LOGAN — Utah State track and field senior thrower Lindsey Spencer extended her school record on her way to winning the hammer throw, and sophomore thrower Bryce Hall also won the hammer throw on Day 1 of the Utah State-hosted Mark Faldmo Invitational at Ralph Maughan Track Stadium.
Spencer's toss of 61.04m (200-03) not extended her school record, and she continues to lead the Western Athletic Conference in the event this season. The mark also ranks No. 15 in the nation for the hammer throw this season. Meanwhile, Hall threw the hammer 56.93m (186-09) to capture his second hammer throw event this season.
Senior Spela Hus finished right behind Spencer in second place with a personal-best mark of 53.41m (175-02), while Dottie Vea of Weber State placed third with a throw of 52.19m (171-02). Sophomore Keeley Edlredge ended the day in fifth place in the same event with a mark of 48.88m (160-04) to round out the Top 5 placers for USU.
On the men's side, Mike O'Farrell and Matt O'Farrell of Idaho State finished in second and third place in the hammer throw with tosses of 50.74m (166-06) and 49.81m (163-05), respectively.
Action at Ralph Maughan Track Stadium will continue on Saturday starting at 10 a.m. with the men's and women's sections of the shot put, javelin and long jump events. The 2012 Mark Faldmo Invitational is scheduled to end with the men's and women's 4x400m relays at approximately 4 p.m. All times subject to change.
Information for the 2012 Mark Faldmo Invitational is available at www.utahstateaggies.com.
Utah State's outdoor track and field season will continue as next weekend when the Aggies travel to Berkley, Calif., for the Bruce Hamilton Invitational on April 27-28.
UTAH STATE TRACK & FIELD
USU MARK FALDMO INVITATIONAL
APRIL 20, 2012
RALPH MAUGHAN TRACK STADIUM
Hammer Throw - 1. Lindsey Spencer (Utah State), 61.04m (200-03)*; 2. Spela Hus (Utah State), 53.41m (175-02); 3. Dottie Vea (Weber State), 52.19m (171-02); 5. Keeley Eldredge (Utah State), 48.88m (160-04)
MEN: Hammer Throw - 1. Bryce Hall (Utah State), 56.93m (186-09); 2. Mike O'Farrell (Idaho State), 50.74m (166-06), 3. Matt O'Farrell, 49.81m (163-05)
* = USU School Record
Doug Hoffman is the assistant athletic director for Utah State University Athletic Media Relations.