Women's Team Scores
1) Texas State 179
2) Texas-Arlington 140
3) Idaho 116
4) UTSA 100.50
5) Louisiana Tech 99
6) New Mexico St. 96.50
7) Utah State 63
8) Seattle U 21
Men's Team Scores
1) Texas State 149
2) Utah State 143
3) Texas-Arlington 136
4) Idaho 125
5) Louisiana Tech 117
6) UTSA 98
7) Seattle U 48
Women’s Individual Awards (voted upon by the coaches)
Freshman of the Year: Tylee Newman, Utah State
Field Performer of the Year: Kelsey Titzman, Texas State
Track Performer of the Year: Hannah Kiser, Idaho
High Point Performer of the Meet: Shannon Reynolds, UT Arlington (22)
Men's Individual Awards (voted upon by the coaches)
Freshman of the Year: Jonas Gutierrez, UTSA
Field Performer of the Year: Darian Brown, Texas State
Track Performer of the Year: Trey Hadnot, Louisiana Tech
High Point Performer of the Meet: Timothy Young, Texas State (36)
Men’s and Women’s Coach of the Year: Dana Boone, Texas State
ARLINGTON, Texas – Texas State University swept the 2013 WAC Outdoor Men’s and Women’s Championships on Saturday at Maverick Stadium on the campus of UT Arlington.
For the women, the Bobcats matched their indoor season success, claiming their second track & field title of the year with 179 points. Host UT Arlington placed second, posting 140 points. Idaho finished in third place with 116 points. UTSA (100.50), Louisiana Tech (99), New Mexico State (96.50) Utah State (63) and Seattle U (21) completed the women’s standings.
On the men’s side, Texas State totaled 149 points to clinch the men’s standings. Utah State trailed by a slim margin with 143 points. UT Arlington finished third with 136 points. Idaho (125), Louisiana Tech (117), UTSA (98) and Seattle U (48) rounded out the men’s action.
For the women’s individual awards (voted upon by the coaches), Idaho’s Hannah Kiser garnered Outstanding Track Performer of the Year. UT Arlington’s Shannon Reynolds tallied 22 points to earn High Point Performer of the meet. Texas State’s Kelsey Titzman took home the Outstanding Field Performer award, making it two on the season. Utah State’s Tylee Newman won Freshman of the Year honors.
For the men’s individual awards (voted upon by the coaches), Louisiana Tech’s Trey Hadnot earned Outstanding Track Performer of the Year honors, while the Outstanding Field Performer of the year went to Texas State’s Darian Brown. Timothy Young of Texas State scored 36 points to earn High Point Performer of the meet. UTSA’s Jonas Gutierrez was named the Freshman of the Year. Texas State’s Dana Boone was named both the Men’s and Women’s Coach of the Year. Earlier this year, Boone also took home the 2013 Women’s Indoor Coach of the Year.
For the men, the final day of the championship started at the hammer throw. Idaho’s Kyle Rothwell made it back-to-back gold medals, having also won the event at last year’s championship. Rothwell threw his second attempt 60.58m (198-09), besting his 2012 winning mark of 57.18m (187-07). Utah State’s Bryce Hall measured a throw of 58.72m (192-08) to take the silver, improving on his bronze medal from the 2012 meet. Zach Trumbauer of Idaho finished third with a throw of 55.34m (181-07).
The women started the day at the javelin toss, where the reigning 2012 javelin champion Kelsey Brennan defended her title uncorking a distance of 48.08m (157-09) on her sixth and last throw. Idaho’s Tayler Feinauer topped her season best with a toss of 44.95m (147-06), taking home the silver. Utah State’s Kaylee Hartshorn went home with the bronze, measuring a distance of 42.48m (139-04).
The first running event of the day saw the Lady Techsters’ 4x100 relay team of Bianca Jackson, Charla Craddock, Kim Francis and Victoria Wade turn in a time of 44.99, taking the gold back to Ruston for the 10th time in 11 years. UTA’s relay team placed second with a time of 45.37. New Mexico State’s team crossed the finish line just behind the Mavericks with a time of 45.52.
The men’s 4x100 quickly took to the track following the women. LA Tech’s team of Devin Henderson, Trey Hadnot, Niko Richey and Kyonz Smith broke the finish line with a time of 39.87. Texas State’s team raced to a 40.62 time, good enough for silver, and the Aggies of Utah State came in third with a time of 40.37.
