April 19, 2014
WALNUT, Calif. – The track and field squad wrapped up day two at three different meets surrounding the Mt. SAC Relays today. The Rams have put up impressive marks thus far.
Head Coach Brian Bedard is excited about the good things happening for the Rams this weekend. “It was another big meet for (Jessica) Sharbono winning the shot put and hitting a huge personal record in the discus. (Alex) Balsiger had a nice breakthrough in the 1500-meters. The distance crew had a memorable day with several personal best performances. Coach Art Siemers had his group ready for big performances.”
Sharbono, the Mountain West Athlete of the Week for two consecutive weeks, held her reign in the women’s shot put on the field. She won the event with a throw of 52 feet, 4.00 inches. Sharbono was also the top collegiate finisher in the discus throw at 189 feet, 0.00 inches, a huge new personal record. Kiah Hicks finished ninth in the hammer throw at 183-10.00. Monet Jackson competed against Hicks, placing 17th with a throw of 179-0.00.
Trevor Brown once again finished at the top of the 400-meter hurdles. He just fell just short of the school record with his mark of 50.85. Sam Little came in 22nd in the event, finishing at 53.25. Mariah Witt also hurdled for the Rams and finished 26th in the 400-meter hurdles at 1:01.27.
Jefferson Abbey, with a time of 14:03.29, ran in the men’s 5,000-meter open coming in sixth. Alex Muntefering added to the success of the distance crew in a separate heat in the same event. He finished at 14:14.84.
Tyler Schultz, Jake Schneeberger and Alec Pott competed in the men’s hammer throw. Schultz finished the highest on the team in 21st place with a toss of 185-11.00. Schneeberger and teammate JT Van Veen, who had remarkable finishes on day one, were 21st and 22nd in the men’s shot put. Their marks finished at 52-10.00 and 51-9.75 respectively.
Jessi Macedo, a sophomore in the javelin throw, finished 10th at 142-1.00.
A junior for Colorado State, Jonathan Edmunds finished in 13th place in the triple jump at 46-10.00. His teammates Alison Forrester and Cheyenne Hall high jumped for the women, tying for 12th place. The women had a final mark of 5-5.00.
At the Bryan Clay Invitational, athletes did their part to represent CSU. Robert Wasinger competed in the men’s 400-meter dash, finishing ninth. He crossed the finish line at 48.25 seconds. Teammate Travlor Goodnight Skudneski came in 15th in the same event at 48.88. For the women, Amanda Lark ran the same distance in 56.50. She placed 17th in the event.
Junior Joe Marchand competed in the 3,000-meter steeplechase and came in a high second place. He finished with a time of 9:21.16.
Alex Balsiger ran a time of 3:47.44, making huge improvement in the 1,500-meter run.
Chloe Phillips, known for doing extremely well in the event, competed in the 1,500-meter. Phillips finished seventh at 4:25.11.
Distance freshmen Karlee Schwartzkopf, McKenna Spillar and Marina Roberts ran for CSU in the women’s 5,000-meter run. Schwartzkopf came in second at 17:02.32, and Roberts came in fifth at 17:13.72. In 13th, Spiller crossed the finish line with a final time of 17:41.74.
The Rams continue at Mt. SAC Saturday. Event begin at 9:15 a.m. MT.
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