Killpack Wins Men's 800m, Newman Named Women's Freshman of the Year on Final Day of 2013 WAC Outdoor Championships
Utah State men's track and field senior Tyler Killpack won the men's 800m with a time of 1:51.44, while distance runner Tylee Newman was named the Western Athletic Conference Women's Freshman of the Year on Saturday, the final day of the 2013 WAC Outdoor Championships in Arlington, Texas. (Photo Courtesy: WAC / Photo by Michael Minasi)

May 11, 2013

Complete Results

ARLINGTON, Texas - Utah State men's track and field senior Tyler Killpack won the men's 800m with a time of 1:51.44, while distance runner Tylee Newman was named the Western Athletic Conference Women's Freshman of the Year on Saturday, the final day of the 2013 WAC Outdoor Championships in Arlington, Texas. Newman placed second in the 1,500m with a time of 4:27.75.

Overall, USU had 20 first-team all-WAC honorees, as well as 17 athletes named second-team all-WAC. As a team, the Aggie men placed second with 143 points and the women finished in seventh-place with 63 points. Texas State won the both the men's and women's team titles.

"I am very pleased with the way we performed," long-time head coach Gregg Gensel said. "I think the athletes achieved some pretty high marks. The men were ranked third going into the tournament and they nearly won it - it came down to the last event. Depth wise, we hung in there with the other schools and to go from third at indoors to a close second, I am pretty excited about that. Our women did really well also with personal-best marks and some really outstanding finishes. Tylee Newman was one of those as she was recognized as the Freshman of the Year. We will now wait to see how many athletes we get into the first round of the NCAA Championships and from there we will see what we can accomplish going forward."

After being named the 2013 WAC Women's Outdoor Freshman of the Year, Newman said, "It is pretty exciting that they recognize a freshman, set aside from everybody else. I feel pretty honored to have gotten it and I didn't really expect it. I was really hoping for a gold medal but I feel like I did my very best and I am happy with how it ended up. I couldn't have done this without my teammates and coaches. I am really blessed to be on this Utah State team."



Junior Bryce Hall started the final day of competition out strong for the Aggies as he placed second in the men's hammer throw with a personal-best throw of 58.72m (192-08), while fellow junior Kaylee Hartshorn followed suit and tabbed a third-place finish in the women's javelin with a mark of 42.48m (139-04). Hall went on to place third in the discus with a distance of 51.17m (167-10), while freshman Kevin Allen finished in fifth-place in the same event with a toss of 49.93m (163-10). Freshman Skyler Duke rounded out the top-six finishers in the field events with a bronze medal performance in the high jump as he cleared 2.09m (6-10.25).

In the women's running events, junior Kylie Hirschi and sophomore Laycee Elliott garnered fifth and sixth places in the 400m hurdles with times of 1:02.08 and 1:02.81, respectively. Sophomore Chari Hawkins also placed sixth in the 100m hurdles (14.08), as did senior Alex Lizsinger in the 5,000m (17:41.03).

On the men's side of the track, freshmen Briton Page and Spencer Russell tabbed second and fourth-place finishes in the 800m with times of 1:51.67 and 1:55.13, respectively. Junior Kyle McKenna came from behind in the last 50 yards to win the silver medal in the 5,000m with a time of 15:10.56, while freshman Cole Lambourne also came from behind to take the bronze medal in the 400m with a personal-best time of 47.13.

Senior Will Henry clocked a time of 10.41 to place fourth in the 100m and a time of 21.48 to finish sixth in the 200m. With the 100m time, Henry now ranks tied for third-place in school history with former Aggie great Armahd Lewis. Sophomore Nic Bowens also performed great in the 100m and 200m dashes as he recorded times of 10.52 and 21.37 to place sixth and fifth, respectively. The men's 4x100m relay team that consisted of Bowens, Henry, Lambourne and freshman Jacob Bautista Jr., placed third with a time of 40.73. Rounding out the top-six finishes on Saturday was the men's 4x400m relay that consisted of Mosman, Killpack, Page and Lambourne, as they placed sixth with a time of 3:15.03.

Athletes will now wait to see who is included in their respective events at the first round of the NCAA Championships in Austin, Texas on Thursday through Saturday, May 23-25. Since the NCAA does not have the combined events compete at the first round, Hawkins will wait to see if her school record of 5,441 points in the women's heptathlon will be enough to get her to the finals of the NCAA Championships in Eugene, Ore. on Wednesday through Saturday, June 5-8.

