By Chris Feller
Athletic Media Relations
FORT COLLINS, Colo. - Colorado State's outdoor track and field team competed at two separate venues Saturday in Palo Alto, Calif., and Pueblo, Colo., but the 1,200-mile difference didn't stop the Rams from having similar impressive performances at both meets.
At the CSU-Pueblo Open, the Rams got off to a quick start after freshman Alison Forrester won the women's high jump, with a leap of 5 feet, 7 inches. Colorado State took the first five spots in the event with Cate Brus (5-05) and Amy Medina (5-05) tying for second, and Sabrina Jones (5-03) and Mindy Campbell (5-03) tying for fourth.
"Alison had a nice breakthrough today," said Head Coach Brian Bedard. "It will be fun to watch her in the future. She just needed a mental breakthrough to compete like that."
The Rams also dominated the women's discus throw, placing six athletes in the top ten finishers. Jessica Sharbono (150-06) finished second followed by Alix Richards (140-05) in third, Serena Johnson (136-04) in fifth, Elizabeth Johnson (136-00) in sixth, Kenisha Throughsingh (131-03) in seventh and Jenna Silwinski (121-05) in tenth.
Throughsingh also took third in the shot put, with a toss of 42-00.
"Ryan is just a consistent performer," added Bedard. "He's done some nice things and performs well every week."
Meaghann Peak had an impressive day taking second in the triple jump (37-10.74) and eighth in the long jump (17-00.75).
Smith (57.84) and Robinson (59.51) also excelled in the 400-meter dash taking sixth and ninth, respectively.
Rachel Saunders earned a fourth-place finish in the pole vault, clearing a height of 10-06.
Christian Meyer (10.03.75) finished fourth in the 3,000-meter steeplechase and Cameron Fullerton (34.23.47) took seventh in the 10,000-meter run. Brian Fox (49.38) came in fifth in the 400-meter dash, while Josh Murphy (11.30) took fourth in the 100-meter dash.
Colorado State dealt with some adverse weather conditions throughout the day.
"It was dry," mentioned Bedard, we're thankful for that, but windy and cool in the afternoon. That made it tough for the distance runners competing in lap events."
The other half of the team who traveled to the Stanford Invite saw similar results. Kelby Dias took seventh in the 110-meter hurdle finals, finishing in 14.87.
Tyson Williams came in sixth in the shot put, with a distance of 54-00.
Freshman Seth Butler came in 15th in the 800-meter run, with a time of 1:52.17
The Rams return to action next Saturday when Colorado State hosts the Fum McGraw Triangular.
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