May 4, 2012
By Danielle Marshall
Athletic Media Relations
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Resting most of its athletes in preparation for the MW championships next week, the Colorado State men’s and women’s teams placed third in the Front Range Classic Friday at the Cadet Outdoor Track & Field Complex.
The women scored a total of 96 points behind Wyoming (140) and host school Air Force (193), and the men tallied 55 points, also behind Wyoming (90) and Air Force (301).
"We didn't care about scoring this year," said Head Coach Brian Bedard. "We were resting many of our athletes."
Freshmen Icenia Anderson and Shanetria Thomas took the top two spots in the 100-meter dash. Anderson’s time of 12.09 seconds was just .02 short of the meet record set by former Ram Tanesha Johnson in 2008. Thomas recorded 12.14.
Anderson placed second in the 200-meter dash, crossing the line at 25.21, earning eight points for the women. Marissa Smith clocked 25.74, placing fifth, for two points.
Cate Brus was the lone athlete to clear 5 feet, 8 inches in the high jump, earning 10 points for her first-place finish. Mindy Campbell and Alison Forrester both reached 5-05, placing fourth and sixth, respectively, in the event.
Juniors Lindsey Keller and Kalie Kirk finished first and third, respectively, in the 100-meter hurdles. Keller clocked a season-best 13.95, while Kirk finished at 14.11.
Sarah Hamilton garnered two points for her fifth-place finish in the 400-meter hurdles, clocking 1:05.52.
Meaghann Peak took top honors in the triple jump, landing nearly a foot further than her competitors at 39-09.75. She reached a distance 17-10.25 in the long jump, placing third in the event. Olivia Downing took third in the triple jump as well, with a distance of 36-06.25.
On the men’s side three Rams scored in the 110-meter hurdles. Kelby Dias recorded a season-best, and a meet record, 14.22, breaking the previous time by .08 set by Kellen Curry of Air Force in 2009. Robert Wasinger placed third at 14.59, while Sam Saccomano clocked 14.84, in sixth place.
Sam Lynass clocked 54.86 in the 400-meter hurdles, finishing third.
In the field events Scotty Owens took third in the high jump, clearing a height of 6-02.75. Ryan Wasilwaski reached a distance of 21-06.00 in a field of one in the long jump. Alec Pott scored a third place finish for the men’s team in the shot put, throwing a distance of 52-08.25.
Pott and Carson Rowley finished third and fourth respectively, in the hammer throw. Pott threw it a distance of 180-03, while Rowley threw 179-10.
Colorado State will return to the same track for the Mountain West Track & Field Championships beginning Wednesday. The championships run through May 12 and live stats will be available at http://www.rtspt.com/events/mwc/2012_outdoor/.
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