Track & Field Squads Remain Undefeated

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The Colorado State track and field teams remained undefeated this season, winning the Air Force Classic Quadrangular over Air Force, Arizona and Colorado. The womenís team scored 140 points to win, while the menís team tallied 147 points in the victory.

Freshman Megan Fox won both the 200 and 400 meter races, posting personal best times of 25.57 and 57.16, respectively. Junior Katrice Thomas was right behind Fox in the 400 meters, finishing second with a time of 57.45. Freshman Janay DeLoach came within one inch of the Colorado State school record, winning the long jump with a leap of 19-8, almost one-foot better than the second place competitor. Senior Melissa Harms was also victorious today, winning the weight throw with a personal best throw of 56-4. In the 3000 meters, a trio of Rams finished three-through-five with Nicole Feest leading the way. Freshman Rheannon Backes, competing in her first collegiate meet, finished second in the high jump after clearing 5-3.

On the menís side, senior John Woods continued his dominant ways in the sprints, winning the 60 meters in 6.76 and the 200 meters in 21.29. Junior Brandon Kent won the 400 meters in a time of 49.09 and Mike Nicks and Brian Kelly finished one-two in the 800 meters with Nicks crossing the finish line in 1:52.90. Senior Austin Vigil was second in the 3000 meters and the 4x880 yard relay team consisting of Nelson Palacios, Paul Michel, Brett Melin and Nicks was victorious with a time of 7:48.36. Jacob Benson finished second in the triple jump with a leap of 48-1.25 and the throws team was very strong today with freshman Magnus Lohse winning the shot put and Adam Trainor and Nate Heyrman finishing one-two in the weight throw. Trainor had a season-best throw of 61-10.5.

Several Rams will compete on Friday evening in the School of Mines Twilight Open in Golden, while the rest of the team will be in Lincoln, Neb., for the Sevigne Husker Invitational on Saturday.

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