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Track & field preview: Rams to host Jack Christiansen Invitational

Trevor Brown

April 23, 2014

Meet Information

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:

Rank Name Event Mark Date Meet
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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