USU track: Aggies capture seven event titles on final day of USU Mark Faldmo Invitational on Saturday

By Doug Hoffman

For the Deseret News

Published: Saturday, April 20 2013 8:13 p.m. MDT

Utah State track and field concluded the final day of the USU Mark Faldmo Invitational with seven event titles Saturday at Ralph Maughan Track Stadium in Logan, Utah.

Winning events for the Aggie women were freshman Tylee Newman in the 800m (2:12.52); sophomores Cree Phillips Taylor in the 400m hurdles (14.52), Ashley Robison in the 1,500m (4:53.63) and Jodi Williams in the high jump with a leap of 1.74m (5-08.50); and junior Daphne Jones in the long jump with a mark of 5.62m (18-05.25).

On the men's side, senior Kenny Hamlett won the triple jump with a leap of 14.26m (46-09.50), while freshman Kevin Allen captured the discus title with a toss of 52.60m (172-07).

"As far as the Mark Faldmo goes, we accomplished what we needed to do today and that was to have good, solid performances. Across the board we did well. Our triple jumpers, our long jumpers, our sprinters that were here and the throwers did well. I’ve got to be pleased with the progress the team’s making," Utah State head coach Gregg Gensel said. "I was really happy with the high jumpers, especially considering the weather conditions. I have to think if it was warmer it might have been even better for us, but that didn’t matter. It was really as good as it was."

In other action, 10 Utah State track and field student-athletes competed at the 55th Mt. SAC Relays in Walnut, Calif., on Friday, highlighted by sophomore Michael Cardinal finishing seventh in the shot put with a throw of 16.92m (55-06.25), along with junior Bryce Hall placing ninth in the discus with a toss of 53.69m (176-02).

USU track and field continues its spring action with split action between the University of California hosted Brutus Hamilton Challenge and the BYU hosted Robison Invitational on Friday and Saturday, April 26-27.

USU results at Mark Faldmo Invitational<

Women: 100m – 1. Camille Marchand (Idaho State), 12.07; 2. Bailee Whitworth (unattached), 12.24; 3. Daniell Friggins-Johnson (BYU), 12.37; 10. Bethany King (Utah State), 12.81; 16. Daphne Jones (Utah State), 13.18 100H – 1. Cree Phillips Taylor (Utah State), 14.52; 2. Brie Ann Simmons (BYU), 14.70; 3. Regina Okoye (Weber State), 14.97; 5. Bri Campbell (Utah State), 15.10; 18. Laycee Elliott (Utah State), 16.44; 19. Addie Bedke (Utah State), 16.59; 20. McKenzie Johnson (Utah State), 16,81

200m – 1. Camille Marchand (Idaho State), 24.00; 2. Bailee Whitworth (unattached), 24.21; 3. Daniell Figgins-Johnson (BYU), 24.54; 7. Mikkell Minnoch (Utah State), 25.40; 11. Bethany King (Utah State), 26.07; 17. Dana Wareham (Utah State), 26.64;

400m – 1. Katherine Wishmeyer (Weber State), 56.76; 2. Hollie Bosworth (Utah State), 57.01; 3. Amanda Alston (Weber State), 57.05; Megan Klingensmith (Utah State), 1:01.14

400H – 1. Angela Shields (BYU), 1:01.23; 2. Laycee Elliott (Utah State), 1:01.57; 3. Elise McVicar (unattached), 1:03.85; 13. Addie Bedke (Utah State), 1:08.56

800m – 1. Tylee Newman (Utah State), 2:12.52; 2. Ashley Kealamakia (Weber State), 2:13.62; 3. Caitlin Paulsen (Weber State), 2:13.97; 6. Brittany Bushman (Utah State), 2:19.90; 11. Katherine Vande Pol (Utah State), 2:24.99

1500m – 1. Ashley Robison (Utah State), 4:53.63; 2. AuraLea Fain (Utah), 4:57.94; 3. Amanda Stoudt (Utah State), 4:58.48; 4. Ruth Hilton (Utah State), 5:00.90; 6. Lecy Skousen (Utah State), 5:10.29; 9. Tessa Brown (Utah State), 5:19.87; 10. NikkiWoodring (Utah State), 5:27.40

5000m – 1. Kodi Kleven (unattached), 17:06.47; 2. Jacqueline Winterton (Utah State), 18:05.97; 3. Karlee Deeter (Utah State), 19:35.86; 4. Sydney Blaser (Utah State), 19:55.91; 5. Nikki Woodring (Utah State), 20:07.68; Lecy Skousen (Utah State), DNF

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