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Women's Track Team in Fourth Place After Second Day of MWC Championships

Tracy Hamblin was the runner up in the pole vault at MWC Championships this weekend.

Tracy Hamblin was the runner up in the pole vault at MWC Championships this weekend.

Feb. 27, 2004

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - The University of Utah indoor track and field teams finished the second day of competition for the 2004 Mountain West Conference Championships on Friday, Feb. 27. After two days of competition, the four-time defending conference champion BYU women's team and Colorado State men's team are in first. Utah's women's team is in fourth with 35.50 points while the men are in sixth place with three points.

Natasha Eldridge was the runner up in the weight throw and posted a new personal record, throwing 17.55m. Tracy Hamblin finished second in the pole vault, jumping 3.87m, a new personal record. Becky Riddle finished behind Eldridge in the weight throw for third place. Her mark of 17.47m shattered her previous personal record. Newcomer Amanda Fiegt had another stellar performance in the long jump finishing third with a personal best 5.82m.

The Utes got several impressive performances in the preliminary events. Nellie Hammons finished first in the 800m (2:17.03) and will advance to the finals. Jennie Haertel had an impressive performance in the mile run finishing first (5:16.88) and advancing to the finals.

No Ute women advanced in the 60-meter hurdles but Jen Jackman, Jennifer Kaplar, Aubrey Startin and Lauren Browning all set personal records. Kaplar also set a personal record in the 200m but didn't advance to the finals.

"We had a great first day," states Head Coach Lisa Archer. "We are excited to go back and get some great marks in the high jump and shot put. We hope to get a conference champion with Nellie Hammons in the 800m and a school record in the 4x400 meter relay."



Competition will continue on Saturday, Feb. 28, with the men's triple jump and the women's shot put starting at 12:30 p.m. MST.

For complete results visit www.themwc.com.

Women's Results

Team Rankings
1. Brigham Young (78 points)
2. Colorado State (45 points)
3. San Diego State (37 points)
4. Utah (35.50 points)
5. Wyoming (21 points)
6. New Mexico (11 points)
7. Air Force (5 points)
8. UNLV (1 point)

60-Meter Hurdles (Prelims) 9. Jen Jackman (8.84) 13. Aubry Startin (9.07) 17. Jennifer Kaplar (9.21) 18. Lauren Browning (9.44) 200-Meter Run (Prelims) 18. Amanda Feigt (25.88) 26. Jennifer Kaplar (26.50) 400-Meter Run (Prelims) 13. Jen Jackman (57.23) 14. Amanda Feigt (57.31) 22. Lauren Browning (60.17) 800-Meter Run (Prelims) 1. Nellie Hammons (2:17.03) 5. Andrea Davidson (2:19.29) One-Mile Run (Prelims) 1. Jennie Haertel (5:16.88) 12. Nicki Hugie (5:30.62) Distance Medley Relay (Finals) 5. Utah 'A' (12:47.15) Pole Vault (Finals) 1. Tracy Hamblin (3.87m) 6. Trisha Wagner (3.67m) 8. Susan Atwater (3.52m) 8. Mandie Rowell (3.52m) 10. Kathryn Beasley (3.37m) 10. Lisa Shafer (3.237m) Long Jump (Finals) 3. Amanda Feigt (5.82m) Weight Throw 2. Natasha Eldridge (17.55m) 3. Becky Riddle (17.47m) 10. Vanessa Mortensen (16.35m) Men's Results Team Rankings 1. Colorado State (63 points) 2. Air Force (62 points) 3. Wyoming (40 points) 4. Brigham Young (39 points) 5. New Mexico (23 points) 6. Utah (3 points)

60-Meter Hurdles 12. Andrew Fresques (7.41) 15. Rob Stark (7.60) 200-Meter Dash (prelims) 14. Andrew Fresques (23.24) 15. Rob Stark (24.53) 16. Dustin Cutrer (24.61) 400-Meter Dash (Prelims) 17. Andrew Fresques (50.50) 20. Rob Stark (53.40) 21. Dustin Cutrer (54.70) 800-Meter Run (Prelims) 14. Damian Mora (2:01.38) 15. Aaron Weispfenning (2:03.42) One-Mile Run (Prelims) 9. Nephi Tyler (4:16.98) 15. Colby Frazier (4:32.73) 5,000-Meter Run (Finals) 12. Delfino Arevalo (15:55.54) 14. Matt Hansen (16:21.13) 17. JP Rooney (17:41.95) Distance Medley Relay (Finals) 6. Utah 'A' (10:51.10) Long Jump (Finals) 16. Dustin Cutrer (5.01m) Weight Throw (Finals) 10. Brent Hawker (14.64m)

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