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Published: Sunday, May 13 2012 4:17 a.m. MDT

Zach Parry finished his career with a third-place finish in the hammer throw, earning all-Conference honors, with a toss of 187-07.00.

The 4x400-meter relay team of Christian Barbiero, Dustin Durfee, McBee and Matt White, ran the fifth-best time in WSU men's outdoor track and field history with in a time of 3:10.36. Barbiero, Durfee and White each earned all-Conference honors. Barbiero, White, McBee and Struckman posted a season-best time of 40.93, finishing second and earning all-Conference honors.

In the women's 4x100-meter relay, senior Kristin Billings suffered a hamstring injury after taking the first baton handoff. The team did not finish. Billings, one of the top 100- and 200-meter runners in the Big Sky, was set to run in the finals of both events. She was also a part of the 4x400-meter relay team as well.

The Wildcats finished fourth with 97 points. Sacramento State won its fifth straight outdoor title with 173 points. Montana State was second with 121.50, and Northern Arizona third with 107.

Amber Henry was named the women's outstanding meet performer. She set meet records and stadium records, winning the 1,500-meter run (4:22.26).

Sarah Callister put her name in the Big Sky Conference record books, becoming the first women's athlete in Big Sky Conference history to win both the 10,000-meter run and 5,000-meter run three straight years. She won the 5,000-meter run in 17:01.35.

The only other Wildcat to earn all-Conference honors on the women's side was junior Laken Hintze. She finished third in the 1,500 meters in a time of 4:27.99.

UVU Track

At Humble, Texas, the Wolverines' men's and women's outdoor track & field teams brought home their fourth consecutive Great West Conference titles.

The women's team ran away with the meet as it finished almost 150 points ahead of second-place North Dakota with 292.5 points. UND placed second with 146, followed by Houston Baptist (131), Texas-Pan American (114), Seattle (49), Cal State Bakersfield (27), NJIT (21.5) and Chicago State (16).

The men's team won its title by finishing 40 points ahead of second-place Houston Baptist with 185.5 points. HBU posted 145 points for second place and was followed by UND (126), Seattle (87), CSUB (85), UTPA (83), NJIT (56) and CSU (41.5).

McKell Camp-Nielson brought home Female Performance of the Meet accolades after she won the javelin by setting a new school record and moving up to 14th in the nation (collegiately) and 24th in the U.S. overall with a throw of 166-11. Coach Scott Houle was also named both the men's and women's GWC Coach of the Year once again, as well. Top Zandrea Nelson won both the 200-meter dash (24.21) and the 400 (54.97), Shelise Walker won the 800 meters (2:11.56) and placed third in the 1,500 meters (4:32.48), and Aleina Eisenhauer-Winger as she won the 5,000 (17:26.13) and placed second in both the 800 meters (2:12..83) and 1,500 meters (4:29.33).

Ivie Gonsalves brought home another title for UVU in the women's 3,000-meter steeplechase with a time of 11:07.94, while teammate Jessica Wilding placed third (11:29.88). The Wolverine women also placed second in both the 4x100- and the 4x400-meter relays with times of 46.86 and 3:47.27 respectively.

Autumn Robertson led Utah Valley in both the high jump and long jump as she tied for first in the high jump (5-03) and took third in the long jump (17-09.50). Maryn Pincock also won both the discus (159-02) and the shot put (45.10) as she was UVU's top thrower at the meet.

On the men's side, Nicholas Taylor led UVU in the sprints as he placed second in both the 100 meters (10.47) and 200 meters (21.22), while Cliff Nielson led the Wolverines in the distance events by winning the 5,000 meters (15:18.86) and placing second in the 1,500 meters (3:53.22). Tim Rowberry also finished in third place in both the 800 meters (1:53.70) and the 1,500 meters (3:54.46).

In the hurdles, Drew Clarke took second in the 400 meters (54.77) and fourth in the 110 meters (15.12), while Chris Dorton led UVU in the 3,000-meter steeplechase by placing third (9:50:67).

Ty Rosser placed second for the Wolverines in the high jump (6-04.75) and Rusty Jones came in third by jumping just two inches less than Rosser (6-02.75).

Mark Jones led the UVU men in the throwing events as he placed third in the javelin (183-04) and fourth in the shot put (50-07.25).

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