Outdoor Track
Track & field recap: Rams have strong showing to begin outdoor season

Meagan Berg

Meagan Berg

March 28, 2010

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Men's Results | Women's Results

By Danielle Marshall
Athletic Media Relations

PUEBLO, Colo. - After cancellations due to inclement weather, Colorado State finally kicked off the outdoor season at the CSU-Pueblo Open Sunday, and the Rams came away with several first place finishes.

The men captured first place in seven different events including the 4 x 100 meter relay. Jeremy Freed topped the men in the 1,500 meter run with a time of 3:59.31 and Nigel Joseph finished atop the standings in the 400 meter hurdles in 52.05 seconds. Rams Kirk Cooper and Josh McMillin finished in first and second place in the pole vault with distances of 4.90 meters and 4.42 meters, respectively, and in the triple jump, Ryan Billups grabbed the farthest distance with 14.99 meters. In throws junior Cameron Carter captured first in both the discus and the hammer with 51.93 and 53.49 meters, respectively.

On the women's side, senior Meagan Berg was dominant in the throws, also capturing first in the discus and the hammer, with distances of 46.00 and 55.20 meters, respectively. Three Rams, Jennifer Ugochukwu, Hilary Fraser and Jenna Sliwinski finished in first, second and third in the shot put. Ugochukwu threw 13.87 meters, followed by Fraser with 12.55 meters and Sliwinski with 12.51 meters.

Freshman Aliese Willard was first past the finish line in the 1,500 meter run with a time of 4:42.08. In the high jump, Rams Sonni Russell, Kristen Kugler and Cate Brus grabbed the top-three spots with 1.66, 1.61 and 1.61 meters, respectively.