Wildcats continue to improve at Snake River Open
Courtesy: Justin Johnson - Weber State Athletic Communications  
Release: Sunday 01/28/2017
Courtesy: Robert Casey
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POCATELLO, Idaho – The Weber State University men’s and women’s track teams continue to show mid-season improvement during their third weekend of competition.

The bulk of the Wildcat squads took the short trip north to participate in the Snake River Open, hosted by Idaho State at Holt Arena.

Senior Tawnie Moore ran a season-best 8.53 in the 60-meter hurdles, while finishing fifth in the 200 meters at 25.62. Amy Teal ran a flat eight in the 60 meters.

Annie Watts won the high jump at five feet, 4 1/4, while Abbi Brecht was second on a judges decision of the same height, and Garazi Larrakoetxea was fourth. Larrakoetxea also reached 35 feet, 6 3/4 inches in the triple jump.

Michaella Hintze won the 800 meters with a time of 2:18.57, while teammate Kim Carlson was second at 2:19.43.

Isabella Williams finished second in the mile with a time of 5:04.59, while Talia Reza was second in the long jump at 17 feet, 8 3/4 inches.

On the men’s side, Jason Kearns won the 3,000 meters with a time of 8:28.91, while teammate Luca Sinn was third at 8:39.01. Tracen Warnick was second in the mile at 4:18.09.

Joey Czellecz was second in the 60-meter hurdles with a time of 8.34, followed by Ryan Carlson, who finished third, at 8.40. Seth Fortin was fourth the 60 meters with a time of 6.96.

Czellecz, Daunte Atkinson, Josh Hartford, and Bren Durfee finished second in the 4x4 relay at 3:21.83.

Senior Justin Herbert won the weight throw at 59 feet, 10 inches, while teammate Nathan Dunivan threw a season-best 55 feet, five inches. Dunivan also threw a season-best 52 feet, four inches in the shot put.

Brendan Shelley finished second in the pole vault at 14 feet 11 inches.

Tyler Kendell and Reece Lafaye finished second and third, respectively, in the Heptathlon with 4,739 points and 4,638 points.

While the main squad was in Pocatello, two Wildcat distance runners headed to the Pacific Northwest to participate in the Washington Invitational.

Jordan Cross ran an 8:17.97, finishing 24th in the race, while Ellie Child ran 9:45.06 (40th overall).

Weber State will be back in action next weekend when the Wildcats head to Bozeman, Mont., to take part in the Montana State Invitational. 

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