Jan. 24, 2014
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - The Colorado State track & field team continued to impress as the combined events meet concluded and the invitational began Saturday at the Cadet Field House.
On the women's side Jessica Sharbono won an event for the second time this season, this time in the weight throw. She crushed her old PR set earlier this year by over 5 feet, throwing a distance of 65 feet, 10.25 inches. She and teammate Kiah Hicks (62-10) took the top two spots, beating last year's Mountain West champion, Meagan McKee of Fresno State.
"It's a big meet with competition in every event," commented Head Coach Brian Bedard. "This is a huge challenge for the team, and we look forward to big day on Saturday."
In his first collegiate meet, freshman Collin Scheer took top honors in high jump, clearing a height of 6-6.75. Classmate Riley Langdon also took home a title in the 800 meters with a time of 1 minutes, 59.17 seconds.
Robert Wasinger won the preliminary round of the men's 400 meters. With a time of 48.78, he topped his best time that he earned last season before being sidelined due to injury. He'll race in the finals tomorrow.
At the beginning of the day Justin Green got CSU off to a good start, closing out the men's heptathlon in third place with a career-best score of 5,262. The junior tied his personal record he set earlier this season, winning the pole vault at a height of 15-9.
Josh Cogdill also set a personal best during the combined events in the 60-meter hurdles. He clocked 8.39, finishing third. His final score of 4,960 topped his previous high, and he finished fifth in the final standings.
"The multi-athletes finished strong with some big PR's," added assistant coach Tim Cawley. "It's fun to watch them start to put some things together."
Former Ram Janay DeLoach competed in the long jump. She topped her previous Cadet Field House record with a winning jump of 21-5.25.
This is the second meet of the season for the Rams at their in-state rival's home track. CSU will travel once more to Colorado Springs before the MW Indoor Championships at the same location in late February-early March.
Colorado State wraps up competition Saturday, beginning at 10 a.m. with the men's shot put. Track events will follow 1 hour later at 11 a.m.
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