Nic Bowens breaks his own school record in the 200m helping Utah State Track and Field claim 18 top-five finishes at the Jacksons Invitational

Nampa, Idaho – Utah State’s men and women’s track and field teams had a total 18 top-five finishers at the Boise State hosted Jacksons Invitational in Nampa, Idaho and at the New Mexico Collegiate Classic in Albuquerque, N.M.

In addition to its 18 top-five finishes, Utah State also had six individuals win event titles including senior Chari Hawkins winning the pentathlon by scoring 4,059 points. Senior Nic Bowens won the 60m (6.74) along with a win in the 200m, breaking his own school record with a time of 21.06. Junior Parker Bluth won the 400m (47.50), with freshman Clay Lambourne winning the 800m with a time of 1:50.64 which leads the Mountain West. Sophomore Colby Wilson finished first in the mile (4:17.33) and Kevin Allen placed first in the shot put 5.92m (52-02.75).

“Two of our captains, Chari Hawkins and Nic Bowens, had terrific performances this weekend. Chari won the pentathlon in New Mexico with a score of 4059 that places her 14th in the NCAA. And in Boise, Nic Bowens ran 21.06 in the 200m to lower his school record and place himself among the top-20 in the nation. A number of other athletes across all events continued to improve their seasonal bests, which is great to see as we prepare for the Conference Championships. One particular stand-out performance came from a freshman. In his first-ever 800m race, Clay Lambourne ran 1:50.64 which is the new leading time in the Mountain West and fifth all-time at Utah State,” said USU head coach Gensel.

Other top performances for the Aggie men included senior Jacob Bautista placing third in the 60m (6.89) and third in the 200m (21.58). Freshman Bryson Stout finishing fifth in the 60m (6.97) and fifth in the 200m (22.06), with Tanner Hunt claiming the fifth spot in the 400m (48.53).

On the women’s side, senior Melanie Heslop placed third in the weight throw at 17.29 (56-08.75) with fellow senior Amber Thompson finishing fourth in the pole vault at 3.80m (12-05.50). Sophomore Kayla Lee finished third in the triple jump (11.28m/37-00.25) with Katelyn Zabriskie placing second in the high jump at 1.69m (5-06.50).

Utah State indoor track and field action continues next weekend, Friday and Saturday, Feb. 13-14. as the Aggies will send athletes to Idaho, New Mexico and Washington.

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UTAH STATE RESULTS

Jacksons Invitational

Nampa, Idaho

February 6-7, 2015

Women:

60m (prelim) 4. Brittany Rawlins, 7.89

200m (finals) – T9. Brittany Rawlins, 25.94; 28. Laycee Elliott, 26.79

400m (finals) – 8. Kaitlyn Wilcox, 59.46; 21. Rachel Anderson, 1:02.20; 26. Heather Simpson, 1:03.97

800m (finals) – 7. Adela Hofmannova, 2:14.39; 11. Megan Perkins, 2:19.34;

Mile (finals) – 8. Karli Lundquist, 5:24.83; 10. Jackie Heaps, 5:27.64; McKenzie Draper, 5:35.31; 16. Abbie Barrett, 5:40.56, 17. Joanna Boyd, 5:42.86; 26. Katelyn Hill, 6:08.17.

3,000m (finals) – 5. Jackie Heaps, 10:50.35; 6. Abbie Barrett, 10:51.95; 8. McKenzie Draper, 10:57.47.

High Jump (finals) – 2. Katelyn Zabriskie, 1.69m (5-06.50); 10. Bethani Talbot, 1.59 (5-02.50); 14. Nieka Gutenberger, 1.54m (5-00.50).

Long Jump (finals) – 9. Anna Maki, 5.15m (16-10.75)

Triple Jump (finals) – 3. Kayla Lee, 11.28m (37-00.25)

Pole Vault (finals) – 4. Amber Thompson, 3.80m (12-05.50)

Weight Throw (finals) – 3. Melanie Heslop, 17.29 (56-08.75); 8. Shelby Jordan, 16.26 (53-04.25); 11. Olivia Moriconi, 14.71m (48-03.25).

Shot Put (finals) – 8. Olivia Moriconi, 13.07m (42-10.75); 16. Shelby Jordan, 10.96m (35-11.50)

Men:

60m (finals) – 1. Nic Bowens, 6.74; 3. Jacob Bautista, 6.89; 5. Bryson Stout, 6.97; 6. C.J. O’neal, 6.99.

200m (finals) – 1. Nic Bowens, 21.06*; 3. Jacob Bautista, 21.58; 5. Bryson Stout, 22.06; 8. Tanner Hunt, 22.23; 13. Tyus Kuykendall, 22.64; 16. Landon Watts 22.76; 17. Dallas Hoofard, 22.82.

400m (finals) – 1. Parker Bluth, 47.50; 5. Tanner Hunt, 48.53; T7. Tyus Kuykendall; 49.32; 9. Daniel Mosman, 49.72; 11. Landon Watts 50.00; 21. Dallas Hoofard, 51.57; 29. Shad Hall, 52.86.

4x400m relay (finals) – 2. Daniel Mosman, Landon Watts, Parker Bluth, Dallas Hoofard, 3:19.95

800m (finals) – 1. Clay Lambourne, 1:50.64; 13. Mitch Pettit, 2:05.81.

Mile (finals) – 1. Colby Wilson, 4:17.33; 10. Dillon Maggard, 4:32.51; 11. Jacob Barton, 4:33.15; 14. Kade Jensen, 4:41.93.

3,000m (finals) – 10. Kade Jensen, 9:04.82; 13. Jacob Barton, 9:12.20.

Shot Put (finals) – 1. Kevin Allen, 15.92m (52-02.75); 2. David Hirschmann, 15.57m (51-01.00)

* = School Record

UTAH STATE RESULTS

New Mexico Collegiate Classic

Albuquerque, N.M.

February 6-7, 2015

Women’s Results:

Pentathlon (finals) – 1. Chari Hawkins 4,059 points

60m hudles – 1. Chari Hawkins, 8.39

High Jump – 1. Chari Hawkins, 1.77m (5-09.75)

Shot Put – 2. Chari Hawkins, 11.64m (38-02.25)

Long Jump – 1. Chari Hawkins, 5.90m ( 19-04.25)

800m – 5. Chari Hawkins, 2:35.92

Men’s Results:

Heptathlon (finals) – 7. Bradford Strobell, 4781 points

60m – 12. Bradford Strobell, 7.34

Long Jump – 9. Bradford Strobell, 6.54m (21-05.50)

Shot Put – 10. Bradford Strobell, 9.29m (30-05.75)

High Jump – 6. Bradford Strobell, 1.86m (6-01.25)

60m Hurdles – 7. Bradford Strobell, 8.87

Pole Vault – T6. Bradford Strobell, 4.00m (13-01.50)

1,000m – 4. Bradford Strobell, 2:47.18

Long Jump (finals) – 16. Kyler Wightman, 6.66m (21-10.25)

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