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

Feb. 26, 2004

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

Cowgirl sophomore Ingvild Carstens finished in seventh place afterscoring 3,018 points in the women's pentathlon. Carstens bestperformance of the day was in the 800 meter run where she placed fifthwith a time of 2:26.17.

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

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

BYU's Devin Scoresby holds the lead in the men's heptathlon with3,111 points.

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