The CSU track and field squad seemed to find its groove Saturday on their home track at the Fum McGraw Quadrangular. Hosting rivals Colorado, Northern Colorado, and Wyoming at the competition, Colorado State had multiple athletes finish on the podium.
Senior Trevor Brown finished first in the 110-meter hurdles (13.88 seconds) and the 400-meter hurdles (51.80 seconds), winning the 110 by more than half-a-second.
Along with Brown in the hurdles, Colorado State dominated the hammer throw with new personal records in the event for Tyler Schultz, Alec Pott, and Jake Schneeburger, who came in first, second and third, respectively. Those personal bests rank Schultz, Pott, and Schneeberger among the top 40 nationally in the event.
After setting a personal record at last week’s meet, Aaliyah Pete took second behind teammate Jessica Sharbono in the discus throw with a toss of 169 feet, 5 inches. The Rams took all four top finishes in the event. After Sharbono’s finish, head coach Brian Bedard gave her credit for her busy day.
“Jessica Sharbono did a nice job in the shot put. We put her in three throwing events, so I think she ran out of gas a little in the discus, but she got a personal record in the hammer,” he said.
Putting her one spot away from the top in the all-time CSU record books, Kiah Hicks also proved her strength on the field in the hammer throw. Her second-place mark came in at 199-3.
Overall, Bedard was pleased with the several winning marks.
“I saw quite a few personal records out here today,” he said. “I think we had good performances in all event areas.”
Next Up: The Rams will split the team up between the Stanford Invitational in Palo Alto, Calif., and the Tom Benich Invitational in Greeley starting Friday. Two events, the hammer and the discus will take place in Fort Collins at Jack Christiansen Track on Saturday beginning at 10 a.m.
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