Oct. 26, 2005
Both Colorado State cross country teams placed in the top 20 at the Pre-NCCA Meet in Indiana on Oct. 15. Senior Josh Glaab finished 13th leading the men to an overall place of 12th, and Colorado State sophomore April Thomas finished first for the CSU women who overall were 15th at the meet. The Mountain West Conference Championships are on Oct. 29 here in Fort Collins.
Last week, the CSU football team retained possession of the coveted bronze boot during the Border War game against Wyoming on Oct. 22 beating them 39-31. Justin Holland threw a career high of 419 yards, and the CSU Rams forced the Wyoming Cowboys to five turnovers Saturday afternoon. The previous week, CSU traveled to BYU and were defeated 14-21 making it their third loss on the road.
This week in men's golf, the Colorado State Rams returned again this year to San Diego, California, to compete in the Barona Collegiate Cup. The competition ran from Oct. 24-25. Colorado State's Kevin McAlpine finished fourth. The Rams entered this competition with a sixth place standing in last week's Fresno State Lexus Golf Classic which is their best finish in the 2005-2006 season to date. They will end their season after playing at the Del Walker Intercollegiate in Long Beach, California on Nov. 3-4.
Last week, Colorado State's women's golf team headed to Las Cruces, New Mexico for the Oct. 17-18 Give `Em Five Invitational. Leading the rams to 8th place with a score of 909 were freshman Kelly Brotherton who finished in a tie for 13th individually with an overall score of 223 and sophomore Megan Chapman who tied for 19th. Next, the women's golf team will head off to Las Vegas for the Las Vegas Founder Collegiate Day that runs from Oct. 31-Nov. 2.
Nebraska's Fall Tournament began on Oct. 14 with the Colorado State softball team matching up with the Canadian National Team. Colorado State lost 0-1 and followed the next day with another loss to Michigan, 1-2. Colorado State followed up their losses by winning two days in a row over Creighton, 2-1 on Oct. 15 and 6-5 on the preceding day. This tournament wrapped up their 2005-2006 season with a record of 8-3-1.
Swimming and Diving
Colorado State swimming lost their first scoring event of the season on Oct. 20 against TCU with a score of 91-152. The following days, Oct. 21-22, Colorado State competed in the Early Bird Invitational here in Fort Collins. Colorado State placed 2nd with a score of 1,087.5 after intense competition with the first place winners, TCU. The Rams waged a comeback on the second day of competition by winning first and second in the 200 medley relay, second, third, and fourth in the 100 fly, and second in the 200 yard free and also in the 100 breast. Next week, Colorado State swimmers will compete in the Lobo Invitational on Nov. 4-5.
Women's tennis ended their fall season after playing in the ITA Central Region Championships in Salt Lake City on Oct. 19-23. Colorado State Anne Anderson competed in the consolation draw on Saturday, and Emily Kirchem ended her fall season with a final loss in the consolation bracket. Now, the ladies are preparing for their spring dual season which will begin in January.
Colorado State volleyball fell last night in five games to TCU. Freshman middle blocker Mekana Barnes did set a career high with 14 kills against the New Mexico Lobos on Oct. 22. On Oct. 15, the volleyball team reigned victorious over Texas Tech at home beating them 3-0. Once again with a 3-0 win, the Colorado Rams beat Air Force on Oct. 21 making it Colorado State's 12th win of the season.