A change in the schedule had the Colorado State menís and womenís indoor track and field teams competing at just two meets today instead of the three, cancelling the trip to Nebraska, but the results were still good for the Rams.
Senior Josh Glaab finished sixth in the 5000 meters with an NCAA provisional qualifying time of 14:02.59. His time is both the Colorado State and Mountain West Conference records, breaking the school record of 14:14.05 held by Dylan Olchin from 2002, and the Mountain West record of 14:04.26 held by Ben Payne of the Air Force Academy from last year.
Junior Nicole Feest provisionally qualified for the NCAA Championship in the 5000 meters with her time of 16:41.20 to place third, while teammate Michelle Carman was 11th with a time of 17:14.66.
Sophomore Magnus Lohse was victorious in the shot put with a throw of 63-7.75. Lohse beat the top-ranked collegiate thrower, Garrett Johnson -- also a sophomore -- from Florida State. Senior Adam Trainor, despite being sick with the flu, finished second in the weight throw and was the top collegian with a toss of 66-3.75, while Nate Heyrman was fifth, provisionally qualifying for the NCAA Championship with a throw of 63-0.25 and Trey Eder placed seventh after a throw of 61-1.5. Senior Jacob Benson placed third in the long jump with a leap of 23-2.5.
Sophomore Danielle Korb placed second in the championship mile, running a 4:53.70, while junior Amanda Huddleston placed fifth in the triple jump after a leap of 40-7.75. Senior Loree Smith finished third (second collegian) in the weight throw after throwing 72-6.5 and was fifth in the shot put.
At the Colorado School of Mines Open, freshman Rachelle Mims was victorious in the 60 meter hurdles and was third in the 60 meters, while freshman Kirsten Anthony won the 800 meters, Crystal Clark won the mile and Jenny Higgason won the high jump for the women. Freshman Adrienne Parry finished second in the mile behind Clark, while Tonya Cure was third in the long jump, Sara Taylor and Jaimee Troth took second and third in the shot put, respectively and Katie Hansen was third in the weight throw.
On the menís side, Mike Horton won the 60 meter hurdles and Jace Rivera won the weight throw. Chris Grapsas was second in the 60 meters, while Ryan Lowen, Steve Swartz and Jeff Wahl took second through fourth in the 800 meters, respectively. Clayton Eilert finished second in the triple jump and Collin Ferguson and Daniel Cecchini took second and third in the high jump. Jason Schutz was right behind Rivera in the weight throw and Joe Trainor was second in the shot put.
The Colorado State track & field teams will try to get some final strong marks next Friday at the Air Force Open before heading to the Academy for the Mountain West Conference Championships Feb. 24-26.
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