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Chari Hawkins Sets another School Record

Thursday, May. 09, 2013

USU heptathlete Chari Hawkins

Utah State women's track and field heptathlete Chari Hawkins broke the school record in the women's high jump May 8 and leads the heptathlon field with 3,515 points after day one of the 2013 WAC Outdoor Track & Field Championships.

ARLINGTON, Texas — Utah State [University] women’s track and field sophomore heptathlete Chari Hawkins broke the school record in the women’s high jump with her winning height of 1.81m (5-11.25) on Wednesday [May 8, 2013] as she leads the heptathlon field with 3,515 points after day one of the 2013 Western Athletic Conference Outdoor Track & Field Championships at Maverick Stadium in Arlington, Texas.

Hawkins also won the 100m hurdles portion of the heptathlon with a personal-best time of 13.82, which now ranks her seventh in school history for the event. Hawkins continued her career day as she recorded personal-best marks in the 200m with a time of 24.84 and shot put with a toss of 11.34m (37-02.50) to place second and sixth, respectively.

Junior Aubriann Bosen also made the top-six in the heptathlon after the first day’s events with 3,017 points, highlighted by her fourth-place finish in the shot put with a throw of 11.67m (38-03.50). Bosen also placed sixth in the 100m hurdles with a personal-best time of 14.70, while sophomore Cree Phillips Taylor rounded out the top-six finishes for the Aggie women by placing fourth in the 100m hurdles with a time of 14.66.

Overall, Utah State combined for 17 personal-best marks during the multi-events on the first day of the league championships as the USU women began defense of their 2012 WAC Outdoor title. Joining Hawkins, Bosen and Taylor in the heptathlon was sophomore McKenzie Johnson, while seniors Sam Hawkins and Tanner Clark competed in the decathlon.

Action continues Thursday [May 9] with the remaining events in the heptathlon and decathlon, starting at 9 a.m. (MT). Fans can follow the action by clicking the "Live Results" link at or by visiting A complete schedule of the meet is also available with times for all events Thursday through Saturday online (

Fans can also Utah State Athletics, including USU track & field and cross country, on Twitter or on Facebook at Utah State University Athletics.




MAY 8, 2013


Heptathlon (after four events) — 1. Chari Hawkins, 3,515 points; 6. Aubriann Bosen, 3,017 points; 9. Cree Phillips Taylor, 2,789 points; 12. McKenzie Johnson, 2,621 points

Hept. 100m Hurdles — 1. Chari Hawkins, 13.82; 4. Cree Phillips Taylor, 14.66; 6. Aubriann Bosen, 14.70; 12. McKenzie Johnson, 15.74

Hept. 200m — 2. Chari Hawkins, 24.84; 8. Cree Phillips Taylor, 25.86; 9. Aubriann Bosen, 26.03; 11. McKenzie Johnson, 26.16

Hept. High Jump — 1. Chari Hawkins, 1.81m (5-11.25)*; 7. Aubriann Bosen, 1.57m (5-01.75); T-11. Cree Phillips Taylor, 1.48m (4-10.25); 14. McKenzie Johnson, 1.45m (4-09.00)

Hept. Shot Put — 4. Aubriann Bosen, 11.67m (38-03.50); 6. Chari Hawkins, 11.34m (37-02.50); 7. McKenzie Johnson, 9.94m (32-07.50); 11. Cree Phillips Taylor, 9.46m (31-00.50


Decathlon (after five events) — 9. Sam Hawkins, 3,163 points; 10. Tanner Clark, 2,741 points

Dec. 100m — 10. Sam Hawkins, 11.62; 11. Tanner Clark, 12.32

Dec. 400m — 3. Sam Hawkins, 52.10; 10. Tanner Clark, 56.35

Dec. High Jump — T-7. Sam Hawkins, 1.76m (5-09.25); 9. Tanner Clark, 1.70m (5-07.00)

Dec. Long Jump — 10. Sam Hawkins, 6.00m (19-08.25); 11. Tanner Clark, 5.73m (18-09.75)

Dec. Shot Put — 9. Sam Hawkins, 10.82m (35-06.00); 10. Tanner Clark, 10.76m (35-04.50)


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