Freshman Runners Stepping Up at First Track Meet of the Season

By Brooke Babcock published January 26, 2008

Freshman Melissa McKinley took second place in the 600-meter run Saturday to lead the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs women's track team at the CSM Joe Davies Open in Golden.

McKinley ran the distance in one minute, 44.51 seconds, which set a record at altitude. Jessica Hudson also took fifth in the 600 meters for UCCS.

In the 200-meter dash Kelsey Barry and Amanda Stoesz took seventh and eighth respectively. Also among finishers in the 200 meters were Jennifer Hunt (11th), Josi Heer (14th), and Kirstin Knobbe (16th).

In distance races Kaitlin Frier and Alicia Del Pardo finished eighth and ninth in the 3000-meter run, as well as Christy Severy (13th) and Vivian Reed (16th).

In field events, Jennifer Callan took ninth in the shot put after straining her shoulder.

For the men's track team freshman William Pendarvis led the Mountain Lions to finish fifth in the 200 meters and freshman Justin Shaver took tenth. Pendarvis also took 12th in the 60-meter dash.

In distance events Branson Bartlett placed tenth along with Gabe Small (16th) in the 3000-meters. Also in distance Dan Pinter and Alex Tiernan finished 12th and 15th in the mile run.

The Mountain Lions had many runners not compete due to injuries.

"We'll take what we can get," said head coach Mark Misch, "We're just trying to get everyone healthy."

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