CLOVIS, Calif. – Following three days of competition, Air Force captured the 2024 Mountain West Men’s Outdoor Track & Field title, while Colorado State won the 2024 MW Women’s Outdoor Track & Field Championship at Veterans Memorial Stadium.

The Air Force men finished the meet with 226.5 points, winning its eighth men’s title and third in a row. Falcon head coach Ryan Cole was named 2024 MW Men’s Coach of the Year for the second straight year.

Colorado State placed second in the standings with 157.5 points. San José State was third with 123 points.

San José State freshman Malachi Snow was named the 2024 Mountain West Men’s Track Performer of the Meet after claiming a pair of gold medals in the 110-meter hurdles and the 100-meter sprint. Both performances were Mountain West championship meet records.

Air Force’s Texas Tanner was selected the 2024 Mountain West Men’s Field Performer of the Meet. The sophomore thrower won the hammer throw with a mark of 67.98 meters. Additionally, Tanner won the discus throw with a mark of 57.76 meters.

On the women’s side, Colorado State finished with 165 points to win the team title, the most points for a winner since the Rams won championship in 2016 and marks the Rams ninth MW women’s outdoor title in program history. CSU head coach Brian Bedard was named MW Women’s Coach of the Year for the second time in a row.

Colorado State swept the women’s meet awards after senior Sarah Carter was named the 2024 MW Women’s Track Performer of the Meet and junior Mya Lesnar was selected as the 2024 MW Women’s Field Performer of the Meet. Carter won gold in the 10,000-meter run and the 5,000-meter run, while Lesnar won the shot put and hammer throw MW individual titles.

Utah State sophomore Logan Hammer, the 2024 MW Pole Vault champion, broke the all-time MW record and the MW championship meet record after clearing 5.62 meters.

San José State sophomore Jaden Smith clocked a time of 40.45 in the 400-meter spring, breaking the MW championship meet record. Smith’s meet record is the third individual sprint record broken at the 2024 championship by the Spartans. Additionally, SJSU’s 4×100 relay team crossed the finish line in 39.34, beating the championship meet time that stood since 2000.


2024 Mountain West Outdoor Track & Field Championships – Day 3


Discus: Michaela Hawkins, Colorado State, 60.57 meters

Triple Jump: Emilia Sjostrand, San José State, 13.67 meters

High Jump: Elizabeth Tarczy, Fresno State, 1.76 meters

4×100 Relay: San Diego State, 43.96

1500 Meters: Salma Elbadra, Wyoming, 4:17.18

100 Hurdles: Charlize James, San Diego State, 13.05

400 Meters: Shaquena Foote, San Diego State, 52.03

100 Meters: Kennedi Porter, UNLV, 11.33

800 Meters: Quinn McConnell, Colorado State, 2:04.51

400 Hurdles: Maddie Edwards, Utah State, 57.22

200 Meters: Kennedi Porter, UNLV, 22.98

5000 Meters: Sarah Carter, Colorado State, 16:00.80

4×400 Relay: San Diego State, 3:33.78



Discus: Texas Tanner, Air Force, 57.76 meters

Pole Vault: Logan Hammer, Utah State, 5.62 meters

Triple Jump: Godwin Charles, Utah State, 15.88 meters

4×100 Relay: San José State, 39.34

1500 Meters: Habtom Samuel, New Mexico, 3:44.04

110 Hurdles: Malachi Snow, San José State, 13.40

400 Meters: Jaden Smith, San José State, 45.40

100 Meters: Malachi Snow, San José State, 10.14

800 Meters: Ryan Birkmeier, Colorado State, 1:49.39

400 Hurdles: Darek Hackett, Air Force, 50.03

200 Meters: Jaden Smith, San José State, 20.63

5000 Meters: Habtom Samuel, New Mexico, 13:51.65

4×400 Relay: San José State, 3:07.21