By Nate Lake
Results | Team Scores
**Note: Due to a scoring error, team scores were adjusted on the morning of Sunday, January 31. The CSU women's team scored 108.5 points after the adjustment, while Nebraska scored 110 points.**
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – The Colorado State women’s track & field team exhibited an historic effort across the board en route to second place at the New Mexico Team Invitational on Saturday, scoring 108.5 points in part due to three school records as it was edged by Nebraska by 1.5 points. Senior Karly Reimel broke her own week-old school record in the women’s indoor pole vault with a mark of 13 feet, 3.5 inches, while junior sprinter Leah Fair followed suit by breaking her own school record in the women’s indoor 200-meter dash with a blazing time of 23.95 seconds. Emily Romo joined the party by burying the previous 400-meter dash school record with a time of 55.04 seconds.
Fair, Reimel and Romo each finished second in their respective events. Fair iced the cake with an additional win in the 60-meter dash, blowing by the field with a time of 7.45. Josh DeLoach continued his signature consistency in the men’s 60-meter dash, taking second place with a time of 6.67 and helping the men’s squad to a fifth-place tie with TCU.
Jerrell Mock was just as dominant as the women’s squad, earning a victory in the men’s 3,000-meter run by nearly 20 seconds with a time of 8:09.67 in his first race of the 2015-16 indoor track & field season. Fellow cross country star Darby Gilfillan also showed strong in the women’s 3,000-meter run on her birthday, taking the win with a time of 9:55.35.
IN THEIR WORDS…
Head coach Brian Bedard
(On the performance by the women’s team at Saturday’s meet)
“I thought across the board our women competed with a lot of fire. The sprints crew really started to roll. They showed a lot of support for each other. They’re into it.”
(On the score adjustment after the CSU women were initially announced the winner of the meet)
“It doesn't change the performance by the women yesterday. They still showed phenomenal effort. We're not focused on the scores. We're focused on the process."
(On the aggressiveness displayed by the women’s team Saturday)
“We didn’t compete with as much fear this week. We know we have a very good women’s team. Any time you’re winning events it puts you in a good position to be in contention. We know we have some talented ladies that can place high at a competitive meet.”
(On Jerrell Mock’s domination of the men’s 3,000-meter run)
“I think Jerrell goes to nationals off that race if he’s not lapping everyone! He had to lap the whole field and stay in the second lane for the last half of the race. It was a massive effort on his part.”
(on Josh DeLoach’s consistent success)
“DeLoach is consistent as can be. He’s been a rock for us.”
STAT OF THE MEET…
After breaking the school record for the women’s indoor pole vault last weekend by 4.5 inches, Karly Reimel broke her own school record Saturday by 4.75 inches.
- Karly Reimel has now upped the CSU women’s indoor record for the pole vault by 9.25 inches in the span of just one week.
- Leah Fair broke her own school record in the women’s 200-meter dash by 0.11 seconds Saturday, reducing it from 24.06 to 23.95.
- Emily Romo’s time of 55.04 seconds in the women’s 400-meter dash broke Katrice Thomas’ nearly 11-year old school record by a whopping 0.26 seconds.
- Jerrell Mock’s time of 8:09.67 in the men’s 3,000-meter run makes him the fifth-fastest indoor 3K runner in CSU history. He won the event by 18.34 seconds.
- The CSU women went 5-6-7 (Aimee Larrabee-Linnea Jonsson-Kelcey Bedard) in the weight throw, with Larrabee’s personal record of 58 feet, 4.75 inches leading the way.
- True freshman Gabby Smith is now tied for third on CSU’s all-time list for the women’s indoor pole vault with her mark of 12 feet, 5.5 inches on Saturday.
- Ayo Sanusi’s seventh-place finish in the men’s long jump at 23-0.75 was good enough for 20th on CSU’s all-time indoor list and a personal record.
- Aaliyah Pete took second in the women’s shot put, throwing 52-6.5.
- Colorado State had four of the top 10 men’s milers: Jefferson Abbey (second, 4:07.41), Cole Rockhold (fourth, 4:11.69), Chris Ganem (ninth, 4:17.91) and Trent Powell (10th, 4:18.80).
- Colorado State had four of the top 11 women’s milers: Laura Yarrow (fifth, 5:00.53), Kate White (sixth, 5:00.91), Roxy Trotter (seventh, 5:03.90) and Abbey Ervin (11th, 5:09.67).
- Hunter Price finished sixth in the men’s 60-meter hurdles with a time of 8.27, moving him into a tie for 15th on CSU’s all-time indoor list.
- Lorenda Holston finished sixth in the women’s 60-meter hurdles with a time of 8.67.
- Josh DeLoach has now finished first or second in every 60-meter dash he’s raced in this season.
- Leah Fair won the 60-meter dash by 0.16 seconds, her fourth win in the 60-meter dash during the 2015-16 season.
- CSU had two of the top four finishers in the women’s 800-meter run: Macy Kreutz (second, 2:13.59) and Mariah Witt (fourth, personal record 2:14.37).
- CSU had four of the top seven finishers in the women’s 3,000-meter run: Darby Gilfillan (first, 9:55.35, personal record and 15th on CSU all-time list), Janelle Lincks (fourth, 10:10.07), Sanne Holland (fifth, 10:10.61) and McKenna Spillar (seventh, 10:15.33).
A group of multi-event athletes will head to the Wyoming Invite on Feb. 5, while another group of multi-event athletes returns to Albuquerque for the New Mexico Classic & Multis on Feb. 5-6. The rest of the CSU track & field team gets a break before returning to New Mexico on Feb. 12-13 for the Don Kirby Invitational. A contingent of CSU athletes will also head to Seattle, Wash., on Feb. 12-13 for the Husky Classic.
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