Track and Field

Track and Field Set for Mountain West Championships

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SAN DIEGO – San Diego State will compete in the 24th installment of the Mountain West Outdoor Championships in Clovis, Calif. this weekend. The three-day meet will begin on Thursday, May 9 and finish on Saturday, May 11.

The action starts with the first half of the combined events at 9:30 a.m. on Thursday and go well into the night with the final event scheduled to start at 7:30 p.m. on the first day of competition. Friday will start with the conclusion of the heptathlon at 10:20 a.m. and end with the steeplechase at 8:20 p.m. Championship Saturday starts at 1 p.m. with a champion crowned just after 9 p.m.

San Diego State has won two of the last three, four of the last six, and six championships overall since head coach Shelia Burrell took over the program. Since 2013, the Aztecs have finished third or better every year in the outdoor championships with nine of those 10 championships resulting in a top two finish.

The Aztecs finished as the runner-up last year as Colorado State won the title by 15.2 points. Individually, SDSU had six event victories (100m, 400m, 100m hurdles, 400m hurdles, pole vault, heptathlon) along with both the 4x100m and 4x400m relay races. Of those champions, six are set to try to defend their crowns.

Looking at the MW performance list, the Aztecs have 27 marks ranked among the top ten including six conference-leading marks (Hannah Waller - 100m, Shaquena Foote - 400m, Jessica Kain 1500m, 4x100m relay, Jordan Leveque - pole vault, Jenna Fee Feyerabend - heptathlon). Per the USTFCCCA, San Diego State is third on their conference rankings list trailing defending champion Colorado State and Fresno State.

The entire championship meet will be streamed live on the Mountain West Network with live results available on finishedresults.com

MW Championship Entries
Sydney Ash (pole vault), Keira Bennett (hammer), Sydney Bentley (400m), Vanessa Cabello (5,000m, 10,000m), Jenna Fee Feyerabend (high jump, long jump, heptathlon), Amber Elias (5,000m, 10,000m), Sameerah Evans (100m hurdles, triple jump), Giselle Galles (long jump), Isabella Fauria (1,500m, 5,000m), Shaquena Foote (200m, 400m), Maya Gorman (long jump), Lauren Harper (800m), Maddie Heller (5,000m, 10,000m), Olivia Hicks (100m, 200m), Rhea Hoyte (400m hurdles), Charlize James (100m hurdles), Jessica Kain (1,500m, 5,000m), Jordan Leveque (pole vault), Alex Lomeli (800m), Lidia Major (400m hurdles), Aji Mbye (100m, 200m), Jada Moore (100m, 200m), Lily Mulligan (pole vault), Jada Pierre (100m, 100m hurdles), Kayla Tassara (pole vault), Hannah Waller (100m, 200m, long jump), Thaila Wilson (javelin), Samantha Wood (1,500m, 5,000m), Xiamara Young (long jump, triple jump), Tatum Zinkin (800m), 4x100m, 4x400m relay

Aztecs in the MW Championships
• San Diego State has won two of the last three, four of the last six, and six championships overall since Shelia Burrell took over the program. They have won seven overall in the 23 years of Mountain West Championships.
• Since 2013, San Diego State has finished no worse than third (2015) and has totaled over 100 points in each of the last 10 championship meets.
• Last year, the Aztecs finished second with 143.2 total points. The most they have scored in conference history was 217 in the title-winning 2017 season. The most in the Shelia Burrell era is 182 points in her first trophy claim in 2013.
• SDSU won eight event titles last year, their third most in a single championship meet. The most they have won was 10 event crowns during the 2013 championships which led to a team title.