Utah State track and field junior distance runner Stephanie Burt won the 3000m steeplechase with a personal-best time of 10:57.56 on Friday at the California-hosted Brutus Hamilton Open and Invitational at Edwards Stadium/Goldman Field in Berkeley, Calif.
Overall, USU had 10 student athletes place in the Top 5 of their respective events at California as well as BYU's Robison Invitational in Provo.
"With these meets we wanted to get our athletes to keep making improvements," said USU head coach Gregg Gensel. "As we have told our athletes, the faster you get, the smaller the increment of improvement is. So any time you improve you are moving in the right direction. We had good performances today and we will have more of our athletes compete tomorrow in the invitationals."
Seniors Lindsey Spencer, Kim Quinn and Daniel Howell finished in second place in their respective events at the Brutus Hamilton Open and Invitational.
Spencer threw the hammer 60.15m (197-04), while Quinn and Howell clocked in times of 17:08.34 and 8:57.25 in the 5000m and 3000m steeplechase, respectively.
Sophomore Kenny Hamlett also placed second in the high jump clearing 1.75m (5-08.75). Fellow sophomore Kyle McKenna finished second in the 5000m with a personal-best time of 14:24.01. With the time, McKenna also moved up to No. 8 all-time in Utah State history in the event.
Senior Aaron Clements took third place in the 3000m steeplechase (9:04.21), while freshman Dallas Singley tied for third place in the pole vault at BYU with a vault of 4.30m (14-01.25). Junior Hollie Bosworth took fourth place in the 400m in California with time of 57.87, while senior Jen Schiess Noorlander also garnered fourth-place honors in BYU's high jump with a leap of 1.55m (5-01.00).
On Saturday, action at Edwards Stadium/Goldman Field starts in the field events with the women's long jump at 10:30 a.m. MT, followed by running events beginning at 1:40 p.m.
At BYU's Robison Invitational, the men's hammer will kick off the day's action at 10 a.m., with the men's 4x400m relay ending the meet at 4:25 p.m. All times are subject to change.
UTAH STATE RESULTS
BRUTUS HAMILTON OPEN
APRIL 27, 2012
400m - 4. Hollie Bosworth, 57.87; 6. Laycee Elliott, 59.81; 7. Jessie Nielsen, 1:00.37
3,000m Steeplechase - 1. Stephanie Burt, 10:57.56; Kaylee Campbell, DNF
5,000m - 2. Kim Quinn, 17:08.34; 20. Cherice Chugg, 19:13.45
Hammer - 2. Lindsey Spencer, 60.15m (197-04); 8. Spela Hus, 48.82m (160-02); 9. Keeley Eldredge, 47.73m (156-07)
400m - 7. James Rohwer, 51.76; 10. Jordan McMurray, 54.33
1,500m - 8. Nick Bolinder, 3:56.85; 9. Devin Lang, 3:58.15
3,000m Steeplechase - 2. Daniel Howell, 8:57.25; 3. Aaron Clements, 9:04.21; 9. Eric Shellhorn, 9:29.22; 13. Austin Neuner, 9:44.83
5,000m - 2. Kyle McKenna, 14:24.01; 16. Chris Martinez, 15:03.47
High Jump - 2. Kenny Hamlett, 1.75m (5-08.75)
Hammer - Bryce Hall, Foul
UTAH STATE RESULTS
BYU ROBISON INVITATIONAL
APRIL 27, 2012
100m - 24. Daphne Jones, 12.74
100m Hurdles preliminary - 9. Jen Schiess Noorlander, 15.66q; 14. Kali Hamby, 18.40
200m preliminary - 24. Kali Hamby, 26.57; 32. Jen Schiess Noorlander, 28.51
400m preliminary - 9. Krista Whittle, 59.35q; 11. Kayla Sagers, 1:00.02; 12. Dana Wareham, 1:00.32
High Jump - 4. Jen Schiess, 1.55m (5-01.00)
Long Jump - 13. Daphne Jones, 5.28m (17-03.75)q; 15. Kayla Sagers, 5.20m (17-00.75); 23. Kali Hamby, 4.76m (15-07.50)
Pole Vault - Jolyn Wendt, NH
110m Hurdles preliminary - 18. Sam Hawkins, 17.69
400m preliminary - 14. Mikey Payne, 50.66; 17. Sam Hawkins, 51.89
Long Jump - 12. Tyson Bullock, 6.58m (21-07.00)
Pole Vault - T-3. Dallas Singley, 4.30m (14-01.25); Casey Staley, NH
Doug Hoffman is the assistant athletic director for Utah State University Athletic Media Relations.