Utah State track and field takes four titles Saturday at Boise

BOISE, Idaho – Utah State track and field captured four individual titles at the Bronco Invitational Saturday hosted by Boise State. Aggies took titles in women’s shot put and the men’s high jump, 800m and 60m. “We had a lot of athletes look like they are really getting into form,” said USU head coach Gregg Gensel. “That is what we like to see. We are pretty excited about that.” Sophomore Spela Hus won the women’s shot put with an indoor personal best mark of 14.15m (46-05.25). “Spela had an injury on her hand and had to get some stitches between her pinky finger and ring finger. This is the first time she really threw with that and had a PR. So we are really proud of her,” Gensel said. Winning titles for the men were junior Clint Silcock who won the high jump a clearing 2.10m (6-10.75), junior James Allred who won the 800m clocking in at 1:52.70, setting a new indoor best time and junior Mike Pyrtle who won the 60m in 6.92 in his first Utah State race. Also doing well for the men was junior Joe Canavan, taking second in the shot put 17.04m (55-11.00) and third in the weight throw with a mark of 17.91m (58-09.25), setting new personal records in both. Sophomore Jon Goble finished third in the 60m hurdles in 8.51. Senior Casey Parker finished third in the high jump clearing 1.95m (6-04.75). Sophomore John Johnson who finished second in the pole vault at 4.60m (15-01.00) and fellow sophomore Damain Szade took second in the long jump with a 6.81m (22-04.25) mark. Doing well for the women was senior Ashlee Cannon, who took third in the 60m hurdles clocking in at 8.72. Junior Shannon Prince also took third in the shot put with a distance of 13.73m (45-00.50). The Aggies will compete next at the New Mexico Invitational in Albuquerque, N.M. on Saturday, Feb. 6.

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