Colorado State freshmen Katie Lloyd and Mindy Parsons both competed at the USA Track and Field Junior National Championships last weekend and finished eighth in their respective events.
Lloyd, from Fruita, Colo., competed in the heptathlon where she amassed 4652 points over the seven events. In the 100 meter hurdles, she clocked a 14.93, and cleared 5-0.25 in the high jump. In the shot put, she threw 36-1.25 and rounded out the first day with a 27.02 clocking in the 200 meters. On the second day, she long jumped 17-10.25, threw the javelin 106-11 and clocked a 2:34.92 in the 800 meters, moving up one spot on the final event.
Parsons, who redshirted the outdoor season for the Rams, finished eighth in the hammer throw after her best toss of 157-4. Parsons competed during indoor for Colorado State after graduating from Farmington High School in Farmington, N.M.
To compete in the USA Junior Outdoor Track and Field Championships, athletes must be at least 14 years old on the day of competition but not turn 20 years old during 2004. They must also meet the qualifying standard in their respective event(s).