Allen shines as UCCS men open indoor track season

By Doug Fitzgerald published December 9, 2006

Michael Allen tied for first place in the high jump and took second in the triple jump to lead the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs men's track team in its first indoor competition of the season, the ASC Early Bird Meet in Alamosa.

Allen cleared 6 feet, 4.75 inches to tie Adams State's Heath Berggren and Western State's Cody Sanders for first in the high jump. Allen's 45 foot, 3.5 inch triple jump was just a half inch short of Western State's Jason Brenton's effort.

The meet marked a new era for the Mountain Lions' track team, as UCCS had a competitor in nearly every event. In years past, UCCS competed mostly in distance events and a few elected sprints, but rarely in vaults, jumps and throws.

Other notable finishes for the young Mountain Lions was Almir Hodzic coming in 11th out of 28 runners in the 60-meter dash, Matt Philson taking seventh in the 400 meters and Alex Vasquez finishing eighth in the 800 meters.

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