Golden Tune Up

By Matt Rigby published February 19, 2010

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.

UCCS Players/Staff Featured

Carl LumCarl LumSprints/Multi's
Carl LumCarl LumSprints/Multi's
Carl LumCarl LumSprints/Multi's
Carl LumCarl LumSprints/Multi's
Preston WilliamsPreston WilliamsThrows
Preston WilliamsPreston WilliamsThrows
Preston WilliamsPreston WilliamsThrows
Tracy FalsettoTracy FalsettoMid-Distance
Tracy FalsettoTracy FalsettoMid-Distance
Tracy FalsettoTracy FalsettoMid-Distance
Tracy FalsettoTracy Falsetto
Tracy FalsettoTracy Falsetto
Tracy FalsettoTracy Falsetto
Kaitlin FrierKaitlin FrierDistance
Kaitlin FrierKaitlin FrierDistance
Kaitlin FrierKaitlin FrierDistance
Kaitlin FrierKaitlin FrierDistance
Kaitlin FrierKaitlin Frier
Kaitlin FrierKaitlin Frier
Kaitlin FrierKaitlin Frier
Kaitlin FrierKaitlin Frier
Ailena McDonaldAilena McDonaldJumps/Sprints
Ailena McDonaldAilena McDonaldJumps/Sprints
Ailena McDonaldAilena McDonaldJumps/Sprints
Ailena McDonaldAilena McDonaldJumps/Sprints
Jessica LunaJessica LunaSprints/Multis
Jessica LunaJessica LunaSprints/Multis
Jessica LunaJessica LunaSprints/Multis
Jessica LunaJessica LunaSprints/Multis
Brien HopkinsBrien HopkinsJumps/Multi'sFr
Brien HopkinsBrien HopkinsJumps/Multi'sSo
Brien HopkinsBrien HopkinsJumps/Multi'sSr
Brien HopkinsBrien HopkinsJumps/Multi'sJr
Steven GomezSteven GomezJumps
Steven GomezSteven GomezJumps
Jason ShaverJason ShaverSprints
Jason ShaverJason ShaverSprints
Jason ShaverJason ShaverSprints
Jason ShaverJason ShaverSprints
Oliver Williams Oliver Williams Distance Fr
Oliver Williams Oliver Williams Distance Sr
Oliver WilliamsOliver WilliamsDistanceSo
Oliver WilliamsOliver WilliamsSr
Oliver WilliamsOliver WilliamsDistanceSo
Oliver WilliamsOliver WilliamsFr
Oliver WilliamsOliver WilliamsSo
Oliver WilliamsOliver WilliamsSo
Mike EnglishMike EnglishSo
Mike EnglishMike EnglishFr
Mike EnglishMike EnglishSr.
Mike EnglishMike EnglishDistanceJr
Mike EnglishMike EnglishDistanceSo
Mike EnglishMike EnglishDistanceFr
Mike EnglishMike EnglishDistanceSr.
Mike EnglishMike EnglishJr
Kassie MazzoccoKassie Mazzocco
Kassie MazzoccoKassie Mazzocco
Kassie MazzoccoKassie MazzoccoDistance
Kassie MazzoccoKassie MazzoccoDistance
Ashley Benfield Ashley Benfield Hurdles/Sprints So
Ashley Benfield Ashley Benfield Hurdles/Sprints
Ashley Benfield Ashley Benfield Hurdles/Sprints
Ashley Benfield Ashley Benfield Hurdles/Sprints
Ashley BenfieldAshley BenfieldSo.
Ashley BenfieldAshley Benfield
Ashley BenfieldAshley Benfield
Ashley BenfieldAshley Benfield
Lauren GrahamLauren GrahamJumps
Lauren GrahamLauren GrahamJumps
Lauren GrahamLauren GrahamJumps
Jon ChristianJon ChristianSprints
Jon ChristianJon ChristianSprints
Anthony CardinaleAnthony CardinaleJumps/Sprints
Anthony CardinaleAnthony CardinaleJumps/Sprints
Anthony CardinaleAnthony CardinaleJumps/Sprints
Joel FraserJoel Fraser
Joel FraserJoel Fraser
Joel FraserJoel Fraser
Alan Ford Alan Ford SprintsSr
Alan Ford Alan Ford SprintsFr
Alan Ford Alan Ford SprintsSo
Alan Ford Alan Ford SprintsJr
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