Utah State's Hawkins, Colorado State's Cogdill Lead After Day One Of 2015 MW Outdoor Track & Field Championships

SAN DIEGO, Calif. – Utah State’s Chari Hawkins and Josh Cogdill of Colorado State lead the women’s Heptathlon and men’s Decathlon, respectively, after Wednesday’s first day of competition at the 2015 Mountain West Outdoor Track and Field Championships. Hawkins posted 3,494 points atop the SDSU Sports Deck, while Cogdill recorded 3,861 points.

Hawkins, a senior, accumulated her point total after winning three of the day’s four events. The Aggie started the competition by winning the 100 Hurdles with a time of 13.53 seconds and then followed it with a victorious clearance of 5’-9.25’’ in the High Jump. Hawkins placed third in the Shot Put (36-8.25) before ending the afternoon with a victory in the 200 Meters (24.72).

New Mexico’s Samantha Bowe sits in the second place with 3,207 points and recorded the top Shot Put effort with a toss of 39’-3.00’’. Colorado State’s Jessica Green is in third place with 3,197 points, Nicole Wadden of Nevada owns the fourth-highest point total (3,180) and San José State’s Jade Childs rounds out the top five with 3,134 points.

The rest of the field features UNM’s Kyra Mohns (2,955) in sixth place and the Lobo is followed by Sabina Sandberg of Wyoming (2,829; 7th), CSU’s Monica Franco (2,780; 8th), Kylee Vandenberg of UNLV (2,698; 9th), USU’s Amber Thompson (2,419; 10th) and Sarah Haydock of San Diego State (2,257; 11th).

On the men’s side, Cogdill won two events and was the runner-up in the three other events. The sophomore opened the 16th annual meet by winning the 100 Meters with a time of 11.11 seconds and the long jump after covering 22’-6.50’’. Cogdill then finished in second place to Wyoming’s Kyle Sullivan in the Shot Put as they posted efforts of 40’-11.00’’ and 42’-10.25’’, respectively. The Ram finished his day with a 6-6.75 clearance in the High Jump and a time of 50.22 in the 400 Meters.

Sullivan, meanwhile, is in second place after five events with a point total of 3,793. The junior finished behind Cogdill in the Long Jump after leaping 22’-6.25’’ and logged third-place efforts in the 100 Meters (11.15) and High Jump (6’-4.25’’). He posted the fourth-fastest time in the 400 Meters, crossing the finish line in 51.09.

CSU’s Justin Green finds himself in third place with 3,705 points, and Wyatt Mirich of Wyoming will enter tomorrow with the fourth-best total (3,581). Daniel Lam of New Mexico completes the top five with 3,554 points.

The balance of the field includes Landry Cogburn of Colorado State in sixth place (3,365), New Mexico’s Beau Clafton in seventh (3,329), Tyler Berson of Air Force (3,266; 8th) and CSU’s Nick Kravec (3,242; 9th).

The final five events of the Decathlon begin tomorrow at noon PT with the 110 Hurdles, while the last three events of the Heptathlon start with the long jump at 12:30 p.m. PT.