San Diego State's Allison Reaser Wins MW Pentathlon Title

Feb. 23, 2012

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - San Diego State sophomore Allison Reaser won the women's pentathlon for the second year in a row, edging out Boise State sophomore Alexi Morton, 3,863-3,726 points, on the first day of the 2012 MW Indoor Track & Field Championships at the Albuquerque Convention Center in New Mexico.

On the women's side, San Diego State holds the early lead with 13 points, while Boise State is in second place with 8 points. New Mexico is positioned in third place (6), followed by Colorado State (5), UNLV (2) and TCU (1) in fifth, sixth and seventh, respectively.

Reaser won the 60-meter hurdles (8.39) and shot put (39'-0.25" [11.89m]), while garnering third-place honors in the long jump (18'-7.00" [5.66,]). She tied for fourth in the high jump (5'-2.50" [1.59m]), before finishing up the event with a second-place finish in the 800-meter run (2:29.66).

New Mexico freshman Samantha Bowe (3,482) and junior Cate Brus of Colorado State (3,407) finished third and fourth respectively, while Air Force junior Lesly Torres finished with 3,318 points to earn fifth-place honors. Torres was followed by San Diego State senior Julian Alarcio (3,284) in the sixth slot and UNLV sophomore Taylar Mills (3,279) in the seventh slot. TCU sophomore Samantha Collins (3,251), Air Force senior Phaelen French (3,216), Boise State sophomore Kimberly Miller (3,138), UNLV freshman Rita Rudell (3,122), Colorado State sophomore Amy Medina (2,981) and San Diego State freshman Sarah Haydock (2,801), finished eighth through 13th overall.

Boise State senior Kurt Felix, who set a new MW all-time heptathlon record with 5,771 points at the Boise State Team Challenge on Feb. 10 in Nampa, Idaho, currently leads the men's combined competition. He won all four events on Thursday, finishing the first day of competition with 3,375 points. A total of 407 points separate Felix from Air Force junior Michael Tibbs who sits in second with 2,968 points. Richard York, a junior from New Mexico, occupies the third-place position heading into the second day of the competition with a 2,920 point total. Wyoming junior Brandon Douglass (2,812) is in fourth, followed by Wyoming freshman Kyle Sullivan (2,728) in fifth. Air Force freshman Evan McDowell (6th - 2,727), New Mexico junior Sam Potter (7th -2,719), Colorado State junior Josh McMillin (8th - 2,706), CSU sophomore Robert Wasinger (9th - 2,704), CSU freshman Justin Green (10th - 2,637) and Boise State senior Anthony Belcher (11th - 2,461) round out the field.

Felix began the day by winning the 60-meter dash (7.04) and the long jump (24'-9.00" [7.54m]), before notching first-place honors in the shot put (42'-0.50" [12.81m]) and high jump (6'-11.00" [2.11m]). On Friday, the first event of the heptathlon will be the 60-meter hurdles at 11 a.m. MT.

Final Women's Pentathlon Results:
1. Allison Reaser, San Diego State - 3,863; 2. Alexi Morton, Boise State - 3,726; 3. Samantha Bowe, New Mexico - 3,482; 4. Cate Brus, Colorado State - 3,407; 5. Lesly Torres, Air Force - 3,318; 6. Julian Alarcio, San Diego State - 3,284; 7. Taylar Mills, UNLV - 3,279; 8. Samantha Collins, TCU - 3,251; 9. Phaelen French, Air Force - 3,216; 10. Kimberly Miller, Boise State - 3,138; 11. Rita Rudell, UNLV - 3,122; 12. Amy Medina, Colorado State - 2,981; 13. Sarah Haydock, San Diego State - 2,801.

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