Feb. 8, 2014
LINCOLN, Neb. – The Colorado State track & field returns from Nebraska after displaying strong effort in the two-day meet.
Athletes competing for the Rams stood out in the rankings. With the highest finish, Kiah Hicks finished second in the weight throw with a mark of 63 feet, 8.75 inches.
Setting a new personal best, Aaliyah Pete placed fourth after throwing 52’ 6”. Her throw ranks fourth of all-time in the Colorado State record books. It is the best mark since 2005. Head Coach Brian Bedard was impressed: “That was the toughest shot field I’ve seen in a long time. She competed extremely well in front of her family and friends.”
The 4x400 meter relay teams both set season bests, showcasing potential and stamina. The men’s team came in eighth and ran a time of 3 minutes, 15.17 seconds, while the women finished second with a time of 3:47.92.
For Rachael Rudel, it was the first time competing in a collegiate race. Impressing many, she finished sixth in the 5000-meter run.
Another first, teammate Jerrell Mock competed in his first indoor meet at the Husker Invitational. He won fourth place in the 3000m run with a time of 8:22.29. Ben Larson finished right behind him in fifth place.
Seth Butler, a competitor in the 800m run, set a time of 1:51.76, ranking third in the national collegiate rankings.
Trevor Brown ran in the finals for the 60-meter hurdles today, placing fourth with a 7.81-second mark. This is another new season best.
CSU’s distance runners left the Invitational with strong finishes. Christian Meyer placed third in the 5000-meter run. The 1600-meter runners competed for the first time this year, each earning top ten places.
Though the Rams had many outstanding results this weekend, Bedard knows they have more room for improvement. “Some of the event groups struggled and certain athletes need to get back on track after poor performances. They will have a chance to bounce back at the AFA next week,” he commented.
The Rams head to Air Force Academy for the third time next weekend.
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