RMAC Championship Day 1

By Matt Rigby published February 26, 2010

GOLDEN, Colo. - Many of the athletes on the University of Colorado-Colorado Springs track and field team experienced their first taste of college championship track and field at the first day of the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Indoor Track & Field Championships on Friday at Steinhauer Field House.

"It was a solid, positive day," said UCCS coach Mark Misch "Our young people stepped up and did a good job."

The top performance on the day was Lauren Graham in the women's pole vault. She cleared 3.67 meter but was beaten for event title in a jump off by Annelise Pradel from Adams State.

The workhorse of the day was Brien Hopkins. He competed in five events, four as a part of day of the heptathlon and the individual event of the men's pole vault. Hopkins cleared 3.90 meter in the men's pole vault and currently stands at 2456 points in the heptathlon.

Joining Hopkins in the heptathlon were Mark Santon and Mitch Jones with 2271 and 2135 points respectfully after day one. There are three more heptathlon events Saturday.

Other event final performances Friday were:
* men's pole vault-Joel Fraser clearing 4.50 meter for a big personal best.
* women's 5,000 meter-Alicia Del Pardo,with a time of 20:23.5.
* The men's distance medley placed seventh with a time of 10:52.78 (Joe Truijillo, Drew Servold, Chris Ullom and Oliver Williams).
* The women's distance medley placed sixth with a time of 13:13.23 (Sara Kettelkamp, Jessica Luna, Kassie Mazzocco and Kaitlin Frier).
* men's weight throw, Preston Williams with a mark of 12.74 meters.

Event prelims Friday advancing to Saturday event finals were:
* Dami Oladiran, men's 60 meter-time of 7.06 seconds.
* Jon Christian, men's 400 meter-time of 52.18 seconds.
* Alan Ford, men's 400 meter-time of 52.48 seconds.

Other event participants Friday were:
* Dami Oladiran, men's 200 meter-time of 23.95 seconds.
* Carl Lum, men's 200 meter-time of 24.80 seconds.
* Jason Shaver, men's 400 meter-time of 53.73 seconds.

UCCS Players/Staff Featured

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Jessica LunaJessica LunaSprints/Multis
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Brien HopkinsBrien HopkinsJumps/Multi'sFr
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Jason ShaverJason ShaverSprints
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Dami OladiranDami OladiranSprints
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Oliver Williams Oliver Williams Distance Fr
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Kassie MazzoccoKassie MazzoccoDistance
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Sara Kettelkamp Sara Kettelkamp Mid-Distance Sr
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Sara Kettelkamp Sara Kettelkamp Mid-Distance Jr
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Lauren GrahamLauren GrahamJumps
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Jon ChristianJon ChristianSprints
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Chris UllomChris UllomMid-Distance Sr
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Alan Ford Alan Ford SprintsSr
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