March 31, 2012
By Chris Feller
Athletic Media Relations
FORT COLLINS, Colo. – Colorado State’s track and field team got off to a fast start Saturday at Jack Christiansen Track and never looked back, defeating Colorado, Northern Colorado, Wyoming and Air Force at the Fum McGraw Quadrangular.
“Our kids had good attitudes and came ready to compete,” said Head Coach Brian Bedard. “There were some outstanding performances on the track and some new personal bests, which means we’re moving in the right direction.”
The Rams swept the first three places in the men’s 110-meter hurdles. Trevor Brown won the event, with a time of 14.04 seconds followed by Kelby Dias (14.32) in second and Robert Wasinger (14.97) in third.
Brown picked up a second victory for the Rams, winning the 400-meter hurdles in 52.56.
“Trevor Brown had a heck of a meet,” added Bedard.
CSU also took the first three spots in the women’s 100-meter hurdles. Lindsey Keller finished first in 14.16, while Kalie Kirk (14.42) and Stephanie Gerber (14.63) took second and third, respectively.
Gerber recorded a first-place finish in the 400-meter hurdles, winning the race in 1:01.52. Kirk earned a second-place finish in the event, with a time of 1:02.26.
Shanetria Thomas won the 100-meter dash, with a time of 11.99. Thomas also took third in the 200-meter dash, clocking in at 25.27.
Bethany DeLong placed first in the long jump, recording a mark of 18 feet, 5.75 inches. DeLong later earned a third-place finish in the 100-meter dash, posting a time of 12.20.
“Jake did a really nice job in the shot,” added Bedard. “That’s another young guy doing a good job for us. It really shows how our recruiting has come along.”
Alex Balsiger won the 800-meter run, clocking in at 1:51.24. Balsiger also claimed third in the 1,500-meter run, finishing in 3:54.54.
The Rams were well represented in the long jump, taking the first three spots. Jonathan Edmunds won the event, with a jump of 22-7.25. Scotty Owens (22-5.25) and Ryan Wasilawski (21-10) earned second and third-place finishes, respectively.
Colorado State also swept the first three spots in the triple jump. Edmunds took first, with a jump of 49-6.5 followed by Owens (47-0.75) in second and Kyle Baker (42-1.5) in third.
Jessica Sharbono led the Rams in the discus, winning the event with a toss of 173-2. Kiah Hicks (156-8) took second and Elizabeth Johnson (149-08) placed third. Sharbono also won the shot put, with a toss of 48-8.75.
Colorado State swept the 4x100-meter and 4x400-meter relays on both the men’s and women’s side. The Rams’ 4x100-meter relay team made up of Jacob Haas, Antoine Harrison, Jeff Richmond and Brown took first in the event, finishing in 41.84. The women’s 4x100-meter relay made up of Meagan Robinson, Icenia Anderson, Thomas and DeLong finished first in 46.80. The men’s 4x400-meter relay team comprised of Zach Browning, Sam Lynass, Seth Monson and Richmond took first in 3:17.97. The women’s 4x400-meter relay team of Marissa Smith, Kalie Kirk, Robinson and Gerber clocked in at 3:51.2, earning a first-place finish.
Emily Briggs took second in the 5,000-meter run, finishing in 18:43.99.
In the 400-meter dash, Seth Monson placed second, posting a time of 47.91.
In the women’s 1,500-meter run, Nicole Peters posted a third-place finish, with a time of 4:40.18.
On the men’s side CSU defeated Colorado 374.25-146.75, Northern Colorado 396.75-135.25, Wyoming 367-169 and Air Force 412-47. On the women’s side the Rams outscored Colorado 486-105, Northern Colorado 491.5-129.5, Wyoming 461-145.00 and Air Force 536-0.
“We were just looking for good individual performances,” added Bedard. “So the team scoring wasn’t as important as the individual performances. It was a pivotal weekend for a few of our kids trying to make the travel roster to our meets in California and Arizona.”
The Rams compete next at the Air Force Relays April 5-7 and the Sun Angel Track Classic April 7.
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