April 20, 2014
WALNUT, Calif.—The Rams wrapped up their three-day track and field competition in California Saturday. Their final marks and times put them in good standings for the rest of the season.
Senior Trevor Brown competed at the Mt. SAC Relays 110-meter hurdles invite event. He came in eighth with a time of 13. 64 seconds, a season-best. He now ranks eighth in the country. Aaliyah Pete finished sixth in the invite for women’s shot put. Her final throw fell at 51 feet, 7.25 inches.
Distance coach Art Siemers did his part in representing the Rams on the track, too. He competed in the men’s 800-meter masters race and won the event. He finished at 2:00.34.
Hammer throwers at the Beach Track and Field Invitational stood against large groups of talented athletes. Monet Jackson finished fifth in the event with a throw of 172-2.00. Tyler Schultz and Alec Pott competed for the men in the same event. Schultz came in third with a mark of 194-11.00, while Pott finished 17th. His final throw landed at 167-8.00.
Jessica Sharbono, known for competing well in the event, came in second in the discus throw for the women. She threw 184-9.00 as the top collegiate finisher. Pete threw 173-6.00 and finished right behind Sharbono in third. Kiah Hicks came in sixth. Her final toss marked 164-6.00.
Multiple Rams competed in the men’s shot put. Schultz finished the highest in second place with a throw of 56-9.25. Throwing 52-5.25, JT Van Veen placed 14th. Jake Schneeberger was right behind him in 15th with a throw of 52-4.75. Alec Pott followed the two in 16th at 52-2.75. Van Veen and Schneeberger both threw the discus on day three, finishing 10th and 15th respectively. Van Veen threw 174-7.00, while Schneeberger finished at 163-1.00.
Four CSU women competed in the high jump. Alison Forrester, Isobel Brown, Ashley Reid and Amy Medina. Forrester and Brown tied for 11th at 5-5.00. Reid placed 16th at 5-5.00. Medina came in 26th, jumping 5-3.00. Reid also triple jumped a mark of 35-10.50, coming in 32nd.
In the 3,000-meter steeplechase Christian Meyer finished fifth. His time was 9:12.24. Joe Marchand came in 9:32.80, placing 12th. For the women, Kaitlin Hanenburg ran a phenomenal race, timed at 10:32.09. She placed first.
In the men’s 1,500-meter race, Jefferson Abbey came in a high fourth place with a time of 3:50.62. Christopher Ganem, placing 21st, had a time of 3:53.76. Jerrell Mock and Adam Hartman came in 26th and 57th respectively, with times of 3:54.89 and 3:59.64.
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