T&F in Logan This Week for MW Championships
May 9, 2017
SAN DIEGO -
San Diego State track and field kicks off its championship season this week at the Mountain West Outdoor Track & Field Championships, hosted by Utah State, from Weds., May 10 through Sat., May 13.
The conference meet begins with the heptathlon at 2:30 p.m. MT Wednesday, with day two on Thursday also set for 2:30 p.m. MT. Friday begins with the hammer throw at 10 a.m. MT and ends with the 200-meter dash at 6:25 p.m. MT. The final day on Saturday starts with the shot put at 2:30 p.m. MT with the meet concluding with the 4x400-meter relay at 7:25 p.m. MT.
The Scarlet and Black currently leads all Mountain West athletes in the 100 (Ashley Henderson, 11.10), 200 (Henderson, 22.89), 400 (Simone Glenn, 53.91), 100 hurdles (Micha Auzenne, 13.19), 400 hurdles (Andrenette Knight, 58.44), 4x100-meter relay (Starlynn Singleton, Glenn, Auzenne, Henderson, 43.76) and pole vault (Bonnie Draxler, 14-03.25).
SDSU has won two of the last four outdoor titles (2013 and 2014) and finished third or better in each of the last two conference meets (third in 2015, second in 2016). The Aztecs boast 13 returning All-Mountain West selections (Je’Neal Ainsworth (triple jump), Rachel Alesi (shot put), Micha Auzenne (100 hurdles, 4x100 relay), Marissa Berry (pole vault), Bonnie Draxler (pole vault), Kassidy Ellis (heptathlon), Madison Gipson (400 hurdles, 4x400 relay), Simone Glenn (200, 4x100 relay, 4x400 relay), Ellison Grove (800), Lakin Hatcher (4x400 relay), Ashley Henderson (100, 200, 4x100 relay), Tyra Lea (400, 4x400 relay), Starlynn Singleton (4x100 relay)), including the 2016 Women’s Most Outstanding Performer Ashley Henderson. Henderson was selected as the 2017 MW Women’s Indoor Track & Field Student-Athlete of the Year.
During this outdoor season, the Scarlet and Black has earned three Mountain West Women’s Track Athlete of the Week nods (Henderson, March 28 and May 2; Auzenne, April 25). Henderson, the 2017 Mountain West Indoor Track & Field Student-Athlete of the Year, was one of two Aztecs to earn All-American honors following the 2017 indoor season (also Auzenne).
The meet homepage, which includes a meet schedule, descending order, live results and a live video link, is located at http://www.themw.com/page/championship_c-otrack.
Wednesday, May 10
2:30 p.m. MT - Heptahlon Day 1
Thursday, May 11
2:30 p.m. MT - Heptathlon Day 2
Friday, May 12
10 a.m. MT - Hammer Throw (trials & finals)
Saturday, May 13
2:30 p.m. MT - Shot Put (trials & finals)
3 p.m. MT - Triple Jump (trials & finals)
3:40 p.m. MT - 4x100 Relay (finals)
4:20 p.m. MT - 100 Hurdles (finals)
4:40 p.m. MT - 400 Meters (finals)
5 p.m. MT - High Jump (finals)
5 p.m. MT - Javelin (trials & finals)
5:15 p.m. MT - 100 Meters (finals)
5:35 p.m. MT - 800 Meters (finals)
5:55 p.m. MT - 400 Hurdles (finals)
6:15 p.m. MT - 200 Meters (finals)
7:15 p.m. MT - 4x400 Relay (finals)