Five Aztecs Named to All-MW Outdoor T&F Team
May 14, 2012
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - Five San Diego State track and field athletes were named to the all-Mountain West Team, the league announced today. All-MW selections are awarded to the top-three finishers in each event.
Whitney Ashley (discus throw, shot put) and Allison Reaser (heptathlon, 400-meter hurdles) each earned all-conference accolades in two events, while Kelsy Hintz (pole vault), Shanieka Thomas (triple jump) and Holly Waseloff (pole vault) were honored in one event apiece.
Ashley won both the discus throw and the shot pot for the second consecutive year. In the discus throw on Friday, Ashley beat out 17 other entrants with a toss of 166 feet, 4 inches. On Saturday, Ashley captured the shot put with a heave of 54-00.00, defeating 18 other athletes. Ashley finished with 20 points for the meet, the sixth most in the conference.
Reaser, meanwhile, won the meet's high point award, totaling 22.75 points. Reaser, who also won the award in the indoor meet, captured the heptathlon for the second straight year with a U.S. Olympic "B" Trials standard mark of 5,653 points. It was the 11th-most points in the nation, second most in a MW championship meet and the second most in program history. Reaser also earned all-MW honors in the 400 hurdles, taking third in 60.24 seconds.
Hintz, who won the indoor pole vault this year and last year's outdoor pole vault, took second in this year's outdoor meet with a mark of 12-07.50 to claim all-MW accolades.
Thomas captured the triple jump with a leap of 43-11.25 after taking the indoor triple jump title in February. The mark of 43-11.25 is currently fifth in the country and third in program history. She finished with 21.75 points for the entire meet, which only trailed Reaser's 22.75.
Waseloff continued SDSU's dominance in the pole vault by winning the title and clearing 13-00.25. It was the ninth-best pole vault mark in school history. An Aztec has now won the pole vault title at the MW Championships 15 times out of a possible 26 meets (indoor and outdoor).
The NCAA West Regional (preliminaries in Eugene, Ore.) field will be released Thursday around 10 a.m. PT, along with the heptathlon entries for the NCAA Championships (finals) in Des Moines, Iowa.