Utah State’s Leaugen Fray Wins Long Jump Title on Second Day of Mountain West Indoor Track & Field Championships
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Utah State’s track & field teams continued the 2017 Mountain West Indoor Track & Field Championships on Friday at the Albuquerque Convention Center. The Aggie men ended the day in fourth place with 28 points, while the women ended in ninth with 14 points.
Feb. 24, 2017

Men's Results | Women's Results | Men's Team Scores | Women's Team Scores

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Utah State’s track & field teams continued the 2017 Mountain West Indoor Track & Field Championships on Friday at the Albuquerque Convention Center. The Aggie men ended the day in fourth place with 28 points, while the women ended in ninth with 14 points.

Sophomore Leaugen Fray led the way on day two, earning first-team all-conference honors by winning the men’s long jump title with a personal-best mark of 7.52m (24-8.25), which ranks third all-time in USU history. Additionally, Fray placed second in the high jump by clearing a height of 2.12m (6-11.50), which ranks sixth all-time in school history.

“We had a good showing in some of the final events today,” said veteran USU head coach Gregg Gensel. “The women’s 5,000m and the men’s long jump and high jump, obviously, with Leaugen winning the long jump were great. (Freshman) Kyle Brost also finished well and we put ourselves in good position. Our women did a great job, too, making improvements with some making the finals, and I think that’s pretty awesome.”

In the men’s preliminary action, senior AJ Boully placed seventh in the 60m hurdles with a time of 8.10 to qualify for the finals. Boully also qualified for the finals in the men’s 400m, along with juniors Brady Martin, Elliot Willis and freshman Michael Bluth.

On the women’s side, sophomore Kashley Carter placed fifth in the 5,000m with a time of 16:50.28, which ranks second all-time in school history.

“Kashley’s a pretty awesome runner,” said Gensel. “She showed that she can run with the best of them tonight. She’s just a sophomore, so as she gets older with more races at this level she will continue to get better.”

In the preliminary events, USU’s women passed four runners on to the mile final, including freshman LeAnn Larkin, sophomore Cierra Simmons, junior Tylee Newman-Skinner and senior Tori Parkinson. Simmons finished first (4:54.80), Newman-Skinner fourth (4:59.57), Larkin eighth (5:00.77) and Parkinson ninth (5:01.92).

Overall, Colorado State’s men and New Mexico’s women led the field after the second day of competition with 88 and 35.5 points, respectively.

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

Women’s Team Scores:
1. New Mexico           35.5
2. Fresno State            28
3. Nevada                    26
4. Colorado State        25.5
5. Boise State              24
6. UNLV                      22
7. Wyoming                19
8. San José State       15
9. Utah State              14
10. Air Force               13
11. San Diego State    12

Men’s Team Scores:
1. Colorado State         88
2. Air Force                  55
3. New Mexico             34
4. Utah State               28
5. Wyoming                 17
6. Boise State              6

Women’s Results:


60m Dash (prelims) – 21. Brittany Rawlins, 7.89; 25. Caoimhe Kofoed, 8.11.

60m Hurdles (prelims) – 18. Nakyla Jude, 9.43; 19. Aspen Drecksel, 9.44.

200m (prelims) – 16. Brittany Rawlins, 25.66; 19. Caoimhe Kofoed, 26.19.

400m (prelims) – 16. Melanie Sullivan, 57.05; 20. Breann Bate, 57.54.

800m (prelims) – 7. Elli Eastmond, 2:11.55q; 9. Shannon Maloney, 2:12.37; 11. Christine Van Brocklin-Parker, 2:13.97; 15. Megan Ryan, 2:17.04.

Mile (finals) – 1. Cierra Simmons, 4:54.80Q; 4. Tylee Newman-Skinner, 4:59.57Q; 8. LeAnn Larkin, 5:00.77Q; 9. Tori Parkinson, 5:01.92Q.

5,000m (finals) – 5. Kashley Carter, 16:50.28; 18. Bailee Parker, 18:09.36; 23. Jackie Heaps, 18:45.92.

Long Jump (finals) – 9. Kaylie King, 4.97m (16-3.75); 10. Alyssa Hirschi, 4.96m (16-3.25); 11. Anna Maki, 4.80m (15-9); 12. Aspen Drecksel, 4.79m (15-8.75).

Weight Throw (finals) – 12. Maia Garren, 15.98m (52-5.25).

Men’s Results:

60m Dash (prelims) – 11. Garen Earley, 6.98; 13. Joshua Gordon, 7.01; 14. Chance Parker, 7.12.

60m Hurdles (prelims) – 7. AJ Boully, 8.10Q.

200m (prelims) – 4. Joshua Gordon, 21.54Q; 11. Garen Earley, 21.96; 13. Nick Ashby, 22.01; 14. Chance Parker, 22.20.

400m (prelims) – 1. AJ Boully, 47.14Q; 2. Brady Martin, 47.66Q; 5. Michael Bluth, 47.90Q; 8. Elliot Willis-Orlando, 48.42Q; 11. Nick Ashby, 48.83; 13. Landon Watts, 50.17; 15. Dallin Tycksen, 55.29.

800m (prelims) – 3. Clay Lambourne, 1.51.87Q; 7. Dylan Barker, 1:52.06Q; 13. Jordan Beutler, 1:53.98; 14. Bannon Greer, 1:55.22; 15. Sam Coleman, 1:55.31.

5,000m (finals) – 11. Darren Harman, 15:21.77; 14. Luke Beattie, 15:24.14; 17. James Withers, 15:40.39.

Mile (prelims) – 2. Dillon Maggard, 4:15.19Q; 9. Kody Gould, 4:15.49Q; 11. Spencer Fehlberg, 4:15.95.

Long Jump (finals) – 1. Leaugen Fray, 7.52m (24-8.25); 13. Kyle Brost, 6.39m (20-11.75).

High Jump (finals) – 2. Leaugen Fray, 2.12m (6-11.50); 7. Kyle Brost, 2.00m (6-6.75).
 
Weight Throw (finals) – 9. Oran Wasserman, 17.05m (55-11.25).

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