April 5, 2013
BOISE, Idaho - Utah State's men and women's track and field teams placed 12 athletes in the top six of their respective events on Friday, day one of the Boise State hosted All-Idaho Cup at the Dona Larsen Park in Boise, Idaho.
Sophomore Nic Bowens, junior Bryce Hall and freshman Briton Page led the way for USU with second-place finishes in the men's 200m, discus throw and 1,500m races, respectively. Bowens clocked a time of 21.27, while Hall threw the discus 49.14m (161-03) and Page crossed the finish line with a time of 3:55.47.
On the women's side, junior Kylie Hirschi was the top placer as she finished third in the 400m hurdles with a time of 1:01.72. Sophomore Laycee Elliott crossed the finish line right behind Hirschi in fourth-place with a time of 1:02.55. In the throwing events, junior Keeley Eldredge threw a personal-best 42.76m (140-03) to claim fourth-place in the discus and fellow junior Kaylee Hartshorn tabbed fifth-place honors with a mark of 40.71m (133-07) in the javelin. Sophomore Brittany Bushman rounded out the top-six placers for the Aggie women with a sixth-place performance in the 1,500m (4:43.84).
"Today was a preliminary start, a start of a few events for the weekend," veteran Utah State head coach Gregg Gensel said. "We showed pretty well with Nic Bowens in the 200m and Briton Page in the 1,500m. We had some good performances by our throwers. So, we are looking forward to tomorrow in what we are doing."
Other top-six finishers for the USU men included sophomore Eric Shellhorn, who placed third place in the 1,500m with a personal-best time of 3:56.24. Freshman Kevin Allen and sophomore Michael Cardinal placed third and fourth in the discus with tosses of 46.68m (153-02) and 46.47m (152-05), respectively. Sophomore Dan Mosman garnered sixth-place accolades after running a time of 54.81 in the 400m hurdles.
Saturday's portion of the meet will begin at 10 a.m. with the women's pole vault and will end with the men's 4x400m relay at 4:10 p.m.
The Aggies will continue the 2013 outdoor season as they travel to Sacramento State for the Mondo Mid-Major Challenge on Thursday thru Saturday, April 11-13. Utah State will host their lone home meet of the year, the Mark Faldmo Invitational on Friday and Saturday, April 19-20, at Ralph Maughan Track Stadium in Logan, Utah. For more information on the Mark Faldmo, fans can visit the track & field page at www.UtahStateAggies.com.
Fans can also follow USU Athletics, including Aggie track & field and cross country, at http://twitter.com/USUAthletics or on Facebook at http://facebook.com/USUAthletics.
UTAH STATE RESULTS ALL-IDAHO CUP BOISE, IDAHO APRIL 5, 2013
1,500m - 6. Brittany Bushman, 4:43.84; 7. Stephanie Burt, 4:48.40; 14. Ashley Robison, 4:56.00; 16. Jacqueline Winterton, 4:58.67; 17. Amanda Stoudt, 5:00.89; 21. Kelsey Girardelli, 5:03.10; 22. Karlee Deeter, 5:03.48; 29. Tessa Brown, 5:15.07
Javelin - 5. Kaylee Hartshorn, 40.71m (133-07); 11. Chari Hawkins, 35.42m (116-02); 17. Trish Adams, 29.66m (97-04); 18. McKenzie Johnson, 26.20m (85-11) MEN: 200m - 2. Nic Bowens, 21.27; 10. Will Henry, 22.21; 18. Justin Jenkins, 22.67
1,500m - 2. Briton Page, 3:55.47; 3. Eric Shellhorn, 3:56.24; 10. Tyler Roberts, 4:01.06; 14. Tyler Killpack, 4:04.35; 15. Chris Martinez, 4:05.30; 17. Drew Povey, 4:05.77; 18. Jacob Barton, 4:06.25; 20. Kade Jensen, 4:10.15
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