March 16, 2013
Athletic Media Relations
Boulder, Colo. - Colorado State competed well at the Jerry Quiller Classic on Saturday, their first outdoor meet of the 2013 season.
The Rams excelled in the Men's shot put with three top-five finishes. Freshman Tyler Schultz placed first with a throw of 54' 2.75". Alec Pott finished second and Jake Schneeberger fifth, with throws of 52' 1.25" and 49' 2.25" respictively. "Tyler Schultz competed well" said Head Coach Brian Bedard. "He's off to a good start."
Schneeberger carried his success into the Men's discus with a toss of 169' 4.25". His toss was good enough for second overall, first among collegiate athletes, and a personal record. JT Van Veen, also setting a personal record, placed third overall and Tyler Schultz sixth overall, with tosses of 166' 3.50" and 159' 6.50" respectively.
In the Men's hammer throw, the Rams enjoyed a fourth place finish from Ken Harriman (189' 9.75").
Elizabeth Johnson shined in the Women's discus and shot put. Her discus throw of 155' 6.50" was good enough for a first place finish, while her shot put toss of 45' 6.25" placed her in second. Kiah Hicks placed second in the Women's hammer throw and Elizabeth Johnson finished fourth, with throws of 181' 0.75" and 169' 5" respectively.
The Rams also experienced success in the running events. Sam Little placed fourth in the Men's 110m hurdles with a time of 15.00. Jacob Haas finished third in the Men's 400m hurdles (56.23).
Kalie Kirk came out in second place in the Women's 100m with a time of 13.42. Meagan Robinson and Marissa Smith placed third and fourth respectively in the Women's 400m. Robinson timed out at 59.10 and Smith at 59.21.
"I was happy with the way they competed considering they lifted heavy four days this week" said Coach Bedard. "Next week at the University of Northern Colorado, we will have more of a full squad."
The Rams will travel to Greeley next weekend, where they will participate in the Tom Benich Classic at the University of Northern Colorado.
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