SDSU TRACK & FIELD TAKES SECOND AT MW INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS

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Aztecs won the pole vault (Kaitlin Heri) and the 4x400m relay

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February 29, 2020 (Albuquerque) - The Aztec track and field team finished second at the Mountain West Indoor Championships. SDSU had Kaitlin Heri win the pole vault and six Aztecs medaled in individual events.

The Aztecs took the top four spots in the pole vault, led by Kaitlin Heri who cleared 13-09.75. Molly Scharmann finished in second after clearing 13-07.75 and Elizabeth Funk earned the bronze (13-02.50). All three set new personal bests for indoor. Alysia Allen took fourth (12-11.50).

Danae Dyer and Neele Schuten both medaled in the 60m hurdles. Dyer earned a silver with a time of 8.21 seconds, the second best time in SDSU’s indoor history. Schuten finished in 8.47 and took third and Asia Smith earned fifth with a new PR (8.55).

The Aztecs also earned a silver and bronze in the 400m dash. Sakura Roberson finished in 53.81, the third best time in school history and Jalyn Harris earned the bronze (54.33). Maya Brosch came in eighth with a time of 55.75.

The Aztecs had four athletes in the 60m dash finals, taking fourth, sixth, seventh and eighth. Freshman Tiana Osk Whitworth had the top SDSU time, finishing with a PR of 7.49. She was followed by Jada Moore (6th, 7.56), Alexus Alexander (7th, 7.56) and Callista Fletcher (8th, 7.61).

In the 200m dash finals, Danae Dyer finished in fourth finishing in 23.84, tying for the fifth best time in school history. Jada Moore came in fifth with a PR of 24.09 and Tiana Osk Whitworth finished in eighth (24.18).

Nyjari McNeil earned a bronze in the 800m dash with a time of 2:08.53, 0.23 seconds off her school record.

THE NOTE I

Junior Jalyn Harris has medaled in the 400m dash at the Mountain West Indoor Championships all three years.

THE NOTE II

The Aztecs have won 27 MW titles in the pole vault out of a possible 41 tries (indoor and outdoor).

THE NOTE III

San Diego State has finished in the top four at the Mountain West Indoor Championships every year since 2010 and in the top three in eight of the last nine years.

UP NEXT

The Aztecs will await to see if anyone qualifies for the NCAA Indoor Championships. The rest of the team will start their outdoor season March 7 at the San Diego Collegiate Challenge.

Mountain West Indoor Championships – Day Three

Albuquerque N.M. – Albuquerque Convention Center

Team Scores (Top Five) – Through Five Events

1. UNLV – 161

2. San Diego State – 126.5

3. Colorado State – 108.5

4. New Mexico – 70.5

5. Boise State – 48

Top Finisher & SDSU Results

60m Dash (Finals)

1. Cassondra Hall (UNLV) – 7.27

4. Tiana Osk Whitworth (SDSU) – 7.49 – PR

6. Jada Moore (SDSU) – 7.60

7. Alexus Alexander (SDSU) – 7.56

8. Callista Fletcher (SDSU) – 7.61

200m Dash (Finals)

1. Cassondra Hall (UNLV) – 23.69

4. Danae Dyer (SDSU) – 23.84 – PR, T-No. 5 in SDSU History

5. Jada Moore (SDSU) – 24.09 - PR

8. Tiana Osk Whitworth (SDSU) – 24.18 - PR

400m Dash (Finals)

1. Lauren Gale (Colorado State) – 53.48

2. Sakura Roberson (SDSU) – 53.81 – PR, No. 3 in SDSU History

3. Jalyn Harris (SDSU) – 54.33

8. Maya Brosch (SDSU) – 55.75

800m Run (Finals)

1. Avi’ Tal-Wilson-Perteete (UNLV) – 2:06.80

3. Nyjari McNeil (SDSU) – 2:08.53

60m Hurdles (Finals)

1. Jada Hicks (UNLV) – 8.18

2. Danae Dyer (SDSU) – 8.21 – PR, T-No. 2 in school history

3. Neele Schuten (SDSU) – 8.47 – PR

5. Asia Smith (SDSU) – 8.55 - PR

4x400m Relay

1. SDSU (Harris, Dyer, Harris, McNeil) – 3:35.65

Pole Vault (Finals)

1. Kaitlin Heri (SDSU) – 13-09.75 (4.21m)

2. Molly Scharmann (SDSU) – 13-07.75 (4.16m)

3. Elizabeth Funk (SDSU) – 13-02.50 (4.03m) – PR

4. Alysia Allen (SDSU) – 12-11.50 (3.95m)

13. Taylor Alexander (SDSU) – 11-05.75 (3.50m)

High Jump (Finals)

1. Nicole Ader (Nevada) – 5-11.25 (1.81m)

8. Jade Cany (SDSU) – 5-06.50 (1.69m) – PR, T-No. 5 in SDSU History

T-9. Asia Smith (SDSU) – 5-04.50 (1.64m)

Triple Jump

1. Jonon Young (UNLV) – 41-11.25 (12.78m)

13. Lauryn Moore (SDSU) – 36-09.75 (11.22m)

Shot Put (Finals)

10. Felicia Crenshaw (SDSU) – 44-04.75 (13.53m)

17. Jordan Bryant (SDSU) – 41-02.50 (12.56m)

Team scores

Women's results