May 8, 2013
ARLINGTON, Texas - Utah State women's track and field sophomore heptathlete Chari Hawkins broke the school record in the women's high jump with her winning height of 1.81m (5-11.25) on Wednesday as she leads the heptathlon field with 3,515 points after day one of the 2013 Western Athletic Conference Outdoor Track & Field Championships at Maverick Stadium in Arlington, Texas.
Hawkins also won the 100m hurdles portion of the heptathlon with a personal-best time of 13.82, which now ranks her seventh in school history for the event. Hawkins continued her career day as she recorded personal-best marks in the 200m with a time of 24.84 and shot put with a toss of 11.34m (37-02.50) to place second and sixth, respectively.
Junior Aubriann Bosen also made the top-six in the heptathlon after the first day's events with 3,017 points, highlighted by her fourth-place finish in the shot put with a throw of 11.67m (38-03.50). Bosen also placed sixth in the 100m hurdles with a personal-best time of 14.70, while sophomore Cree Phillips Taylor rounded out the top-six finishes for the Aggie women by placing fourth in the 100m hurdles with a time of 14.66.
Overall, Utah State combined for 17 personal-best marks during the multi-events on the first day of the league championships as the USU women began defense of their 2012 WAC Outdoor title. Joining Hawkins, Bosen and Taylor in the heptathlon was sophomore McKenzie Johnson, while seniors Sam Hawkins and Tanner Clark competed in the decathlon.
Action continues Thursday with the remaining events in the heptathlon and decathlon, starting at 9 a.m. (MT). Fans can follow the action by clicking the "Live Results" link at www.UtahStateAggies.com or by visiting www.WACSports.com. A complete schedule of the meet is also available with times for all events Thursday through Saturday at www.WACSports.com.
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