Clovis, Calif.----- San Jose State University sophomore Destiny Longmire jumped 6.24 meters on her second of six attempts to repeat as the Mountain West outdoor track and field champion in the women's long jump.
Longmire joined Amy Menlove of Brigham Young University as the only women in conference history to win the Mountain West outdoor long jump championship as a freshman and a sophomore. Menlove, one of six to capture two Mountain West outdoor long jump titles, first won in 2004 and repeated in 2005.
"It means a lot to be a back-to-back champion. I've worked very hard for this moment and it's nice to see my hard work pay off," said Longmire, the Spartans' first two-time Mountain West track and field champion in any event.
The long jump was San Jose State's most productive event on the third day of the four-day meet. Besides Longmire standing atop the victory stand, senior Cambree Harbaugh, the 2018 Mountain West indoor long jump champion, had her best mark, 6.10 meters on her final attempt to finish fifth. Seniors Nicole Iloanya and Kelsey Johnson-Upshaw finished seventh and eighth, respectively, giving the Spartans their entire team point total of 17 for the day in one event.
San Jose State is in seventh place in the team standings with 25 points. Colorado State leads the pack with 51. Utah State and New Mexico are tied for second at 36 through seven events.
Brittany Brown and Kolbi Sims advanced through qualifying for the May 12 final in the 100-meter hurdles. Brown was the #4-qualifier clocked in a wind-aided 13.69. Sims, who finished second in the heptathlon, was the ninth and final qualifier at a wind-aided 14.15. She was the #10-qualifier in the long jump at 5.83 meters.
More San Jose State finishers included Longmire, 11th in the 100, at 12.01 wind-aided; Lovenie Dantes, 11th in the 400 meters at 56.51; Jayla Williams, 17th in the 100-meter hurdles in a wind-aided 14.53, and Diamond Tabron, 18th in the 100 meter hurdles in 14.94. Camilla Hanson was 18th in the 1500 meters with her time of 5:00.57 and Brown was 19th in the long jump at 5.53 meters.
The Mountain West Outdoor Track and Field Championship concludes Saturday, May 12, starting at 2:00 p.m. with the javelin throw. Coverage is available on FloTrack at: http://bit.ly/2nULFb5
2018 Mountain West Women's Track & Field Championship
Veterans Stadium, Clovis, Calif.
May 11, 2018
Day 3 of 4
Team scoring -- 1, Colorado State, 51. 2, tied, New Mexico & Utah State, 36. 4, Boise State, 30; 5, Fresno State, 28.50. 6, UNLV, 26. 7, San Jose State, 25. 8, Nevada, 14.50. 9, Wyoming, 11; 10, Air Force, 8; 11, San Diego State, 7.
Long jump (final) -- 1, Destiny Longmire, San Jose State, 6.24 meters. 2, Jaela Williams, 6.17 meters. 3, Ja'La Henderson, Wyoming, 6.13 meters. More San Jose State finishers -- 5, Cambree Harbaugh, 6.10 meters. 7, Nicole Iloanya, 6.00 meters. 8, Kelsey Johnson-Upshaw, 5.98 meters. 10, Kolbi Sims, 5.83 meters.
100 meters qualifying (top nine advance to final round) -- 1, Ashley Henderson, San Diego State, 11.10 (w). 2, Destiny Smith-Barnett, UNLV, 11.25 (w). 3, Simone Glenn, San Diego State, 11.30 (w). San Jose State finishers -- 11, Destiny Longmire, 12.01. DNS, Madiha Raza, false start.
200 meters qualifying (top nine advance to final round) -- 1, Ashley Henderson, San Diego State, 22.67. 2, Lisa-Anne Barrow, San Diego State, 23.23. 3, Najia Hudspeth, UNLV, 23.47. San Jose State finisher -- 16, Lovenie Dantes, 24.73.
400 meters qualifying (top nine advance to final round) 1, Jasmine Chasson, Colorado State, 54.35. 2, Lisa-Anne Barrow, San Diego State, 54.58. 3, Nadia Hudspeth, San Diego State, 54.72. San Jose State finisher -- 11, Lovenie Dantes, 56.51.
1500 meters qualifying (top 12 advance to final round) -- 1, Alexis Fuller, Boise State, 4:36.69. 2, Allie Ostrander, Boise State, 4:36.76. 3, Carina Gillespie, Air Force, 4:36.95. San Jose State finisher -- 18, Camilla Hanson, 5:00.57.
100 hurdles (top nine advance to final round) -- 1, Jasmyne Graham, UNLV, 13.12 (w). 2, Morgan Lewis, Fresno State, 13.23 (w). 3, Destinee Rocker, Minnesota, 13.34. San Jose State finishers -- 4, Brittany Brown, 14.65. 9, Kolbi Sims, 14:15. 17, Jayla Williams, 14:53. 18, Diamond Tabron, 14.94.
400 hurdles (top nine advance to final round) -- 1, Karoline Sauer, Nevada, 59.98. 2, Norma Beinlich, Nevada, 1:01.43. 3, AnneMarie Carlson, Fresno State, 1:00.99. San Jose State finisher -- 13, Diamond Tabron, 1:08.32.
High Jump (final) -- 1, Autumn Gardner, Colorado State, 1.83 meters. 2, Shelly Spires, Air Force, 1.80 meters. 3, McKenzie Wright, Colorado State, 1.77 meters. San Jose State finisher -- 11, Natalie Gutierrez, 1.66 meters.