San Diego State's Allison Reaser Wins Third Straight Heptathlon Title
May 9, 2013
LAS VEGAS, Nev. - Allison Reaser of San Diego State became the first-ever three-time winner of the Women's Heptathlon with her victory on Thursday at the 2013 Mountain West Outdoor Track & Field Championships.
The junior won five of the seven events at Sheila Tarr-Smith Field at Myron Partridge Stadium in Las Vegas and finished with a total of 5,612 points, the fourth-highest mark in MW Championship history.
San Diego State, ranked No. 23 in the nation, leads in the team standings after two days of competition with 22 points, followed by New Mexico (seven) and Wyoming (six).
Reaser, who won three events on Wednesday, opened the second day of competition by leaping to victory in the Long Jump with a mark of 19'-4.00''. She finished third in the Javelin (116'-7.00'') and then finished the Heptathlon in grand style by taking the 800 Meters in 2:19.23.
The Aztecs' Brittany Bozeman won the lone event Reaser did not on Thursday, the Javelin. Bozeman's toss of 130'-4.00'' earned her 662 points. She ultimately finished second with a total of 5,221, followed by Wyoming's Jenna Mann with 5,200 points. Samantha Bowe of New Mexico placed fourth with a total of 5,004 and SDSU's Karsen Spar ended up in fifth-place at 4,809.
Nicole Wadden of Nevada (4,804), Holly VanGrinsven of New Mexico (4,783) and Jessica Green of Colorado State (4,667) rounded out the event scoring, finishing sixth through eighth, respectively.
In the men's Decathlon, Colorado State's Josh McMillin climbed from fourth place after day one of competition all the way to the top spot by the end of Thursday to win the Decathlon title.
The senior, who scored 6,873 points, propelled himself to victory by taking top honors in both the Pole Vault (16'-0.75'') and the Javelin (174'-0.00''). He placed third in the 110 Hurdles (14.91) and 1500 Meters (5:04.66).
Justin Green (6,772) and Josh Cogdill (6,721) finished second and third, respectively, for the Rams, who scored 28 team points in the event. Air Force's Evan McDowell finished fourth with 5,858 points. Colton Grandbouche of Colorado State rounded out the scoring with a fifth-place finish.
Day three begins at 8 a.m. with the Women's 10,000 Meters final.
1. Allison Reaser (SDSU) - 5,612; 2. Brittany Bozeman (SDSU) - 5,221; 3. Jenna Mann (WYO) - 5,200; 4. Samantha Bowe (UNM) - 5,004; 5. Karsen Sper (SDSU) - 4,809; 6. Nicole Wadden (NEV) - 4,804; 7. Holly VanGrinsven (UNM) - 4,783; 8. Jessica Green (CSU) - 4,667; 9. Shannon Forman (NEV) - 4,626; 10. Lesly Torres (AFA) - 4,620; 11. Sabina Sandberg (WYO) - 4,482; 12. Juliet Summers (UNLV) - 3,645.
Women's Team Scores:
1. San Diego State - 22; 2. New Mexico - 7; 3. Wyoming - 6; 4. Nevada - 3; 5. Colorado State - 1.
1. Josh McMillin (CSU) - 6,873; 2. Justin Green (CSU) - 6,772; 3. Josh Cogdill (CSU) - 6,721; 4. Evan McDowell (AFA) - 5,858; 5. Colton Grandbouche (CSU) - 4,444.
Men's Team Scores:
1. Colorado State - 28; 2. Air Force - 5.