April 25, 2013
By Nate Lake
Athletic Media Relations
FORT COLLINS, Colo. – The Colorado State track & field team began the Glenn Morris Multi-Event portion of the Jack Christiansen Invitational Thursday, with four events of the women’s heptathlon and five events of the men’s decathlon being held at the Jack Christiansen Track.
After day one of competition, senior Ram Josh McMillin leads the decathlon with a total of 3,620 points. Freshman Josh Cogdill is right behind him in second place with a current total of 3,518 points. Sophomore Justin Green sits in fourth with 3,491 points, while junior Colton Grandbouche holds sixth place with 3,043 points.
McMillin won the shot put portion with a toss of 43 feet, 9.5 inches to win the event by a wide margin, earning 689 points. McMillin also placed second in three different events – the 100-meter dash, the high jump, and the long jump. In the 100-meter dash, he clocked in at 11.36 seconds. He leapt 6 feet, 5.25 inches in the high jump and 21-6.75 in the long jump.
Cogdill took third in two of the five events and second in two more. In the 100-meter dash, he clocked in at 11.38 to finish directly behind McMillin. In the 400-meter dash, he was the top Colorado State finisher with a time of 52.34 for third place. He tied with McMillin in the high jump with a mark of 6-5.25, and tossed 38-9 for second place in the shot put.
On the women’s side, Northern Colorado athlete Alisha Allen leads the heptathlon with a total of 2,787 points, while CSU athletes Cate Brus and Jessica Green hold second and third places with totals of 2,732 and 2,721 points, respectively. Ram Alison Forrester sits in fifth with a total of 1,365 points.
Brus finished second in two events and third in the two others. In the 100-meter hurdles, she posted a time of 15.77 for second place, while also taking second in the shot put with a toss of 33-2.75. Her 200-meter dash time of 27.24 was third, while her high jump mark of 5-3.75 was also third.
Green took first place in the 100-meter hurdles, blazing to a 15.26 finish. Her shot put toss of 33-1.25 was third. Forrester was victorious in the high jump, posting a mark of 5-7.25. Ram Amy Medina also competed in the high jump, posting a mark of 5-6.25 for second place.
The remaining events in the heptathlon and decathlon will be completed Friday, beginning at 9:30 a.m. MT with the 110-meter hurdles in the decathlon. The rest of the Jack Christiansen Invitational begins Friday at 3 p.m. with the men’s and women’s hammer throws.
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