Utah State Ends Outdoor Season On Final Day Of NCAA West Region Primary Rounds

Eugene, Ore. – Utah State men and women’s track and field teams finished the outdoor season at the 2011 NCAA West Region Primary Rounds in Eugene, Ore. on Saturday. The Aggies will take the month of June off before training for the cross country season. On the day, senior Ashlee Cannon ran in the 100m hurdles quarterfinals finishing 20th with a time of 13.72, matching her personal-best she set on Friday. Fellow senior Shannon Prince competed in the discus as she placed 21st with a toss of 47.23m (154-11) along with junior Kim Quinn running a 17:16.74 in the 5,000m, ending the day at No. 42. “It was a great season with 13 athletes going on to the National Championships,” said USU veteran head coach Gregg Gensel. “We won’t have anyone moving on to the final round but we had a great season and a great turn out here in Oregon.” Overall Utah State had a successful year with the men winning their third-straight Western Athletic Conference Championship as the women placed second, their highest finish since 2001. Fans can follow Utah State Athletics, including USU track and field, at http://twitter.com/USUAthletics.com or on Facebook at Utah State University Athletics. UTAH STATE RESULTS NCAA WEST REGION PRIMARY ROUNDS EUGENE, ORE. MAY 26-28, 2011 (Bolded Marks Took Place On May 28, 2011) WOMEN 100h Prelim – 20. Ashlee Cannon, 13.72q 100h – 20. Ashlee Cannon, 13.72 400h – 41. Kylie Hirschi, 1:01.62 3,000sc – 25. Ruth Hilton, 10:28.63 5,000m – 42. Kim Quinn, 17:16.74 Discus – 21. Shannon Prince, 47.23m (154-11) MEN 100m Prelim – 23. Armahd Lewis, 10.61Q; 29. Silas Pimentel, 10.67 100m – 22. Armahd Lewis, 10.78 200m Prelim – 38. Silas Pimentel, 21.92 800m Prelim – 4. Jason Holt, 1:48.92q 800m – 22. Jason Holt, 1:51.11 1500m – 29. Eric Larson, 3:49.39 3000sc – 21. Daniel Howell, 9:01.55; 29. Steven Atkinson, 9:08.91 High Jump – T-28. Clint Silcock, 2.01m (6-07.00) Shot Put – 24. Joe Canavan, 16.83m (55-02.75) -USU-

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