33 Mountain West Student-Athletes Headed To 2016 NCAA Division I Outdoor Track & Field Championships
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – A total of 33 Mountain West student-athletes from eight institutions have qualified for the 2016 NCAA Division I Outdoor Track & Field Championships, which will be held June 8-11 at Hayward Field in Eugene, Oregon. The student-athletes punched their respective tickets at last week’s West Preliminary in Lawrence, Kansas, by placing in the top-12 of their respective events.
- On the women’s side, 19 MW student-athletes along with one relay team have qualified for the national championship meet.
- On the men’s side, 14 individuals and two relay teams will be competing. The 14 individuals are the most to represent the MW since 2011 when 15 male student-athletes went to nationals.
- The MW men will be best represented in the 1500-Meter Run with four student-athletes.
- The best represented women’s events will be the 1500-Meter and 10,000-Meter Runs with three MW student-athletes competing in each race.
- Air Force’s Jamiel Trimble and Parker Bluth of Utah State will both compete in three events. Trimble will take part in the 200-Meter Dash, 110-Meter Hurdles and will run on the Falcons’ 4x100-Meter Relay team. Bluth is scheduled to participate in the 100 and 200-Meter Dashes as well as the 4x400-Meter Relay.
- San Diego State’s Ashley Henderson will represent the Aztecs’ in three events, including the 100 and 200-Meter Dashes and the 4x100-Meter Relay. Teammate Micha Auzenne qualified in the 100-Meter Hurdles and will join Henderson on the 4x100-Meter Relay team. Boise State’s Brenna Peloquin will compete in the 5000 and 10,000-Meter Runs.
- The highest ranked men’s participant is Dillon Maggard of Utah State at No. 2 in the 1500-Meter Run. The Aggie sophomore placed second at the West Preliminary with a time of 3:43.37.
- Overall, six student-athletes and one relay team on the men’s side enter the NCAA National Championship ranked in the top-10 in their respective events.
- On the women’s side, Courtney Frerichs of New Mexico ranks No. 1 in the 3000-Meter Steeplechase. Frerichs won in dominating fashion with a time of 9:51.48 at the West Preliminary.
- Overall, the Conference will be represented by seven, top-10 ranked individuals in women’s events.
- Four MW women will be taking part in the national meet for the second-consecutive season, including Hannah Everson of Air Force (10,000-Meter Run), Kyra Johnson of Fresno State (400-Meter Hurdles), New Mexico’s Calli Thackery (5000-Meter Run) and the Lobos’ Alice Wright (10,000-Meter Run).
- On the men’s side, Dylan Bell of Air Force will compete in the Pole Vault for the second-straight year, while Boise State’s David Elliott will take part in the 1500-Meter Run in back-to-back years. After qualifying in the 400-Meter Dash in 2015, Cole Lambourne of Utah State will run on the Aggies’ 4x400-Meter Relay squad in 2016.
Below is a full list of MW qualifiers with their national seed also included.
Parker Bluth (Utah State) – 16th
Jamiel Trimble (Air Force) – 3rd
Parker Bluth (Utah State) – 24th
Clay Lambourne (Utah State) – 21st
Dillon Maggard (Utah State) – 2nd
Matt Dorsey (Air Force) – 8th
Josh Kerr (New Mexico) – 9th
David Elliott (Boise State) – 20th
Elmar Engholm (New Mexico) – 12th
Patrick Corona (Air Force) – 18th
Jamiel Trimble (Air Force) – 15th
AJ Boully (Utah State) – 16th
Air Force (Gavin McHenry, Zach Johnson, Robbie Anderson, Jamiel Trimble) – 15th
Utah State (Parker Bluth, Brady Martin, Cole Lambourne, AJ Boully) – 8th
Dylan Bell (Air Force) – 6th
Kyle Pater (Air Force) – 22nd
Allan Hamilton (New Mexico) – 15th
Mostafa Hassan (Colorado State) – 4th
Ashley Henderson (San Diego State) – 4th
Ashley Henderson (San Diego State) – 15th
Emily Hosker-Thornhill (New Mexico) – 12th
Sophie Connor (New Mexico) – 21st
Annemarie Schwanz (Fresno State) – 23rd
Courtney Frerichs (New Mexico) – 1st
Minttu Hukka (Boise State) – 23rd
Brenna Peloquin (Boise State) – 5th
Calli Thackery (New Mexico) – 18th
Alice Wright (New Mexico) – 5th
Hannah Everson (Air Force) – 11th
Brenna Peloquin (Boise State) – 13th
Micha Auzenne (San Diego State) – 22nd
Kyra Johnson (Fresno State) – 20th
San Diego State (Starlynn Singleton, Simone Glenn, Micha Auzenne, Ashley Henderson) – 12th
Kaysee Pilgrim (UNLV) – 19th
Ayana Gales (UNLV) – 21st
Jannell Hadnot (New Mexico) – 8th
Aasha Marler (New Mexico) – 23rd
Alexa Evans (San Diego State) – 6th
Rachel Alesi (San Diego State) – 12th
Maci Bingham (Utah State) – 8th