All-Mountain West Outdoor Track & Field Teams Announced
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – The Mountain West announced its Men’s and Women’s Outdoor Track & Field All-Conference Teams today. All-league selections are awarded to the top-three finishers in each event at the 2016 MW Outdoor Championships, which were held May 11-14 at Veterans Memorial Stadium in Clovis, California and hosted by the Fresno State.
Last Saturday, the Conference announced the Mountain West Men’s and Women’s Coaches of the Year, along with the Men’s and Women’s Outstanding Performer of the Meet recipients. The 2016 MW Men’s Coach of the Year award went to Air Force’s Ralph Lindeman, while the Women’s Coach of the Year honor was presented to Brian Bedard of Colorado State.
Air Force sophomore Jamiel Trimble earned the MW Men’s Outstanding Performer of the Meet award after placing first in both the 110-Meter Hurdles and 100-Meter Dash. He was also part of the Falcons’ winning 4x100 Relay team. Trimble, who captured the 110-Meter Hurdles title for the second-straight year, clocked the second fastest time in Mountain West Championship history and third-fastest overall in league annals at 13.80.
San Diego State sophomore Ashley Henderson captured the MW Women’s Outstanding Performer of the Meet honor. Henderson finished first in both the 100-Meter and 200-Meter Dashes and ran on the Aztecs’ first-place 4x100-Meter Relay squad. Henderson’s winning 200-Meter time of 22.44 (+2.3) ranks as the third-fastest mark in the country in 2016.
Below is a list of individual awards, as well as the men’s and women’s All-MW selections with events participated in at the 2016 MW Outdoor Championships. The Air Force men’s team captured its third title in the last five years, while the Colorado State women took home the crown for the third time in program history. Both the Air Force men and CSU women also claimed the team titles at the 2016 MW Indoor Track and Field Championships in February.
Men’s Coach of the Year: Ralph Lindeman, Air Force
Women’s Coach of the Year: Brian Bedard, Colorado State
Men’s Outstanding Performer of the Meet: Jamiel Trimble, So., Air Force
Women’s Outstanding Performer of the Meet: Ashley Henderson, So., San Diego State