and juniors Dillon Maggard and Jordan Beutler, recorded a time of 9:49.24, which ranks third all-time in school history.
On the women’s side, sophomores Alyssa Hirschi and Kaylie King-Arnold finished fifth and sixth in the pentathlon with 3,516 points and 3,469 points, respectively. Hirschi ranks eighth and King ranks ninth all-time in USU history in the pentathlon.
Hirschi was balanced throughout, tying for third in the high jump (1.61m/ 5-3.25), sixth in the 800m (2:26.64) and seventh in the 60m hurdles (9.22).
King’s highlights include a fourth-place finish in the shot put (11.41m/37-5.25) and a seventh-place finish in the 800m (2:27.63).
Additionally, freshman Niki Xydona excelled in the high jump portion of the pentathlon, tying for first with a height of 1.64m (5-4.50). Xydona finished 11th with 3,400 points.
Day two kicks off with the finishing of the men’s heptathlon at 10 a.m. and the day will close at 4:55 p.m. with the women’s 5,000m. The final day starts with the women’s shot put at 10 a.m., with the championships ending at 2:30 p.m. with the men’s and women’s 4x400m relay.
Fans can watch a livestream of all the action at the indoor championships by going to themw.com
The NCAA Indoor Championships will be held in College Station, Texas, on March 10-11.
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UTAH STATE RESULTS
Pentathlon (finals) – 5. Alyssa Hirschi, 3,518 points; 6. Kaylie King-Arnold, 3,469 points; 11. Niki Xydona, 3,400 points.
Pentathlon 60m Hurdles – 4. Niki Xydona, 9.09; 7. Alyssa Hirschi, 9.22; 11. Kaylie King-Arnold, 9.37.
Pentathlon High Jump – T1. Niki Xydona, 1.64m (5-4.50); T3. Alyssa Hirschi, 1.61m (5-3.25); T8. Kaylie King, 1.55m (5-1).
Pentathlon Shot Put – 4. Kaylie King-Arnold, 11.41m (37-05.25); 9. Alyssa Hirschi, 10.27m (33-8.50; 11. Niki Xydona, 10.02m (32-10.50).
Pentathlon Long Jump – 5. Niki Xydona, 5.51m (18-1); 8. Alyssa Hirschi, 5.23m (17-2); 9. Kaylie King-Arnold, 5.19m (17-0.50).
Pentathlon 800m – 6. Alyssa Hirschi, 2:26.64; 7. Kaylie King-Arnold, 2:27.63; 14. Niki Xydona, 2:47.28.
Distance Medley Relay – 6. LeAnn Larkin, Shannon Maloney, Megan Ryan, Elli Eastmond, 11:53.65.
Distance Medley Relay – 2. Jordan Beutler, Michael Bluth, Dillon Maggard, Brody Smith, 9:49.24.
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