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Hunsucker Sets CU Hammer Throw Record

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    Emily Hunsucker

    Photo Courtesy: Chip Bromfield, ProMotion Ltd.
    Hunsucker Sets CU Hammer Throw Record

    Release: 03/30/2013 Courtesy: Linda Sprouse, Assistant SID

    FORT COLLINS, Colo. – Junior Emily Hunsucker broke the University of Colorado’s 15-year-old hammer throw record when she recorded a toss of 197 feet, eight inches on Saturday afternoon to win the Fum McGraw Quadrangular.

    Hunsucker broke Janet Visosky’s record of 196-10 which was set at the Big 12 Outdoor Track & Field Championships on May 15, 1998 in Columbia, Mo.

    “Emily’s performance today was fantastic,” assistant coach Casey Malone said. “She really battled it out. She had a couple of technical issues on her first couple of throws and then dialed it all in and on the last throw broke the school record.”

    The Arvada, Colo. native redshirted the 2012 season and has come out strong this season. Hunsucker came very close to breaking the record two weeks ago at the Jerry Quiller Classic with a mark of 195-10.

    “It’s been a long time coming,” Malone said. “She has been working very hard to try to get to this level. I think this will be a spring board for the rest of the season. I’m very impressed; it just shows that all of that hard work is paying off. It’s still early in the season, but we are very pleased with how the season has started.”

    Hunsucker won today’s meet by almost 17 feet. Colorado State’s Jenna Sliwinski was the runner-up with a mark of 180-11.

    The Buffs also had other great performances during the meet. Sophomore Eileen Gehring won the 200 and 400-meter dashes. She finished the 400 in 54.33; just ahead of teammates Lindsy Mattson (second in 55.18) and Bridget Sweeney (third in 56.93). Gehring took the top honors in the 200, crossing the finish in 24.35. Mattson was fourth in that race, finishing in 25.28.

    Gehring, Mattson and Sweeney teamed up for a first-place finish in the 4x100-meter relay with Mia Holland. They put together a time of 47.56 to defeat Wyoming’s team that finished in 48.31.

    Joe Morris led the Buffs in the men’s sprints. He won the 400 in 47.70 and came back to place second in the 200 (21.53). Shaw Gifford was right behind Morris in those events. Gifford was the runner-up in the 400 (48.20) and placed third in the 200 (21.58). Blake Berens finished third in the 400 behind Morris and Gifford with a time of 49.41.

    Abrianna Torres also had a great meet; winning the javelin and the long jump. Torres recorded a leap of 18-11.75 on her first jump to win the long jump by just over seven inches. Brittany Lewis, who is redshirting this season for the Buffs, was second with her best effort at 18-4.50. Torres also won the javelin by just nine inches. She recorded a mark of 128-4 on her fourth throw, which put her in the lead, and she would stay there as Jessi Macedo’s best throw was 127-7.

    Kelsey English won the high jump for CU and was the only athlete in the meet to clear 5-9.75. She came in at 5-2.5, clearing on her first try. She also cleared 5-4.50 and 5-6.50 on her first jumps. English made her second jump at 5-8.50 before clearing 5-9.75.

    Brian Owens placed second for the Buffs in the javelin with a season-best toss of 186-3, coming on his second throw of the day.

    The Buffs will be back in action April 4-6 at the Air Force Relays.

    Jack Christiansen Stadium (Fort Collins, Colo.)
    CU Athletes Only

    Field Events
    Women’s Hammer Throw: 1. Emily Hunsucker, 197-8 (School Record); 6. Kellie Lind, 163-06
    Men’s Hammer Throw: (1. Joe Plante, UW, 199-5) 8. Cameron Hutchins, 168-1
    Women’s Shot Put: (1. Mollie Dahl, UW, 49-7) 5. Kajsa Bank, 38-8.75; 6. Brianne Beemer, 34-5
    Women’s High Jump: 1. Kelsey English, 5-9.75; t6. Ewelina Pena, 5-4.5; t8. Holly Odneal, 5-2.50
    Men’s Long Jump: (1. Lenyn Leonce, UW, 23-6.75) 8. Brock Emory, 19-7.50
    Women’s Long Jump: 1. Abrianna Torres, 18-11.75
    Men’s Discus: 1. Casey Malone, Nike, 189-8
    Men’s Javelin: (1. Henry Ferreira, UW, 198-7) 2. Brian Owens, 186-03; 8. Brock Emory, 134-04
    Women’s Javelin: 1. Abrianna Torres, 128-4; 3. Brianne Beemer, 116-2; 5. Kajsa Bank, 105-1; 11. Holly Odneal, 91-1

    Track Events
    Men’s 3,000-Meter Steeplechase: (1. Andrew Goodman, CSU, 9:27.72). 3. Jonny Stevens, 9:41.77
    Women’s 4x100-meter Relay. 1. Colorado (Mia Holland/Lindsy Mattson/Bridget Sweeney/Eileen Gehring), 47.56
    Women’s 1,500-Meters: (1. Courtney Bouchet, unattached, 4:39.16) 3. Jana Stolting, 4:53.21; 4. Maddie Alm, 5:01.90
    Women’s 100-Meter Hurdles: (1. Janay Deloach-Soukup, Nike, 13.39) 6. Brianne Beemer, 14.53; 12. Holly Odneal, 15.08
    Men’s 110-Meter Hurdles: (1. Trevor Brown, CSU, 14.00) 11. Brock Emory, 15.15
    Women’s 400-Meters: 1. Eileen Gehring, 54.33; 2. Lindsy Mattson, 55.18; 3. Bridget Sweeney, 56.93
    Men’s 400-Meters: 1. Joe Morris, 47.70; 2. Shaw Gifford, 48.20; 3. Blake Berens, 49.41
    Women’s 100-Meters: (1. Kereston Thomas, UW, 11.92) 9. Mia Holland, 13.13
    Men’s 100-Meters: (1. Zane Evans, unattached, 10.66) 10. Brock Emory, 11.27
    Women’s 800-Meters: (1. Whitney Henderson, CSU, 2:15.30) 7. Lainey Nash, 2:23.32
    Men’s 800-Meters: (1. Seth Butler, CSU, 1:52.37) 7. Tyler Baker, 2:09.00
    Women’s 200-Meters: 1. Eileen Gehring, 24.25; 4. Lindsy Mattson, 25.28; 6. Brianne Beemer, 25.65; 10. Bridget Sweeney, 26.02; 13. Abrianna Torres, 26.84; 25. Holly Odneal, 28.35
    Men’s 200-Meters: (1. Zane Evans, unattached, 21.38) 2. Joe Morris, 21.53; 3. Shaw Gifford, 21.58; 5. Blake Berens, 22.15

    from cubuffs.com

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