Back in the jumping pits, UTA’s Omar Barnes scored a top-podium finish with a jump of 15.58m (51-01.50) in the triple jump. Louisiana Tech’s Devin Henderson hit the sand with a mark of 15.30m (50-02.50). The Mavericks also placed third on the podium with a distance of 15.01m (49-3.00) by Lionel Mungwari.
Across the runway at the women’s pole vault Leslie Ables of Texas State cleared the top height of 3.81m (12-6.00). Fellow Bobcat Anicka Newell cleared the bar at 3.71m (12-02.00) to take the silver. UTSA’s April Benavidez claimed the bronze, topping out at a height of 3.36m (11-00.25).
In the women’s 1,500m race, UTA scored another top finish when Hannah Nilsson crossed the finish line with time of 4:27.75. Utah State’s Tylee Newman scored another podium finish for the Aggies, turning in a time of 4:40.70. UTSA’s Nina Herrera crossed the finish line with a time of 4:28.09, placing her third overall.
Nathan Collier of UTSA scored the Roadrunners a first-place finish in the men’s 1,500m run. He surged across the finish with a time of 3:56.67. Second place was just off of Collier’s pace, as Seattle U’s Collin Overbay finished in 3:57.01. Eric Shellhorn of Utah State ran almost three seconds faster than his qualifying time of 4:00.05. Overbay improved with a 3:57.09 and a bronze medal.
Louisiana Tech’s Kim claimed the 100m hurdles for the second consecutive season, putting the Lady Techsters on top of the podium for eight of the last 10 season. Francis ran a time of 12.95, becoming the first Lady Techster to turn in a sub 13.00 mark in the on her way to setting a new school record. The time now puts her fifth overall at the NCAA level. Her teammate, Bianca Jackson, finished second with a 13.56. UT Arlington’s DeOna Stafford finished .03 seconds behind Jackson with a 13.59.
In the men’s 110-meter hurdles, Timothy Young scored his first gold of the day with a time of 13.94. Louisiana Tech’s Kendall Hayes finished second, running to his second straight silver in the event with a 14.28. Jonas Gutierrez followed Hayes across the finish with a time of 14.38.
LaSasha Aldredge, the WAC leader heading into the women’s 400m dash, posted a time of 53.50 to finish on top of the eight-person field. DeAndrea Smith of UTA claimed the silver with a time of 54.61. Aldredge’s teammate, Brianna Cromartie, ran her way to a bronze medal with a time of 54.94.
Hadnot scored his second gold of the meet with his win in the men’s 400m dash. He crossed the finish with a new WAC 2013 best time of 46.52, making him the sixth Bulldog to win the event in the last seven seasons. Idaho’s Ben Ayesu-Attah finished on Hadnot’s heels with a time of 46.69. Utah State’s Cole Lambourne stepped to third on the podium with a time of 47.13.
For the first time since 2004 a Lady Techster did record the top podium finish in the women’s 100m dash. UT Arlington’s Shannon Reynolds took the crown with first-place time of 11.51. Texas State’s Alexus Hebert finished in second with a time of 11.64. LA Tech’s Victoria Wade rounded out the podium with a third-place time of 11.70.
In the men’s 100m dash, Texas State’s Young ran to a second gold with a time of 10.27. A pair of Louisiana Tech sprinters finished neck and neck for the silver and bronze. Niko Richey ran a 10.40 and Dennis Richardson ran a 10.402. Utah State’s Will Henry and UTA’s Quentin Butler ran times of 10.404 and 10.408, respectively, in the closest race of the night.
In the women’s 800m run, Idaho’s Lauren Schaffer turned in a gold medal time of 2:07.33. Ashly Wright of UT Arlington finished .01 seconds behind her with a time of 2:07.34 Texas State’s Kimbersly Krtinich took third with a time of 2:09.11.
Utah State’s Tyler Killpack found himself atop the field in the men’s 800m run with a time of 1:51.44. Fellow Aggie, Briton Page, scored a second-place finish with a time of 1:51.67. Texas State’s Tyrone Jackson rounded out the podium with a time of 1:52.77 to take the bronze.
In the women’s shot put, Texas State’s Kelsey Titzman took first place with a mark of 16.23m (53-03.00). Titzman’s mark set a new 2013 WAC best, breaking her old mark of 16.03m. The Lady Techsters finished two and three. Marcella Leblanc came in second with a toss of 15.94m (52-03.75), and Micara Vassell heaved a distance of 15.51m (50-10.75).
In the women’s 400m hurdles, Idaho’s Liga Velvere won the title with a time of 58.89. UT Arlington’s Ashley Burris took second at 1:00.59. Texas State’s Jennie Thomas grabbed third place in 1:01.04.
