2016 Mountain West Outdoor Track & Field Championships Begin Wednesday

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – The 2016 Mountain West Outdoor Track & Field Championships begin Wednesday, May 11 at Veterans Memorial Stadium in Clovis, California. Fresno State will serve as the host institution for the Championships. 

Real-time scoring and results, along with post-race interviews, event highlights and photo galleries from the 2016 MW Outdoor Track & Field Championships, which runs through Saturday, May 14, will be available on the Championship Central page of TheMW.com. In addition, Thursday, Friday and Saturday’s track events will be broadcast live and free of charge on the Mountain West Network

Colorado State enters the week as the reigning champion on both the men’s and women’s side. In February, the Rams’ women’s squad captured the league’s Indoor Championship, while Air Force took home the men’s crown. A total of 18 teams (seven men, 11 women) will compete in the meet.

Both Colorado State and New Mexico return three first-place finishers from the 2015 MW Championship on the women’s side. Fresno State, San Diego State, San José State and UNLV each return one event champion from a year ago. 

On the men’s side, 17 of the 19 individual-event champions from 2015 return to defend their titles. Air Force boasts the most returning first-place finishers with five, followed by New Mexico with four and Utah State with three. Colorado State brings back two reigning champions, while Boise State and Wyoming each return one apiece. 

Men’s Event Notes
100 Meters:
MW All-Time Record: 10.05 - Charles Silmon (TCU) - 6/6/12
MW Championship Meet Record: 10.18 - Nic Bowens (Utah State) - 5/17/14
2015 Champion: Parker Bluth (Utah State) - returning
2016 MW Top Mark: 10.31 - Josh DeLoach (Colorado State) 

200 Meters:
MW All-Time Record: 20.35 - Otis McDaniel (TCU) - 5/13/06
MW Championship Meet Record: 20.35 - Otis McDaniel (TCU) - 5/13/06
2015 Champion: Parker Bluth (Utah State) - returning
2016 MW Top Mark: 20.52 - Parker Bluth (Utah State)

400 Meters:
MW All-Time Record: 45.10 - Lewis Blanda (TCU) - 6/10/06
MW Championship Meet Record: 45.68 - Jarrin Solomon (New Mexico) - 5/16/09
2015 Champion: Cole Lambourne (Utah State) - returning
2016 MW Top Mark: 46.43 - AJ Boully (Utah State)

800 Meters:
MW All-Time Record: 1:46.03 - Bryan Berryhill (Colorado State) - 5/19/01
MW Championship Meet Record: 1:46.03 - Bryan Berryhill (Colorado State) - 5/19/01
2015 Champion: Ricky Faure (Wyoming) - returning
2016 MW Top Mark: 1:49.84 - Clay Lambourne (Utah State)

1500 Meters:
MW All-Time Record: 3:36.25 - Miles Batty (BYU) - 4/14/11
MW Championship Meet Record: 3:44.38 - Zach Perkins (Air Force) - 5/11/13
2015 Champion: David Elliott (Boise State) - returning
2016 MW Top Mark: 3:42.09 - Josh Kerr (New Mexico)

5000 Meters:
MW All-Time Record: 13:25.53 - Josh Rohatinsky (BYU) - 4/13/07
MW Championship Meet Record: 13:57.67 - Patrick Corona (Air Force) - 5/16/15
2015 Champion: Patrick Corona (Air Force) - returning
2016 MW Top Mark: 13:37.24 - Patrick Corona (Air Force)

10,000 Meters:
MW All-Time Record: 27:55.86 - Josh Rohatinsky (BYU) - 4/29/07
MW Championship Meet Record: 29:49.83 - Kyle Eller (Air Force) - 5/15/15
2015 Champion: Kyle Eller (Air Force) - returning
2016 MW Top Mark: 29:29.80 - Dan Milechman (New Mexico)

110 Hurdles:
MW All-Time Record: 13.69 - Trevor Brown (Colorado State) - 5/16/14
MW Championship Meet Record: 13.69 - Trevor Brown (Colorado State) - 5/16/14
2015 Champion: Jamiel Trimble (Air Force) - returning
2016 MW Top Mark: 13.82 - Jordan Charles (Wyoming)

