April 23, 2014
FORT COLLINS, Colo. – The CSU track and field team will invite other competitors to their home turf for the Jack Christiansen Invitational this weekend. They return from California boasting many new personal records and high finishes.
The Invitational will kick off at 2 p.m. MT on Friday with the men’s hammer throw, followed by the women. Friday will consist of only the hammer throw event. Saturday, events kick off at 10 a.m. for both the track and field events beginning with the women’s discus throw and the men’s 5,000-meter run. There will not be a heptathlon or decathlon contested this year.
Held at the Jack Christiansen Outdoor Track, the meet location sits at the corner of Pitkin and College.
Admission is free on both days. Parking is available in lots north and south of the track, but is free on Saturday only. Free parking on Friday can be found on the east side of College Avenue.
Jessica Sharbono, a consistently dominant figure in throws, grabbed a new personal record by more than nine feet in the discus throw and second place in the country. She stayed at the top in the Mountain West Conference. She also won the shot put event last weekend.
Another spectacular performance representing the Rams, senior Trevor Brown shattered a school record he previously held, running a 13.64 in the 110-meter hurdles. He would also go on to set a new personal record in the 400-meter hurdles. The record-breaking sprinter sits at the top of the Mountain West with both times.
The senior from Colorado Springs, Kaitlin Hanenburg was the only CSU athlete to outright win an event this weekend. She finished first in the steeplechase with a season best time of 10 minutes, 32.09 seconds. It ranks third best in the league this season, and she will be looking to top that finish this weekend.
The three meets put many Colorado State athletes in high rankings nationally. Here’s a look at the Rams in the top 50:
|2||Jessica Sharbono||Discus Throw||189' 0.00"||4/17||Mt. SAC Relays|
|6||Trevor Brown||110 Hurdles||13.64||4/17||Mt. SAC Relays|
|7||Trevor Brown||400 Hurdles||50.85||4/17||Mt. SAC Relays|
|10||Jessica Sharbono||Shot Put||53' 0.25"||4/4||Tom Benich Invitational|
|11||Kiah Hicks||Hammer Throw||199' 3.00"||3/29||Fum McGraw Quadrangular|
|16||Aaliyah Pete||Discus Throw||173' 6.00"||4/19||Beach Invitational|
|20||Tyler Schultz||Hammer Throw||201' 3.00"||4/11||Colorado Invitational|
|23||Aaliyah Pete||Shot Put||51' 7.25"||4/17||Mt. SAC Relays|
|25||Kiah Hicks||Discus Throw||169' 1.00"||4/4||Tom Benich Invitational|
|33||Sam Little||110 Hurdles||48:00.0||4/4||Tom Benich Invitational|
|33||Tyler Schultz||Shot Put||56' 9.25"||4/19||Beach Invitational|
|33||Kaitlin Hanenburg||3000 Steeple||10:32.1||4/19||Beach Invitational|
|34||Jefferson Abbey||5000m Run||14:03.3|
|36||Tyler Schultz||Hammer Throw||197' 0.00"||3/29||Fum McGraw Quadrangular|
|36||DeLoach, Johnson, Harris, Taylor||4x100 Relay||40.99||4/4||Tom Benich Invitational|
|36||JT Van Veen||Discus Throw||176' 0"||4/17||L.A. Twilight|
|37||Sam Little||400 Hurdles||52.42||3/29||Fum McGraw Quadrangular|
|38||Graham Gilliland||Triple Jump||46' 8.75"||3/29||Fum McGraw Quadrangular|
|39||Jake Schneeburger||Hammer Throw||195' 4.00"||4/4||Tom Benich Invitational|
|39||Alison Forrester||High Jump||5' 8.00"||4/4||Tom Benich Invitational|
|40||Jessica Sharbono||Hammer Throw||187' 5.00"||4/4||Tom Benich Invitational|
|41||Trey Richardson||Triple Jump||48' 6.00"||4/4||Tom Benich Invitational|
|42||Jessica Green||Heptathlon||4916||4/16||Mt. SAC Relays|
|42||Chloe Phillips||1500m Run||04:23.5||4/11||Colorado Invitational|
|43||Christian Meyer||3000 Steeple||09:03.1||4/11||Colorado Invitational|
|45||Graham Gilliland||Triple Jump||48' 4.00"||4/4||Tom Benich Invitational|
|45||Alec Pott||Hammer Throw||193' 10.00"||3/29||Fum McGraw Quadrangular|
|45||Mariah Witt||400 Hurdles||01:00.5||4/19||Beach Invitational|
|45||Collin Scheer||High Jump||6' 10.25"||3/21||Jerry Quiller Classic|
Results will be posted to CSURams.com, and you can keep up with the meet action by following @CSURAMSTRACK on Twitter.
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