Track & field recap: Rams off to a good start in Nebraska

Meagan Robinson & Stephanie Gerber

Meagan Robinson & Stephanie Gerber

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Feb. 8, 2014

LINCOLN, Neb. - Competition yesterday at the Husker Invitational kicked off to a start and closed the first day with some impressive results from the Rams in many events.

 

Christian Meyer had a strong performance among the distance runners, finishing third in the 5000-meter run with a final time of 14 minutes, 36.42 seconds.

 

Teammate Trevor Brown found himself in the top 10 in yet another meet in the 60-meter hurdles. He finished fourth overall in the preliminary round, qualifying for the finals at 7.81, winning his heat.

 

Ken Harriman threw 59 feet, 7.50 inches in the weight throw placing sixth. Right behind him in seventh was CSU's Alec Pott, throwing 59-3.50.

 

The women finished their first day with a good start, as well. Rachael Rudel placed sixth in the 5000-meter run with a time of 17:41.93.

 

The Rams were spectacular in the weight throw with three top 10 finishes. Kiah Hicks earned an impressive second place with a toss of 63-8.75. Monet Jackson was close behind her 59-10.25. The third strong mark came from Jessica Sharbono with a throw of 58-10.00.

 

The women's pentathlon proved to be another perfect platform for the Rams to shine. Two athletes finished in the top 10. Setting new personal records, Jessica Green came in fourth with 3,448 points and Monica Franco in fifth with 3,412. Franco won the high-jump portion, clearing the bar set at 5-6.50, 1.25 higher than her next closest competitor.

 

Colorado State will finish competition today. To keep up with the rest of the meet follow @CSURAMSTRACK. 


 

 

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