400 Hurdles:
MW All-Time Record: 49.19 - Chris Carter (BYU) - 6/10/06
MW Championship Meet Record: 49.67 - Chris Carter (BYU) - 5/13/06
2015 Champion: Jordin Andrade (Boise State)
2016 MW Top Mark: 50.76 - AJ Boully (Utah State)

3000 Steeplechase:
MW All-Time Record: 8:29.24 - Kyle Perry (BYU) - 6/13/09
MW Championship Meet Record: 8:46.49 - Elmar Engholm (New Mexico) - 5/15/15
2015 Champion: Elmar Engholm (New Mexico) - returning
2016 MW Top Mark: 8:40.03 - Elmar Engholm (New Mexico)

4x100 Relay:
MW All-Time Record: 39.19 - TCU - 6/9/06 
MW Championship Meet Record: 39.40 - BYU - 5/20/00
2015 Champion: Air Force
2016 MW Top Mark: 39.50 - Utah State 

4x400 Relay:
MW All-Time Record: 3:02.12 - TCU - 6/10/06 
MW Championship Meet Record: 3:06.40 - BYU - 5/13/06
2015 Champion: Utah State
2016 MW Top Mark: 3:06.93 - Utah State

High Jump:
MW All-Time Record: 7’-4.50” (2.25m) - Marc Chenn (BYU) - 5/20/00 
MW Championship Meet Record: 7’-4.50” (2.25m) - Marc Chenn (BYU) - 5/20/00 
2015 Champion: Taylor Smith (Air Force) - returning
2016 MW Top Mark: 7’-1.00” (2.16m) - Taylor Smith (Air Force)

Long Jump:
MW All-Time Record: 26’-9.25” (8.16m) - Kendall Spencer (New Mexico) - 4/7/12 
MW Championship Meet Record: 25’-8.00” (7.82m) - Aron Szmuda (BYU) - 5/17/02
2015 Champion: Allan Hamilton (New Mexico) - returning
2016 MW Top Mark: 25’-10.25” (7.88m) - Allan Hamilton (New Mexico)

Triple Jump:
MW All-Time Record: 55’-5.50” (16.90m) - Rodrigo Mendes (BYU) - 6/11/05 
MW Championship Meet Record: 55’-2.25” (16.82m) - Rodrigo Mendes (BYU) - 5/14/05
2015 Champion: Allan Hamilton (New Mexico) - returning
2016 MW Top Mark: 50’-4.75” (15.36m) - Samuel Trigg (New Mexico)

Pole Vault:
MW All-Time Record: 18’-4.75” (5.61m) - Cale Simmons (Air Force) - 3/29/13 
MW Championship Meet Record: 18’-1.75” (5.53m) - Cale Simmons (Air Force) - 5/12/12
2015 Champion: Joey Uhle (Air Force)
2016 MW Top Mark: 18’-2.50” (5.55m) - Dylan Bell (Air Force)

Shot Put:
MW All-Time Record: 65’-11.00” (20.09m) - Jim Roberts (BYU) - 6/1/00
MW Championship Meet Record: 65’-3.25” (19.89m) - Jim Roberts (BYU) - 5/19/00
2015 Champion: Grant Hamilton (Air Force) - returning
2016 MW Top Mark: 64’-7.25” (19.69m) - Mostafa Hassan (Colorado State)

Discus:
MW All-Time Record: 211’-6.00” (64.47m) - Casey Malone (Colorado State) - 4/29/00
MW Championship Meet Record: 203’-2.00” (61.92m) - Niklas Arrhenius (BYU) - 5/12/07 
2015 Champion: Grant Hamilton (Air Force) - returning
2016 MW Top Mark: 182’-8.00” (55.68m) - Grant Hamilton (Air Force)

Hammer:
MW All-Time Record: 233’-0.00” (71.07m) - Drew Loftin (Colorado State) - 5/16/03 
MW Championship Meet Record: 233’-0.00” (71.07m) - Drew Loftin (Colorado State) - 5/16/03 
2015 Champion: Tyler Schultz (Colorado State) - returning
2016 MW Top Mark: 201’-11.00” (61.55m) - Tyler Anderson (Wyoming)

