Jan. 9, 2014
FORT COLLINS, Colo. - After a very successful 2013 indoor season which included fourteen athletes named All-Mountain West, the Colorado State indoor track & field team looks to continue its success into the 2014 season as they head to Air Force Saturday for the All-Comers Meet.
The women's weight throw will kick-off the Rams' 2014 season at 9 a.m. MT Saturday. Running events are slated to begin at 11 a.m. Admission to the non-scored meet at the Cadet Field House is free.
With a strong supporting cast, including senior Trevor Brown and junior Kiah Hicks, the veterans will look to lead their respective teams to a fast start this spring.
Brown, a graduate of Wasson High School in Colorado Springs, looks to build on his impressive career as he enters his senior year. In 2013 Brown surpassed his personal best 60-meter hurdle time set in 2012 with a time of 7.77 seconds. He ended up taking first place in the 60-meter hurdles at the MW indoor championships last spring and is looking to have a strong senior season.
Entering her junior year, Kiah Hicks is looking to extend her storied career, improving on an outstanding sophomore campaign. She finished in second place at the MW indoor championships in the weight throw, and was named all-Mountain West.
There are some other notable Rams who are looking to have a strong 2014 season. Senior Seth Butler is looking to end his track career on a high note in his last season. Last year he finished third place at the MW indoor championships in the 800-meter run and was also a NCAA national qualifier for that event. Conference champions in the distance-medley relay, Alex Muntefering, Zach Browning, Andrew Goodman and Alex Balsiger, are all returning upperclassmen looking to repeat as title holders in the event.
On the women's side, the Rams return experience in the jumps and distance areas. All-conference recipients Alison Forrester
and Jazmyn Webster
are poised to make run for a top-three finish in the high jump. The distance-medley relay team returns three of its four runners, Holly Keeper
, Josephine Bush
and Kaitlin Hanenburg
, looking for a title in the event come late February.