Yusuf Muhammad became the first Louisiana Tech hurdler to win gold in the 400m hurdles since 2003. His time of 50.75 breaks his previous conference-leading mark of 50.90. Two UTSA Roadrunners finished silver and bronze. Joshua Smith ran a 51.09 and Jurmarcus Shelvin crossed the finish in 52.35.
In the women’s 200m dash, UT Arlington Shannon Reynolds won the gold with a time of 23.47. New Mexico State Alishia Perkins grabbed second, improving on last year’s third place finish, with a time of 23.91. Louisiana Tech’s Charla Craddock took third with a time of 23.95.
Louisiana Tech took two of the top three spots in the men’s 200m dash for the second consecutive year. Trey Hadnot improved on his second-place finish last season and won his third gold medal of the day, finishing with a time of 20.49. This is his second 200m championship in three years in the WAC. His teammate, Niko Richey, finished second at 20.89. Timothy Young of Texas State was just behind, claiming his fourth medal of the championship.
In the men’s discus, Darian Brown of Texas State kept up his impressive showing in the throws with a victory. He reached 54.70m (179-05), adding a gold medal to his shot put bronze. Bobcat teammate Kole Knutson took silver with a mark of 53.30m (174-10). Utah State’s Bryce Hall, last year’s champion, took third at 51.17m (167-10).
In the men’s high jump, UTSA’s Kerry Thompson and UT Arlington’s Roland Sales each cleared 2.12m (6-11.50), but Thompson was named the victor due to number of attempts. Skyler Duke of Utah State leapt 2.09m (6-10.25) to earn the bronze.
In the women’s 5,000m run, Idaho’s Hannah Kiser claimed the victory with a time of 17:01.08, earning her second gold of the championship. Sandra Venegas of Texas State took second with a time of 17:06.51, and UTSA’s Alyssa Diaz claimed third with a time of 17:25.04.
Barry Britt put an exclamation point on Idaho’s long-distance race dominance, earning his second gold medal of the championship, running a 14:44.77 to win the men’s 5,000m. Kyle McKenna of Utah State took second, pulling the Aggies within one point of Utah State heading into the final event of the day. Matthew McClement of Seattle U took third, turning in a time of 14:52.47.
In the final events of the championship, Louisiana Tech swept both of the 4x400m relays. The women’s team of Charla Craddock, Taneka Henderson, Diamond Every and Aldresha Bailey won with a time of 3:38.64, the fourth-straight title in this event for the Lady Techsters and eighth in the last 10. UT Arlington (3:41.31) and New Mexico State (3:41.66) followed in second and third, respectively.
The Louisiana Tech men’s team consisting of Yusuf Muhammad, Niko Richey, Christopher Sampract and Trey Hadnot ran a 3:10.64 to take the gold in the men’s 4x400m relay. The medal was Hadnot’s fourth gold medal of the championship. Texas State took second, securing the vital points necessary to secure the men’s championship, running a time of 3:10.99. UTSA filled out the medal stand with a time of 3:12.89.
The UT Arlington men and Texas State women lead the WAC Outdoor Track and Field Championships after the completion of events on Friday at Maverick Stadium on the campus of the UT Arlington. On the women’s side, the Bobcats lead with 74 points. Idaho is in second with 48 points, while UT Arlington stands in third with 39. UTSA posted 38 points for fourth place and Utah State sits in fifth, recording 32 points. New Mexico State is currently sixth, tallying 17 points. Louisiana Tech finished the day with 14 points and Seattle U rounds out the standings with 11 points.
On the men’s side, UT Arlington holds a 20-point lead, sitting in first after compiling 76 points on the day. Idaho trails in second with 56 points. Utah State and Texas State are currently tied for third with 44 points. UTSA (29), Seattle U (13) and Louisiana Tech (11) complete the men’s standings.
The first event of the day, the women’s hammer throw, saw Texas States’ Jalisa Hall out-throw the field with a distance of 58.27m (191-02). Hall’s distance topped her previous conference best of 57.87m. Idaho’s Sarah Nutsch placed second with a distance of 56.88m (186-07). Third on the podium was Texas State’s Talore Kelly, just behind Nutsch with a throw of 56.07m (183-11).
The women’s long jump went the way of UT Arlington, as Jennifer Brown hit the sand in a distance of 5.94m (19-06.00). She was five meters better than Louisiana Tech’s Charla Croddock (5.89m/19-04.00). The bronze medal was claimed by another Maverick, Morgan Domingue, who flew a distance of 5.86m (19-02.75).
