Wildcat track teams continue to show improvement
Courtesy: Justin Johnson - Weber State Athletic Communications  
Release: Thursday 04/15/2017
Courtesy: Robert Casey
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LOGAN – The Wildcats continue to find their rhythm as the season comes down the home stretch.

Competing in two meets this weekend, the Weber State University men’s and women’s track and field teams hit numerous personal records and continued to show big improvements.

“We simply keep getting better,” Weber State Director of Track and Field Dan Walker said. “Friday was a good day for our throwers, with personal records and seasonal bests. Saturday, was a super day for Tawnie Moore, who had personal records in both the 100-meter hurdles and 200 meters. We had good improvements from a lot of athletes at both meets.”

In Logan, at Utah State’s Mark Faldmo Invitational, Tawnie Moore, the Big Sky indoor hurdles champion, ran a personal record 13.64 in the 100-meter hurdles to win the event. It is the fastest time in the Big Sky this season. Moore also ran a personal record 24.97 in the 200 meters.

In the men’s 400 meter hurdles, Joey Czellecz ran a personal record 52.42, the fastest time in the Big Sky this season.

In the throws, Justin Herbert threw a personal record 190 feet, four inches to win the hammer throw, the sixth-best throw in Weber State history. Nathan Dunivan threw a personal best 178 feet, eight inches in the hammer throw, and won the discus with a throw of 169 feet, three inches.

Natasha Powell threw a season-best 182 feet, three inches in the hammer throw, and Samantha Nicholes had a personal-best 169 feet, five inches.

Rebecca Wenz won the javelin with a throw of 147 feet, eight inches, a top three mark in the Big Sky this season. Whitney Fowers threw 139 feet, six inches for a new personal record.

In Azusa, California, where the Wildcats competed in the Bryan Clay Invitational hosted by Azusa Pacific, Weber State’s distance runners shined.

Jamie Stokes, running just her second race since June of 2016, just missed the school record in the 1,500 meters, finishing at 4:16.90, the best time in the Big Sky this season and less than a second from the Weber State record.

Ellie Child ran a 10:10.38 in the 3,000-meter steeplechase, the fastest time in the Big Sky this season.

Josh Hartford ran a personal record 1:50.26 in the 800 meters, while Joe Maloney (3:47.04) and Tracen Warnick (3:50.73) had good improvements in the 1,500 meters. Luca Sinn ran a 8:54.83 in the 3,000-meter steeplechase, while Dallin Leatham finished at 9:06.87.

Most of the Wildcat team will have a bye this weekend, with just a handful of athletes competing at the Triton Invitational in San Diego. 

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