Javelin:
MW All-Time Record: 240’-8.00” (73.35m) - Chris Reno (BYU) - 5/15/10 
MW Championship Meet Record: 240’-8.00” (73.35m) - Chris Reno (BYU) - 5/15/10 
2015 Champion: Beau Clafton (New Mexico) - returning
2016 MW Top Mark: 217’-4.00” (66.25m) - Taylor Hulslander (Air Force)

Decathlon:
MW All-Time Record: 8,062 - Kurt Felix (Boise State) - 6/7/12 
MW Championship Meet Record: 7,757 - Kurt Felix (BSU) - 5/10/13  
2015 Champion: Josh Cogdill (Colorado State) - returning
2016 MW Top Mark: 7,097 - Daniel Lam (New Mexico)

Women’s Event Notes
100 Meters:
MW All-Time Record: 11.12 - Jessica Young (TCU) - 4/6/11 
MW Championship Meet Record: 11.21 - Virgil Hodge (TCU) - 5/17/08 
2015 Champion: Mackenzie Flannigan (Boise State)
2016 MW Top Mark: 11.24 – Ashley Henderson (San Diego State)

200 Meters:
MW All-Time Record: 22.34 - Tonette Dyer (San Diego State) - 5/2/04 
MW Championship Meet Record: 22.78 - Virgil Hodge (TCU) - 5/17/08 
2015 Champion: Mackenzie Flannigan (Boise State)
2016 MW Top Mark: 22.64 - Ashley Henderson (San Diego State)

400 Meters:
MW All-Time Record: 51.15 - Tonette Dyer (San Diego State) - 5/15/04 
MW Championship Meet Record: 51.15 - Tonette Dyer (San Diego State) - 5/15/04 
2015 Champion: Emily Romo (Colorado State) - returning
2016 MW Top Mark: 54.08 - Emily Romo (Colorado State)

800 Meters:
MW All-Time Record: 2:03.01 - Lacey Cramer (BYU) - 4/18/09 
MW Championship Meet Record: 2:04.67 - Lacey Cramer (BYU) - 5/15/10 
2015 Champion: Auzsane Crowe-Carter (UNLV) - returning
2016 MW Top Mark: 2:06.76 - Auzsane Crowe-Carter (UNLV)

1500 Meters:
MW All-Time Record: 4:11.67 - Jamie Cottle (BYU) - 6/14/03 
MW Championship Meet Record: 4:21.03 - Courtney Meldrum (BYU) - 5/19/01 
2015 Champion: Calli Thackery (New Mexico) - returning
2016 MW Top Mark: 4:14.03 - Sophie Connor (New Mexico)

5000 Meters:
MW All-Time Record: 15:33.42 - Emma Bates (Boise State) - 4/17/14 
MW Championship Meet Record: 16:00.16 - Whitney McDonald (BYU) - 5/12/07
2015 Champion: Marisa Howard (Boise State)
2016 MW Top Mark: 15:37.44 - Calli Thackery (New Mexico)

10,000 Meters:
MW All-Time Record: 32:13.28 - Emma Bates (Boise State) - 5/2/15 
MW Championship Meet Record: 33:18.25 - Alice Wright (New Mexico) - 5/15/15
2015 Champion: Alice Wright (New Mexico) - returning
2016 MW Top Mark: 32:36.11 - Alice Wright (New Mexico)

100 Hurdles:
MW All-Time Record: 13.02 - Kirsten Bolm (BYU) - 5/20/00 
MW Championship Meet Record: 13.02 - Kirsten Bolm (BYU) - 5/20/00
2015 Champion: Micha Auzenne (San Diego State) - returning
2016 MW Top Mark: 13.42 - Lorenda Holston (Colorado State)

400 Hurdles:
MW All-Time Record: 54.37 - Shauna Smith (Wyoming) - 5/28/05 
MW Championship Meet Record: 55.31 - Shauna Smith (Wyoming) - 5/14/05 
2015 Champion: Kyra Johnson (Fresno State) - returning
2016 MW Top Mark: 58.04 - Kyra Johnson (Fresno State)

3000 Steeplechase:
MW All-Time Record: 9:29.31 - Courtney Frerichs (New Mexico) - 5/1/16
MW Championship Meet Record: 9:55.63 - Elizabeth Jackson (BYU) - 5/18/01 
2015 Champion: Marisa Howard (Boise State)
2016 MW Top Mark: 9:29.31 - Courtney Frerichs (New Mexico)

