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Buffs Have Great Showing At Jerry Quiller Invite

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    Eileen Gehring

    Photo Courtesy: Larry Lawson
    Buffs Have Great Showing At Jerry Quiller Invite

    Release: 03/16/2013 Courtesy: Linda Sprouse, Assistant SID

    BOULDER - Despite cool and breezy conditions Saturday, the University of Colorado track and field team started off its outdoor season with several wins at the Jerry Quiller Classic at Potts Field.

    "I think we had a pretty good opener within the conditions and we are set up nice for things to come this season," head coach Mark Wetmore said.

    In the distance events, Pierce Murphy and Ammar Moussa won their respective events. Murphy took home the title in the 3,000-meter run. He was the only racer to finish in less than 8:40, doing so in 8:35.56. He was able to hold off a surge by Air Force's Elliot Myers who ended up second in 8:40.84. Moussa won the 1,500 in 3:58.75. He finished 1.24 seconds ahead of Kirk Harvey (Metro State), who recorded a time of 4:00.01.

    Carrie Verdon also performed well to win the 3k on the women's side, crossing in 9:49.77. Verdon did not race in a CU uniform though since she is leaving in a couple of days to compete at the IAAF World Junior Cross Country Championships in Poland. Allie McLaughlin suited up for her first-ever outdoor race for the Buffs in the 3k and finished fourth overall in 10:12.00.

    "At this elevation and slightly cool conditions, I'd have to say that we are happy with some of the distance events," Wetmore said. "Pierce and Ammar both had good wins. Carrie looked good and this shows that she is pretty fit and ready for the world championships next weekend. I was also glad to see Allie not too far behind her."

    The sprinters also had a nice day. Eileen Gehring took home the top honors in the 200, crossing the finish in 24.33. Teammate Lindsy Mattson placed second in the same event (24.91) and Bridget Sweeney was third (25.69). Bri Beemer finished first in the 400-meter hurdles (1:01.65). She was a full three second in front of volunteer assistant coach Emily Pearson (1:04.86).

    "Eileen had a very nice 200 and Lindsy was just a couple hundredths off of her PR," Wetmore said. "Again, these were not optimal conditions for sprinting, so coach (Drew) Morano's women looked really good. Bri ran within a couple tenths of a second of what she ran at the second home meet last year, so she looks on pace to dip below 59 seconds later in the season and compete at the NCAAs."

    In the field events, Mark Jones had the top finish of the day when he placed first in the high jump after clearing 6-08.75. Jones cleared the first two heights on the first attempt before missing all three tries at 6-10.75.

    "High jumpers need it 80 and perfect conditions; so was a difficult day today, but a win is a win," Wetmore said. "I'm sure he will be back above seven feet after we have four weeks of warm weather."

    But the top performance of the weekend happened on Friday afternoon when Emily Hunsucker took home the top honors in the hammer throw with a personal best mark of 195-10.25.

    "The best performance of the weekend would certainly be Emily Hunsucker in the hammer throw yesterday," Wetmore said. "For March that is a very good throw and I'm sure she will continue to improve on that as the season continues."

    Assistant coach Casey Malone also got into the win column on Saturday with a victory in the discus throw. He recorded a toss of 186-7.25 in his sixth attempt of the day.

    The Buffs will be back in action in two weeks with a pair of meets on the schedule. Many of the distance runners will head west to compete at the Stanford Invitational March 29-30, while the rest of the team will compete at the Fum McGraw Quadrangular on March 30 in Fort Collins, Colo.

    Potts Field (Boulder, Colo.)
    Complete results available online at CUBuffs.com


    3000-Meter Steeplechase: No Athletes Entered
    100 Meter Dash: 1. Morgan Malone, AFA, 12.35; 2. Kalie Kirk, CSU, 13.42; 3. Emilee Basta, SDM, 14.82.
    400 Meter Run: 1. Brenna Thompson, Lipscomb, 57.82; 2. Anna Haneline, SDM, 59.00; 3. Meagan Robinson, CSU, 59.10.
    1500 Meter Run: 1. Laura Thweatt, BTC, 4:29.00; 2. Betsy Flood, BTC, 4:39.60;3. Rachel Gioscia-Ryan, Unattached, 4:40.30.

    CU Finishers: 4. Staci Foster, 4:42.10; 8. Maddie Alm, 5:07.40.

    100 Meter Hurdles: 1. Emily Pearson, Unattached, 14.12; 2. Brianne Beemer, CU, 14.37; 3. Brittany Lewis, Unattached, 14.74.

    CU Finishers: 4. Gwen Ricco, 15.09; 5. Abrianna Torres, 15.16; 6. Holly Odneal, 15.18; 8. Genny Mayden,15.22.

    800 Meter Run: 1. Dani Walker, Lipscomb, 2:08.47; 2. Katie Bunker, Lipscomb, 2:16.84; 3. Madelin Talbert, Lipscomb, 2:22.59.
    400 Meter Hurdles: 1. Brianne Beemer, CU, 1:01.65; 2. Emily Pearson, Unattached, 1:04.86; 3. Gwen Ricco, CU, 1:07.55.
    200 Meter Dash: 1. Eileen Gehring, CU, 24.23; 2. Lindsy Mattson, CU, 24.91; 3. Bridget Sweeney, CU, 25.69.

    CU Finishers: 10. Abrianna Torres, 26.78; 13. Holly Odneal, 27.83.

