Utah State Track & Field captures four event titles at Bison Team Cup

Fargo, N.D. – Utah State’s men’s and women’s track & field programs earned four event titles and 14 top-three finishes at the NDSU Bison Team Cup, held Saturday afternoon at the Shelly Ellid Indoor Track & Field Facility.

The Aggies’ performance was highlighted by the distance races, where USU athletes captured the title in both the men’s and women’s 3000-meter events. Junior Katie Struthers-Haviland took first in the women’s race with a career-best mark of 10:02.57. In the men’s race, it was junior Stokton Smith capturing the title with a career-best time of 8:27.02.

The Aggie women captured three of the top-five spots in the 3000-meter run, as freshman Arianna Steiner placed third with a time of 10:18.76 and sophomore Madison Taylor posted a career-best time of 10:21.32 to end fifth. For the Aggie men, sophomore Caleb Garnica earned his way onto the podium in the 3000 meters with a career-best time of 8:35.19.

Three of the four event titles came on the women’s side, as sophomore Audrey Garrett won the high jump with a mark of 1.75 meters (5-08.75), and junior Bailey Maseda gave the Aggies their final event title as she captured the triple jump crown with a mark of 11.34 meters (37.02.50).

Utah State is back in action next weekend, as the Aggies head to Boise, Idaho, to compete at the Boise State-hosted Ed Jacoby Invitational on Friday and Saturday, Jan. 24-25.

Fans can follow the Utah State track & field programs at twitter.com/USUTF_XC, on Facebook at USUTrack and on Instagram at instagram.com/USUTF_XC. Aggies fans can also follow the Utah State athletic program at twitter.com/USUAthletics or on Facebook at Utah State University Athletics.

JANUARY 18, 2020

60m Hurdles (prelims) – 7. Nakyla Jude 9.25q; 8. Alexis Koetitz, 9.27q
60m Hurdles (finals) – 6. Alexis Koetitz, 9.20; 7. Nakyla Jude 9.22

800m (finals) – 2. Elli Eastmond, 2:13.59; 5. Karen Christensen, 2:18.13

Mile (finals) – 3. LeAnn Larkin, 5:09.51; 4. Mica Rivera, 5:09.73
3,000m (finals)  1. Katie Struthers-Haviland, 10:02.57; 3. Arianna Steiner, 10:18.76; 5. Madison Taylor, 10:21.32

High Jump (finals) – 1. Audrey Garrett, 1.75m (5-08.75); 3. Hannah Lybbert, 1.65m (5-05.00)
Shot Put (finals) – 6. Dolly Gabri, 13.66m (44-09.75)

Triple Jump (finals) – 1. Bailey Maseda, 11.34m (37.02.50)
Weight Throw (finals) – 8. Michala Zilkey, 17.05m (55-11.25); 10. Darcy Allen, 15.91m (52-02.50); 13. Halli Whitby-Durocher, 14.63m (48-00.00)

60m Hurdles (prelims) – 2. Jacob Davis, 8.45q; 5. Tyler Lloyd, 8.52q
60m Hurdles (finals) – 3. Jacob Davis, 8.35; 4. Tyler Lloyd, 8.43

60m (finals) – 4. Skyler Andam, 7.05

800m (finals) – 2. Heston Anderson, 1:55.94; 4. Josh Wintch, 1:57.79

Mile (finals) – 5. Devin Pancake, 4:20.04; 6. Adam Hendrickson, 4:21.67; 9. Camren Todd, 4:25.31
3,000m (finals) – 1. Stokton Smith, 8:27.02; 3. Caleb Garnica, 8:35.19; 6. Jakob Tew, 8:40.26; 8. Sam Clausnitzer, 8:43.53

High Jump (finals) – 2. Hunter Simonsen, 2.00m (6-06.75); 5. Chandler Obray, 1.95m (6-04.75)

Long Jump (finals) – 2. Skyler Andam, 7.18m (23-06.75)
Shot Put (finals) – 4. Josh Barclay, 18.21m (59-09.00); 8. Kyle Morris, 17.71m (58-01.25); 14. Christian Sonnenberg, 14.27m (46-10.00)
Weight Throw (finals) – 7. Kyle Morris, 16.70m (54-09.50); 8. Oran Wasserman, 16.65m (54-07.50); 9. Christian Sonnenberg, 15.81m (51-10.50)

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