Dec. 9, 2007
LARAMIE, Wyo. - Jason Schutz opened the Colorado State indoor track and field season with a personal best and a provisional qualifying mark in the 35-pound weight throw at the Wyoming Open held at the War Memorial Fieldhouse Saturday afternoon. The Rams had a solid performance heading into the winter break.
"Jason's throw wasn't a surprise to me," said Head Coach Brian Bedard. "It is a really good opener for him. I figured he would throw 65 or better this season and it was nice to start out this way. He just looks so much more comfortable this season after his experiences last year."
Schutz throw of 66-1.75 feet beat his previous personal best by almost three feet. Also with a personal best in the weight throw was Alex Godell who threw 61-8.50. On the women's side, Stacey Poulos set a personal best with her throw of 56-11.75.
Jason Smith, who is the kicker for the CSU football team, had lifetime best in the triple jump at 49 feet 3 inches. The Rams took both high jump events as Alex Lockhart (6'8") won the men's event and Sonni Russell (5'8") won the women's. Ashleigh Morton won the men's pole vault and Missy Faubus won the women's shot put.
"We got a feel for how we are today and it all comes down to what the kids do with it," Bedard continued. "Now we just have to see how people come back after break. Some people got some wakeup calls and I think we will be in good shape for later in the season."
The indoor track and field season continues Jan. 26 with the Joe Davies Invitational and the Nebraska Conference Challenge.