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Utah State track and field set for Sun Angel Classic

Sophomore distance runner Haydon Cooper.
Sophomore distance runner Haydon Cooper.
Wade Denniston, USU Athletic Media Relations

LOGAN —After competing in four different meets last weekend, the Aggies will head to the Arizona State-hosted Sun Angel Classic in Tempe, Arizoa, Friday through Saturday, April 5-6, at the Joe Selleh Track at Sun Angel Stadium.

Action will get underway on Friday at 1 p.m. MDT with the women's hammer throw, while track events begin at 8 p.m., with the women's 3,000-meter steeplechase. The first day will end at 10 p.m. with the men's 5,000-meter run.

On Saturday, the Sun Angel Classic continues at 10 a.m. with the women's discus, while track events open with the women's 100-meter hurdles at 2:20 p.m., and end with the women's 1,500-meter run at 6:20 p.m.

A full schedule of events and a link to live results will be available on

Last week, four men and four women Aggie distance runners placed their names on the all-time outdoor program list as junior Luke Beattie, senior James Withers and junior Sam Clausnitzer (10,000-meter), sophomore Katie Struthers (3,000-meter), senior Alyssa Snyder, freshman Mica Rivera, junior Josie Givens and sophomore Haydon Cooper (5,000-meter) etched their names on the program list.

On the women's side, senior distance runner Cierra Simmons-Mecham currently leads the Mountain West in the 3,000-meter steeplechase with a time of 10:07.84, setting the time at last week's Stanford Invitational, while senior thrower Brenn Flint leads the league in the shot put with a mark of 16.12m (52-10.75).

On the men's side, Beattie leads the Mountain West in the 10,000-meter run (29:00.82), while senior Leaugen Fray (7.39m/24-3) and junior Kyle Brost (15.01m (49-3) tops the conference in the long jump and triple jump, respectively. Freshman Chandler Obray is tied for first in the conference in the high jump with a leap of 2.05m (6-8.75). Three Aggies also lead the Mountain West in the shot put in junior Kyle Morris (18.11m/59-5), sophomore Josh Barclay (17.17m/56-4) and sophomore Christian Sonnenberg (15.24m/50). Morris javelin throw in the UC Irvine Collegiate Classic sits on top as well with a throw of 68.41m (224-5).

Junior javelin thrower and two-time First-Team All-American Sindri Gudmundsson, who owns the school record in the event and went on to become a javelin All-American for the second time in his career, will make his 2019 outdoor debut.