Quad meet provides final tuneup prior to conference championship

By Doug Fitzgerald published April 30, 2011

GOLDEN, Colo. - The University of Colorado at Colorado Springs track team had its final tuneup preceding the conference championship meet when the Mountain Lions competed Friday at the CSM Quad Meet at Stermole Track & Field Complex.

Despite cold and some snow flurries, the Mountain Lions had two first-place finishes and a new school record. The first-place finishes were logged by Alexa Urban in the women's 800-meter run and by the women's 4 X 400 meter relay squad consisting of Ashley Benfield, Urban, Emily Weeks and Dawn Eckert.

The school record was set by Brien Hopkins, who clocked an altitude-converted time of 15.74 seconds in the men's 110-meter hurdles.

Three Mountain Lions set new outdoor personal records in the women's high jump as Erika Cushnie, Chelsie Overocker and Ally Watson all beat their previous bests. Overocker also had a season best and outdoor PR in the women's triple jump and finished second at 11.52 meters.

Below are UCCS athletes that finished in the top three of their event:
Women
First
Alexa Urban, 800-meter run
4 X 400-meter relay

Second
Kaitlin Frier, 3,000-meter run
Briana Kay Alley, 400-meter hurdles
Chelsie Overocker, triple jump

Third
Dawn Eckert, 400-meter dash
Veronica Sandoval, 1,500-meter run
Ally Watson, high jump
Emily Weeks, long jump

Men
Second
Ryan Derrick, 3,000-meter run
Anthony Davis, 800-meter run
4 X 400-meter relay
Robert McDougal, long jump

Third
Mike English, 3,000-meter run
Jonathan Wright, 400-meter dash
Brien Hopkins, 110-meter hurdles
Chris Reynolds, 800-meter run
 

UCCS Players/Staff Featured

Christopher ReynoldsChristopher Reynolds
Christopher ReynoldsChristopher ReynoldsMid-Distance
Christopher ReynoldsChristopher ReynoldsMid-Distance
Christopher ReynoldsChristopher ReynoldsMid-Distance
Christopher ReynoldsChristopher ReynoldsMid-Distance
Christopher ReynoldsChristopher Reynolds
Christopher ReynoldsChristopher Reynolds
Christopher ReynoldsChristopher Reynolds
Kaitlin FrierKaitlin FrierDistance
Kaitlin FrierKaitlin FrierDistance
Kaitlin FrierKaitlin FrierDistance
Kaitlin FrierKaitlin FrierDistance
Kaitlin FrierKaitlin Frier
Kaitlin FrierKaitlin Frier
Kaitlin FrierKaitlin Frier
Kaitlin FrierKaitlin Frier
Brien HopkinsBrien HopkinsJumps/Multi'sFr
Brien HopkinsBrien HopkinsJumps/Multi'sSo
Brien HopkinsBrien HopkinsJumps/Multi'sJr
Brien HopkinsBrien HopkinsJumps/Multi'sSr
Mike EnglishMike EnglishDistanceSo
Mike EnglishMike EnglishDistanceFr
Mike EnglishMike EnglishDistanceSr.
Mike EnglishMike EnglishFr
Mike EnglishMike EnglishSr.
Mike EnglishMike EnglishDistanceJr
Mike EnglishMike EnglishJr
Mike EnglishMike EnglishSo
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
Emily WeeksEmily WeeksSprints, Jumps, and Multis
Emily WeeksEmily WeeksSprints, Jumps, and Multis
Ryan DerrickRyan DerrickDistanceFr.
Ryan DerrickRyan DerrickDistanceSo.
Ryan DerrickRyan DerrickJr.
Ryan DerrickRyan DerrickFr.
Ryan DerrickRyan DerrickSo.
Chelsie OverockerChelsie OverockerJumps
Chelsie OverockerChelsie OverockerJumps
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