Track and Field

Feyerabend Wins Gold in Heptathlon

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CLOVIS, Calif. – San Diego State claimed a pair of medals on day two of the Mountain West Outdoor Championships on Friday. Jenna Fee Feyerabend started the day with a dominant victory in the heptathlon while Xiamara Young ended the day with a bronze medal in long jump. The team totaled 20 points on the day and qualified eight more for event finals tomorrow.

Feyerabend totaled 5,662 points across the seven events enroute to claiming the gold medal. She closed out the multis with wins in both long jump (18-9.75, 768 points) and javelin (136-11, 701 points) in the first two events on Friday before ending the heptathlon with a 2:21.40 and 805 points in the 800m run. With the victory, she becomes the third Aztec in conference history to win back-to-back titles in the event. The win also adds 10 points to San Diego State's overall score.

In the final event of the day, Young jumped her way into a podium spot on her sixth and final attempt of the night at 6.19m (20-3.75) for the bronze medal. The jump is a new personal best for the sophomore, ranks eighth in program history, and earned the team six points. The jump is also the furthest by an Aztec at the conference championship meet since the 2014 season.

Not far behind Young was Hannah Waller, who finished fifth at 6.16m (20-2.5) scoring four points for the Scarlet and Black. The event was Waller's second of the day after running the 100m dash earlier in the afternoon. Her time of 11.30 in the second heat was the fastest by a Mountain West athlete this season and qualified her for Saturday's final.

Jada Moore, Aji Mbye and Jada Pierre will be joining Waller in the 100m finals tomorrow as the Aztecs had four event finals qualifiers for the second day in a row. Moore won heat number three with a season best time of 11.46 seconds while Mbye ran an 11.62 to win heat number one. Pierre recorded the fourth fastest time  of the day as the runner-up in heat two (behind Waller) at 11.57 seconds.

The 100m dash was Pierre's second qualifying event after an incredible showing in the 100m hurdles earlier in the day. In a heat two victory, she crossed the line in 13.26 seconds etching her name as the ninth fastest in program history. Her time was 0.15 seconds ahead of the next fastest hurdler, her teammate Charlize James. James ran a season best 13.41 to win heat number one as the duo will race for gold tomorrow afternoon.

Shaquena Foote and Sydney Bentley will also race in a final tomorrow as the pair qualified in the 400m dash. Foote dominated heat number one, crossing the line in 52.99 seconds ultimately recording the second quickest time of the day. Bentley claimed the final qualifying spot with a season best 55.26 seconds. The race was just her second 400m in over a year after missing significant time due to injury.

The final day of the Mountain West Championships will begin tomorrow at 1 p.m. at Veteran's Memorial Stadium with a champion crowned just after 9 p.m. Overall, there will be 22 Aztecs in action tomorrow across 12 events to wrap up the weekend.

Mountain West Championships Day One Results (SDSU and winners only)
Team Standings – through eight scored events (SDSU and top three)
1. Colorado State – 77 points
2. Fresno State – 72 points
3. New Mexico – 41 points
6. San Diego State – 22 points

100m Prelims
1. Hannah Waller – 11.30 (3rd all-time, won heat two, qualified for finals)
2. Jada Moore – 11.46 (won heat three, qualified for finals, season best)
4. Aji Mbye – 11.62 (won heat one, qualified for finals)
6. Jada Pierre – 11.57 (qualified for finals, PR)
15. Olivia Hicks – 11.97

400m Prelims
1. Ceonna Pipion (Fresno State) – 52.82
2. Shaquena Foote – 52.99 (won heat one, qualified for finals)
9. Sydney Bentley – 55.26 (qualified for finals)

100m Hurdle Prelims
1. Jada Pierre – 13.26 (9th all-time, won heat two, qualified for finals)
2. Charlize James – 13.41 (won heat one, qualified for finals)

Long Jump
1. Emilia Sjostrand (San Jose State) – 21' 4
3. Xiamara Young – 20' 3.75 (bonze medal, six points, 8th all-time)
5. Hannah Waller – 20' 2.5
14. Maya Gorman – 18' 10.75 (season best)
17. Jenna Fee Feyerabend – 18' 7.25
26. Giselle Galles – 17' 2

Pole Vault
1. Maja Gebauer (New Mexico) – 13' 0.75
12. Kayla Tassara – 11' 9
12. Lily Mulligan – 11' 9
17. Sydney Ash – 11' 3
Jordan Leveque - NH

Heptathlon Standings
1. Jenna Fee Feyerabend – 5,662 points (10 points)

Heptathlon: Long Jump
1. Jenna Fee Feyerabend – 18' 9.75 | 768 points

Heptathlon: Javelin
1. Jenna Fee Feyerabend – 136' 11 | 701 points

Heptathlon: 800m
1. Tereza Babicka (Colorado State) – 2:17.17 | 862 points
4. Jenna Fee Feyerabend – 2:21.40 | 805 points