Montana State

MSU’s Jaynes earns Big Sky weekly award, sets school records in the process


OGDEN, Utah – Montana State’s Amanda Jaynes continues to shine during the track and field outdoor season and was again rewarded for her efforts. Jaynes was named the Big Sky Conference Women’s Track Athlete of the Week for the third time this spring by the league on Tuesday, May 1.

Jaynes has climbed the Bobcat all-time record charts and hit the top in two different events on Saturday at the Cat-Griz Dual. Jaynes became Montana State’s outdoor 100 hurdles and 400 hurdles record holder in each event at the meet in Missoula. Both of MSU’s previous records were set in 2003.

Montana State sprinter Amanda Jaynes/by MSU Communications

Jaynes set a new time in the 100 hurdles by crossing the line in a converted mark of 13.68 seconds. That time put her 47th in the West Region rankings and is the leading mark in the Big Sky Conference. She followed that performance up with her time of 57.93 in the 400 hurdles. That mark is currently 12th fastest in the West Region and ranks her 22nd in the nation.

The MSU senior earned Big Sky weekly accolades on April 10 and April 17. She also claimed the award during the indoor season on Feb. 20.

The Montana State track and field teams close out their 2018 outdoor regular season in Missoula at the Tom Gage Classic on Friday, May 4. The Bobcats will compete at the Big Sky Conference Outdoor Championships in Moscow, Idaho, from May 8-11.

Press release courtesy of Andrew Pedersen – Montana State Sports Information. Photos courtesy of Montana State Communications. All Rights Reserved. 

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