CSURAMS.COM Rams earn 25 All-Mountain West outdoor honors - Colorado State University Official Athletic Site Colorado State University Official Athletic Site - Track & Field
Rams earn 25 All-Mountain West outdoor honors

May 15, 2017

Full Mountain West Release

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – 20 Colorado State track & field athletes earned a total of 25 All-Mountain West following second-place team finishes on each of the women’s and men’s sides at the 2017 Mountain West Outdoor Track & Field Championships. The conference announced its All-Mountain West honors on Monday.

10 Colorado State athletes were honored on each on each of the women’s and men’s sides. 10 athletes on the women’s side earned a total of 13 honors, while the 10 athletes on the men’s side earned a total of 12 honors.

Hunter Price earned All-Mountain West honors in three events (4x100-meter relay, high jump, long jump), which is tied for the second-most of any Mountain West athlete. Each of Kelcey Bedard (discus, hammer), Janelle Lincks (3,000-meter steeplechase, 5,000 meters) and Emily Romo (4x100-meter relay, 400 meters) earned two All-Mountain West honors.

Each member of the Rams’ women’s and men’s 4x100-meters earned All-Mountain West honors. Jalen Hunter, Ayo Sanusi, Ronald Sayles and Price earned honors after running a season-best time of 41.14 to place second. Leah Fair, Lorenda Holston, Abby Simpson and Romo ran a program record time of 44.79 en route to their conference honors in the 4x100-meter relay.

The Rams had two All-Mountain West performers in the women’s hammer, as Linnea Jonsson was the event’s individual champion and Bedard placed second. Bedard also earned conference honors with a runner-up finish in the discus.

On the men’s side, the Rams also earned multiple honors in the 10,000 meters. Jerrell Mock took the individual title, while Grant Fischer placed second as each earned conference honors. Each of Mock (31:03.59) and Fischer (31:10.08) finished the race under the previous facility record. McKenna Spillar earned conference honors in the women’s 10,000 meters, as she placed third.

CSU also had two All-Mountain West performers in the high jump, as Trenton Wallace (6-11.75/2.13m) won the event in a jump off and Price placed third after clearing 6-10.25 (2.09m). Notably, CSU became the first team in MW Championships history to place four athletes in the top five finishers in the high jump (Uche Obinnah – fourth; Collin Scheer – fifth). Price added his third All-Mountain West honor in the long jump, winning the event with a mark of 25-6.25 (7.78m).

Aaliyah Pete and Mostafa Hassan each had record-breaking performances in the shot put as each captured individual titles and All-Mountain West honors in the women’s and men’s shot put, respectively. Pete won the women’s shot put with a MW Championships and facility-record mark of 55-8.5 (16.98m), while Hassan broke the men’s MW Championships record with a mark of 66-4.5 (20.23m). Notably, Pete became the first athlete in MW history – in women’s or men’s track & field – to win four outdoor shot put titles, as well as the first to win a combined (outdoor and indoor) seven shot put titles.

The Rams also earned an All-Mountain West honor on each of the women’s and men’s sides of the 5,000 meters. Jefferson Abbey was the first CSU athlete since 2000 to win the men’s 5,000 meters, while Janelle Lincks earned conference honors with a third-place finish in the women’s 5,000. Lincks was also All-Mountain West in the 3,000-meter steeplechase, topping a loaded field to become CSU’s third individual champion in the event.

The first CSU athlete to win an individual title at the MW Outdoor Championships was Josh Cogdill, who won his third consecutive decathlon title. Cogdill, who is a likely qualifier for the NCAA Championships, is the only athlete in MW history to win three decathlon titles.

Romo won the women’s 400 meters title in dramatic fashion, running down San Diego State’s Simone Glenn over the final 100 meters for the win. Romo finished the race in a program-record 53.55. Macy Kreutz earned All-Mountain West honors in the 800 meters, running the third-best time in CSU history (2:07.20) for a second-place finish.

The Colorado State track & field team is off from competition this week before returning to action next week at the NCAA West Preliminaries in Austin, Texas. Qualifying athletes will compete at the NCAA West Preliminary from Thursday, May 25 through Saturday, May 27.


 

 

Schedules
Download Schedules: Add to calendar  

Tickets
Basketball Icon
M BASKETBALL

TICKETS

2016-17


On Sale Now!

Purchase Tickets
Basketball Icon
W BASKETBALL

TICKETS

2016-17


On Sale Now!

Purchase Tickets
Stadium
ON-CAMPUS

STADIUM

Up-to-date
stadium information

CSU

Stadium
My Account
MY ACCOUNT

LOGIN HERE

RENEW SEASON TICKETS

Update Information

Purchase Tickets
More Headlines
Shop
CSU RAMS
Official Store
Shop Now

Follow us!

Instagram