Feb. 25, 2011
By Chris Feller
Athletic Media Relations
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Trevor Brown and the Colorado State hurdlers highlighted the second day of the MWC indoor championships Friday, at the Albuquerque Convention Center.
Brown, a freshman from Colorado Springs, Colo., set a school record in the 60-meter hurdle prelims, with a time of 7.93.
“That was the easiest school record I’ve ever seen,” said Head Coach Brian Bedard. “He looked really smooth in the race and set up a great finals that the Rams look pretty competitive in.”
Brown was one of three Rams to qualify for Saturday’s finals race. Kelby Dias (8.08 seconds) and Brandon Ribble (8.32) finished third and eighth, respectively.
“I wouldn’t count Kelby out of giving Trevor a good race tomorrow,” added Bedard.
Ribble also excelled in the men’s high jump, clearing a height of 6 feet, 6.25 inches, finishing fourth.
The Rams saw plenty of success in the men’s weight throw. Cameron Carter, who entered this week’s championships ranked seventh in the event, finished third earning all-conference honors, with a toss of 62-06.50. Ian Lettow came in right behind Carter in fourth, with a throw of 60-08.50.
On the women’s side, Ellie Keyser
finished fifth in the 5,000-meter run (17:19.50), while Serena Johnson
came in ninth in the weight throw (56-01.25). In the women’s 60-meter hurdles, Kalie Kirk
(8.56) advanced to the finals after her fifth-place finish in the prelims.
While, the 60-meter hurdles brought the Rams’ most success Thursday, it might not have been the most impressive event. In the final event of the day, Colorado State’s men’s distance medley team came up huge, finishing third with a time of 10:00.96. The team is made of freshmen Alex Balsiger, Seth Butler, Christian Meyer, and Junior Tyler Short.
“Men’s DMR had a heck of a race and did a great job,” added Bedard. “That’s a great way to end the day.”
Colorado State currently sits eighth overall in the women's standings and fifth on the men's side.
Fans can now watch video highlights at http://www.runnerspace.com/Mountain-West-Indoor-Championships.