San Diego State's Allison Reaser wins third-straight MW Pentathlon Title
Feb. 21, 2013
NAMPA, Idaho - San Diego State junior Allison Reaser won the women's pentathlon for the third-straight year, narrowly edging out her teammate, freshman Nicole Oudenaarden by two points, 3,971 to 3,969, on the first day of competition at the 2013 Mountain West Indoor Track & Field Championships at Jacksons Indoor Track at the Idaho Center in Nampa, Idaho.
On the women's side San Diego State holds the early lead with 23 points, while Wyoming is in second place with six points. Nevada is third with five points, followed by New Mexico (3) and UNLV (2).
Trailing Oudenaarden by 68 points heading into the day's final event - the 800-meters - Reaser finished second in 2:22.30, which earned her 793 points for the race. Oudenaarden finished in 2:27.59 and scored 723 points.
Reaser won the 60-meter hurdles (8.43) and the long jump (19'-8.00''), while finishing second in the 800, fourth in the shot put (38'-6.75'') and 14th in the high jump (5'-0.25'').
Finishing in third place behind Reaser and Oudenaarden was Wyoming junior Jenna Mann with 3,681 points. Nicole Wadden, who won the 800 in 2:21.52, finished fourth (3,586), while San Diego State freshman Karsen Sper took fifth (3,564). New Mexico's Holly VanGrinsven was sixth (3,503), UNLV's Taylar Mills seventh (3,472) and San Diego State's Brittany Bozeman eighth (3,440).
Rounding out the results are: Lesly Torres, Air Force (9th - 3,425); Shannon Forman, Nevada (10th, 3,385); Sabina Sandberg, Wyoming (11th - 3,358); Kendra Smith, Air Force (12th - 3,317); Monica Franco, Colorado State (13th, 3,305); Jessica Green, Colorado State (14th, 3,243); Jessi Macedo, Colorado State (15th, 3,226); Cate Brus, Colorado State (16th, 3,091); Juliet Summers, UNLV (17th, 3,077); Katelin Westerterp, Nevada (18th - 2,891); Samantha Bowe, New Mexico (DNF).
New Mexico senior Richard York, the 2011 MW Champion in the men's heptathlon, leads the competition after four events. York took top honors in three of the four events on Thursday and finished with 3,160 points. He won the 60-meter dash in 7.06 seconds, the long jump in 22'-9.00'' and shot put in 44'-4.25''. York finished second to Boise State's Roderick Townsend in the high jump with a clearance of 6'-6.75''.
Townsend sits in second place in the heptathlon with 2,915 points; 245 points behind York. The sophomore won the high jump with a height of 6'-8.00''. Kyle Sullivan, a sophomore from Wyoming, occupies the third spot in the standings with 2,820 points, followed by Air Force sophomore, Evan McDowell, who has scored 2,819 points, while Colorado State senior Josh McMillan's 2,716 points are good for fifth.
Rounding out the individual results are Colorado State freshman Josh Cogdill (6th - 2,711), Colorado State sophomore Justin Green (7th - 2,702) and Boise State freshman Adam Ruggiero (8th - 2,625).