2010 WAC Championships - Day Four Notes
May 15, 2010
USU won its second-straight WAC outdoor title and won both the indoor and the outdoor WAC titles for the first time in the Aggies’ six seasons in the league. Utah State becomes the first back-to-back WAC outdoor champions since BYU won the 1998 and 1999 titles.
This is Utah State's third WAC outdoor championship (2007, 2009 and 2010) and fifth WAC track & field title overall (2008 and 2010 indoor titles)
Overall, USU has won 10 outdoor conference championships (three WAC, seven Big West).
Utah State's Coach Gensel's Coach of the Year honor is his fourth WAC Track & Field COY award and 25th overall of his career.
This marks Louisiana Tech’s six consecutive outdoor titles, the longest stretch of championships since BYU won nine consecutive titles from 1991-99.
Louisiana Tech’s Gary Stanley won his 19th Coach of the Year honor in his career and his 22nd conference championship spanning four different conferences. It marks his 17th conference championship as head coach of Louisiana Tech.
Louisiana Tech’s Albert Fullwood took home gold medals in four events – 200m, 400m, 4x100m relay and 4x400m relay – thus earning him his third outdoor Track Performer of the Year title.
Louisiana Tech’s Kamelia Stroy won her third consecutive 400m title, making her the third consecutive champion in the race to win at least three consecutive titles. Rice’s Allison Beckford won four straight titles from 2001-04 followed by Louisiana Tech’s Nina Gilbert winning three consecutive titles from 2005-07. Stroy has now won the 400m title in 2008, 2009 and 2010.
Louisiana Tech’s women’s 4x100m relay time of 44.43 is ranked 16th in the nation. That time is the third-fastest time in school history.
Louisiana Tech’s women’s 4x100m relay championship marks the eighth consecutive year the Lady Techsters have won the 4x100m relay title at the WAC Championships.
Louisiana Tech’s Antoinette Cobb shattered the school record in the 100m hurdles, running 13.07. That time ranks third in the NCAA. That time of 13.07 also marks the fastest WAC Championship time since 1999 when Miesha McKelvy of San Diego State ran 12.84.
Idaho’s Lauren Shcaffer ran 2:07.33 to win the women’s 800m, a time that ranks second in school history.
Boise State’s Marjani Maldanado ran the second-best time in school history in the 100m hurdles, finishing third with a time of 13.70 while Boise State’s Monisha Davis’ time of 13.87 is third in school history as she placed fourth.
Utah State's Joe Canavan is first USU shot putter to win a WAC title and is sixth conference shot put champion in school history.
Utah State’s men’s 4x100m relay team of senior Nick Karren, junior Armahd Lewis, freshman Matt Maughan and Mike Pyrtle ran a school-record time of 40.05, bettering their own record of 40.38 they set on April 24 at the California meet.
Utah State’s Nick Karren later won the 400m hurdles with a career-best and third-fastest time in school history with a 50.35. It is Karren’s second WAC 400m hurdles outdoor championship, also winning it in 2007, and his fifth career WAC title, winning the indoor 60m hurdles crown in 2008 and the indoor 400m in both 2008 and 2009.
Boise State’s Kurt Felix set a new career-best in the javelin with a throw of 220-4, a mark that ties for 32nd in the nation.
Louisiana Tech’s Albert Fullwood won his fourth-consecutive 400m title, running 46.61.
Louisiana Tech’s Brittany Guy’s mark of 41-6.5 in the triple jump ranks fifth in school history. That also marks a personal record for Guy.
Louisiana Tech’s men’s 4x100m relay time of 39.89 currently ranks 23rd in the nation and is the fastest WAC Championship winning time since 2004.
Nevada’s Samantha Diaz won her first WAC title with her 4:37.32 in the 1,500m. That also marks the first time she has scored at the WAC Championships.
All-Conference First Team
All-Conference Second Team