WAC Outdoor Championships Enter Final Day
May 13, 2011
FRESNO, Calif. - The Fresno State track and field teams enter the final day of the WAC Outdoor Track & Field Championships at the Clarence T.C. Ching Athletics Complex on the campus of the University of Hawai'i.
For the men, with seven events complete, two-time defending champion Utah State is leading with 64 points, followed by Boise State in second place with 58 points. Idaho is in third with 56 points, followed by Fresno state in fourth place with 25 points. Louisiana Tech is in fifth place with 14 points.
On the women's side, Nevada is in first place with 53 points followed by Utah State with 49 and Hawai'i with 37. Six-time defending champion Louisiana Tech is in fourth place with 34 points while Idaho and New Mexico State are tied at fifth with 28 points. Boise State (23) and Fresno State (21) follow in seventh and eighth places, respectively.
For the women, day three of the championship started with the women's hammer throw. The top three finishers from last year finished in the same order this year. Idaho junior Gabby Midles repeated as outdoor champion with a heave of 58.80 meters (192 feet, 11 inches). Fresno State sophomore J'Quyra Moncur-Blue nabbed silver with a toss of 57.96m (190-02). Hawai'i junior Emma MacCorquodale earned bronze with a mark of 56.36m (184-11).
In the men's pole vault, Idaho senior Lucas Pope captured the gold with a school-record mark of 5.26m (17-03.00). Second place went to Utah State senior John Johnson with a height of 4.95m (16-02.75) while Fresno State sophomore Andrew Mashler took the bronze at 4.85m (15-11.00).
Boise State took the top two places in the men's long jump as last year's second place finisher, Eetu Viitala, won with a jump of 7.44m (24-05.00). Rolando Trammel was second at 7.08m (23-02.75). Fresno State freshman Justin Lovingood took the bronze with a distance of 6.97m (22-10.50).
The final day of the championship starts Friday afternoon with the men's hammer throw at 4:30 p.m. (PT). Finals of running events start at 8:00 p.m. (PT) with the women's 4x400-meter relay.
Women's Team Scores (through seven events)
Men's Team Scores (through seven events)
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