In the women’s steeplechase, Seattle U’s Hannah Mittelstaedt broke the finish line just ahead of UT Arlington’s Katelyn Hayward to earn the Redhawks their first gold of the meet. Mittlestaedt edged Hayward by a nose, finishing with a new 2013 WAC best time of 10:45.84. Hayward followed on her heels with a 10:45.90 to claim silver. Halie Radenbush of Idaho raced across the finish third with a time of 11:03.51.
In the men’s steeplechase the 2013 WAC leader, Emil Blomberg of UTA, held on to finish ahead of Utah State’s Eric Shellhorn. Blomberg ran to a 9:10.49 finish in front of his home crowd. Shellhorn crossed the finish with a time of 9:11.83. His teammate, Jacob Barton, came in third, running a time of 9:28.11.
Joshua Cox of Louisiana Tech set a new school record in the men’s javelin. He peaked at a distance of 68.26m (223-11), beating Idaho’s Mike Marshall, 2012’s outdoor champion, who threw a distance of 66.76m (219-00). UTA’s Ivan Storic rounded out the podium-finishers with a sling of 66.05m (216-08). The 2013 WAC leader Ugis Svazs of Idaho finished fourth with a distance of 64.97m (213-02).
Shot put was next in line for the men’s events. Bodizar Antunovic threw a distance of 18.95m (62-02.25) to claim the shot put title. The runner-up was Darian Brown of Texas State notching a distance of 17.66m (57-11.25). Utah State’s Michael Cardinal, the 2013 indoor Silver medalist, threw a distance of 17.05m (55-11.25) to score the outdoor bronze.
In the men’s pole vault, Idaho’s Jeremy Klas, set a new 2013 personal-best mark, clearing a height of 5.36m (17-07.00). Texas State’s Logan Cunningham, ranked No. 16 in the nation, finished second, reaching a top height of 5.16m (16-11.00). The bronze went to another Idaho Vandal, Matt Sullivan, hitting a height of 4.96m (16-03.25).
In the men’s long jump Roscoe Robinson flew a distance of 7.59m (24-11.00) to stand atop the podium. Texas State’s Timothy Young finished in second with a jump of 7.58m (24.06-50). UTA’s Quentin Butler topped out at distance of 7.42m (24-04.25) to take the bronze.
In the women’s high jump, Utah State’s Rachel Orr topped the competition clearing a final height of 1.76m (5-09.25), tying the conference’s best mark of the season. Texas State’s Danielle Candelaria leapt a height of 1.73m (5-08.00), a new season best for the Bobcat. UTSA’s Whitney Flannel, who entered the competition with the WAC season’s best mark, finished third with a final height of 1.70m (5-07.00).
The women’s discus was the final field event of the day; Idaho’s Kristine Leonard maxed out at a distance of 49.59m (162-08) to win the conference crown, setting a new season mark for the Vandal. A pair of Texas State athletes placed second and third. Dasha Tsema hit a distance of 47.45m (155-08) and teammate Kelsey Titzman was right behind her with a throw of 47.27m (155-01).
To close out the day’s events on the track the women and men raced in the 10,000m run. The women’s field of 18 was led by Idaho’s Hannah Kiser. Kiser ran the 25 lap race in a new stadium record time of 35:20.35, besting the old time of 5:51.47 set in 2002. Sandra Venegas of Texas State paced her way to a second-place finish with a time of 35:25.11. UTSA’s Alyssa Diaz made her way across the finish with a time of 36:00.82, taking home the bronze.
In the final men’s race, Idaho’s Barry Britt led the field of 15 across the finish with personal best time of 31:42.77. Utah State’s Kyle McKenna, who was in the front of the pack the entire race, stopped the clock at the 31:52.77 mark. Seattle U’s Matthew McClement scored a third-place time of 31:53.72.
Saturday marks the final day of the meet. Field events will begin with the men’s hammer throw at 11:00 a.m. CT. The running events will kickoff at 5:00 p.m. CT with the 4x100 relay’s.
Day 2 Results
Day 2 Team Scores
Day 3 Heat Sheets
After a wild, weather-delayed second day of action at the 2013 WAC Outdoor Track and Field Championships, Texas State’s Danessa Lyssy and UT Arlington’s Romain Martin claimed the gold in the heptathlon and the decathlon, respectively.
The day began with Utah State’s Chari Hawkins and UT Arlington’s Romain Martin, leaders after day one, maintaining their respective leads after the day’s first events. During the warm ups of the men’s pole vault and the women’s javelin, Maverick Stadium’s weather horn triggered, signaling to clear the field. After five hours of lightning and rain the pole vault and javelin resumed the day’s competition.
