Thomas Takes 2nd in the Triple Jump at NCAA Champs

March 9, 2013

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark./SAN DIEGO - San Diego State's Shanieka Thomas took second in the triple jump at the NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships Saturday in Fayetteville, Ark.

The St. Andrew, Jamaica, native finished second of the 16 entrants with a leap of 45 feet, 4 ¼ inches (13.82 meters). Kansas' Andrea Geubelle won the meet at 46-06.25 (14.18m). Thomas improved on each of her first four attempts, starting with 43-04.25 (13.21m) and peaking in the fourth jump at the 45-04.25. She then went 43-11.75 (13.40m) and 44-10.75 (13.68m) to round out the competition.

Over her career, Thomas now has finished second (2013), seventh (2012) and ninth (2011) in the triple jump at the NCAA Indoor Championships and second at last year's (2012) NCAA outdoor championship meet.

Thomas finished with eight points in the meet, giving the Aztecs a tie for 25th at the championships, along with Baylor, Eastern Illinois, Kent State, Michigan State and Villanova. Oregon won the meet with 56 points, followed by Kansas (44), LSU (43), Arkansas (42.5) and Central Florida (30).

The rest of the team opened the outdoor season with a victory at the San Diego Collegiate Challenge in La Jolla on the campus of UC San Diego. SDSU won the eight-team meet with 208 points, while UCSD (197) and Point Loma Nazarene (93.50) finished second and third, respectively.

San Diego State won 11 individual events and ended the day with the victory in the 4x400-meter relay (3:55.72).

Jasmine Burrell led the way for the Aztecs with three wins, including the shot put (46-00.00 (14.02m)), discus throw (164-01 (50.02m)) and the hammer throw (151-10 (46.29m)). Allison Reaser won both the 100 meters (12.12 seconds) and the 100 hurdles (14.32), while Kristen Brown captured the pole vault with the third-best mark (14-00.00 (4.27m)) in program history.

Other SDSU victories on the day went to Renetia James in the 400 (56.56), Chelsea Kruthers in the 1,500 (4:40.46), Carrington Mahr in the high jump (5-06.00 (1.68m)), Nicole Oudenaarden in the javelin throw (141-11 (43.27m) and Maderia Toatley in the 200 (24.73).

San Diego State plays host to the three-day Sheraton Mission Valley Aztec Invitational, beginning Thursday with the multi-events.

NCAA Indoor Championships
Fayetteville, Ark.

Team Results (out of 55 scoring teams)
1. Oregon - 56
2. Kansas - 44
3. LSU - 43
4. Arkansas - 42.5
5. Central Florida - 30
25t. SDSU - 8
25t. Baylor - 8
25t. Eastern Illinois - 8
25t. Kent State - 8
25t. Michigan State - 8
25t. Villanova - 8

Individual Results

Triple Jump (out of 16 entrants)
1. Andrea Geubelle (Kansas) - 46-06.25 (14.18m)
2. Shanieka Thomas (SDSU) - 45-04.25 (13.82m)

San Diego Collegiate Challenge
La Jolla, Calif.

Team Results (out of 8 teams)
1. San Diego State - 208
2. UC San Diego - 197
3. Point Loma Nazarene - 93.50
4. Cal State San Marcos - 69.50
5. Cuyamaca College - 42

Individual Results

100 Meters (out of 15 entrants)
1. Allison Reaser (SDSU) - 12.12
2. Maderia Toatley (SDSU) - 12.48
4. Antonique Campbell (SDSU) - 12.67
10. Alex Evans (SDSU) - 13.25

200 Meters (out of 29 entrants)
1. Maderia Toatley (SDSU) - 24.73
2. Deyna Roberson (SDSU) - 25.25
6. Maya Carter (SDSU) - 25.87
11. Karsen Sper (SDSU) - 26.12
12. Brittany Bozeman (SDSU) - 26.19
13. Renetia James (SDSU) - 26.22
22. Thoraya Marsoney (SDSU) - 27.61

