Feb. 15, 2014
FORT COLLINS, Colo. – CSU track and field athletes returned home victorious from the Mountain West Air Force Open and the Husky Classic, coming out on top in many areas.
In Colorado Springs, the Rams finished first, second, and third in the weight throw with Alec Pott, Ken Harriman, and Jake Schneeberger, each marking new personal records. Pott threw a 66-foot, 5-inch mark, Harriman finished with 65-6.25, and Schneeberger threw a 62-1.
Colorado State took the first and second places in four events. The 400-meter run proved to be a perfect platform for the duo of Robert Wasinger (first) and Kordell Deffbaugh (second). Wasinger ran a time of 48.38 seconds, with Deffbaugh finishing in 49.14. Sam Little placed fifth, a new personal record, with a mark of 49.55. Zach Browning was close behind him with 49.69.
Allison Forrester made a big jump for CSU, winning first place in the high jump and setting a new personal record. She finished with a mark of 5-9.75.
The top collegian mark of the event, Graham Gilliland finished second with a long jump of 23-5.25.
Josh DeLoach finished third in the 60-meter dash as the top collegian with a 6.80 run.
Setting yet another new personal record for the Rams, Sam Little was the top finisher in the 60-meter hurdles, clocking a time of 8.07.
Justin Green also made a new personal record in pole vault. He placed seventh, clearing a height of 16-0.75.
In Seattle nine athletes ran personal bests, highlighted by senior Holly Keeper's 4:53.04 mile. Trevor Brown was as successful as coaches were hoping, edging out some of the best competitors in the Pac-12. He won the 60-meter hurdles with a final time of 7.88. Redshirt freshman Jefferson Abbeyfinished fifth in the 3,000 meters with a time of 8:13.36. Sanne Holland, Kaitlin Hanenburg, and Abbey all placed second in their respective heats.
Senior Christian Meyer clocked 14:34.49 in the 5,000 meters, which ranks seventh on the Rams' all-time indoor list. Ben Larson also ran an all-time top performance finishing right behind him with a time of 14:34.77, good for eighth in the record book.
Head Coach Brian Bedard was pleased with the finishes. “It was a great weekend for the Rams. We had highlights in several event areas. The team is really peaking well for the Mountain West Conference Championships.”
Next week, CSU will split up again to travel to Laramie, Wyoming and New Mexico for the USA Championships. To keep up with Rams track follow @CSURAMSTRACK on Twitter.
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