The Colorado State track and field team had a memorable Valentine’s Day Weekend, sending athletes to three different meets and seeing several school records fall.
Junior sprinter Emily Romo shattered her own school record in the 400-meter dash at the Don Kirby Invitational in Albuquerque, New Mexico Saturday finishing with a time of 54.71 seconds, which bested her previous mark by 0.33 seconds. Romo ended up finishing 13th overall in the event.
Romo’s record-breaking sprint came just one day after teammate Leah Fair kicked off the Don Kirby Invitational Friday by also breaking her own school record in the 200-meter dash for the third time in the past two seasons, notching a time of 23.71 seconds. Fair’s record-breaking dash was good enough for a fifth place finish in the event.
Meanwhile, up in Seattle at the Husky Classic, junior distance runner Jerrell Mock shattered the school record in the 5,000 meter run, crossing the finish line in 13 minutes, 46.22 seconds which bested the old mark by over 12 seconds. Mock finished in fourth place Friday.
Fellow distance teammate Jefferson Abbey followed up Mock’s performance with a record-breaking performance of his own Saturday, breaking the school record in the 3,000-meter run in 7 minutes and 51.38 seconds to finish in fifth.
Sophomore thrower Mostafa Hassan nearly joined the record-breaking festivities Saturday as well in Albuquerque. Hassan launched the shot put 62 feet and 7.75 inches to win the event. His toss was the second furthest indoor throw in CSU history.
The Rams also saw success down in Alamosa, Colorado at the Adams State University Open with transfer Amoni Ashby turning in a time of 8.46 in the 60-meter hurdles, the third best time in school history. Collin Scheer also glided 48-9 in the triple jump to set a new personal record.
“For this weekend of the season, (Husky Classic and Don Kirby Invitational) I can’t remember another weekend where we’ve had such good performances,” head coach Brian Bedard said in a release. “I can’t remember having a meet in Washington with that much success. Unprecedented. History-making.”
Women’s Golf comes up short against BYU in Arizona
Despite shooting an 878, the eighth-best team score in school history, the Colorado State women’s golf team came up short against BYU in the spring season opener down in Phoenix, Ariz.
Junior Elisabeth Rau led CSU, shooting a 4-over 217 over the course of three rounds to garner a fourth place finish. Allie Andersen came in sixth with 5-over 218, while Brianna Becker also finished ninth with an 8-over 221 over the course of the two-day tournament.
The Cougars’ Annie Yang was the top finisher at the tournament, shooting a 3-under 210.
CSU’s spring season will continue Feb. 22-23 when it competes in The Gold Rush Tournament hosted by Long Beach State.
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