Track and Field

Aztecs Compete on Day One of Mountain West Championships

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CLOVIS, Calif. – San Diego State wrapped up day one of the Mountain West Outdoor Championships with 16 Aztecs competing across seven events on Thursday. Vanessa Cabello scored the first points of the meet for the Aztecs while Jenna Fee Feyerabend leads midway through the heptathlon and seven qualified for event finals.

Feyerabend totaled 3,388 points on the first day of the heptathlon. Her day started with a 14.29 in the 100m hurdles, finishing third and totaling 938 points. High jump resulted in a three-way tie for first at 1.69m (5-6.5) including the junior where she earned another 842 points. She followed with a 14.02m (46-0) in shot put for a new personal best, first place finish, and 795 points. Day one of the heptathlon ended with a 25.82 in the 200m dash, finishing 4th and earning 813 points.

Her 3,388 points midway through the heptathlon are 203 points ahead of second place as she looks to complete the defense of her Mountain West title in the event on Friday morning.

After a break between the morning and afternoon events, the 800m resumed championship action on the track. Alex Lomeli led a trio of Aztecs in the event, winning heat number three to qualify for Saturday's final. Her time of 2:06.89 was a season best for the senior and ranked third fastest in the field. Just narrowly missing out on the 800m final was Tatum Zinkin, who ran a personal best 2:09.98 finishing 0.15 seconds out of the final qualifying spot.

The sprinters put on a show, sending four to Saturday's finals. Hannah Waller, in her first 200m race of the season, led the group with a time of 23.24 which ranks sixth fastest in program history and good for a victory in heat number two. Jada Moore won the first heat of the event with a season best time of 23.44 ahead of teammates Aji Mbye (23.55) and Shaquena Foote (23.73). All four will compete for gold in the 200m finals on Saturday afternoon.

Not too long after, the Aztecs went two-for-two in the 400m hurdle prelims. Rhea Hoyte won heat number two with a time of 59.53, her best this season, to qualify for the finals on Saturday. In the next heat, Lidia Major was in second heading into the final hundred meters but powered back to win the third heat in a photo finish to also qualify for the finals.

Running in the final event of the day, Cabello scored SDSU's first points of the meet in what was the first collegiate 10,000m run of her career. Crossing the line in 35:29.14, she finished seventh for two points toward the team standings. The time also ranks sixth fastest in program history and marks the first time the Aztecs have scored points in the 10k since the 2014 season. Along with Cabello's top ten run in the 10,000m, Maddie Heller ran a personal best of 36:32.55 to keep herself at number 10 on the San Diego State all-time list. She finished 11th in the race.

Day two of the Mountain West Championships will begin with the finale of the heptathlon at 10:20 a.m. tomorrow morning. The remaining events will kick off at 5:30 p.m. and go past sundown.

Mountain West Championships Day One Results (SDSU and winners only)
Team Standings – through three scored events (SDSU and top three)
1. Fresno State – 35 points
2. Colorado State – 26 points
3. Nevada – 20 points
9. San Diego State – 2 points

200m Prelims
1. Kennedi Porter (UNLV) – 23.22
2. Hannah Waller – 23.24 (6th all-time, won heat two, qualified for finals)
3. Jada Moore – 23.44 (won heat one, qualified for finals, season best)
6. Aji Mbye – 23.55 (qualified for finals, matched PR)
7. Shaquena Foote – 23.73 (qualified for finals)
14. Olivia Hicks – 24.46 (PR)

800m Prelims
1. Quinn McConnell (Colorado State) – 2:06.42
3. Alex Lomeli – 2:06.89 (won heat three, qualified for final, season best)
10. Tatum Zinkin – 2:09.98 (PR)
13. Lauren Harper – 2:11.42 (season best)

10,000m Run
1. Sarah Carter (Colorodo State) – 34:00.70
7. Vanessa Cabello – 35:29.14 (6th all-time, two points scored)
11. Maddie Heller – 36:32.55 (10th all-time)
14. Amber Elias – 39:33.58 (season best)

400m Hurdle Prelims
1. Maddie Edwards (Utah State) – 58.40
3. Rhea Hoyte – 59.53 (won heat two, qualified for finals, season best)
4. Lidia Major – 59.89 (won heat three, qualified for finals)

Hammer Throw
1. Mya Lesnar (Colorado State) – 203' 5
17. Keira Bennett – 143' 6

Javelin Throw
1. Emily Poole (Nevada) – 166' 7
9. Thaila Wilson – 136' 8 (season best)

Heptathlon Standings
1. Jenna Fee Feyerabend – 3,388 points

Heptathlon: 100m Hurdles
1. Madison Hutton (Fresno State) – 14.06 | 970 points
3. Jenna Fee Feyerabend – 14.29 | 938 points

Heptathlon: High Jump
1. Tatum Bailey (Colorado State) – 5' 6.5 | 842 points
1. Kaitlynn Perez (Fresno State) – 5' 6.5 | 842 points
1. Jenna Fee Feyerabend – 5' 6.5 | 842 points

Heptathlon: Shot Put
1. Jenna Fee Feyerabend – 46' 0 | 795 points (PR)

Heptathlon: 200m Dash
1. Johanna Haas (Nevada) – 25.46 | 845 points
4. Jenna Fee Feyerabend – 25.82 | 813 points