Both CSU alumni, new talent place high at 2010 USA championships

Drew Loftin

Drew Loftin

June 30, 2010

By Kiley Long
Athletic Media Relations

FORT COLLINS, Colo. -- USA Championships proved to be CSU dominated this year in events including hammer throw, hurdles, and discus. While standout, soon to be freshman, Trevor Brown, garnered impressive 3rd place finish in 100 meter hurdles, former CSU athletes Drew Loftin and Casey Malone proved that they still have what it takes.

Brown has not even begun his academic career at the Colorado State yet, but already he is making a name for himself. A native out of Colorado Springs, Colorado and a product of Wasson High School, Brown already possesses an impressive high school career in track and field. He was honored by the Denver Post with five different awards and earned the Gatorade track athlete of the year award for Colorado. He was named all-Colorado in both the 300-meter hurdles and the 110-meter hurdles and the class 4A first team in the same two events. He also captured a state record in the 300-meter hurdles with a time of 36.81 seconds, which is currently ranked fifth in the nation. After competing in the 2010 USA Junior Outdoor Track and Field Championships in men’s 100 meter hurdles, Brown came in an impressive 3rd place. This placement holds even more weight when you consider that the top two athletes were given a bid to Junior Worlds and Brown missed it by just one place. With credentials like these Brown is already on his way to shining at Colorado State come fall.
 
While Brown represents fresh and new talent at Colorado State, Loftin and Malone represent long running talent as they more than held their own at the USA Championships. Loftin finished in 3rd place in the Men’s Hammer throw with a distance of 75.4 meters. Malone repeated as the 2010 USA Championships Men’s Discus Champion with a distance of 62.57 meters. After capturing this same victory last year, being a champion seems to be becoming a bit of a habit for Malone.


 

 

All three athletes found great success at this year’s championships. While Loftin and Malone carry out the Colorado State legacy, we will look to new talent in Brown to continue carrying it.

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