April 7, 2014
GREELEY, Colo. – Senior Jessica Sharbono moved to the top of the Mountain West in two throwing events after a strong showing during Saturday’s portion of the Tom Benich Invite, earning victories in both the shot put and the discus.
Sharbono, Aaliyah Pete, and Monet Jackson finished 1-2-3 in the shot put, each with a personal record toss. Sharbono threw a remarkable distance of 53 feet, 0.25 inches, moving to 17th in the national rankings following the conclusion of this weekend’s action. Pete also set a personal best at 50-1.75 in second place, while Jackson threw 43-9.25 to finish third.
Sharbono also won the discus with three of her teammates in tow. Her final mark of 178-6 ranks as the top distance in the Mountain West and is 11th nationally. Kiah Hicks placed second at 169-1, Pete took third at 153-9 and Jackson finished fourth with a throw of 145-5.
Saturday’s results, which were delayed due to a scoring error, were released Sunday afternoon. For a full recap and results of this weekend’s meet, click here.
Brown breaks record in 110-meter hurdles
Senior Trevor Brown also turned heads at Northern Colorado Friday afternoon, topping his season best in the 110-meter hurdles. He clocked 13.62 seconds.
His altitude converted time of 13.66 ranks fifth nationally. The top spots are held by Wayne Davis of Texas A&M and Eddie Lovett of Florida, who each ran a 13.45 on March 26.
Colorado State will continue next weekend in Boulder at the CU Invitational. Events begin at 3 p.m. MT Friday with the women’s hammer throw.
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