Atkinson And Prince Collect Event Titles To Lead USU Track And Field In Opening Day Of Idaho-Utah Border Clash
April 29, 2011
BOISE, Idaho - Utah State men and women's track and field teams captured two event titles as part of 14 top-six finishes on Friday in the opening day of the Idaho-Utah Border Clash in Boise, Idaho on a wet and overcast day.
Seniors Steven Atkinson and Shannon Prince collected the top spot in the 5000m and the discus throw, respectively. Atkinson crossed the finish line with a time of 9:28.3 while freshman teammate Jake Barton came in sixth with a time of 9:57.7 in the same event. Prince took care of business with a mark of 47.76m (156-08).
Also finishing in the top six for the USU women was junior Katelyn Heiner and sophomore Bailee Whitworth, who placed second and third in the long jump with marks of 5.77m (18-11.25) and 5.66m (18-07.00), respectively, as both marks are their personal-bests. Senior Alicia Wilkins (11:26.7) led a USU 4-5-6 finish in the 3000m steeplechase with sophomores Kaylee Campbell (11:33.3) and Stephanie Burt (11:34.4), in that order. Junior Jessie Nielsen finished fifth in the hammer throw with a mark of 38.38m (125-11) while fellow junior Sarah Young took home sixth-place in the javelin with a throw of 33.12m (108-08).
For the Aggie men, junior Damian Szade jumped 7.06m (23-02.00) giving him a third-place finish in the long jump along with freshman CJ O'Neal taking sixth in the same event with a mark of 6.62m (21-08.75). Sophomore Jordan McMurray placed fifth in the javelin with a throw of 53.12m (174-03), just ahead of senior Alex DuPlessis in sixth with a mark of 51.58m (169-03).
Action continues on Saturday with the men's decathlon 110m hurdles kicking off the day at 9:30 a.m., while the individual field events begin at 10:30 a.m.with the women's high jump and the running events starting at 11 a.m. with the mixed 5000m masters run.
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UTAH STATE RESULTS IDAHO-UTAH BORDER CLASH BOISE, IDAHO APRIL 29, 2011