No. 21 T&F Heads to Penn Relays, Triton Invite

April 24, 2013

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The 21st-ranked San Diego State track and field team will send a handful of competitors to the prestigious Penn Relays in Philadelphia and the rest of the team to nearby La Jolla for the Triton Invitational this weekend. Both events will take place from Thursday, April 25-Saturday, April 27.

Scheduled to participate at the Penn Relays in individual events for the Aztecs include Deyna Roberson in the College Women's 400-Meter Hurdles Championship at 10 a.m. ET Thursday, Shanieka Thomas in the College Women's Triple Jump Championship at 10 a.m. ET Friday, Alex Evans in the College Women's Triple Jump College at 11 a.m. ET Friday and both Kristen Brown and Allison Reaser in the College Women's 100-Meter Hurdles Heats at 4 p.m. ET. The finals for the 100 hurdles, should Brown and Reaser finish among the top two in their heats or be among the top-three fastest after, will take place on Saturday.

SDSU is also scheduled to run in the College Women's 4x400 Heats at 6:20 p.m. ET Thursday, the College Women's 4x200 Heats at 1:50 p.m. ET Friday and the College Women's Shuttle 4x100 Hurdles Championship at 3:25 p.m. ET Friday. Both the 4x400 and 4x200 finals will take place on Saturday if San Diego State qualifies.

The rest of the team will compete at the Triton Invitational on the campus of UC San Diego. Highlights of the three-day meet include the Triton Elite Discus Competition at 1 p.m. PT Thursday (Jasmine Burrell) and the Leon T. Roach III Invitational Pole Vault (Kelsy Hintz, Karen Snapper, Rebecca Turnbow, Thresa Vinson and Holly Waseloff) at 11 a.m. PT Saturday.

The lone event on Thursday is the aforementioned Triton Elite Discus Competition at 1 p.m. PT. The hammer invitational (Burrell, Alexa Evans and Mikayla Howden) gets things underway for San Diego State on Friday at 10 a.m. PT and closes with the discus open (Alexa Evans and Brittany Gonter) at 4 p.m. PT. The Leon T. Roach Invitational Pole Vault and shot put invitational (Brittany Bozeman, Burrell, Gonter and Sarah Haydock) kick off Saturday at 11 a.m. PT with the first race of the track for the Aztecs set with the 1,500 meters (Josefine Koskinen, Jessica McCall, Amy Reaser and Rachel Roesgen) at 11:20 a.m. PT. The last race of the day for SDSU is the 3,000 (Hannah Sawatzki, Laura Vazquez and Melissa Wendorf) at 4:55 p.m. PT and the last field event is the triple jump invitational (Thoraya Maronsey) at 5:15 p.m. PT.

Results for the two meets will be posted on GoAztecs.com when then become available.

San Diego State has a host of athletes ranked among the top 48 in the NCAA West Region (the top 48 in every individual event but the heptathlon (top 24 in the country go directly to the NCAA Championships) and the top-24 relays will advance to the NCAA West Regional Preliminary Meet in Austin, Texas, from May 23-25) heading into this weekend's meets. Thomas is ranked second in the triple jump and 47th in the long jump, Nicole Oudenaarden is 17th in the long jump and 34th in the javelin, Kristen Brown is seventh in the pole vault and 18th in the 100 hurdles, Allison Reaser is 11th in the 400 hurdles and 24th in the 100 hurdles, Hintz is 14th in the pole vault, Burrell is 19th in the discus throw, Alex Evans is 22nd in the triple jump, Bozeman is 30th in the long jump, Roberson is 31st in the 400 hurdles, LaQuisha Jackson is 47th in the 200 and Maronsey is 47th in the triple jump. Oudenaarden, meanwhile, is ranked fourth in the nation in the heptathlon and Allison Reaser is 11th.

San Diego State next goes to the Occidental Invitational in Los Angeles on May 4 before the four-day Mountain West Championships takes place from May 8-11 in Las Vegas, Nev.

Penn Relays
Philadelphia, Pa.
Thursday, April 25, 2013

10 a.m. ET - College Women's 400M Hurdles Championship - Deyna Roberson
6:20 p.m. ET - College Women's 4x400 Heats (Top 8 qualify for Championship Final at 5:50 p.m. ET Saturday; Next 8 non-ECAC teams qualify for College Final at 5:35 p.m. ET Saturday) - TBA

Friday, April 26, 2013
10 a.m. ET - College Women's Triple Jump Championship - Shanieka Thomas
11 a.m. ET - College Women's Triple Jump College - Alex Evans
1:50 p.m. ET - College Women's 4x200 Heats (Top 8 qualify for Championship Final at 2:25 p.m. ET Saturday) - TBA
3:25 p.m. ET - College Women's Shuttle 4x100 Hurdles Championship - TBA
4 p.m. ET - College Women's 100 Hurdles Heats (Top 2 from each heat plus next 3 fastest times qualify for Championship Final at 3:15 p.m. ET Saturday) - Kristen Brown and Allison Reaser

Saturday, April 27, 2013
TBA (based on preliminary heats on Thursday and Friday)

Triton Invitational La Jolla, Calif.
Thursday, April 25, 2013
1 p.m. PT - Triton Elite Discus Competition - Jasmine Burrell

Friday, April 26, 2013
10 a.m. PT - Hammer (Invitational) - Jasmine Burrell, Alexa Evans, Mikayla Howden
2 p.m. PT - Discus (Invitational) - Jasmine Burrell
4 p.m. PT - Discus (Open) - Alexa Evans, Brittany Gonter

Saturday, April 27, 2013
11 a.m. PT - Leon T. Roach III Invitational Pole Vault - Kelsy Hintz, Karen Snapper, Rebecca Turnbow, Thresa Vinson, Holly Waseloff
11 a.m. PT - Shot Put (Invitational) - Brittany Bozeman, Jasmine Burrell, Brittany Gonter, Sarah Haydock
11:20 a.m. PT - 1,500 - Josefine Koskinen, Jessica McCall, Amy Reaser, Rachel Roesgen Noon PT - High Jump (Invitational) - Sarah Haydock
12:30 p.m. PT - 400 - Josefine Koskinen, Chelsea Kruthers
1:10 p.m. PT - 100H - Brittany Bozeman
1:30 p.m. PT - Long Jump (Invitational) - Brittany Bozeman
1:50 p.m. PT - 800 - Chelsea Kruthers, Amanda Okun, Rachel Roesgen
3:25 p.m. PT - 400H - Maya Carter, Eva Davidová, Lily Mayko
4 p.m. PT - 200 - Sarah Haydock
4:55 p.m. PT - 3,000 - Hannah Sawatzki, Laura Vazquez, Melissa Wendorf
~5:15 p.m. PT - Triple Jump (Invitational) - Thoraya Maronsey