The CSU Triathlon club is holding the second annual Fall 5K run
on Sunday Nov. 2 at the Oval.
The race begins at 9 a.m. and is sponsored by Triathlon members
in order to raise funds for the club sport.
“Our team placed 10th at Nationals last year and are placing
higher and higher each year,” said Shannon Hoesing, president of
the CSU Triathlon Club. “We are a strong team and are always
competitive on a national level.”
The race is for runners of all skill levels and non-students can
enter the race as well. The cost is $15 for CSU students and $18
for non-CSU students. Those willing to register early can do so on
the team Web site at www.csutriathlon.com.
The Triathlon team is also holding an important informational
meeting on Oct. 27 at 7 p.m. in the Lory Student Center, room 220.
This is a meeting to try and raise interest and gain new members.
Anyone interested in running or being a part of the team can come,
no matter what level of experience.
“We are trying to get everyone to realize we actually exist and
hold events,” Hoesing said.
LACROSSE TOURNEY MEASURES TEAM TALENT
Gold Team Goes Undefeated, Green finishes at 1-2.
The Colorado State lacrosse team held a tournament over the
weekend at the CSU lacrosse fields where eight teams competed in a
tournament filled with exciting lacrosse matchups.
CSU created two separate teams for the tournament. The Green
team consisted of mostly freshman players, while the Gold team
combined sophomores, juniors and, the only senior on the team,
long-pole midfielder Mark Plonkey.
The Gold team steamrolled Gaylan’s Men’s Club 11-2, before
playing an exciting match against rival University of
Colorado-Boulder. After a slow first half, sophomore goalie Pete
Jokisch made 20 second-half saves and junior attacker Kelten
Johnston added a goal and five assists for a 10-3 win.
“We were ahead 3-1 at the break but I felt like we were losing,”
said head coach Flip Naumburg. “I took a deep breath and stormed
over to where the players were sitting during halftime and I let
myself go. It was fire and brimstone, Hell and damnation. Then we
Coach Naumburg, who scheduled the entire tournament, was ready
for the final matchup against his alma mater, Colorado College. The
Rams defeated the Tigers 11-6 although Colorado College’s coach was
absent from the game.
The CSU Green team played decent lacrosse, but came up short
against Spot’s men’s club and University of Denver. The bright spot
was an 8-3 victory against Fort Lewis, one of CSU’s rivals.
Freshmen Ian Wilson and Tom Fender were offensive leaders
throughout the tournament for the Green squad.
“This is a great opportunity to see some of the talent around
Colorado,” said John Galvin, CU-Boulder’s new head coach. “Plus
it’s my first season so I have a lot of scouting to do.”
CSU Lacrosse will travel to Las Vegas later this month to
participate in the Best of the West Tournament on the UNLV’s
campus. It marks the final tournament in the fall season, before
the start of the official spring season.