Track & field recap: both men, women finish sixth at MWC indoor meet
Feb. 28, 2010
By Mallory Mortvedt
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.—The Colorado State indoor track and field team finished sixth at the 2010 Mountain West indoor track and field meet held at the Albuquerque Convention Center. The three-day meet, concluded on Saturday, with the finals of several events.
In the women’s team competition, BYU took home its eighth consecutive title with 193 points followed by TCU (129.5), San Diego State (87), Utah (63), New Mexico (48), Colorado State (46.5), Wyoming (37), Air Force (34) and UNLV (25). BYU also captured the men’s title with 159.5 points with TCU (135), New Mexico (123.5), Wyoming (98), Air Force (83.5) and Colorado State (57.5).
“I thought we bounced back a little from yesterday,” said Head Coach Brian Bedard. “With the slow start on Friday, it was too hard for us to dig ourselves out of the huge hole we made, but I was really impressed with the team’s efforts today.”
On the women’s side, Tanesha Johnson took third in the triple jump with a mark of 41-03 feet, 12.57 meters, followed by Meaghann Peak who placed seventh with a score of 37-08.00(11.48m) and Olivia Downing who scored 10th with a mark of 37-01.00(11.30). In the high jump, Sonni Russell placed sixth with a mark of 5-04.25(1.63), Kristen Kugler took ninth (5-04.25), Cate Brus scored 10th (5-04.25), Olivia Downing placed 13th (5-02.25) and Ashley Dace took 16th with a mark of 5-02.25(1.58). In the shot put, Jennifer Ugochukwu placed fourth with a score of 46-11.75(14.32) and Serena Johnson scored 14th with a mark of 39-11.25(12.17). In the 60-meter dash, Tanesha Johnson placed sixth with a time of 7.66 seconds and sixth in the 200-meter dash (24.39); in the mile run, Aliese Willard took eighth (5:11.07) and Michelle Dettmann took 10th (5:29.13).
In the women’s 3,000-meter run, Ellie Rastall placed third overall, with a time of 9:57.73, Nicole Peters took 13th (10:17.30), Kendra Gerk scored 15th (10:22.14) and Sarah Heuer placed 16th (10:27.79).
“I thought Rastall had an outstanding meet,” said Bedard. “She was all-conference in the 3,000 today and ran a personal best, so we saw a very good performance from her.”
On the men’s side, Tyson Williams took third in the shot put with a mark of 57-02.75(17.44),followed by Ian Lettow who placed sixth (54-00.50), Weston Richburg scored 10th(50-00.50), Carson Rowley took 11th (49-08.25), Cameron Carter placed 14th(47-07.75) and Alec Pott placed 15th (47-07.25). Kirk Cooper placed fourth in the pole vault with a mark of 16-08.75(5.10m), followed by Doug Dieker who placed fifth with a score of 16-08.75(5.10) and a personal best for him. In the triple jump, Ryan Billups placed third with a mark of 49-09.25(15.17), Nnamdi Agwu took fourth place (49-04.25), Travis Smith placed eighth (47-02.25) and Ryan Wasilawski took 10th (44-00.75). Nigel Joseph placed fifth in the 60-meter hurdles (8.35) and ninth in the 400-meter dash (49.09), Sulaiman Sayyid took eighth in the 60-meter dash (6.87), and in the mile run Spenser Lynass placed fifth (4:14.97) and Andrew Roberts took ninth place with a time of 4:25.42. In the 3,000-meter run, Jake Keyser placed 13th (8:49.13), Lynass took 17th place (9:02.82), Jeff Holt placed 18th (9:02.99), John O’Neill scored 19th (9:04.44) and Andrew Lesser placed 21st with a time of 9:08.13.