Utah State Track & Field completes final tune-up before conference championships

OGDEN, Utah/STANFORD, Calif. – Utah State’s track & field teams completed their final tune ups before next week’s conference championships by competing at the Weber State-hosted Twilight Meet and the Stanford-hosted Payton Jordan Invitational. In all, Utah State recorded six top-three finishes.

At the Twilight Meet, junior sprinter Chad Artist recorded a personal-best in the men’s 100-meter run with a time of 10.88, finishing third overall. In the long jump, senior Leaugen Fray placed second with a distance of 6.88 meters (22-7), and also tied for third in the long jump with a leap of 2.05 meters (6-8.75).

Sophomore Jacob Davis placed fourth in the 110-meter hurdles with a time of 14.88, and sophomore Oran Wasserman earned a fourth-place hammer throw of 51.47 meters (168-10).

On the women’s side, sophomore Whitney Skabelund placed second in the long jump with a leap of 5.44 meters (17-10.25). Fellow sophomore Aspen Drecksel placed fifth in the same event with a distance of 5.24 meters (17-2.25), and finished third in the 200-meter run with a time of 27.59. Rounding out the Twilight Meet was freshman Lily Fullmer finishing sixth in the 100-meter hurdles with a time of 27.59, while fellow freshman Dani Nielson finished second in the 200-meter run (27.22) and sixth in the 100 meters (13.06).

At the Payton Jordan Invitational, senior women’s distance runner Cierra Simmons-Mecham competed in the 3,000-meter steeplechase, finishing 16th with a time of 10:19.68.

Utah State is back in action from Wednesday through Saturday, May 8-11, when it travels to Clovis, Calif., for the Mountain West Outdoor Track & Field Championships.

Fans can follow Utah State’s track & field programs at twitter.com/USUTF_XC or on Facebook at USUTrack. Fans can also follow the USU athletic program at twitter.com/USU Athletics or on Facebook at UtahStateAthletics.


Weber State Twilight Meet
Stewart Stadium
Ogden, Utah
May 1-2, 2019

Utah State Women’s Results

100m: 4. Rachel Fronk, 12.74; 6. Dani Nielson, 13.06

200m: 2. Dani Nielson, 27.22; 3. Aspen Dreckesel, 27.59

100m Hurdles: 6. Lily Fullmer, 16.17

Pole Vault: — Stephanie Wright, NH

Long Jump: 2. Whitney Skabelund, 5.44m (17-10.25), 5. Aspen Drecksel, 5.24m (17-2.25)

Utah State Men’s Results

100m: 3. Chad Artist, 10.88

110m Hurdles: 4. Jacob Davis, 14.88

High Jump: T3. Leaugen Fray, 2.05m (6-8.75)

Long Jump: 2. Leaugen Fray, 6.88m (22-7)

Hammer: 4. Oran Wasserman, 51.47m (168-10)

Payton Jordan Invitational
Cobb Track and Angell Field
Stanford, Calif.
May 2, 2019

Utah State’s Women’s Results
3,000m steeplechase: 16. Cierra Simmons-Mecham, 10.:19.68


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