LOGAN —Utah State's multi-eventers and distance runners wrapped up competition at the Azusa Pacific-hosted Bryan Clay Invitational, while action kicked off at the Mt. SAC Relays on Thursday evening.
Women's sophomore heptathlete Talie Bonds recorded 5,145 points, good for eighth in her group at the meet and sixth-best in school history, while senior Alyssa Hirschi-Swenson finished 14th in the same group with 4,979 points, which is now the ninth-best in program history.
Bonds' score was aided by a career-best mark in the 100-meter hurdles (13.67), where she finished second overall, as that time is now the sixth-best in program history, as well as the high jump (1.73 meters/5-8) and long jump (5.68 meters/18-7.75). The native of Las Vegas also finished second in 200-meter dash with a time of 25.31.
Hirschi-Swenson put up career-best numbers in the 100-meter hurdles (14.54), high jump (1.67 meters/5-5.75) and long jump (5.50 meters/18-0.5).
Freshman Roman Ruiz competed in his first decathlon, and finished 13th in the 100 meters with a personal-best time of 11.56, and also debuted in the 1,500-meter run, finishing second with a time of 4:33.79.
Senior Adam Hendrickson finished seventh in the 3,000-meter steeplechase with a time of 8:59.40.
A quartet of distance runners also opened action at the Mt. SAC Relays. Senior Katie Struthers ran a personal-best time of 10:41.10 in the steeplechase, as that time remains the ninth-best in program history. Junior J.D. Thorne competed in the 10,000 meters for the first time in his outdoor career, finishing ninth with a time of 30:27.92.
Utah State continues its weekend at the Mt. SAC Relays and the Long Beach State-hosted Beach Invitational on Friday and Saturday.
Bryan Clay Invite Cougar Athletic Stadium Azusa, Calif. April 17-18, 2019
Utah State's Women's Results Heptathlon (Group 4): 100m Hurdles: 2. Talie Bonds, 13.67; 13. Alyssa Hirschi-Swenson, 14.54 High Jump: 2. Talie Bonds, 1.73m (5-8), T3. Alyssa Hirschi-Swenson, 1.67m (5-5.75) Shot Put: 13. Alyssa Hirschi-Swenson, 10.43m (34-2.75); 16. Talie Bonds, 9.97m (32-8.5) 200m: 2. Talie Bonds, 25.31; 16. Alyssa Hirschi-Swenson, 26.57 Long Jump: 7. Talie Bonds, 5.68m (18-7.75); T10. Alyssa Hirschi-Swenson, 5.50m (18-0.5) Javelin: 12. Alyssa Hirschi-Swenson, 30.46m (99-11); 15. Talie Bonds, 26.62m (87-4) 800m: 5. Alyssa Hirschi-Swenson, 2:24.19; 14. Talie Bonds, 2:31.32 Heptathlon: 8. Talie Bonds, 5,145; 14. Alyssa Hirschi-Swenson, 4,979Comment on this story
Utah State's Men's Results 3,000m steeplechase: 7. Adam Hendrickson, 8:59.40; Stokton Smith, DNS Decathlon (Group 3): 100m: 13. Roman Ruiz. 11.56 Long Jump: 17. Roman Ruiz, 6.06m (19-10.75) Shot Put: 7. Roman Ruiz, 12.62m (41-5) High Jump: 15. Roman Ruiz, 1.72m (5-7.75) 400m: 11. Roman Ruiz, 51.70 110m Hurdles: Roman Ruiz, DNS Discus: 11. Roman Ruiz, 34.10m (111-10) Pole Vault: Roman Ruiz, DNS Javelin: 13. Roman Ruiz, 43.13m (141-6) 1,500m: 2. Roman Ruiz, 4:33.79 Decathlon: Roman Ruiz, DNF
Mt. SAC Relays Murdock Stadium Torrance, Calif. April 18, 2019
Utah State Women's Results:
3,000-meter steeplechase (Collegiate): 5. Katie Struthers, 10:41.10
10,000-meter (Collegiate A): Hannah Dutson (results unavailable)
10,000-meter (Invitational): Alyssa Snyder (results unavailable)
Utah State Men's Results:
10,000-meter (Collegiate A): 9. J.D. Thorne, 30:27.92