Aztecs Win Four Events to End Triton Invitational

LA JOLLA, Calif. –San Diego State had a tremendous day two of the Triton Invitational picking up four event victories and three record book altering marks on Saturday at UC San Diego.
Hannah Waller led the way with victories in the 100m and long jump as an individual along with a leg on the race-winning relay team. Along with her three wins, she etched her name into the record books in both of her individual events. The junior topped the field in the 100m dash with a time of 11.38 seconds, the third fastest time in program history. She then dominated long jump, winning by nearly 10 full inches with a jump of 6.17m (20-3) for the seventh best mark in SDSU history.
Waller started her day as the opening leg of the 4x100m relay, followed by Aji Mbye, Shaquena Foote and Jada Moore. The quartet crossed the line in 44.81 seconds on their way to victory in the first event of the day.
Mbye also made history on Saturday in her own individual events. In the 100m dash, her time of 11.42 was good for second place behind Waller and ranks as the fifth fastest time in program history as well as the fastest by any Aztec freshman. The previous freshman record was held by current teammate, Jada Moore, set during her 2021 campaign. The native of The Gambia capped off her tremendous day with a victory in the 200m, a 23.55 despite the wind-grade of minus-2.2 working against her.
The 100m hurdle duo of Charlize James and Jada Pierre finished as the top two collegiate finishers, respectively. James ran a season best 13.51 to finish fourth overall while Pierre’s 13.63 is a personal best and placed her fifth.
Olivia Hicks (24.57, 200m), Lidia Major (55.17, 400m), Foote (2:14.01, 800m) and Maddy Parrone (5:04.16, 1500m) also all recorded personal bests on the on Saturday.
Out in the field events, the pole vault trio of Lily Mulligan, Kayla Tassara and Sydney Ash each set personal bests in the outdoor season after their event was a scratch on Friday. Mulligan finished fourth overall with a clearance of 3.79m (12-5.25) while Tassara was 11th at 3.64m (11-11.25) and Ash was 18th at 3.34m (10-11.5).
Jenna Fee Feyerabend also saw a pair of season best marks in the shot put (44-2.5) and high jump (5-5.75) after competing in javelin on Friday.
Next on the schedule for the Aztecs is the Bryan Clay Invitational hosted by Azusa Pacific University. The three-day meet will take begin on Thursday, April 11.
Triton Invitational Results (SDSU results and winners only)
1. Hannah Waller – 11.38 (3rd all-time)
2. Aji Mbye – 11.42 (tied 5th all-time, freshman record)
3. Jada Moore – 11.57 (season best)
6. Olivia Hicks – 11.81 (+2.2 wind-aided)
1. Aji Mbye – 23.55 (PR, -2.2 wind)
3. Jada Moore – 23.91 (season best)
6. Jada Pierre – 24.33 (season best)
8. Olivia Hicks – 24.57 (PR)
1. Jalyn Harris (V.L.E. TC) – 54.16
5. Lidia Major – 55.17 (PR)
1. Jaqueline Weber (Brazil) – 2:03.83
7. Shaquena Foote – 2:14.01 (PR)
1. Sylvana Northrop (UC San Diego) – 4:38.95
44. Maddy Parrone – 5:04.16 (PR)
100m Hurdles
1. Chari Hawkins (Brooks ) – 13.28
4. Charlize James – 13.51 (season best, first among collegiate runners)
5. Jada Pierre – 13.63 (PR, second among collegiate runners)
4x100m Relay
1. Waller, Mbye, Pierre, Moore – 44.81
Long Jump
1. Hannah Waller – 20′ 3 (7th all-time)
10. Maya Gorman – 18′ 4.25
11. Jenna Fee Feyerabend – 18′ 3.75 (season best)
17. Thaila Wilson – 17′ 5.25
21. Sameerah Evans – 16′ 11.25
26. Giselle Galles – 16′ 8
High Jump
1. Kate MacNaughton (UC San Diego) – 5′ 7.75
2. Jenna Fee Feyerabend – 5′ 5.75 (season best)
Pole Vault
1. Rachel Hyink (Edmonton International) – 13′ 5.75
4. Lily Mulligan – 12′ 5.25 (PR)
11. Kayla Tassara – 11′ 11.25 (PR)
18. Sydney Ash – 10′ 11.5 (PR)
Shot Put (Elite)
1. Jaida Ross (Oregon) – 64′ 8
14. Jenna Fee Feyerabend – 44′ 2.5

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