March 15, 2013
BOULDER, Colo. – Colorado State opened an abbreviated portion of the inaugural Jerry Quiller Classic Friday, taking part in the hammer throw.
Ken Harriman placed second on the men’s side, and was the highest collegiate finisher, with a toss of 196 feet, 4.5 inches on his final attempt, a personal record. Alec Pott (181-11.75), Jake Schneeberger (179-2.25) and Tyler Schultz (176-11) all finished in the top 10, in sixth, seventh and eighth place, respectively.
Kiah Hicks was the top finisher for the CSU women, taking second overall with a throw of 181-0.75 on her final toss. Liz Johnson finished fourth, throwing a distance of 169-5, which was just a few inches shy of her personal best, while Marissa Wagner was two spots behind her in sixth (151-2.75).
“Considering we trained right through the meet, lifting four days this week, including this morning, I thought they threw well,” commented Head Coach Brian Bedard. “It’s a good starting point.”
The hammer was one of two events teams participated in on Friday, though the Rams did not take part in the javelin. Saturday will feature the remainder of the meet, beginning at 11 a.m. MT.