400 Meters (out of 18 entrants)
1. Renetia James (SDSU) - 56.56
2. Nicole Oudenaarden (SDSU) - 56.67
4. Deyna Roberson (SDSU) - 57.28
6. Maya Carter (SDSU) - 1:00.78
8. Eva Davidová (SDSU) - 1:01.77

800 Meters (out of 25 entrants)
1. Lorato Anderson (UCSD) - 2:17.14
15. LaQuisha Jackson (SDSU) - 2:29.84

1,500 Meters (out of 31 entrants)
1. Chelsea Kruthers (SDSU) - 4:40.46
3. Josefine Koskinen (SDSU) - 4:46.27

3,000 Meters (out of 40 entrants)
1. Marie Diaz (UCSD) - 10:13.74
3. Laura Vazquez (SDSU) - 10:20.48
5. Jessica McCall (SDSU) - 10:30.96
9. Melissa Wendorf (SDSU) - 10:43.06
14. Hannah Sawatzki (SDSU) - 10:56.81
17. Rachel Roesgen (SDSU) - 11:02.07
18. Amy Reaser (SDSU) - 11:02.34

100-Meter Hurdles (out of 18 entrants)
1. Allison Reaser (SDSU) - 14.32
3. Karsen Sper (SDSU) - 15.10
8. Sarah Haydock (SDSU) - 16.57

4x400-Meter Relay (out of 15 teams)
1. San Diego State `A' - 3:55.72
14. San Diego State `B' - 4:32.85

High Jump (out of 20 entrants)
1. Carrington Mahr (SDSU) - 5-06.00 (1.68m)
7. Brittany Bozeman (SDSU) - 5-00.25 (1.54m)
8. Allison Reaser (SDSU) - 5-00.25 (1.54m)
14. Sarah Haydock (SDSU) - 4-06.25 (1.38m)
--. Karsen Sper (SDSU) - NH

Pole Vault (out of 21 entrants)
1. Kristen Brown (SDSU) - 14-00.00 (4.27m) (No. 3 all-time at SDSU)
2. Kelsy Hintz (SDSU) - 13-04.25 (4.07m)
4. Karen Snapper (SDSU) - 12-00.50 (3.67m)
5. Holly Waseloff (SDSU) - 11-06.50 (3.52m)
6. Rebecca Turnbow (SDSU) - 11-00.75 (3.37m)
9. Thresa Vinson (SDSU) - 10-06.75 (3.22m)

Long Jump (out of 20 entrants)
1. Kristin Sato (UCSD) - 18-03.75 (5.58m)
4. Thoraya Maronsey (SDSU) - 17-01.25 (5.21m)
10. Sarah Haydock (SDSU) - 15-09.75 (4.82m)

Shot Put (out of 20 entrants)
1. Jasmine Burrell (SDSU) - 46-00.00 (14.02m)
2. Brittany Gonter (SDSU) - 43-02.50 (13.17m)
3. Nicole Oudenaarden (SDSU) - 42-02.00 (12.85m)
5. Brittany Bozeman (SDSU) - 39-01.00 (11.91m)
6. Allison Reaser (SDSU) - 38-09.50 (11.82m)
12. Alexa Evans (SDSU) - 32-10.50 (10.02m)
14. Karsen Sper (SDSU) - 30-10.50 (9.41m)
18. Sarah Haydock (SDSU) - 27-00.00 (8.23m)

Discus Throw (out of 15 entrants)
1. Jasmine Burrell (SDSU) - 164-01 (50.02m)
2. Brittany Gonter (SDSU) - 143-08 (43.78m)
7. Alexa Evans (SDSU) - 118-02 (36.03m)

Hammer Throw (out of 10 entrants)
1. Jasmine Burrell (SDSU) - 151-10 (46.29m)
4. Alexa Evans (SDSU) - 123-11 (37.77m)

Javelin Throw (out of 19 entrants)
1. Nicole Oudenaarden (SDSU) - 141-11 (43.27m)
5. Brittany Bozeman (SDSU) - 119-06 (36.43m)
6. Allison Reaser (SDSU) - 116-10 (35.62m)
13. Karsen Sper (SDSU) - 80-01 (24.41m)
16. Sarah Haydock (SDSU) - 75-05 (22.98m)