Utah State's track & field teams are set to compete at the 2019 Mountain West Indoor Track & Field Championships this weekend in Albuquerque, N.M., Thursday through Saturday, Feb. 21-23, at the Albuquerque Convention Center.
"We are excited to be heading to the Mountain West Indoor Championships this weekend," said USU head track & field coach Matt Ingebritsen. "I have been pleased with how the team has looked throughout the indoor season. We have made good improvements on both the men's and women's side this season.
"I think our women's team has the ability this year to show the biggest improvements over last season. If we can just go and take care of business like we have all indoor season, we will leave this meet with a lot of happy athletes. I'm proud of this team and its coaches for the dedication and the focus that has been shown this indoor season. I can't wait to get this meet started."
The meet will begin on Thursday at 10 a.m., with the men's heptathlon and women's pentathlon events. The day will conclude at 4:20 p.m., with the men's and women's distance medley relay races.
Friday begins at 10 a.m., with the conclusion of the men's heptathlon events. The day's action will wrap up at 4:55 p.m., with the finals of the men's and women's 5,000 meters. The last day of competition will open with the women's shot put and high jump at 10 a.m., and finish with the men's and women's 4x400-meter relay races at 2:45 p.m.
A live stream will be provided by FloTrack and is available with a subscription, while a link to live results will be available on UtahStateAggies.com prior to the event.
Air Force enters the meet as the reigning champion on the men's side, while the UNLV women
seek to capture its second straight MW title. A total of 17 teams (six men, 11 women) will compete in the meet.
The Aggie men have two individuals who look to defend their titles. Senior Leaugen Fray, who leads the MW in the high jump this season, will look for his second-consecutive title in that event. Fellow senior Sam Nelson, who leads the MW in the pole vault this season, will also look for a second-consecutive title in that event.
Junior Kyle Morris owns the Mountain West's best shot put heave this season with a personal-best toss of 17.97 meters (58-11.50)
On the women's side, senior Brenn Flint is the shot put leader in the conference with a mark of 15.99 meters (54-5.50). Sophomore Talie Bonds will compete in the pentathlon and owns the sixth-best score in school history (3,683 points).
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