SDSU PENTATHLETES TAKE TOP THREE SPOTS AT NAU'S MOUNTAIN T'S INVITATIONAL

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Asia Smith took first place and was followed by Neele Schuten and Sara Absten

Source:  goaztecs.com

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January 31, 2020 (Flagstaff) - The Aztecs took the top three spots in the pentathlon at the NAU Mountain T’s Invitational on Friday. Asia Smith (3,797 points), freshman Neele Schuten (3.660) and Sara Absten (3,501) all won at least one event to help the Aztecs claim first, second and third.

Smith’s score of 3,797 was highlighted by a first-place finish in the shot put (40-2.25) and she tied Absten for first in the high jump (5-5.75). Schuten, a freshman from Germany, was competing in her first pentathlon as a collegian and won the long jump (18-3.75) and was the top collegiate finisher in the 60m hurdles (2nd place overall, 8.58). Her total score of 3,660 is eighth in school history. Absten set a new PR in the high jump (5-5.75) and the shot put and finished third overall in the 800m run.

Vanessa Spizewski finished second and was the top collegiate finisher in the long jump with a personal best mark of 18-04.25.

Jade Cany finished third in the high jump clearing 5-05.00, tied for the 10th best mark in school history.

The Aztecs had three finishers in the top six in the 200m dash. Jalyn Harris was the top SDSU finisher, coming in third with a time of 24.27. Freshman Tiana Osk Whitworth earned a fifth-place finish (24.64) and Callista Fletcher was right behind her (24.68).

In Seattlea at the UW Invitational, the Aztecs ran the third best distance medley relay in program history. The group of Emily Burd, Nyjari McNeil, Lauren Harper and Jessica Kain finished in 12:12.44.

THE NOTE I

The SDSU distance medley relay team that posted the third best time in school history featured three athletes running in their first track meet as an Aztec (Emily Burd, Lauren Harper and Jessica Kain).

THE NOTE II

Four new marks cracked the SDSU all-time top ten for the indoor season.

UP NEXT

The Aztecs resume competition at both the NAU Mountain T’s Invitational and UW Preview Saturday.

Results (Top Finisher & SDSU Results)

NAU Mountain T’s Invitational – Flagstaff, Ariz.

200m Dash

1. Lexis Lambert (Unattached) – 24.02

3. Jalyn Harris (SDSU) – 24.27

5. Tiana Osk Whitworth (SDSU) – 24.64

6. Callista Fletcher (SDSU) – 24.68

8. Tai McDonald (SDSU) – 24.82 - PR

11. Alexus Alexander (SDSU) – 25.10

Jada Moore (SDSU) – DQ

High Jump

1. Michelle Spires (Air Force WCAP) – 5-10.75 (1.80m)

3. Jade Cany (SDSU) – 5-05.00 (1.65m) – T-10th in school history

Long Jump

1. Divya Biswal (Ottawa Lions) – 18-08.00 (5.69m)

2. Vanessa Spizewski (SDSU) – 18-04.25 (5.59m) - PR

7. Dejanae Thompson (SDSU) – 17-04.24 (5.29m)

13. Lauryn Moore (SDSU) – 17-00.75 (5.20m)

Pentathlon

1. Asia Smith (SDSU) – 3,797

2. Neele Schuten (SDSU) – 3,660 – No. 8 in school history

3. Sara Absten (SDSU) – 3,501 - PR

7. Allison Halverson (Arete Elite Track Club & SDSU Alum) – 3,104 (DNF 800m)

10. Ruthie Grant Williams (SDSU) – 2,771 (DNF 800m)

Pentathlon 60m Hurdles

1. Allison Halverson (Arete Elite Track Club & SDSU Alum) – 8.56

2. Neele Schuten (SDSU) – 8.58

3. Asia Smith (SDSU) – 8.74 - PR

6. Sara Absten (SDSU) – 9.10

7. Ruthie Grant Williams (SDSU) – 9.25

Pentathlon High Jump

T-1. Asia Smith (SDSU) – 5-5.75 (1.67m)

T-1. Sara Absten (SDSU) – 5-5.75 (1.67m) – PR, T-7th in SCHOOL HISTORY

T-3. Ruthie Grant Williams (SDSU) – 5-4.50 (1.64m)

5. Allison Halverson (Arete Elite Track Club & SDSU Alum) – 5-3.25 (1.61m)

7. Neele Schuten (SDSU) – 5-2.25 (1.58m)

Pentathlon Shot Put

1. Asia Smith (SDSU) – 40-2.25 (12.25m)

2. Allison Halverson (Arete Elite Track Club & SDSU Alum) – 38-8.25  (11.79m)

3. Neele Schuten (SDSU) – 37-6.75 (11.45m)

5. Ruthie Grant Williams (SDSU) – 33-6.00 (10.21m)

8. Sara Absten (SDSU) – 31-7.50 (9.64m) – PR

Pentathlon Long Jump

1. Neele Schuten (SDSU) –  18-3.75 (5.58m)

T-2. Asia Smith (SDSU) – 18-1.50 (5.52m)

T-2. Allison Halverson (Arete Elite Track Club & SDSU Alum) – 18-1.50 (5.52m)

6. Sara Absten (SDSU) – 16-10.00 (5.13m)

7. Ruthie Grant Williams (SDSU) – 16-8.75 (5.10m)

Pentathlon 800m Run

3. Sara Absten (SDSU) – 2:23.67

6. Asia Smith (SDSU) – 2:35.12 - PR

7. Neele Schuten (SDSU) – 2:37.69

Ruthie Grant Williams (SDSU) – DNF

Allison Halverson (Arete Elite Track Club & SDSU Alum) – DNF

UW Invitational – Seattle, Wash.

Distance Medley Relay

1.California – 11:39.6

12. San Diego State – 12:12.44 – No. 3 in school history

Pole Vault (Flight No. 1)

1. Robyn Webster (EITC) – 13-05.25 (4.10m)

12. Taylor Alexander (SDSU)  11-05.75 (3.50m)

Results


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