Track & Field Recap: Rams off to fast start in 2013
Jan. 12, 2013
By Nate Lake
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - The Colorado State University indoor track and field team travelled to the Cadet Field House in Colorado Springs, Colo. to compete in the Air Force All-Comers Meet Saturday. The Rams wasted no time enjoying success in the brand new 2013 indoor season, taking first place in nine different events in a field of competitors that featured mostly Colorado schools.
Hurdler Trevor Brown lived up to the hype based on the success of his last two seasons by easily taking first in the 60 meter hurdles. He finished in 8.09 seconds, over four tenths of a second faster than his closest competitor from any school other than Colorado State. Ram hurdlers Kelby Dias, Sam Saccomano, Justin Green, and Sam Little followed Brown to take spots two through five in the same event.
Sophomore Jonathan Edmunds won the long jump with a jump of 22 feet, 5.25 inches, over a foot better than the second-place finisher. Edmunds was not the only CSU sophomore jumper to win an event, though, as Cheyenne Hall took the women's triple jump with a jump of 38 feet, 0.75 inches.
The Rams exerted nothing short of domination in the throwing events Saturday, winning both the shot put and weight throw on the men's and women's sides. Freshman Ram Tyler Schultz won the men's shot put with a throw of 55 feet, 5.5 inches while sophomore Kiah Hicks took the women's shot put with a throw of 47 feet, 11.25 inches. Sophomore Jake Schneeberger threw 60 feet, 10 inches for the win in the men's weight throw while junior Jessica Sharbono was the women's weight throw champion with a throw of exactly 57 feet.
Senior Lindsey Keller began her last indoor season with a win in the women's 60 meter hurdles, finishing in 8.78 seconds. The Rams also came away with a victory in the men's 4x440 yard relay, posting a time of 3 minutes, 20.68 seconds.
Colorado State looks to continue its early-season success while hosted by rival Colorado at its next meet, the Potts Indoor Invitational. The Rams travel to Boulder on January 17th to begin the meet, which wraps up on January 19th.