Air Force Men, San Diego State Women Win 2013 Mountain West Outdoor Track & Field Championships
May 11, 2013
LAS VEGAS, Nev. - San Diego State women and Air Force men took home the team titles at the 2013 Mountain West Outdoor Track & Field Championships, held at Sheila Tarr-Smith Field at Myron Partridge Stadium in Las Vegas. It's the first MW Outdoor title since 2003 for the No. 22 Aztecs, who won the 2013 Indoor Championship. The Falcons, meanwhile, earn their second straight Outdoor Championship.
New Mexico finished second in the women's standings with 145.5 points, followed by Colorado State (89.5), UNLV (83), Nevada (78), Fresno State (68), Boise State (66), Wyoming (56) and Air Force (51).
On the men's side, Colorado State placed second with 165 points, with New Mexico (149), Boise State (108), Fresno State (90) and Wyoming (85) rounding out the scoring.
Boise State junior Daveon Collins earned the Men's Outstanding Performer award, while San Diego State junior Allison Reaser was named the Women's Outstanding Performer. Air Force men's coach Ralph Lindeman and San Diego State coach Shelia Burrell are the Men's and Women's Coaches of the Year, respectively.
Men's Team Scores:
1. Air Force - 210; 2. Colorado State - 165; 3. New Mexico - 149; 4. Boise State - 108; 5. Fresno State - 90; 6. Wyoming - 85.
Women's Team Scores:
1. San Diego State - 182; 2. New Mexico - 145.5; 3. Colorado State - 89.5; 4. UNLV - 83; 5. Nevada - 78; 6. Fresno State - 68; 7. Boise State - 66; 8. Wyoming - 56; 9. Air Force - 51.
Men's Outstanding Performer: Daveon Collins, Jr., Boise State
Women's Outstanding Performer: Allison Reaser, Jr., San Diego State
Men's Coach of the Year: Ralph Lindeman, Air Force
Women's Coach of the Year: Shelia Burrell, San Diego State
2013 MW Outdoor Track & Field Championships Notes:
- San Diego State junior Shanieka Thomas recorded the nation's best mark of the season in the Women's Triple Jump as she also set the stadium record, MW Championship mark and longest jump in MW history with her 46'-5.25" effort. Her teammate Alex Evans finished second at 42'-9.00", while New Mexico's Yeshemabet Turner was third at 41'-11.25". Thomas won the Long Jump on Friday.
- Colorado State's Trevor Brown broke his own MW Championship meet record in the Men's 110 Hurdles in a time of 13.78. That time ranks third all-time in MW history. Wyoming's Brandon Douglass finished second in 14.12, which ties for fifth all-time at the MW Championship. Boise State's Justin Malnes finished third in 14.25.
- San Diego State's LaQuisha Jackson won the Women's 100 Meters in a time of 11.34, while teammates from UNLV finished second and third: Emily Blok in 11.36 and Uchechi Anunkor in 11.48. Jackson's time ranks fifth all-time in MW Championship history. The freshman ran the prelims in 11.31 on Friday, which ranks third. Blok ran in 11.32 on Friday, which ranks fourth.
- Jackson won her second event of the day as she captured the 200 Meters title in 23.23, finishing just two one-hundredths of a second ahead of UNLV's Emily Blok (23.25). Boise State's Mackenzie Flannigan finished third in 23.68.
- Boise State's Daveon Collins won the Men's 100 Meters in a time of 10.33, which ranks tied for fourth all-time at the MW Championship. Fresno State teammates Cameron Parker and Chris Brusenback finished second and third, respectively, with times of 10.60 and 10.75.
- Collins won his second event of the day as he cruised to the 200 Meters win in 20.53, which ranks second all-time at the MW Championship in that event and also second all-time in MW history. Air Force's Uzor Udensi finished second in 21.36, while Fresno State's Cameron Parker was third in 21.43.
- Air Force swept the top three spots in the Men's Pole Vault led by winner for the second straight year Cale Simmons with a height 18'-0.50". Also clearing 18'-0.50" was Rob Simmons, who finished second, while Joey Uhle was third at 17'-4.50". The winning height tied for second all-time at the MW Championship and tied for fifth all-time in MW history.
- Luke Caldwell picked up his second title of the weekend, running away with the Men's 5000 Meters. The junior zipped around the track in a new stadium-best time of 14:30.00. Patrick Zacharias of the Lobos took second in 14:36.14 and Colorado State's Spencer Lynass came in third at 14:37.02.
- Boise State sophomore Tessa Murray opened the final day of competition with a victory in the Women's 5000 Meters. Murray finished the race in 16:45.29 to set a new stadium record. The top six finishers broke the old stadium mark of 17:11.34, established back in 1990.
- Another Bronco, Matt Post, earned the Men's Hammer championship. His winning distance was 209'-4.00''. Air Force's Brian Ford finished second (193'-9.00'') and Joe Plante of Wyoming was third (189'-8.00").
- Nevada's women's team of Samantha Calhoun, Angelica Earls, Tanisha Hawkins and Kashae Knox took first in the 4x100 Meter Relay with a time of 44.37, edging UNLV's squad of Monay Meggs, Emily Blok, Ashley Franklin and Uchechi Anunkor at 44.54. The Wolf Pack's time was .01 seconds off the stadium record. Boise State finished third at 45.63 (Shannon Jacobs, Mackenzie Flannigan, Destiny Gammage, Heather Pilcher). The Wolf Pack's time ranks third all-time at both the MW Championship and all-time in MW history, while UNLV's comes in at fourth in both as well.
