Jan. 27, 2011
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By Chris Feller
Athletic Media Relations
FORT COLLINS, Colo. – For the second time in three weeks Colorado State’s track and field team will travel to Colorado Springs, Colo., to compete in the Don Barret Duals Saturday.
The Rams looked plenty comfortable in their initial trip to the Air Force Academy during the first meet of the year. Cate Brus and Ian Lettow recorded respective first-place finishes in the high jump and weight throw. Lettow will look to stay perfect in the event this weekend as he also won last week at the Potts Indoor Invitational.
Individual performances like Lettow’s will now mean more for the Rams as this is their first scoring competition. Athletes finishing in the top three places will earn points for their schools in all events outside of relays, in which only the first-place team scores. Points are then tallied up and each team is scored against the other.
“This will give us a very good idea of the strength of our men’s and women’s teams at this point and how we stack up to the other teams in the meet,” said Head Coach Brian Bedard. “It’s an interesting format for the meet and the quality of the competition should be very good.”
Long Beach State will join local teams Air Force, Colorado, Northern Colorado and Wyoming on CSU’s list of competitors.
“Every athlete on our team will be challenged, regardless of the event they compete in,” added Bedard. “It’s a great opportunity for our team to come together and support each other with a common goal in mind.”
Field events will start at 9 a.m. MST Saturday with the men’s weight throw followed by track events at 1 p.m. MST.