April 28, 2012
BERKELEY, Calif. | Provo, Utah - Utah State's men and women's track and field teams captured three events as part of 23 top-five finishes at the University of California hosted Brutus Hamilton Open and Invitational at Edwards Stadium/Goldman Field in Berkeley, Calif., as well as the BYU Robison Invitational in Provo, Utah Saturday.
Winning their event for USU at BYU's meet was senior Sonia Grabowska in the pole vault with a vault of 4.12m (13-06.25) and freshman Dallas Singley in the pole vault with a mark of 4.60m (15-01.00). Junior Silas Pimentel won the 200m at California's Brutus Hamilton Invitational with a time of 21.46. Pimentel also placed fourth in the 100m (10.62).
Taking second place for the Aggies in Berkeley, Calif. were senior Lindsey Spencer in the discus (51.82m [170-00]), freshman Nic Bowens in the 100m (10.58m), along with the women's 4x400m relay team (3:46.24) and the men's 4x100m relay team (40.68). Bowens also placed third in the 200m (21.68).
Other top-five finishers for the USU women was freshman McKenzie Johnson who placed third in the long jump with a leap of 5.94m (19-06.00). Finishing fourth in their respective events were senior Katelyn Heiner in the 400m dash with a time of 54.96, sophomore Kylie Hirschi in the 400m hurdles with a time of 1:011.22, along with freshmen Mariah Thompson and Jodi Williams who tied for fourth-place in the high jump clearing 1.68m (5-06.00). The women's 4x100m relay team also finished fourth (47.96).
Senior Camille Fehlberg tabbed fifth place in the 400m hurdles (1:02.68), while junior Bailee Whitworth also finished fifth in the 200m (24.26). Senior Rachelle St. Jeor also found a fifth-place finish in the pole vault at BYU with a personal-best height of 3.92m (12-10.25)
Other top-five finishers for the Utah State men was junior Will Henry who placed third in the 100m with a time of 10.60, while sophomore AJ Boully finished third and fourth in the 100m hurdles and 400m hurdles with times of 14.76 and 53.73,respectively. Sophomore Bryce Hall collected third-place honors in the discus with a toss of 50.11m (164-05), as senior Joe Canavan tabbed fifth-place in the shot put with a throw of 15.73m (51-07.25). The men's 4x400m relay team also finished in third-place with a time of 3:21.48.
The 2012 Western Athletic Conference Outdoor Track & Field Championships will be held at the Dan O'Brien Track & Field Complex in Moscow, Idaho on Tuesday through Friday, May 8-11.
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UTAH STATE RESULTS BRUTUS HAMILTON OPEN BERKELEY, CALIF. APRIL 27, 2012
WOMEN: 100m preliminary - 12. Bailee Whitworth, 12.21
200m - 5. Bailee Whitworth, 24.26
800m - 10. Jessie Chugg, 2:12.78; 12. Alisha Sheffer, 2:14.30
1500m - 6. Brittany Bushman, 4:57.57
4x100m Relay - 4. Utah State, 47.96
4x400m Relay - 2. Utah State, 3:46.24
Long Jump - 3. McKenzie Johnson, 5.94m (19-06.00)
Triple Jump - 6. Julia Stewart, 11.69m (38-04.25)
Javelin - 12. Aubriann Bosen, 32.75m (107-05); 14. McKenzie Johnson, 24.07m (79-00) MEN: 100m preliminary - 1. Nic Bowens, 10.54q; 3. Silas Pimentel, 10.61q; 4. Will Henry, 10.63q; 10. Xavier Martin, 11.12
400m - 4. Landon Watts, 49.00
4x100m Relay - 2. Utah State, 40.68
4x400m Relay - 3. Utah State, 3:21.48
High Jump - 9. Eric Follett, 1.96m (6-05.00)
Long Jump - 15. Travis Johnson, 6.06m (19-10.75)
Javelin - 9. Jordan McMurray, 52.68m (172-10) UTAH STATE RESULTS BYU ROBISON INVITATIONAL PROVO, UTAH APRIL 28, 2012
WOMEN: 100m final - 9. Jen Schiess Noorlander, 16.13
Shot Put - 21. Jen Schiess Noorlander, 9.28m (30-05.25)
Javelin - 11. Jen Schiess Noorlander, 29.94m (98-02.75)
Pole Vault (Invitational) - 7. John Johnson, 4.62m (15-02.00)
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