LOGAN – Utah State's track and field teams are set to compete at the 2019 Mountain West Outdoor Track & Field Championships this week, as the four-day event is scheduled from Wednesday through Saturday, May 8-11, at Veterans Memorial Stadium in Clovis, California.
At the 2018 championships, which were also hosted by Fresno State and held in Clovis, the Aggie men placed fourth with 131 points, while the women placed fifth with 78 points.
In the last six years, the Air Force men's squad has captured four men's titles (2013, 2016, 2017, 2018), while Colorado State was crowned champion in 2015 and New Mexico in 2014. San Diego State has won two consecutive Mountain West championships on the women's side, after Colorado State won back-to-back titles in 2015 and 2016. The Aztecs also claimed the crown in 2013 and 2014.
The championships will begin on Wednesday with the multi-eventers competing. The women's heptathlon will begin at 4:30 p.m. MT, with the 100-meter hurdles, long jump, shot put, high jump and 400-meter run. The men's decathlon will start at 5 p.m. MT, with the 100-meter hurdles, high jump, shot put and 200 meters.
Action concludes on Saturday with the women's and men's 4x400-meter relay races starting at 9:45 p.m. MT.
Utah State will have three outdoor conference champions on its roster heading into the meet.
Junior thrower Sindri Gudmundsson, the conference's all-time record-holder in the javelin, will look to defend his javelin crown as he will be making his season debut. Senior Brenn Flint will look to defend her shot put title as she currently sits atop the conference in the event with a heave of 16.44 meters (53-11.25). Fellow senior Cierra Simmons-Mecham sits fourth in the 3,000-meter steeplechase.
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On the men's side, junior Luke Beattie leads the conference in the 10,000-meter run with a time of 29:00.82. Junior jumper Kyle Brost leads the MW in the triple jump with a school-record leap of 15.17 meters (49-9.25), while senior Leaugen Fray and junior Hunter Simonsen are tied for first in the high jump with leaps of 2.14 meters (7-0.25). Junior Kyle Morris leads the conference in the shot put with a heave of 18.11 meters (59-5).
Real-time scoring and results, photo galleries and highlights will be available at the Mountain West's championship page. Additionally, fans can stream the event on FloTrack with a subscription. Links to both will be available at UtahStateAggies.com.
All-session passes are $20 for adults and $10 for children. Individually, admission is free on Wednesday, $5 on Thursday and is $10 for both Friday and Saturday.