Boise State's Felix, San Diego State's Reaser Lead After Day One of 2012 MW Outdoor Track & Field Championships

May 9, 2012

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - Boise State's Kurt Felix and San Diego State's Allison Reaser lead the men's decathlon and women's heptathlon, respectively, heading into day two of competition at the Mountain West Outdoor Track and Field Championships, held at the Cadet Outdoor Track & Field Complex in Colorado Springs, Colo.

Felix, who set a new MW all-time decathlon record with 7,972 points at the Mt. SAC Relays/CA Invitational Multi Events in Azusa, Calif. on April 18, currently leads the men's combined competition. He won four events on Wednesday, finishing the first day of competition with 4,201 points. Felix began the day by placing third in the 100-meter dash with a time of 11.16 seconds. He finished first in the long jump (23'-10.25" [7.27m]) and earned first-place accolades in the shot put with a mark of 45'-1.50" (13.75m). The senior later won the high jump with a mark of 6'-11.00" (2.11m), and concluded the day by earning first-place honors in the 400-meter dash (48.63).

New Mexico's Richard York (3,933 points) heads into day two of the decathlon trailing Felix by 268 points. York won the 100-meter dash with a time of 11.01. Air Force's Michael Tibbs is positioned in third (3,709), while Falcon counterpart Evan McDowell (3,567) occupies fourth place. Wyoming's Brandon Douglass is in fifth place with 3,564 points, while New Mexico's Sam Potter (3,506) is in seventh. Wyoming's Kyle Sullivan (3,489) and Colorado State's Justin Green (3,453) ended the day in eighth and ninth, respectively.

Reaser, the defending MW heptathlon champion, continued to excel in the multi-events, scoring 3,335 points on Wednesday. The sophomore led the entire day as she placed first overall in the 100-meter hurdles, crossing the finish line in 13.56 seconds. She followed by tying for third in the high jump, clearing a height of 5'-1.00" (1.55m). Reaser took first in the shot put with a mark of 39'-6.50" (12.05m) and concluded the day with a first-place finish in the 200-meter dash, clocking in at 24.09.

Colorado State's Cate Brus (3,084 points) is in second place entering tomorrow's action. The junior finished first in the high jump, clearing a height of 5'-7.00" (1.70m). Alexi Morton of Boise State (3,038) and Jenna Mann of Wyoming (2,940) finished third and fourth, respectively, while UNLV's Taylar Mills (2,819) was fifth. Wyoming's Katy Hall enters tomorrow's action in sixth-place with 2,692 points and UNLV's Rita Rudell is in seventh with 2,687 points. Phaelen French of Air Force (2,314) rounds out the scoring in eighth place.

Competition continues Thursday starting with the decathlon at 12 p.m. MT and the heptathlon at 12:30 p.m. MT.

Day One Decathlon results:
1. Kurt Felix (BSU) - 4,201; 2. Richard York (UNM) - 3,933; 3. Michael Tibbs (AFA) - 3,709; 4. Evan McDowell (AFA) - 3,567; 5. Brandon Douglass (WYO) - 3,564; 6. Josh McMillin (CSU) - 3,548; 7. Sam Potter (UNM) - 3,506; 8. Kyle Sullivan (WYO) - 3,489; 9. Justin Green (CSU) - 3,453.

Day One Heptathlon results:
1. Allison Reaser (SDSU) - 3,355; 2. Cate Brus (CSU) - 3,084; 3. Alexi Morton (BSU) - 3,038; 4. Jenna Mann (WYO) - 2,940; 5. Taylar Mills (UNLV) - 2,819; 6. Katy Hall (WYO) - 2,692; 7. Rita Rudell (UNLV) - 2,687; 8. Phaelen French (AFA) - 2,314.

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