Lyssy started the day with a winning distance of 5.81m (19-00.75) in the long jump. She climbed to the lead of the heptathlon after her second-place finish in javelin 37.57m (123-03) and finished the 800m run with 2:32.76, enough for 5,522 points and the overall lead. New Mexico State’s Zoe Meade finished second in the two-day event with a total of 5,304, scoring a first-place finish in the 800m with a time of 2:17.65. Taking the bronze was Texas State’s Tina Valenzuela, with 5,120 points.
Martin, who swept the first day's events, continued his impressive form as he claimed the combined title for the second consecutive WAC meet. He placed first in the 110-meter hurdles (14.49) and the pole vault (4.79m/15-08.5) on the day, finishing with a total of 6,986 points. Carter Nell, of Texas State, finished in second with a score of 6,883, including a win in the javelin (57.63m/189-01). UT Arlington’s Brandon Blanchard finished third with a total of 6,781.
With the completion of the multi events the women’s standings have Texas State in first with 18 pts., followed by New Mexico State (8) and Utah State (7). UT Arlington follows in fourth with 5 points, and Seattle U (1) rounds up the early leaderboard.
For the men, UT Arlington is off to an early lead with 18 points. UTSA, the indoor track champion, sits in second with 9. Texas State (9), Idaho (3) and Utah State (1) each also earning points.
Field event finals along with running event preliminaries and finals begin on Thursday, with the women's hammer throw kicking things off at 11:00 a.m. CT.
Day 1 Results
The WAC Outdoor Track and Field Championship began Wednesday in Arlington, Texas, with the men's decathlon and the women's heptathlon.
Utah State sophomore Chari Hawkins grabbed the lead in the heptathlon with 3,515 points, on the strengths of her victories in the 100m hurdles (13.82/wind aided) and the high jump (1.81m/5-11.25). Texas State’s Danessa Lyssy is second with 3,450 points and New Mexico’s Zoe Mead is third with 3,193 points.
In the men's decathlon, UT Arlington’s Romain Martin posted wins in the 100m dash (10.80/wind aided) and the long jump (14.03m/46-0.5), earning 3,885 points on the day. UTSA’s Ryan Roberts is in second with 3,750 points and UT Arlington’s Brandon Blanchard is in third with 3,686 points.
The Championship continues on Thursday at 10:00 a.m. CT, with the conclusion of both the decathlon and heptathlon.
The 2013 WAC Outdoor Track and Field Championship travels to Arlington, Texas for the first time in meet history. The meet will be held May 8-11. Last year's champions, Idaho (men) and Utah State (women) look to defend their 2012 titles. UTSA (men) and Texas State (women) hope to sweep the 2012-13 Track and Field titles as they both won their respective Indoor Championship back in February.
The event begins on Wednesday with the men's decathlon and the women's heptathlon. On Thursday, the multi events conclude at 10:00 a.m. The first field event finals begin at 11:00 a.m., on Friday while the track finals start at 4:00 p.m. On Saturday, the field events begin at 11:00 a.m. and the running events start at 5:00 p.m.
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Wednesday, May 8 - Thursday, May 9: Men's and Women's Mulit Events
Friday, May 10 - Saturday, May. 11
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|Day 1 (Multi) - Wednesday, 10:00 a.m. (CT)
|Day 2 (Multi) - Thursday, 10:00 a.m. (CT)
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|Women's Heptathlon (cont.)|
|Men's Decathlon (cont.)|
|Day 3 (Field) - Friday 11:00 a.m. (CT)
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|Long Jump (Women)|
|Pole Vault (Men)|
|Long Jump (Men)|
|Shot Put (Men)|
|High Jump (Women)|
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|110-Meter Hurdles (Prelims)|
|100- Meters (Prelims)|
|400-Meter Hurdles (Prelims)|
|Day 4 (Field) - Saturday, 11:00 a.m. (CT)
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|Triple Jump (Men)|
|Pole Vault (Women)|
|Shot Put (Women)|
|Triple Jump (Women)|
|High Jump (Men)|
|400-Meter Relay (Finals)|
|100-Meter Hurdles (Finals)|
|110-Meter Hurdles (Finals)|
|400-Meter Hurdles (Finals)|
|200- Meters (Finals)|
|1600-Meter Relay (Finals)|
1) Texas State 149
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2) Utah State 143
3) Texas-Arlington 136
4) Idaho 125
5) Louisiana Tech 117
6) UTSA 98
7) Seattle U 48