Track & field recap: CSU excels at CU Invitational
April 14, 2012
BOULDER, Colo. - After a successful weekend sending athletes to three different meets, Colorado State rested its distance runners and competed close to home at the CU Invitational Track & Field Meet on Friday and Saturday.
CSU shined against its Front Range competition, which included six schools, taking the top spot in seven events.
Junior Lindsey Keller took the top collegiate spot in the 100-meter hurdles, finishing second overall. She clocked a time of 14.22 seconds improving her time .15 from last week's race.
Jessica Sharbono was solid in the throwing events, finishing first in the shot put with a distance of 46 feet, 1.5 inches. She was also the top collegiate finisher in the discus, placing second overall. She threw a best distance of 168-06.
Freshman Kiah Hicks was impressive, placing third in all three throwing events. She threw the shot put 44-08.75, the discus 161-10 and the hammer 188-01.
Head Coach Brian Bedard was pleased with Hicks' performance. "She doesn't compete like a freshman, she is fearless."
Trevor Brown ran another outstanding race in the 110-meter hurdles. He clocked a first-place time of 14.07.
"(Brown) is racing with a lot of confidence right now," said Bedard. "He's really improved his ability to focus during competition and execute his race."
The top-seeded relay team of Thomas, Meagan Robinson, Anderson and Grayson clocked a time of 47.81 in the 4x100-meter relay, beating out an Air Force squad that did not finish.
Elle Killingsworth was the only Ram to run in the 3,000 meter race. She finished fourth with a time of 11:21.46.
Kayla Wein was the top finisher for CSU in the long jump, placing third with a distance of 16-05.00. Cate Brus tied fellow Ram Laurisa Canini for the fourth spot in the long jump with a distance of 16-03.00. Brus also took fourth in the 100-meter hurdles, clocking a time of 15.00.
In the 400-meter hurdles, Sara Benson finished third at 1:04.15.
Elizabeth Johnson and Jenna Sliwinski each placed in the top 10 in all three of the throwing events. Johnson finished second in the shot put (44-10.75), fifth in the discus (143-10) and seventh in the hammer (158-08). Sliwinski took fourth in the shot put (44-08.00), sixth in the discus (140-02) and fourth in the hammer (184-08).
Kenisha Throughsingh took sixth in the both the javelin (125-05) and hammer throws (169-10).
Shayla Peel finished ninth in the 800-meter run, with a time of 2:24.47.
Olivia Downing finished fourth in the triple jump, clearing a distance of 34-08.50.
"Some of our team looked a bit flat today, added Bedard. "They will need to get refocused for next week, and our biggest travel meet of the season."
On the men's side Jeff Richmond was the Rams' top finisher in the 100-meter dash, clocking a time of 10.89, finishing fourth.
Trey Richardson took top honors in the triple jump with a distance of 47-04.50.
Alec Pott finished first in the shot put with a distance of 51-05.00.
Shawn Madison ran his first 200-meter dash, finishing with a time of 23.25.
Zach Browning finished 10th in the 400-meter dash (49.60).
Cameron Fullerton ran the 1,500-meter run, clocking a time of 4:23.91.
Kody Leach just missed the top 10, placing 11th in the 3,000 meters, with a time of 9:11.55.
Sam Lynass finished highest among Rams in the 400-meter hurdles with a time of 55:60, good for third place.
Joe Marchand was the lone distance runner for the Rams in the 3,000-meter steeplechase. He clocked a time of 9:59.06, finishing fourth.
Josh McMillin cleared 15-07.25 in the pole vault, placing fifth.
Ryan Wasilawski took third in the long jump with a distance of 22-01.00.
Jake Schneeberger finished seventh in the discus throw, with a distance of 157-06.
Pott and Ken Harriman took fifth and sixth in the hammer throw. Pott reached a distance of 178-03, while Harriman threw 172-09.
Matt Randall took fifth in the javelin with a distance of 149-07.
The Rams had very few distance athletes at the meet because they are training and getting ready for next week's meet at the Mt. SAC Relays in Walnut, Calif., beginning Thursday.