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Track & Field Recap: Rams succeed at Joe Davies Open

Trevor Brown

Feb. 16, 2013

Complete Results

By Nate Lake
Athletic Media Relations

GOLDEN, Colo. – The Colorado State track & field team participated in its final meet before the Mountain West Indoor Track & Field Championships on Saturday, travelling to Golden, Colo., for the Joe Davies Open. Only a handful of Colorado State athletes participated, as others rested before next weekend’s conference championships.

"We went down to Colorado School of Mines for a final tune-up before the Mountain West Conference Indoor Championships next week. The Rams had a good meet with several very good performances," said sprints coach Karim Abdel-Wahab Saturday.

Hurdler Trevor Brown kept his name in the spotlight Saturday, clocking in at 7.86 seconds to take second place in the men’s 60-meter hurdles. Right behind him in third and fourth places were teammates Kelby Dias and Sam Saccomano, who finished with times of 8.01 and 8.27, respectively. Saccomano’s time was a career best and Dias’ time was the second fastest of his career. Freshman Sam Little ran an 8.31 in the prelims, a personal record. “That was a truly great day for our men’s hurdlers,” said Abdel-Wahab.

CSU had many other highlights in the hurdles and sprints, including freshman Kara Hyde’s impressive performance in the women’s 60-meter hurdles. Hyde finished third in the event with a time of 9.14. Sophomore McKael Grayson finished seventh in the women’s 60-meter dash, clocking in at 8.05.



“The highlight of our men’s 60-meter dash was freshman sprinter Josh DeLoach, who ran a personal best of 6.89 in the prelims,” said coach Abdel-Wahab. DeLoach finished in fifth place with a time of 6.92 seconds in the finals of the event. Trailing him by a fraction of a second was teammate A.J. Whitaker, who earned sixth place. Kordell Deffebaugh and Jeff Richmond crossed the finish line with times of 6.95 and 6.97 seconds, respectively.

A limited number of distance runners participated in the meet Saturday as well. Freshman Pauline Mandel took 11th place in women’s mile with a time of 5:34.90, while Josephine Bush and Kelsey Traxinger took fifth and sixth in the women’s 800-meter run. Bush finished just over three seconds behind the winner of the event with a time of 2:26.80, while Traxinger clocked in at 2:27.88. Sophomore Shayla Peel took ninth with a time of 2:29.29.

Veteran distance runner Christian Meyer took sixth in the men’s 3,000-meter run with a time of 8:58.54. Kody Leach finished in 9:21.45 for 15th place.

Many Ram athletes were competing at the Joe Davies Open for a spot on the roster that Colorado State will take to Boise, Idaho for the Mountain West Indoor Track & Field Championships. Colorado State coaches will make a final decision on the roster this week before the championships, which begin Thursday, Feb. 21st, and end Saturday, Feb. 23rd

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