Boise State Men and San Diego State Women Lead After Day Two at MW Outdoor Track & Field Championships
May 10, 2012
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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - San Diego State's Allison Reaser became the third student-athlete in Mountain West history to win back-to-back women's heptathlon titles, scoring 5,653 points on her way to capturing the individual crown at the 2012 MW Outdoor Track & Field Championships, held at the Cadet Outdoor Track & Field Complex. On the men's side, Boise State senior Kurt Felix brought home the Broncos' first MW decathlon title with a new MW championship record of 7,757 points.
Hailing from El Segundo, Calif., Reaser won all three heptathlon events on Thursday. The sophomore started the day with a first-place distance of 19'-11.50'' (6.08m) in the long jump event. She went on to post a mark of 131'-2.00" (39.97m) in the javelin, earning first-place honors, and concluded the day with a first-place performance in the 800-meter race with a time of 2:24.96. Reaser also captured the 2012 Mountain West Indoor Pentathlon title in March.
Boise State's Alexi Morton earned runner-up honors in the heptathlon, recording 4,860 points over the two-day event. She took second in the long jump with a mark of 18'-3.75" (5.58m) and notched a fourth-place finish in the javelin throw with a mark of 94'-3.00" (28.73m).
Jenna Mann of Wyoming (4,828) and Cate Brus of Colorado State (4,788) finished third and fourth, respectively, while UNLV's Taylar Mills (4,708) placed fifth overall. Wyoming's Katy Hall finished in sixth with 4,282 points, while UNLV's Rita Rudell posted 4,132 points to earn seventh-place honors. Air Force's Phaelen French rounded out the scoring in eighth place with 3,859 points.
Hailing from St. Davids, Grenada, Felix started the day by finishing second in the 110-meter hurdles (14.90 seconds), fourth in the discus throw (114'-6.00" [36.36m]) and tied for sixth in the pole vault with a mark of 14'-7.25'' (4.45m). He followed those efforts by taking first in the javelin throw, recording a distance of 228'-7.00" (69.67m). Felix concluded the second day of competition with an eighth-place performance in the 1,500-meter race, clocking a time of 5:15.60.
New Mexico's Richard York earned runner-up honors with 7,513 points. The junior finished first in the 1,500-meter run (4:39.02) and won the 100-meter dash (11.01).
Michael Tibbs of Air Force (7,158) and Colorado State's Josh McMillin (6,860) earned third and fourth overall, respectively. Sam Potter finished fifth for New Mexico with a point total of 6,831, while Wyoming's Brandon Douglass (6,620) finished in sixth place. Air Force's Evan McDowell (6,408) and CSU's Justin Green (6,394) placed seventh and eighth, respectively. Kyle Sullivan of Wyoming rounded out the scoring in ninth-place with 6,002 points.
The second day of competition concluded with the men's hammer throw, as Air Force's Robert Drye won the event for the second year in a row with a toss of 204'-0.00" (62.19m). Boise State's Trevor Kraychir earned runner-up honors with a mark of 193'-6.00" (58.97m), while Colorado State's Alec Pott (188'-10.00" [57.56m]) finished third.
San Diego State currently leads the women's field with 10 points, followed by Wyoming (9) in second, Boise State (8) in third, UNLV (6) in fourth, Colorado State (5) in fifth and Air Force (1) in sixth. On the men's side, Boise State is ahead with 23 points, followed by Air Force (20) and Colorado State (13) in second and third, respectively. New Mexico (12) is in fourth place, while Wyoming rounds out the scoring in fifth place with 10 points. Competition continues on Friday, starting with the women's hammer throw at 10 a.m. MT.
Final Heptathlon Results:
1. Allison Reaser (SDSU) - 5,653; 2. Alexi Morton (BSU) - 4,860; 3. Jenna Mann (WYO) - 4,828; 4. Cate Brus (CSU) - 4,788; 5. Taylar Mills (UNLV) - 4,708; 6. Katy Hall (WYO) - 4,282; 7. Rita Rudell (UNLV) - 4,132; 8. Phaelen French (AFA) - 3,859.
Final Decathlon Results:
1. Kurt Felix (BSU) - 7,757; 2. Richard York (UNM) - 7,513; 3. Michael Tibbs (AFA) - 7,158; 4. Josh McMillin (CSU) - 6,860; 5. Sam Potter (UNM) - 6,831; 6. Brandon Douglass (WYO) - 6,620; 7. Evan McDowell (AFA) - 6,408; 8. Justin Green (CSU) - 6,394; 9. Kyle Sullivan (WYO) - 6,002.
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