Gudmundsson sets school record in the javelin Saturday at UCLA-hosted Rafer Johnson/Jackie Joyner-Kersee Invitational

LOS ANGELES, Calif. – Utah State’s track & field teams captured a total of 28 top-five finishes at both the Utah Spring Classic and UCLA-hosted Rafer Johnson/Jackie Joyner-Kersee Invitational on Friday and Saturday.

In his second-career meet as an Aggie, redshirt freshman Sindri Gudmundsson won gold and broke his own school record on his first attempt in the javelin with a distance of 73.06m (239-8.25). Gudmundsson’s mark in the javelin remains second all-time in Mountain West history.

“We were excited to go against some great competition and we ended up doing some spectacular things,” said veteran USU head coach Gregg Gensel. “I was really impressed with how everyone did and we’re just looking to stay healthy as we get ready to host the conference meet.”

Clay Lambourne turned in a stellar performance in the 800m, as the junior placed first with a time 1:50.69. Right behind Lambourne was freshman Dylan Barker in second, recording a time of 1:52.05.

The Aggie men’s sprint corps was led in large part by Brady Martin, who placed second in the 400m with a time of 46.52, which moves him to fifth all-time in USU history.

Martin also won the 4x400m relay, along with seniors AJ Boully and Joshua Gordon, and with freshman Michael Bluth. The quartet clocked a time of 3:08.79.

Junior Tylee Newman-Skinner cruised to the women’s 1,500m title, recording a season-best time of 4:27.57.

Senior Katelyn Zabriskie posted a career-best mark in the high jump as she cleared a height of 1.72m (5-7.50) to tie for second at the UCLA Invitational.

Freshman Bailee Parker placed third in the 3,000m with a time of 9:58.65, which ranks eighth all-time in USU history. Sophomore Tavia Dutson followed Parker in the 3,000m, placing fourth with a time of 10:00.54, which ranks ninth all-time in school history.

Kelsey Yamauchi-Richins was in top form in the 3,000m steeplechase, as the junior placed second, running a career-best time of 10:29.05, which ranks fifth all-time in school history.

Sophomore Brenn Flint posted a personal best in the shot put, tossing a distance of 15.51m (50-10.50), which ranks second all-time in school history.

In other action at the Utah Spring Classic, freshman Zack Bell was the lone Aggie to finish in the top three as he placed third in the men’s 400m with a time of 49.36.

Utah State track & field returns to action next weekend by hosting the Mark Faldmo Invitational, Friday and Saturday, April 14-15. The Aggies will also send athletes to the Mt. SAC Relays on April 13-15.

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<strong>UCLA Invitational</strong>

<strong>Women’s Results:</strong>

100m hurdles (finals) – 14. Alyssa Hirschi, 15.50; 16. Niki Xydona, 15.94.

400m (finals) – 9. Melanie Sullivan, 57.32; 12. Breann Bate, 58.15.

400m Hurdles (finals) – 4. Christine Van Brocklin-Parker, 1:00.89.

4x400m Relay (finals) – 3. Breann Bate, Elli Eastmond, Melanie Sullivan, Christine Van Brocklin-Parker, 3:47.66.

800m (finals) – 4. Elli Eastmond, 2:12.82.

1,500m (finals) – 1. Tylee Newman-Skinner, 4:27.57; 6. LeAnn Larkin, 4:32.60; 13. Shannon Maloney, 4:44.78.

3,000m (finals) – 3. Bailee Parker, 9:58.65; 4. Tavia Dutson, 10:00.54; 8. Jackie Heaps, 10:21.40.

3,000sc (finals) – 2. Kelsey Yamauchi, 10:29.05; 4. Joanna Boyd, 11:17.49.

Long Jump (finals) – 7. Niki Xydona, 5.37m (17-7.25).

High Jump (finals) – T2. Katelyn Zabriskie, 1.72m (5-7.50); T4. Jennifer Christensen, 1.67m (5-5.50); 13. Alyssa Hirschi, 1.57m (5-1.75).

Shot Put (finals) – 5. Brenn Flint, 15.51m (50-10.50); 6. Olivia Moriconi, 14.48m (47-6); 7. Maia Garren, 14.20m (46-7).

Discus (finals) – 5. Brenn Flint, 48.31m (158-5.75); 8. Olivia Moriconi, 44.99m (147-7.25); 17. Michala Zilkey, 39.68m (130-2).

Hammer Throw (finals) – 13. Maia Garren, 44.04m (144-5.75); 14. Michala Zilkey, 40.17m (131-9.25).

Javelin (finals) – 4. Mandee Christensen, 40.55m (133-0.25).

<strong>Men’s Results:</strong>

100m (finals) – 15. Garen Earley, 11.01; 20. Nick Ashby, 11.19.

200m (finals) – 4. Joshua Gordon, 21.65; 12. Nick Ashby, 22.16; 21. Garen Earley, 22.51.

110m Hurdles (finals) – 4. AJ Boully, 14.92.

1,500m (finals) – 10. Brody Smith, 3:50.38; 16. Sam Coleman, 3:55.43; 21. Kody Gould, 4:00.83.

400m (finals) – 2. Brady Martin, 46.52; 5. Michael Bluth, 47.39.

4x400m (finals) – 1. Michael Bluth, AJ Boully, Joshua Gordon, Brady Martin, 3:08.79.

800m (finals) – 1. Clay Lambourne, 1:50.69; 2. Dylan Barker, 1:52.05; 17. Jordan Beutler, 1:57.86.

3,000sc (finals) – 1. Spencer Fehlberg, 9:00.40; 2. Adam Hendrickson, 9:21.54; 3. Tyler Roberts, 9:26.98.

Triple Jump (finals) – 9. Kyle Brost, 14.00m (45-11).

Hammer Throw (finals) – 6. Oran Wasserman, 53.77m (176-4.75)

Discus (finals) – 4. David Hirschmann, 51.44m (168-9).

Javelin (finals) – 1. Sindri Gudmundsson, 73.06m (239-8.25); 5. Devin Wright, 63.21m (63.21m).

<strong>Utah Spring Classic</strong>

<strong>Women’s Results:</strong>

100m (finals) – 9. Brittany Rawlins, 12.24; 11. Gabrielle Edeen, 12.37; 13. Lexus Miller-Moylan, 12.43; 18. Caoimhe Kofoed, 12.59.

100m (hurdles) – 8. Aspen Drecksel, 15.11; 9. Nakyla Jude, 15.14.

4x100m (finals) – 5. Caoimhe Kofoed, Lexus Miller-Moylan, Gabrielle Edeen, Brittany Rawlins, 53.31.

800m (finals) – 24. Corinne Clarkson, 2:29.93; 25. Emily Hubner, 2:32.96.

Shot Put (finals) – 8. Aspen Drecksel, 8.84m (29-0).

<strong>Men’s Results:</strong>

400m (finals) – 3. Zack Bell, 49.36.

110m (finals) – 8. Tyler Lloyd, 15.20; 9. Samuel Wing, 15.22.

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