May 022004
 
Authors: John Teten

This weekend, the Colorado State track and field team shattered

two school records and continued to place themselves among the

nation’s elite.

The Rams sent some athletes to Palo Alto, Calif., to compete in

Stanford’s Cardinal Invitational, while others participated at the

Modrall Sperling Don Kirby Invitational, in Albuquerque, N.M.

The record-breaking began on the West Coast on Friday night with

freshman Janay DeLoach and the long jump.

She leaped 20 feet, 1.75 inches to break the old record of 20-0,

set in 1990 by Kelly Delph.

A few states east, junior Josh Glaab destroyed the field in the

5,000-meter run.

A week after winning the 5,000 at the Drake Relays, Glaab

continued to bolt by the competition. He finished the race in 13

minutes, 35.49 seconds. His mark breaks both the school and the

Mountain West Conference mark of 13:41.58, posted by Mike Klass in

2000.

Glaab’s time is the best time in the nation this year.

Back at Stanford, juniors Michelle Carman and Colleen Blair took

third and fourth, respectively, in the women’s 5,000.

Loree Smith stayed unbeaten in the hammer. She won with a toss

of 209-10. Fellow thrower Keela Niemeyer placed second in the

discus and third in the shot put and senior pole vaulting stud

Christine Ahn won again with a mark of 12-5.5.

Bill Michel and Mike Nicks were the only men to travel to

California. Michel finished seventh in the 5,000 in 14:05.43 to

qualify for the Midwest Regional Championships. Nicks was the

fourth collegian and 14th overall in the 3,000 steeplechase,

clocking 9:06.85.

In New Mexico, freshman Drew Morano continued his resurgence

from injuries during the indoor season. He won the 400 with a

personal best time of 47.26.

CSU had six runners in the 800 field. Brian Kelly was the top

Ram, finishing third overall. Behind him were Ryan Lowen (fourth)

and Joey Alzola (fifth).

Justin Hazzard placed second in the 400 hurdles, posting a

regionally qualifying time of 51.85.

The men’s throws also had a solid meet.

James Cale led a pack of Rams from third through sixth in the

hammer. Chris Ahlgrim won the javelin and freshman Magnus Lohse won

the shot put.

The women in New Mexico were led by senior Katie Yemm, who won

the 800. She crossed the tape in 2:13.39. While DeLocah broke the

school record in California, three Rams, Tonya Cure, Katie Lloyd

and Amanda Huddleston took the top three spots in the long jump in

Albuquerque.

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