Feb. 27, 2014
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - Colorado State track and field is off to good start Thursday at the Mountain West Conference Indoor Championships in New Mexico.
Josh Cogdill sits first in the men's heptathlon with 3,166 points. Justin Green is close behind in second with 3,087. Colton Grandbouche sits sixth. The men's heptathlon will continue with their final events Friday at 11:00 a.m. MT.
After today's events, Jessica Green finished seventh in the women's pentathlon with 3,528 points, and teammate Monica Franco placed 11th with 3,309. The two contributed two points to the Rams' team score thus far.
Cogdill took control of the men's heptathlon first event, the 60-meter hurdles. He finished first with a time of 7.05 seconds, ahead of the second place competitor by 0.11, setting a new personal record by 0.15. Justin Green came in fifth in the first event, while Colton Grandbouche took eighth.
Each setting new lifetime bests, Green, Cogdill and Grandbouche were anything but shy in the heptathlon long jump. Green finished first, Cogdill was close behind in second, and Grandbouche placed sixth.
His second win in the first three events, Cogdill won the shot-put event with a throw of 43 feet, 2.50 inches. Green came in fifth with 39-5.75, while Grandbouche was sixth with a final mark of 36-10.25.
The Rams finished Day 1 of the heptathlon with the men's high jump. Winning the high jump together, Cogdill and Green both cleared 6-9 to wrap up the first four events of the heptathlon. Grandbouche came in fourth with a height of 6-5.50.
Sophomores Jessica Green and Monica Franco kicked off the women's pentathlon by placing seventh and 10th in the finals of 60-meter hurdles. They would only impress with their big performances for the rest of the day.
Franco would go on to place third in the women's high jump, the second pentathlon event, with a mark of 5-5.75. Green finished eighth in the event. Shot put came around to be a tough one for the women, with Green in eighth and Franco right behind her in ninth.
Jumping 17-2.75 in the fourth event, Green placed seventh in the long jump. Franco finished 12th with a jump of 16-2.50.
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