Seventeen Spartans Earn All-MW Selections for Outdoor Season

SAN JOSE, Calif.— Fabio Hessling, Emilia Sjostrand, Demaris Waters, Jeremiah Walker, Cameron Tarver, Lina Schubert, Ajamu Reed, Eve Divinity, Bryson Smith, Sharli'e McCuller, Zaire Waring, Sophie Liao, Gabby Spencer, Harry Overstreet, Christopher Coats, Bryson Smith, Jalen Adams and Shamond Brooks Jr. each earned All-MW selections after their performances representing San José State at the MW Outdoor Championships May 11-13.

  • Hessling took first place in the final of the Men's Hammer Throw while setting a new facility record with a mark of 67.65m (221'11"), which is good for the third-best record in school history. Any of Hessling's throws on the day would have been good enough for first place in the event.
  • Sjostrand took first place in the Women's Long Jump while breaking her own school record with a mark of 6.37m (20'10.75"), and then broke the record again two jumps later with a mark of 6.42m (21'0.75").
  • Sjostrand also won the Women's Triple Jump with her best mark of 13.72m (45'0.25") setting a facility record for Veteran's Memorial Stadium. Any of Sjostrand's three jumps would have won her the MW title.
  • Waters took first place and a MW title in the Men's 110m Hurdles with a time of 13.51 seconds. With the time, Waters sets a new Veteran's Memorial Stadium facility record as well as a MW conference and championship meet record. His mark is the second-fastest in school history, behind Dedy Cooper's time of 13.43 seconds set in 1978.
  • Walker won the Men's 400m Dash for the first MW title of his career with a mark of 45.74 seconds. His time is the third-fastest in school history, behind SJSU legends Tommie Smith (45.25 seconds) and Lee Evans (43.86 seconds).
  • Walker also won the Men's 200m Dash with a time of 20.61 seconds, good for the third-fastest time in school history behind SJSU legends Smith (19.83 seconds) and John Carlos (19.92 seconds).
  • Tarver also took second place in the Men's 200m Dash with a time of 20.74 seconds to join teammate Walker on the podium. Walker and Tarver were also teammates in high school, both attending Central East High in Fresno, Calif.
  • Schubert tied for second place in the Women's High Jump with a top mark of 1.68m (5'6").
  • Smith placed second in the final of the Men's Hammer Throw with a mark of 64.99m (213'2"), with all of his throws from the final being good enough for a top-two finish.
  • Reed finished third in the final of the Men's Long Jump with a mark of 7.86m (25'9.5"), which is also the eighth-best mark in school history.
  • Divinity finished second in the final of the Women's Long Jump with a mark of 6.23m (20'5.25"), which tied for the fifth-best mark in school history.
  • Smith placed second in the final of the Men's Hammer Throw with a mark of 64.99m (213'2"), with all of his throws from the final being good enough for a top-two finish.
  • Men's 400m Relay teammates Coats, Tarver, Adams and Brooks Jr. took first place in 39.76 seconds. Their time is good for the fourth-best in school history.
  • Women's 400m Relay teammates Liao, Spencer, McCuller and Divnity finished second with a time of 44.77 seconds. Their mark is the second best in school history.
  • Tarver and Walker were joined by Overstreet and Coats to take second in the Men's 1600m Relay with a time of 3:09.49.
  • McCuller took third place in the Women's 400m Dash with a time of 11.60 seconds, which is tied for second-best in school history.
  • Tarver added another podium finish to his day, this time taking third in the Men's 100m Dash with a time of 10.42 seconds, which is good for eighth-best in school history.
  • Waring took third place in the Men's 400m Hurdles with a time of 51.80 seconds.

UP NEXT: Qualifying Spartans will head to the NCAA West Regional held May 25-27 for a chance to make the cut for the NCAA Championships.