Feb. 25, 2012
By Chris Feller
Athletic Media Relations
ALBUQUERQUE,N.M. - The Colorado State track and field team wrapped up competition at the 2012 Mountain West Indoor Championships Saturday at the Albuquerque Convention Center. The Rams finished fifth on the men’s side and sixth on the women’s side.
Trevor Brown defended his 60-meter hurdles title, winning the finals of the event in 7.90 seconds. Kelby Dias finished in fourth, with a time of 8.06.
“He did what he was supposed to do,” said Head Coach Brian Bedard, referring to Brown. “He was the No. 1 guy coming in. He proved it in the prelims and the finals. That’s what champions do.”
Brown will now compete at the USA indoor championships, also held at the Albuquerque Convention Center, in the preliminary race Saturday night or Sunday morning.
Nicole Peters (9:49.97) and Hannah Pensack-Rinehart (9:58.10) placed second and sixth, respectively, in the 3,000-meter run.
Meaghann Peak (40 feet, 7.75 inches) and Trey Richardson each earned fourth-place finishes in the men’s and women’s triple jump.
In the men’s shot put Jake Schneeberger claimed fifth, with a toss of 54-1.75.
Mitchel Solomon (6-8.25) and Scotty Owens (6-4.25) recorded fifth- and eighth-place finishes, respectively, in the high jump.
Andrew Schall (15-3) finished in eighth in the pole vault. Jessica Sharbono (46-5.5) also took eighth in the shot put.
Kalie Kirk (8.65) and Lindsey Keller (8.71) earned fifth- and sixth-place finishes in the finals of the 60-meter hurdles.
In the women’s 60-meter dash Shanetria Thomas clocked in at 7.86, good for sixth place.
Holly Keeper (5:15.08) and Kaitlin Hanenburg (5:17.20) came in seventh and ninth, respectively, in the mile run. On the men’s side of the event Alex Balsiger (4:16.06) and Alex Muntefering (4:18.48) placed seventh and eighth.
Andrew Lesser also scored for the Rams, finishing eighth in the 3,000-meter run, posting a time of 8:35.85.
“I’m disappointed in the finish,” added Bedard. “We had some good performances but also some mediocre and poor performances. You can’t do that at a conference meet. I’m a little surprised. We’ve been competing really well. We were the most inconsistent we’ve been all year.”
The Rams now move on to the outdoor season, which kicks off March 16.
“We have to get better,” mentioned Bedard. “For the outdoor season we have to be tougher in competition. We have to be more intense. I’m looking at everything in our program to see where we can improve.
“One positive is we had some young folks that stepped up and competed well,” added Bedard. “That bodes well for our future.”
Men’s team results: 1. Air Force - 156.50; 2. Boise State - 154; 3. New Mexico - 141; 4. TCU - 103; 5. Colorado State - 64.50; 6. Wyoming - 38.
Women’s team results: 1. TCU - 141; 2. New Mexico - 116; 3. San Diego State - 97; 4. UNLV - 88; 5. Boise State - 69; 6. Colorado State - 66; 7. Air Force - 58; 8. Wyoming - 27.
Download Schedules: Add to calendar
Recap: Green ends CSU career with 22nd place...
Two weeks ago, Jessica Green thought her college track & field career was over. When a call came ...
Recap: Jessica Green in 23rd place after first ...
Jessica Green is 23rd after the first day of the heptathlon at the 2016 NCAA Division I Outdoor...
Recap: Hassan ends legendary season by...
Sophomore Mostafa Hassan capped his brilliant debut season at Colorado State with a third-place...
Meet Notes: Green and Hassan to represent CSU...
The cliché phrase "better late than never" has never been truer for CSU senior Jessica Green...
Brittany Lewis and JT Van Veen named NSCA All-A...
The National Strength and Conditioning Association announced that it had recognized two CSU track...
Recap: Mostafa Hassan punches ticket to Eugene ...
The sun finally broke through the clouds at the NCAA West Preliminary Round on Saturday while CSU...
Recap: Rams fight inclement weather on second...
CSU track & field athletes have been no strangers to weather problems throughout the 2016 outdoor...
Thursday's events suspended at NCAA West...
Not a single event had been completed on the first day of the NCAA West Preliminary Round when...