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Track and Field Finishes Fourth at MWC Championships

Alex Evans finished third in the triple jump.
Alex Evans finished third in the triple jump.

Feb. 26, 2011

Results

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - Junior Shanae Roach set the 200-meter dash school record for the second consecutive day to lead San Diego State to a fourth-place finish at the 2011 Mountain West Conference Indoor Track and Field Championships Saturday in Albuquerque, N.M.

Roach, who yesterday broke Tonette Dyer's 2004 indoor record with a time of 23.73 seconds, ran 23.45 to finish second in today's final. Roach also finished second in the 60 in 7.38, which matched Karoline Koehler (2010) for the second-fastest time in program history and set a new junior class record.

The Aztecs finished fourth in the championships with 84.5 points, just 5.5 behind host New Mexico. No. 10 Brigham Young won the nine-team meet with 181.5 points, followed by 16th-ranked TCU (107), the Lobos (90), SDSU, Utah (71.5), Wyoming (56), UNLV (39), Colorado State (26) and Air Force (17.5).

Freshman Shanieka Thomas and sophomore Alex Evans finished second and third, respectively, in the triple jump. Thomas set an indoor personal best and improved her No. 3 all-time mark at SDSU with a jump of 42 feet, 2 ¼ inches, while Evans set an indoor best (No. 5 all-time) with a leap of 40-07.50. Thomas also was fifth in the high jump (5-07.00 - class record, No. 3 all-time).

Lawreta Ozoh took fourth in the 200 in 24.04 (No. 6 all-time) and sixth in the 60 (7.53), while sophomore Josefine Koskinen captured fourth in the 800 (2:12.14).

In the throws, junior Whitney Ashley was third in the shot put with a toss of 49-01.50, a day after taking fifth in the weight throw.

In the final race of the day, Thomas, Ozoh, Allison Reaser and Maderia Toatley teamed up to take eighth in the 4x400-meter relay in a time of 3:55.41.

The relay wrapped up a stellar weekend for Reaser, who won the pentathlon on Thursday with a school-record 3,916 points. Reaser finished the MWC Championships with 20.2 total points, the second most at the meet (TCU senior Jessica Young won the high point award with 22.5 points).

San Diego State begins the outdoor portion of its schedule Saturday at the San Diego City Championships on the campus of UC San Diego.

2011 Mountain West Conference Indoor Track and Field Championships
Albuquerque Convention Center - Albuquerque, N.M.

Final Team Results
1. No. 10 Brigham Young - 181.5
2. No. 16 TCU - 107
3. New Mexico - 90
4. San Diego State - 84.5
5. Utah - 71.5
6. Wyoming - 56
7. UNLV - 39
8. Colorado State - 26
9. Air Force - 17.5

Individual Results (SDSU only)
60 Meters (of 8 athletes in final):
2. Shanae Roach - 7.38; 6. Lawreta Ozoh - 7.53

200 Meters (of 9 athletes in final): 2. Shanae Roach - 23.45 (school record); 4. Lawreta Ozoh - 24.04

800 Meters (of 9 athletes in final): 4. Josefine Koskinen - 2:12.14

3,000 Meters (of 30 athletes): 29. Sara Beyers - 11:14.20

4x400-Meter Relay (of 9 teams): 8. Allison Reaser, Lawreta Ozoh, Maderia Young-Toatley, Shanieka Thomas - 3:55.41

Triple Jump (of 14 athletes): 2. Shanieka Thomas - 42-02.25; 3. Alex Evans - 40-07.50; 11. Thoraya Maronsey - 36-06.25

High Jump (of 20 athletes): 5. Shanieka Thomas - 5-07.00

Shot Put (of 24 athletes): 3. Whitney Ashley - 49-01.50; 14. Lima Lefiti - 43-07.75; 16. Jeanette McConnell - 43.02.50

Shanae Roach breaks 200-meter record once again for SDSU (video below)