Track & Field Preview: Rams to open 2013 Indoor Track & Field season Saturday
Jan. 10, 2013
By Nate Lake
FORT COLLINS, Colo. - After a strong 2012 indoor season that saw eight Rams earn all-conference honors, the Colorado State University indoor track and field team looks to begin the 2013 campaign successfully Saturday. Veteran athletes and reigning conference champions Trevor Brown and Hannah Pensack-Rinehart will lead the men's and women's teams, respectively, into battle in Colorado Springs, Colo. at the Cadet Field House.
Brown, a graduate of Wasson High School in Colorado Springs, looks to build on a 2012 season in which he set the MW championship record in the 60-meter hurdles with a time of 7.88 seconds. Based on that time, he's ranked 24th in the Division I preseason national rankings for the event. The junior has won two consecutive conference titles in the 60-meter hurdles and hopes to add a third title this season. He also advanced to the 2012 USA Indoor Championships for the 60-meter hurdles.
Junior Hannah Pensack-Rinehart hopes to win a second straight conference title in the 5,000 meter run during the 2013 indoor season. Pensack-Rinehart posted a time of 16:25.57 in last year's conference championships, which earned her 25th place in the Division I preseason national rankings.
Other Rams to watch are junior thrower Ken Harriman, who holds 31st place in the preseason national rankings for the weight throw, and junior Evan Taylor, a standout in the 200 meter dash. Taylor, who is transferring to Colorado State after an excellent career at the University of Northern Colorado, is ranked 34th in the 200 meter dash in the preseason national rankings. He won the Big Sky Conference championship for the 200 meter dash during the 2012 indoor season.
The Air Force All-Comers Meet will be the first of four meets in Colorado Springs for the Rams this season. The meet begins at 8 a.m. with the women's weight throw.