Childs & Sims End With Lifetime Bests In Championship Heptathlon
May 11, 2017
Logan, Utah --- Jade Childs and Kolbi Sims have put the San José State women's track & field team on the board, combining for six team points at the conclusion of the heptathlon at the 2017 Mountain West Women's Outdoor Track & Field Championships.
Both Spartans achieved new personal records with their final point totals, and Childs beat her own school record with 5,236 points.
Childs finished in fifth place out of 12 to give the Spartans 4 team points towards the championship. She set a new school record in the javelin throw with a 37.46-meter result on her second attempt. The throwing events were key for Childs in the meet as she also set a school record on Wednesday in the shot put.
The senior recorded a 5.44 meter long jump to begin the second day of the hep, and concluded with her San José State-best 2:34.25 in the 800.
Sims finished seventh overall with a new personal-record 5,045 points. Her performance tacked on two more team points for the Spartans. The sophomore came through with a big personal-record 2:24.94 in the 800, which beat her pervious best by nearly five seconds and was good for fifth among the field.
She also set a new personal-record in the javelin throw with a distance of 31.19 meters on her first attempt. Sims began the day with a 5.43 meter result in the long jump.
Nevada's Nicole Wadden won the women's heptathlon with a grand total of 5,595 points. She beat out UNLV's Stella Clemens who finished second with 5,451 points.
Spartan Distance runner Jennifer Sandoval was also in action on Thursday in the 10,000 meter final. She clocked a 37:22.98 for a 10th place finish in the field of 24.
A full day of sprint preliminaries and jumping finals take place on Friday at the Mountain West Women's Outdoor Track & Field Championships. Fans can follow all of the action with live video streaming and results via the Championship Central page on themw.com.
FINAL RESULTS (Top-3 & Spartans only)
Allie Ostrander, Boise State, 35:51.20; 2. Jaci Smith, Air Force, 35:53.92; 3. McKenna Spillar, Colorado State, 36:37.93; 10. Jennifer Sandoval, San José State, 37:22.98.