Amanda Fiegt scored 14 points at the MWC Outdoor Championships this weekend.
May 15, 2005
FORT COLLINS, Colo. - The University of Utah outdoor track and field squad finished competition for the 2005 Mountain West Conference Outdoor Championships on Saturday, May 14. Hosted by the Colorado State Rams at the Jack Christiansen Track, the meet featured all MWC outdoor squads. The Ute men finished sixth with 33 points, while the women finished eighth with 58 points.
The BYU men and women swept the team title for the second consecutive year. The Cougar men have never lost an outdoor title, while the BYU women won their fifth team title in six seasons of the MWC. BYU's men scored 280 points, followed by Air Force in second place with 168 points and Colorado State in third with 150.50 points. On the women's side, BYU scored 218 points, Colorado State was second with 171 points, followed by Wyoming with 92.50.
Leading the women's team were Amanda Feigt, Vanessa Mortensen and Candice Workman-Ekberg who contributed a total of 28 of Utah's 58 points. Feigt dabbled in several events, scoring a total of 14 points. She finished third in the long jump (5.81m), fourth in the 400m-hurdles (60.84) and sixth in heptathlon. Mortensen finished second in the hammer with 56.90m, while Workman-Ekberg took third in the shot put with 14.59m.
Switching to the men's side, Nephi Tyler, Vance Twitchell, Delfino Arevalo were Utah's top scorers. Together, they combine for 18 of Utah's 33 points. Arevalo finished fourth in the 5,000m (15:09.72), and sixth in the 10,000m (31:37.97). Twitchell grabbed fifth in the steeplechase (9:22.23) and eighth in the 10,000m. Tyler took fourth in the 1,500m (3:54.61).