Utah State Strikes Gold Three Times on Final Day of the Mountain West Indoor Track & Field Championships
Junior Clay Lambourne successfully defended his 800-meter title and completed the three-peat in that event by recording a meet-record time of 1:49.20. Lambourne's time ranks second all-time in school history in the 800m.
Feb. 25, 2017

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

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Utah State’s track & field teams closed out the 2017 Mountain West Indoor Track & Field Championships, bringing home a total of four event titles, Saturday, Feb. 25, at the Albuquerque Convention Center. The Aggie men finished third with 110.5 points, while the women ended in ninth with 42 points.

Overall, the men and women from Colorado State won the team titles, recording 183 and 102.5 points, respectively.

Senior AJ Boully snagged the first gold for the Aggies in the men’s 400m by recording a time of 46.48, which ranks second all-time in school history. Additionally, Boully continued his first-team all-conference honors streak by winning the 4x400-meter relay, along with freshman Michael Bluth and juniors Brady Martin and Joshua Gordon, posting a time of 3:09.21. Boully also finished third in the 60m hurdles with a time of 7.85, which ranks second all-time in USU history.

Coming in behind Boully was junior Brady Martin and freshman Michael Bluth in second and third, respectively, to complete the sweep in the men’s 400-Meter competition. Martin posted a time of 46.94 and Bluth recorded a time of 47.18.

Also, redshirt junior Elliot Willis placed seventh in the 400m with a personal-best time of 48.62.

“The 400m guys going one, two, three and seven was absolutely awesome,” said veteran USU head coach Gregg Gensel. “I’m especially proud of Elliot because he was fantastic when it came to running this weekend. He’s been hurt and I’m really impressed with how he handled his first conference championship. There’s a pretty good group of 400-meter runners in our conference and for us to do what we did was impressive.”  

Junior Clay Lambourne successfully defended his 800-meter title and completed the three-peat in that event by recording a meet-record time of 1:49.20. Lambourne's time ranks second all-time in school history in the 800m.

“I was very impressed with Clay and how he ran the 800m because he ran like a veteran,” said Gensel. “That isn’t surprising though because he is a veteran. He understood what was going to take place and he made his plan off of that, coming up with a big win.”

Junior Dillon Maggard paced the men’s distance runners with a runner-up finish in the men’s mile (4:07.78).

Junior David Hirschmann recorded a personal-best toss of 17.30m (56-9.25) in the shot put, placing third overall in the contest.

On the women’s side, sophomore Brenn Flint placed second in the shot put with a personal-best distance of 15.40m (50-6.25), which ranks second all-time in USU history.

Sophomore Cierra Simmons and junior Tylee Newman-Skinner placed third and fourth, respectively, in the women’s mile. Simmons clocked a time of 4:52.88 and Newman-Skinner recorded a time of 4:55.71.

Over the championship weekend, freshman Elli Eastmond moved up USU’s top-10 list to be ranked fourth all-time in school history in the 800m. Eastmond placed seventh with a time of 2:11.97 in the 800-meter final.  

Coach Gensel was very pleased with the women’s improvement at this year’s conference championships.

“We had 17 personal records in the sprints group, with eight of those on the women’s side,” Gensel said. “The female distance runners scored two points at this meet last year, and they scored 22 points this year. We’re improving and we’re going in the right direction. Looking at the team placing, it may not seem like improvement, but it was awesome what they did and they did a great job.”

The NCAA Indoor Championships will be held in College Station, Texas, on March 10-11.

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UTAH STATE COMPLETE RESULTS

Women’s Team Scores:
1. Colorado State         102.5
2. UNLV                        99
3. San Diego State        79
4. New Mexico              72.5    
5. Nevada                    59
6. Fresno State             54      
7. Boise State               50
8. Air Force                   43
9. Utah State                42
10. Wyoming                36
11. San José State        23

Men’s Team Scores:
1. Colorado State        183
2. Air Force                 177
3. Utah State              110.5
4. New Mexico             78.5
5. Wyoming                 60
6. Boise State              44

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.

4x400m Relay (finals) – 4. Breann Bate, Elli Eastmond, Christine Parker, Melanie Sullivan, 3:46.73.

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

800m (finals) – 7. Elli Eastmond, 2:11.97.

Mile (prelims) – 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.

Mile (finals) – 3. Cierra Simmons, 4:52.88; 4. Tylee Newman, 4:55.71; 8. Tori Parkinson, 5:01.65; 9. LeAnn Larkin, 5:03.75.

3,000m (finals) -  8. Kashley Carter, 9:51.51; 16. Kelsey Yamauchi-Richins, 10:02.90; 20. Cierra Simmons, 10:07.14; 23. Tavia Dutson, 10:11.92.

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).

Triple Jump (finals) – 13. Anna Maki, 10.83m (35-6.50).

High Jump (finals) – 10. Katelyn Zabriskie, 1.63m (5-4.25); 11. Niki Xydona, 1.58m (5-2.25); 14. Alyssa Hirschi, 1.58m (5-2.25).

Shot Put (finals) – 2. Brenn Flint, 15.40m (50-6.25); 11. Maia Garren, 13.00m (42-8).

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

Pentathlon (finals) – 5. Alyssa Hirschi, 3,518 points; 6. Kaylie King-Arnold, 3,469 points; 11. Niki Xydona, 3,400 points.

Distance Medley Relay – 6. LeAnn Larkin, Shannon Maloney, Megan Ryan, Elli Eastmond, 11:53.65.

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.

60m Hurdles (finals) – 3. AJ Boully, 7.85.

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

200m (finals) – 4. Joshua Gordon, 21.51.

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.

400m (finals) – 1. AJ Boully, 46.48; 2. Brady Martin, 46.94; 3. Michael Bluth, 47.18; 7. Elliot Willis, 48.62.

4x400m Relay (finals) – 1. AJ Boully, Brady Martin, Michael Bluth, Joshua Gordon, 3:09.21.

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.

800m (finals) – 1. Clay Lambourne, 1:49.20; 7. Dylan Barker, 1:51.56.

3,000m (finals) – 9. Dillon Maggard, 8:26.28; 17. Brody Smith, 8:40.22; 18. Darren Harman, 8:40.44; 19. Luke Beattie, 8:43.54; 21. Spencer Fehlberg, 8:44.24; 23. Colby Wilson, 8:44.80  

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, 4:13.49Q; 11. Spencer Fehlberg, 4:15.95.

Mile (finals) – 2. Dillon Maggard, 4:07.78; 9. Kody Gould, 4:17.48.

Pole Vault (finals) – T6. Sam Nelson, 4.90m (16-0.75).

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

Triple Jump (finals) – 4. Kyle Brost, 14.63m (48-0); 7. Leaugen Fray-Benoit, 14.28m (46-10.25)

High Jump (finals) – 2. Leaugen Fray-Benoit, 2.12m (6-11.50); 7. Kyle Brost, 2.00m (6-6.75).

Shot Put (finals) – 3. David Hirschmann, 17.30m (56-9.25).

Weight Throw (finals) – 9. Oran Wasserman, 17.05m (55-11.25).

Distance Medley Relay – 2. Jordan Beutler, Michael Bluth, Dillon Maggard, Brody Smith, 9:49.24.

 
 


 

 

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