    3000 Meter Run: 1. Carrie Verdon, Unattached, 9:49.77; 2. Rachel Gioscia-Ryan, Unattached, 10:02.16; 3. Ellie Keyser, Unattached, 10:05.10

    CU Finishers: 4. Allie McLaughlin, 10:12.00.

    4x400 Meter Relay: 1. CU, 'A', 3:50.39; 2. Lipscomb, 'B', 4:02.63; 3. Lipscomb, 'B', 4:21.77.


    3000-Meter Steeplechase: 1. Kyle O'Brien, BTC, 9:44:70; 2. Eiger Erickson, MSU, 9:49;11.
    4x100 Meter Relay: 1. AFA, 'A', 42.58.
    100 Meter Dash: 1. Quinton Dodson, Unattached, 10.78; Justin Smit, ASC, 10.79; Zane Evans, Unattached, 10.84.
    400 Meter Run: 1. Peter Jenkins, CSM, 48.85; 2. David Ptacek, AFA, 49.22; 3. Josh Nielsen, AFA, 49.45.

    CU Finishers: 4. Shaw Gifford, 49.83; 7. Blake Berens, 50.06; 15. Brock Emory, 51.35.

    1500 Meter Run: 1. Ammar Moussa, CU, 3:58.75, 2. Kirk Harvey, MSU, 4:00.01, 3. Kent Wories, Runner's Roost, 4:05.00.
    110 Meter Hurdles: 1. Brendan Ames, Unattached, 13.64; 2. Trevor Brown, CSU, 13.88; 3. Jamras Rittidet, Thailand, 14.12.

    CU Finishers: 5. Brock Emory, 15.01.

    800 Meter Run: 1. Macklin Chaffee, Chaffee, 1:52.22; 2. Carson, Aberle, UCCS, 1:53.41; 3. Carl Arnold III, Unattached, 1:54.15.

    CU Finishers: Joe Mitchem, 1:57.83.

    400 Meter Hurdles: 1. Adam Salzmann, Unattached, 53.55; 2. Siotame, AFA, 55.98; 3. Jacon Haas, CSU, 56.23.
    200 Meter Dash: 1. Jonathan Clarke, MSU, 21.73; 2. Jake Spuller, AFA, 21.75; 3. Uzor Udensi, AFA, 21.87.

    CU Finishers: 10. Blake Berens, 22.60.

    3000 Meter Run: 1. Pierce Murphy, CU, 8:35.56; 2. Elliot Myers, AFA, 8:40.84; 3. Nick Kadlec, MSU, 8:45.55.

    CU Finishers: 6. Dillon Shije, 8:55.13; 7. David Kilgore, 9:00.94.

    4x400 Meter Relay: 1. UCCS, 'A', 3:20.41; 2. AFA, 'A', 3:23.26; 3. UCCS, 'B', 3:27.96.



    Long Jump: No Athletes Entered
    Discus Throw: 1. Elizabeth Johnson, CSU, 155-06.50; 2. Katy Moorkamp, AFA, 142-01.00; 3. Becca Bauman, AFA, 133-10.50.

    CU Finishers: 5. Sophie Hallam-Eames, 124-01.75; 7. Kajsa Bank, 111-06.75.

    High Jump: 1. Rachel Harold, AFA, 5-05; 2. Lesly Torres, AFA, 5-03; 3. Ewelina Pena, CU, 5-03.
    Shot Put: 1. Danielle Tabb, AFA, 46-10.75; 2. Elizabeth Johnson, CSU, 45-06.25; 3. Emily Hunsucker, CU, 40-05.50.

    CU Finishers: 7. Abrianna Torres, 38-10.25; 8. Kajsa Bank, 37-07.25; 9. Genny Mayden, 37-07.25; 10. Holly Odneal,
    35-08.75; 12. Gwen Ricco, 32-08.25; 13. Brianne Beemer, 31-10.75.

    Pole Vault: 1. Bizzy Mellado, AFA, 12-03.50; 2. Alex Colvin, UCCS, 10-11.75; 3. Libby Westfall, AFA, 10-06.00.
    Triple Jump: 1. Kassie Gurnell, AFA, 40-05.00; 2. Kayla Johnson, CSM, 38-00.25; 3. Angelea Ross, AFA, 36-10.50


    Shot Put: 1. Tyler Schultz, CSU, 54-02.75; 2. Alec Pott, CSU, 52-01.25; 3. James Chambers, AFA, 50-07.50.

    CU Finishers: 8. Brady Rutt, CU, 48-00.00, 12. Brock Emory, CU, 37-05.75.

    Discus Throw: 1. Casey Malone, Nike, 186-07.25; 2. Jake Schneeberger, CSU, 169-04.25; 3. JT Van Veen, CSU, 166-03.50.

    CU Finishers: 4. Brady Rutt, 159-11.50; 15. Brock Emory, 117-09.75.

    Long Jump: 1. Alex Estes, ASC, 21-11.75; 2. Blue Kearney, AFA, 21-10.00; 3. Evan McDowell, AFA, 20-11.75.
    High Jump: 1. Mark Jones, CU, 6-08.75; 2. Travis Smith, AFA, 6-06.75; 3. Lucas Nolan, SDM, 6-04.75.
    Pole Vault: 1. Cort Rogers, AFA, 15-11.00; 2. Sob Simmons, AFA, 15-11.00; Chase Cooper, AFA, 15-05.00.
    Triple Jump: 1. Kyle Gartrell, AFA, 45-04.25; 2. Blue Kearney, AFA, 42-08.25; 3. Nathan Neibauer, CSM, 39-03.25.

    from cubuffs.com
    Last edited: Mar 16, 2013

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