LOGAN, Utah – Sixteen different Utah State student-athletes earned all-conference accolades a total of 18 times as the Mountain West announced its Men’s and Women’s Outdoor Track & Field honors on Monday.
All-conference selections were awarded to the top-three finishers in each event of the 2017 MW Outdoor Championships, which were hosted by Utah State May at Ralph Maughan Track Stadium from May 10-13.
Utah State’s AJ Boully led the way for the Aggies as he earned all-conference honors a total of three times. The senior claimed titles in the 400m hurdles (49.48) and 4x400m relay (3:05.53), while finishing second in the 110m hurdles (13.91). He has now garnered 16 indoor and outdoor all-conference accolades in his career.
Junior thrower David Hirschmann earned the first two all-conference honors of his outdoor career as he placed first in the discus (55.33m/175-00) and third in the shot put (17.58m/57-8.25).
Clay Lambourne nabbed the ninth all-league accolade of his career as the junior placed second in the 800m with a time of 1:48.07. He has now picked up a combined six 800m indoor and outdoor all-conference honors.
Dillon Maggard picked up the eighth all-conference honor of his career as the junior distance runner placed second in the 1,500m with a time of 3:47.55.
Redshirt freshman thrower Sindri Gudmundsson set a Mountain West record, school record, facility record and personal best in the javelin with an eye-popping throw of 77.19m (253-03) to garner all-league honors. His mark in the event ranks as the third-best in the nation so far this season.
Fellow thrower Devin Wright, a senior, picked up his third all-conference honor by placing third in the javelin with a personal-best throw of 67.84m (222-07).
Earning his sixth all-conference accolade was junior Brady Martin, who ran a leg on Utah State’s 4x400m relay team, as did senior Joshua Gordon and freshman Michael Bluth.
The men’s 4x100m relay team consisting of Gordon, sophomore Nick Ashby and freshmen Junior Tovar and Garen Earley also garnered all-league honors by placing third in the event with a time of 41.18.
Sophomore Samuel Wing rounded out the all-league selections on the men’s side as he placed third in the 400m hurdles with a personal-best time of 51.35.
On the women’s side, a trio of Aggies were recognized by the Mountain West as sophomore Brenn Flint and junior Olivia Moriconi placed second and third in the shot put, respectively, with marks of 15.57m (51-01) and 15.11m (49-07), while junior Tylee Newman-Skinner took third in the 1,500m with a time of 4:40.25.
Utah State’s men finished the MW Outdoor Championships in third place with 133 points, while the women placed eighth with 42.50 points.
Utah State’s outdoor track & field teams will continue their season next week as qualifying student-athletes will compete in the NCAA West Preliminary Championships, May 25-27, in Austin, Texas. The Aggies sent a school-record-tying 20 student-athletes to the West Prelims in 2016.
The NCAA Outdoor Finals will be held June 7-10 at historic Hayward Field in Eugene, Ore.
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