Colorado State Duo Leads Multi Events After Day One Of 2016 Mountain West Outdoor Track & Field Championships

CLOVIS, Calif. – Colorado State’s Hunter Price and Jessica Green lead in the men’s Decathlon and women’s Heptathlon, respectively, after day one of the Mountain West Outdoor Track & Field Championships at Veterans Memorial Stadium. 

Price posted 3,996 points, while Green recorded 3,347 points to lead their respective fields. 

Green, a senior, earned her point total after winning the high jump, clearing 1.73 meters (5’-8.00”) and placed within the top three in the 200-Meter Dash (25.21), Shot Put (11.55m, 37’-10.75”) and a season-best finish in 100-Meter Hurdles (14.15). 

Nevada’s Nicole Wadden sits in second place in the Heptathlon with 3,272 points, taking first place in 100-Meter Hurdles. Her time of 14.04 is the 13th-best MW time this season. Barely missing Green’s mark, the junior placed second in the High Jump with a leap of 1.70 meters (5’-7.00”). New Mexico’s Samantha Bowe, who came in with the highest Heptathlon score from 2015, sits in third place with 3,166 points. 

San Diego State’s Kassidy Ellis (3,125) owns the fourth-highest point total, while Colorado State’s Monica Franco (3,083) rounds out the top five after the first day of competition. 

On the men’s side, Price recorded 3,996 points after winning two of the day’s four events, while finishing runner up in another. The sophomore logged the fourth-best MW Long Jump distance this season with a mark of 7.08 meters (23’-2.75”). Price placed second in the 100-Meter Dash (10.95) and finished strong winning the 400-Meter Dash with a season-best 49.07 finish. 

New Mexico’s Beau Clafton sits in second place after five events with a point total of 3,752. Also winning two events, Clafton recorded a season-best 10.85-second time in the 100-Meter Dash and threw a first place 13.74-meter distance in the Shot Put. 

Last year’s decathlon winner Josh Cogdill of Colorado State finds himself in third place with a total of 3,726 points. Fellow Ram Nick Kravec recorded the fourth-highest point total (3,652), and Kyle Sullivan of Wyoming rounds out the top five with 3,638 points. 

Day two of the Mountain West Outdoor Track and Field Championships starts tomorrow at 4 p.m. PT, beginning with the final five events of the Decathlon. The remaining three events of the Heptathlon get under way at 4:30 p.m. PT. The second day of competition finishes with the men’s 10,000 Meter finals at 8:15 p.m. PT followed by the women’s 10,000 Meters race at 9:00 p.m. PT.

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, are 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

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