USU track: Aggies tally 12 top-six marks Friday during day one of Boise State's All-Idaho Cup

By Doug Hoffman

For the Deseret News

Published: Friday, April 5 2013 9:44 p.m. MDT

Utah State's men's and women's track and field teams placed 12 athletes in the top six of their respective events Friday during day one of the Boise State hosted All-Idaho Cup at the Dona Larsen Park in Boise, Idaho.

Sophomore Nic Bowens, junior Bryce Hall and freshman Briton Page led the way for USU with second-place finishes in the men's 200m, discus throw and 1,500m races, respectively. Bowens clocked a time of 21.27, while Hall threw the discus 49.14m (161-03) and Page crossed the finish line with a time of 3:55.47.

On the women's side, junior Kylie Hirschi was the top placer as she finished third in the 400m hurdles with a time of 1:01.72. Sophomore Laycee Elliott crossed the finish line right behind Hirschi in fourth place with a time of 1:02.55. In the throwing events, junior Keeley Eldredge threw a personal-best 42.76m (140-03) to claim fourth place in the discus, and fellow junior Kaylee Hartshorn tabbed fifth-place honors with a mark of 40.71m (133-07) in the javelin. Sophomore Brittany Bushman rounded out the top-six placers for the Aggie women with a sixth-place performance in the 1,500m (4:43.84).

Other top-six finishers for the USU men included sophomore Eric Shellhorn, who placed third in the 1,500m with a personal-best time of 3:56.24. Freshman Kevin Allen and sophomore Michael Cardinal placed third and fourth in the discus with tosses of 46.68m (153-02) and 46.47m (152-05), respectively. Sophomore Dan Mosman garnered sixth-place accolades after running a time of 54.81 in the 400m hurdles.

Saturday's portion of the meet will begin at 10 a.m. with the women's pole vault and will end with the men's 4x400m relay at 4:10 p.m.

The Aggies will continue the 2013 outdoor season as they travel to Sacramento State for the Mondo Mid-Major Challenge on Thursday-Saturday, April 11-13. Utah State will host its lone home meet of the year, the Mark Faldmo Invitational, on Friday and Saturday, April 19-20, at Ralph Maughan Track Stadium in Logan, Utah. For more information on the Mark Faldmo, fans can visit the track and field page.

Utah State results

Women:

200m — T-16. Mikkell Minnoch, 25.89; 23. Hollie Bosworth, 26.27; 26. Bethany King, 26.41; 33. Dana Wareham, 26.86; 39. Megan Klingensmith, 27.43; 41. Addie Bedke, 27.86

400m Hurdles — 3. Kylie Hirschi, 1:01.72; 4. Laycee Elliott, 1:02.55; 15. McKenzie Johnson, 1:08.00; 17. Trish Adams, 1:08.43; 19. Addie Bedke, 1:09.09

1,500m — 6. Brittany Bushman, 4:43.84; 7. Stephanie Burt, 4:48.40; 14. Ashley Robison, 4:56.00; 16. Jacqueline Winterton, 4:58.67; 17. Amanda Stoudt, 5:00.89; 21. Kelsey Girardelli, 5:03.10; 22. Karlee Deeter, 5:03.48; 29. Tessa Brown, 5:15.07

Discus — 4. Keeley Eldredge, 42.76m (140-03); 16. Abby Andrews, 37.00m (121-05); 24. Julia Klingler, 31.39m (103-00); Melanie Heslop, Foul

Javelin — 5. Kaylee Hartshorn, 40.71m (133-07); 11. Chari Hawkins, 35.42m (116-02); 17. Trish Adams, 29.66m (97-04); 18. McKenzie Johnson, 26.20m (85-11)

Men:

200m — 2. Nic Bowens, 21.27; 10. Will Henry, 22.21; 18. Justin Jenkins, 22.67

400m Hurdles — 6. Dan Mosman, 54.81; 14. Tyler Stephens, 59.45

1,500m — 2. Briton Page, 3:55.47; 3. Eric Shellhorn, 3:56.24; 10. Tyler Roberts, 4:01.06; 14. Tyler Killpack, 4:04.35; 15. Chris Martinez, 4:05.30; 17. Drew Povey, 4:05.77; 18. Jacob Barton, 4:06.25; 20. Kade Jensen, 4:10.15

Discus — 2. Bryce Hall, 49.14m (161-03); 3. Kevin Allen, 46.68m (153-02); 4. Michael Cardinal, 46.47m (152-05); 21. Tanner Clark, 30.61m (100-05)

Javelin — 10. Tanner Clark, 52.72m (172-12); 11. Collin Butterfield, 52.70m (172-11)

Doug Hoffman is the assistant athletic director for Utah State University Athletic Media Relations.

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