Jan. 21, 2006
The Colorado State indoor track and field teams were at the Convention Center in Albuquerque for the Modrall Sperling Lobo Invitational on Saturday and posted several good marks at the meet.
Seniors Janay DeLoach and Jill McCormick again led the Rams' women's team. DeLoach won the long jump for the second time this year, provisionally qualifying for the NCAA Championships with a school record jump of 20-4.5, breaking her own record of 20-1.75 from 2004. McCormick improved upon her NCAA provisional qualifying mark in the weight throw with a winning toss of 65-2 -- a career high for her and the second best throw in school history (74-3.75, Loree Smith, 2005).
DeLoach also placed sixth in the 60 meters with a time of 7.48, just .01 off her season best time of 7.47. Freshman Chantelle Dron, running in her first collegiate meet, placed third in the 800 meters with a time of 2:12.44. In the mile, junior Danielle Korb and freshmen Heather Loseke and Kristen Hemphill finished fourth through sixth, respectively. Junior Megan Fox placed ninth in the 400 meters with a time of 56.84, finishing behind four runners from LSU. Behind McCormick in the weight throw, junior Jaimee Troth was fourth with a career-best throw of 58-2. In the shot put, Troth was sixth with a career-best toss of 46-4.75, while McCormick was seventh with a throw of 45-5.
On the men's side, junior Trey Eder was victorious in the weight throw with a career-best and NCAA provisional qualifying throw of 65-2.25, while Jason Schutz, Jace Rivera and Nate Heyrman finished third through fifth, respectively behind Eder. Junior Rob Watson was also victorious, running an 8:27.40 to win the 3000 meters. Junior Drew Morano finished fourth in the 200 meters with a season-best time of 21.74 and senior Justin Hazzard was seventh in the 60 meter hurdles after posting an 8.26. Freshman Rashaun Greer -- who also plays football for the Rams -- finished ninth in the hurdles with a time of 8.37, while fellow gridiron athlete Jason Smith placed fifth in the triple jump after leaping 47-2.25 -- a career-best by over one foot. In the shot put, senior transfer Matt McKinney finished sixth after throwing 55-11.25.
Next weekend, Colorado State will send most of its athletes to Lincoln, Neb., to compete in the Nebraska Triangular on Saturday, while the multi-event athletes will head back to Albuquerque for the Lobo Invitational Multis.