Multi-Event Athletes Compete On First Day Of 2004 MWC Track & Field Championships

Feb. 26, 2004


Colorado Springs, Colo. -- The San Diego State women jumped out to an early lead, with 17 points, after the first day at the 2004 Mountain West Conference Track and Field Championships at the Cadet Fieldhouse in Colorado Springs. Colorado State is in second place with 11 points followed by BYU (8), Wyoming (2) and New Mexico.

Cowgirl sophomore Ingvild Carstens finished in seventh place after scoring 3,018 points in the women's pentathlon. Carstens best performance of the day was in the 800 meter run where she placed fifth with a time of 2:26.17.

SDSU's Leslie Miller took the title totaling 3,858 points to claim her second women's pentathlon title in three years.

For the Cowboys, junior Bret Zowada finished the first day of the men's heptathlon. Zowada took first place in the 60 meter dash with a career best time of 7.08 seconds scoring 854 points. In the fourth event of the day, Zowada placed fourth in the high jump clearing the bar at 6' 3 1/4". He ended the first day of competition with 2,772 points.

BYU's Devin Scoresby holds the lead in the men's heptathlon with 3,111 points.

Day two events begin Friday, February 28th at 12:30 p.m. (MST) with finals being contested in ten events and qualifying in 12 track events for Saturday's finals.