- Fresno State's foursome of Brennen Davis, Cameron Parker, Devante O'Connor and Chris Brusenback ran away with the Men's 4x100 Meter Relay in a time of 40.30. Air Force's team of Uzor Udensi, Anthony Delgado, Jake Spuller and David Ptacek placed second at 40.57, while Boise State was third at 40.82 (Bret Scheve, Daveon Collins, Jordin Andrade and Justin Malnes). The Bulldogs' time ranks fifth all-time at the MW Championship and also fifth all-time in MW history.
- New Mexico swept the top three spots in the Women's 1500 Meters with Josephine Moultrie winning the event with a time of 4:26.25, Charlotte Arter finished second at 4:27.02 and Chloe Anderson came in third at 4:27.88. It is the first time in MW history that a women's team has finished 1-2-3 in the event.
- Air Force's Zach Perkins won the Men's 1500 Meters in record fashion as his time of 3:44.38 set the MW Championship mark in the event. New Mexico's Edwin Herring finished second at 3:45.51, while his teammate Elmar Engholm was third at 3:46.69. Herring's time ranks fourth in MW Championship history and Engholm's ranks sixth.
- New Mexico's Floyd Ross' distance of 51'-2.75'' earned him the Men's Triple Jump title. It was the fifth-best performance at the event in MW Championship history. Fresno State's Justin Lovingood finished second at 50'-5.50'', while Wyoming's Jaymes Talkington was third at 49'-1.50''
- San Diego State's Reaser and Kristen Brown finished one-two in the Women's 100 Hurdles with times of 13.41 and 13.60, respectively. Wyoming's Jenna Mann finished third at 13.66.
- Nevada's La Tijera Avery's jump of 5'-10.75'' earned the Women's High Jump title. That height tied the stadium record and also tied for the fourth-best jump in MW Championship history. Colorado State's Jazmyn Webster finished second at 5'-8.50'' and New Mexico's Marin Schweigert was third with 5'-6.50''. - Freshmen finished in first and second in the Men's Shot Put with Colorado State's Tyler Schultz winning the event with a distance of 59'-4.00''. Air Force's Grant Hamilton was second at 57'-1.50'' and his teammate James Chambers was third at 55'-6.50''.
- Fresno State's Breeauna Thompson won the Women's 400 Meters in a time of 53.59, while UNLV's Monay Meggs came in second in 54.04. New Mexico's Shirley Pitts finished third in 54.91.
- Air Force's Anthony Delgado won the Men's 400 Meters in a time of 47.76, while teammate David Ptacek finished second at 48.39 and Fresno State's Brennen Davis was third at 48.51.
- Fresno State's Meagan McKee won the Women's Hammer Throw with a distance of 204'-3.00", which is the fifth best in MW Championship history. Kiah Hicks from Colorado State was second at 191'-11.00", while Fresno State's J'Quyra Moncur-Blue was third at 189'-6.00".
- The Lobos' Moultrie won her second event of the championship as she captured the Women's 800 Meter title in 2:07.54. Air Force's Annette Eichenberger was second in 2:07.83 and UNLV's Auzsane Crowe-Carter was third in 2:08.40.
- New Mexico's Edwin Herring won the Men's 800 Meters with a time of 1:49.06. Fresno State's John Jamieson finished second in 1:49.14 and Air Force's Alexander Lindsay was third in 1:49.25.
- San Diego State's Deyna Roberson won the Women's 400 Hurdles in 58.36. Fresno State's Kyra Johnson was second with a time of 59.08 and San Diego State's Allison Reaser was third in 59.25.
- Boise State's Jordin Andrade took first in the Men's 400 Hurdles in 50.11, which is fourth-fastest all-time at the MW Championship and also fourth all-time in MW history. Colorado State teammates Brown and Sam Little finished second and third in 51.61 and 52.55, respectively.
- Nevada's Kerri Simmons won the Women's Shot Put with a throw of 53'-2.75", which ranks third all-time at the MW Championship and fourth all-time in the Conference. Wyoming's Mollie Dahl finished second at 50'-4.75" and Colorado State's Kiah Hicks was third at 50'-1.25".
- San Diego State's team of Thomas, Maderia Toatley, Deyna Roberson and Jackson set a stadium record with its win in the Women's 4x400 Relay in a time of 3:35.41. It was third all-time at the MW Championship and was fourth all-time in MW history. New Mexico (Tawsha Brazley, Jasmin McCray, Zoe Howell, Shirley Pitts) finished second in 3:41.43 and UNLV (Uchechi Anunkor, Monay Meggs, Alva Castillo, Emily Blok) was third in 3:42.15.
- Boise State's squad of Bret Scheve, Andrade, Jeff Daw and Collins earned the title in the Men's 4x400 Relay in 3:12.44. Fresno State (Brennen Davis, Keane Bland, John Jamieson, Devante O'Connor) finished second at 3:15.31 and Air Force (David Ptacek, Jake Spuller, Uzor Udensi, Anthony Delgado) was third in 3:15.60.