Golden Tune Up
The University of Colorado-Colorado Springs went to Golden, Colorado for a final tune up meet before the conference indoor championship. Generally, the field was not very strong. Yet, there were a couple exceptional marks.
"Things went well," said UCCS assistant coach David Harmer. "We (had) some very encouraging performances."
Steven Gomez increased his NCAA provisional qualifier when he cleared 2.10 meters in the high jump.
Joel Fraser equaled his school record men's pole vault clearing 4.15 meters and is developing very nicely. Fraser made some big steps in his pole vaulting form.
Kelsey Barry placed very close to an NCAA provisional qualifier in the women's 800-meter run with a time of 2 minutes, 17.91 seconds. Barry beat the highly-touted Alexis Skarda from Mesa State.
"Everyone competed fairly well." said assistant coach Corey Kubatzky. "It was a good tune up to move toward firing on all cylinders next week."
The rest of the men's results were:
60 meter-Anthony Cardinale, 7.29 / 200 meter-Jason Shaver, 24.33, Jon Christian, 24.40, Carl Lum, 24.65, Anthony Cardinale, 24.67, Alan Ford, 24.73 / 400 meter- Jon Christian, 52.61, Jason Shaver, 54.47, Carl Lum, 55.88 / The Mile-Oliver Williams, 4:32.81, Mike English, 4:33.41, Sam Feldotto, 4:37.12 / 60 meter hurdles-Brien Hopkins, 9.02, Mitch Jones, 9.46, Joel Fraser, 9.60 / high jump-Brien Hopkins, 1.80 meter, / pole vault-Brien Hopkins, 3.70 meter / long jump, Mitch Jones, 6.31 meter, Brien Hopkins, 6.30 meter, Mark Santon, 6.29 meter, Joel Fraser, 5.75 meter / triple jump-Anthony Cardinale, 13.42 meter / shot put-Preston Williams, 11.39 meter / weight throw-Preston Williams, 12.68 meter
The rest of the women's result were:
60 meter-Ailena McDonald, 8.35 / 200 meter-Ashley Benfield, 28.01, Jessica Luna, 29.50 / 400 meter-Ashley Benfield, 1:02.49, Jessica Luna, 1:03.49 / The Mile-Kaitlin Frier, 5:32.76 / 800 meter / Tracy Falsetto, 2:24.98, Sara Kettlekamp, 2:28.29, Kassie Mazzocco, 2:43.47 / 60 meter hurdles-Ally Watson, 10.58 / pole vault-Lauren Graham, 3.50 meter / long jump-Ailena McDonald, 4.76 meter, Ally Watson, 4.40 meter / triple jump-Ailena McDonald, 9.81 meter
Next week, back in Golden, will be the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Indoor Track and Field Championship. Look for some great competition on February 26 and 27.
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