Feb. 11, 2012
By Chris Feller
Athletic Media Relations
FORT COLLINS, Colo. - Trevor Brown and Nicole Peters set school records in the 60-meter hurdles and 3,000 meters Saturday, and the Colorado State track and field team had an exceptional showing at the Air Force Invitational in Colorado Springs, Colo., and the Husky Invite in Seattle, Wash.
Brown broke his own record in the prelims of the 60-meter hurdles, finishing in 7.86 seconds. That time qualifies him for the USA indoor championships, which are scheduled for Feb. 25-26 in Albuquerque, N.M. He went on to finish second in the finals of the event in 7.87 seconds.
"I think we had the kind of meet we wanted down there," said Head Coach Brian Bedard. "The team seems to be peaking really well now that we're closing in on conference."
Distance Coach Bryan Berryhill was particularly pleased with Peter's performance and how she represented the Rams at one of the nation's most prestigious events.
"The neat thing about it was we hoped she was going to break the 5,000 meter school record Friday night," said Berryhill. "So to be able to put that behind her and go out and break the school record in the 3,000 meters tonight showed a lot about her character. She had to break a girl's record who was an all-American. It was definitely not an easy record to break."
Alex Balsiger gave the Rams a second highlight at the Husky Invite, taking 10th in the mile run, clocking in at 4:05.47.
"Alex ran a really good mile," mentioned Berryhill. "It was the fourth best time in school history."
Hannah Pensack-Rinehart claimed 16thplace in the 5,000-meter run, finishing in 16:38.78.
In the men's 5,000-meter run, Andrew Lesser finished in 51st, with a time of 14:35.85. Lesser later took 31st in the 3,000-meter run, clocking in at 8:27.92.
"We had a good meet overall," mentioned Berryhill. " I think we had a couple of times that are going to be the top times in the conference."
At the Air Force Invitational, Meaghann Peak won the triple jump, with a mark of 41 feet, 2.5 inches. Emily Briggs (10:58.91) took second in the 3,000-meter run and Kalie Kirk (8.69) finished sixth in the 60-meter hurdles.
Christian Meyer earned two fifth-place finishes in the mile run (4:30.53) and the 3,000-meter run (9:04.48).
Ken Harriman (53-02.75) finished in third in the shot put, while Jake Schneeberger (53-01.75) tied for fourth.
"What I liked that I saw is some highlights in every event area," added Bedard. "We had a lot of kids that had personal records or season bests. We just had some really good things happen."
CSU is back in action next week with the Mines Twilight meet Feb. 17.
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