Posted at 8:33 p.m., Saturday, May 13, 2006
Boise State, Louisiana Tech win WAC track titles
Advertiser StaffBoise State's men and Louisiana Tech's women won Western Athletic Conference outdoor track and field championships Saturday at the University of Hawai'i.
The host Rainbows finished last in the eight-team women's competition. UH doesn't field a men's team.
Boise State repeated as men's champs with 186 points, followed by Utah State (127), Idaho (124), Fresno State (108) and Louisiana Tech (104).
The Lady Techsters also repeated, scoring 168, followed by Idaho (144), Utah State (113.5), Nevada (89.5), New Mexico State (73), Boise State (72), Fresno State (69.5) and Hawai'i (48.5).
Hawai'i highlights on Saturday:
Freshman Thalia Amanakis, third in 400-meter hurdles, 1:02.15
Sophomore Meghan Weaver, fourth in discus, 153-2
Sophomore Candace Rosenthal, sixth in 400 hurdles, 1:06.39
Junior Patricia Gauthier, sixth in pole vault, 11-11.75
High Point: Ty Axtman, Jr., Boise State, 30 points
Coach of the Year: Mike Maynard, Boise State
Freshman of the Year: Mike Coleman, Louisiana Tech
Outstanding Performer: Ty Axtman, Jr., Boise State
High Point: Sandra Anane, Jr., New Mexico State, 30 points
Coach of the Year: Gary Stanley, Louisiana Tech
Freshman of the Year: Eleni-Maria Kafourou, Boise State
Outstanding Performer: Donesha Spivey, Louisiana Tech