Indoor Track Awards, Championship Highlights

Aaron Nelson, UW (Photo by Stephen Bashears)
March 4, 2015

2015 MPSF Indoor Track and Field Athletes of the Meet

2015 MPSF Indoor Track and Field Coaches of the Year

2015 MPSF Indoor Track and Field Championship Highlights and Records

Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Indoor Track and Field celebrated its 23rd year of competition with the 2015 championship meet at the University of Washington's Dempsey Indoor Facility for the 13th consecutive year, Feb. 27-28. The 2015 MPSF Championship featured 19 universities comprised from members of the Pac-12, Big West, and West Coast Conferences. A total of 19 women's teams competed for a conference title, including first-year participants Oregon State and Portland. Fourteen programs on the men's side also competed, including first-year members Portland and USC. At the conclusion of the two-day meet, the USC women defended their MPSF title with 111 points, 22 points ahead of second-place Oregon. That order was reversed on the men's side, with the Ducks winning their second MPSF men's title (first since 2008) in edging the Trojans, 95-88.5. Arizona State took home the bronze for both genders.

This year's championship meet featured five MPSF records, up from two set last year. Breaking the longest standing conference mark was Arizona State high jumper and athlete of the meet Bryan McBride. He cleared 7'-5" to take down the 19-year old record set in 1996 by Oregon's Chris Nelson (7'-4.5"). A second men's record was achieved by USC's Conor McCullough in the weight throw, heaving an MPSF and Dempsey Facility record 77'-5.25", breaking the 1999 conference standard by nearly six feet. After none were broken last year, three women's records were set in this year's meet. MPSF Athlete of the Meet Ida Storm of UCLA delivered her MPSF and facility record weight throw of 73'-6", nearly three feet further than the previous 2009 standard. Additionally, Oregon's Jenna Prandini sprinted to a time of 7.19 in the 60-meter, while the USC 4 X 400 meter relay team came in just over one-tenth of a second ahead of the three-year old meet and facility record (3:33.58).