4x100 Relay:
MW All-Time Record: 43.53 - TCU - 5/26/07 
MW Championship Meet Record: 44.23 - TCU - 5/13/06
2015 Champion: Colorado State
2016 MW Top Mark: 44.36 - San Diego State

4x400 Relay:
MW All-Time Record: 3:30.00 - TCU - 6/10/06 
MW Championship Meet Record: 3:34.72 - UNLV - 5/18/02 
2015 Champion: Fresno State
2016 MW Top Mark: 3:36.87 - Fresno State

High Jump:
MW All-Time Record: 6’-1.25” (1.86m) - Ada Robinson (BYU) - 5/14/11
MW Championship Meet Record: 6’-1.25” (1.86m) - Ada Robinson (BYU) - 5/14/11
2015 Champion: Chari Hawkins (Utah State)
2016 MW Top Mark: 6’-0.75” (1.85m) - Kaysee Pilgrim (UNLV)

Long Jump:
MW All-Time Record: 22’-4.50” (6.82m) - Whitney Gipson (TCU) - 6/6/12 
MW Championship Meet Record: 21’-9.00” (6.63m) - Mindy McClurkin (BYU) - 5/15/10 
2015 Champion: Kelsey Johnson-Upshaw (San José State) - returning
2016 MW Top Mark: 21’-9.00” (6.63m) - Je’Nia Sears (Fresno State)

Triple Jump:
MW All-Time Record: 46’-5.25” (14.15m) - Shanieka Thomas (San Diego State) - 5/11/13 
MW Championship Meet Record: 46’-5.25” (14.15m) - Shanieka Thomas (San Diego State) - 5/11/13 
2015 Champion: Jannell Hadnot (New Mexico) - returning
2016 MW Top Mark: 42’-9.75” (13.05m) - Jannell Hadnot (New Mexico)

Pole Vault:
MW All-Time Record: 14’-3.25” (4.35m) - Stephanie James (San Diego State) - 3/27/10 
MW Championship Meet Record: 14’-0.50” (4.28m) - Kirsten Brown (San Diego State) - 5/15/15 
2015 Champion: Kristen Brown (San Diego State)
2016 MW Top Mark: 14’-0.75” (4.29m) - Bonnie Draxler (San Diego State)

Shot Put:
MW All-Time Record: 55’-7.50” (16.95m) - Aaliyah Pete (Colorado State) - 5/16/15 
MW Championship Meet Record: 55’-7.50” (16.95m) - Aaliyah Pete (Colorado State) - 5/16/15 
2015 Champion: Aaliyah Pete (Colorado State) - returning
2016 MW Top Mark: 52’-9.25” (16.08m) - Aaliyah Pete (Colorado State)

Discus:
MW All-Time Record: 196’-10.00” (59.99m) - Whitney Ashley (San Diego State) - 6/6/12 
MW Championship Meet Record: 196’-7.00” (59.92m) - Kiah Hicks (Colorado State) - 5/15/15
2015 Champion: Kiah Hicks (Colorado State)
2016 MW Top Mark: 182’-6.00” (55.64m) - Alexa Evans (San Diego State)

Hammer:
MW All-Time Record: 233’-1.00” (71.04m) - Amanda Bingson (UNLV) - 5/24/12 
MW Championship Meet Record: 229’-9.00” (70.03m) - Loree Smith (Colorado State) - 5/14/05 
2015 Champion: Kiah Hicks (Colorado State)
2016 MW Top Mark: 204’-6.00” (62.33m) - Maci Bingham (Utah State)

Javelin:
MW All-Time Record: 195’-8.00” (59.64m) - Dana Pounds (Air Force) - 5/13/06 
MW Championship Meet Record: 195’-8.00” (59.64m) - Dana Pounds (Air Force) - 5/13/06 
2015 Champion: Jessi Macedo (Colorado State) - returning
2016 MW Top Mark: 162’-5.00” (49.51m) - Mia Estes (Utah State)

Heptathlon:
MW All-Time Record: 5,813 - Allison Reaser (San Diego State) - 6/7/13
MW Championship Meet Record: 5,723 - Sandy Fortner (New Mexico) - 5/13/10 
2015 Champion: Chari Hawkins (Utah State)
2016 MW Top Mark: 5,349 - Samantha Bowe (New Mexico)

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