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MAY 8-11, 2013

Tylee Newman, Utah State FIRST-TEAM ALL-WAC Name (Place - Mark - Event) WOMEN: Kaylee Hartshorn (3rd - 42.48m [139-04] - Javelin) Tylee Newman (2nd - 4:27.75 - 1,500m) Rachel Orr (1st - 1.76m [5-09.25] - High Jump) MEN: Kevin Allen (5th - 49.93m [163-10] - Discus) Jacob Barton (3rd - 9:28.11 - 3,000m Steeplechase) Jacob Bautista Jr. (3rd - 40.73 - 4x100m relay) Nic Bowens (3rd - 40.73 - 4x100m relay) Michael Cardinal (3rd - 17.05m [55-11.25] - Shot Put) Skyler Duke (3rd - 2.09m [6-10.25] - High Jump) Bryce Hall (2nd - 58.72m [192-08] - Hammer Throw | 3rd - 57.17m [167-10] - Discus) Will Henry (3rd - 40.73 - 4x100m relay) Tyler Killpack (1st - 1:51.44 - 800m) Cole Lambourne (3rd - 47.13 - 400m | 3rd - 40.73 - 4x100m relay) Kyle McKenna (2nd - 15:10.56 - 5,000m | 2nd - 31:52.77 - 10,000m) Briton Page (2nd - 1:51.67 - 800m) Eric Shellhorn (2nd - 9:11.83 - 3,000m Steeplechase | 3rd - 3:57.09 - 1,500m) SECOND-TEAM ALL-WAC Name (Place - Mark - Event) WOMEN: Aubriann Bosen (6th - 4,964 points - Heptathlon) Keeley Eldredge (5th - 55.66m [182-07] - Hammer Throw) Laycee Elliott (6th - 1:02.81 - 400m Hurdles) Chari Hawkins (5th - 4,900 points - Heptathlon) | T-6th - 1.67m [5-05.75] - High Jump | 6th - 14.08 - 100m Hurdles) Melanie Heslop (6th - 55.66m [170-04] - Hammer Throw) Kylie Hirschi (5th - 1:02.08 - 400m Hurdles) Alex Litzsinger (6th - 17:41.03 - 5,000m) Jodi Williams (T-6th - 1.67m [5-05.75] - High Jump) MEN: Nic Bowens (5th - 21.37 - 200m | 6th - 10.52 - 100m) David Cluff (4th - 9:32.69 - 3,000m Steeplechase) Bryce Hall (5th - 16.81m [55-02.00] - Shot Put) Will Henry (4th - 10.41 - 100m | 6th - 21.48 - 200m) Kade Jensen (4th - 32:09.93 - 10,000m) Spence Russell (4th - 1:55.13 - 800m) TEAM SCORES

WOMEN: 1. Texas State, 179 2. UT Arlington, 140 3. Idaho, 116 4. UTSA, 100.5 5. Louisiana Tech, 99 6. New Mexico State, 96.5 7. Utah State, 63 8. Seattle, 21 MEN: 1. Texas State, 149 2. Utah State, 143 3. UT Arlington, 136 4. Idaho, 125 5. Louisiana Tech, 117 6. UTSA, 98 7. Seattle, 48 USU INDIVIDUAL RESULTS (MAY 11, 2013)

WOMEN: 100m Hurdles - 6. Chari Hawkins, 14.08

400m Hurdles - 5. Kylie Hirschi, 1:02.08; 6. Laycee Elliott, 1:02.81

1,500m - 2. Tylee Newman, 4:27.75; 10. Alex Litzsinger, 4:38.50

5,000m - 6. Alex Litzsinger, 17:41.03; 13. Ashley Robison, 18:04.16; 15. Tylee Newman, 18:09.90; 19. Brittany Bushman, 18:19.56; 31. Stephanie Burt, 19:12.34; 32. Ruth Hilton, 19:22.13; 33. Amanda Stoudt, 19:42.69; 34. Lecy Skousen, 20:15.13

4x100m Relay - 7. Utah State, 48.25 (Bri Campbell, Chari Hawkins, Laycee Elliott, Kaitlyn Wilcox)

4x400m Relay - 7. Utah State, 3:52.46 (Laycee Elliott, Kylie Hirschi, Hollie Bosworth, Kaitlyn Wilcox)

Shot Put - 14. Melanie Heslop, 11.80m (38-08.75)

Javelin - 3. Kaylee Hartshorn, 42.48m (139-04) MEN: 100m - 4. Will Henry, 10.41; 6. Nic Bowens, 10.52

110m Hurdles - 8. Dan Mosman, 15.42

200m - 5. Nic Bowens, 21.37; 6. Will Henry, 21.48

400m - 3. Cole Lambourne, 47.13

400m Hurdles - 7. Kalon Weston, 54.00

800m - 1. Tyler Killpack, 1:51.44; 2. Briton Page, 1:51.67; 4. Spencer Russell, 1:55.13

1,500m - 3. Eric Shellhorn, 3:57.09

5,000m - 2. Kyle McKenna, 14:52.41; 8. Chris Martinez, 15:10.56; 11. Kade Jensen, 15:29.43; 13. Eric Shellhorn, 15:31.51; 16. Jacob Barton, 15:39.90; 17. Tyler Roberts, 15:42.06; 18. David Cluff, 15:48.02

4x100m Relay - 3. Utah State, 40.73 (Jacob Bautista Jr., Nic Bowens, Cole Lambourne, Will Henry)

4x400m Relay - 6. Utah State, 3:15.03 (Dan Mosman, Tyler Killpack, Briton Page, Cole Lambourne)

High Jump - 3. Skyler Duke, 2.09m (6-10.25); 7. Xavier Williford Jr., 2.01m (6-07.00)

Triple Jump - 9. Kenny Hamlett, 14.41m (47-03.50)

Hammer Throw - 2. Bryce Hall, 58.72m (192-08); 11. Kevin Allen, 44.70m (146-08)

Discus - 3. Bryce Hall, 51.17m (167-10); 5. Kevin Allen, 49.93m (163-10); 7. Michael Cardinal, 48.10m (157-10)

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