Track and Field

12 Aztecs Earn All-Mountain West Honors


SAN DIEGO – San Diego State track and field had 12 student-athletes earn all-Mountain West honors for their performances at the MW Outdoor Championships this past weekend. The conference office announced the full list of recipients on Wednesday afternoon.

Shaquena Foote had arguably the most impressive day of anyone in the women's championship, earning all-conference honors in four events. The redshirt sophomore won gold in the 400m and ran a leg on both gold medal-winning relay teams, as well as claiming silver in the 200m. She contributed 38 points to San Diego State's total in the team standings.

Foote was the only athlete of any institution to have four all-conference performances this year and the fourth Aztec to do so since the conference started awarding all-conference honors in 2006. It is also her second consecutive year of winning three gold medals.

Rhea Hoyte, Aji Mbye, Jada Moore and Hannah Waller all earned all-MW in two events on the track while Jenna Fee Feyerabend and Xiamara Young both earned all-MW in two events on the field.

On the track, Hoyte earned all-conference as the opening leg of the first place 4x400m relay team as well as winning silver in the 400m hurdles. Mbye, Moore, and Waller joined Foote on the first place 4x100m relay for their first of two all-conference performances. Moore and Mbye would claim the silver and bronze medals, respectively, in the 100m while Waller won bronze in the 200m.

In the field events, Feyerabend won gold in the heptathlon, defending her title and becoming the second Aztec to win back-to-back heptathlon championships. She also won bronze in high jump on the third and final day of the meet. Young had a pair of huge final jumps in both long jump and triple jump to put herself on the podium in both events with a pair of bronze medals.

A silver medalist as a freshman, Charlize James PR'd in the 100m hurdles on her way to winning gold. Her victory makes it four consecutive years the Aztecs have stood on the top spot of the podium for the event.

The distance group saw a pair of all-conference selections as well with Jessica Kain (1,500m) and Alex Lomeli (800m) both earning silver medals. Lomeli's second place finish is the best placement by an Aztec in the 800m race since the inaugural Mountain West Championships back in 2000. For Kain, it is her second consecutive second place finish in the race.

The final two honorees are Lidia Major and Sydney Bentley. The duo earned all-Mountain West as the second and third legs of the 4x400m relay, which won gold. The victory marked the seventh consecutive gold medal for the Aztecs in the 4x4 relay.

San Diego State had a massive day three at the Mountain West Outdoor Championships totaling 130 of their 152 points on championship Saturday, ultimately finishing second place in the team standings. It is their eighth consecutive season finishing in the top two of the team standings, and 10th time in the last 11 conference championship meets.

SDSU All-Mountain West Outdoor Honorees
Sydney Bentley – 4x400m Relay
Jenna Fee Feyerabend – Heptathlon, High Jump
Shaquena Foote – 400m, 200m, 4x100 Relay, 4x400m Relay
Rhea Hoyte – 400m Hurdles, 4x400m Relay
Charlize James – 100m Hurdles
Jessica Kain – 1,500m
Alex Lomeli – 800m
Lidia Major – 4x400m Relay
Aji Mbye – 100m, 4x100m Relay
Jada Moore – 100m, 4x100m Relay
Hannah Waller – 200m, 4x100m Relay
Xiamara Young – Long Jump, Triple Jump