Track & Field Recap: CSU athletes succeed on final day of combined-events at Air Force Relays
April 5, 2013
By Nate Lake
Athletic Media Relations
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – The combined-events portion of the Air Force Relays wrapped up Friday after its second day of events. Colorado State freshman Josh Cogdill finished second overall in the field of eight men’s decathlon athletes, while senior Josh McMillin took third place overall. Freshman Jessica Green finished eighth in a field of 15 participants in the women’s heptathlon.
Cogdill racked up 6,189 total points over the two days, with his strongest showings in the high jump, 110-meter hurdles and 1,500-meter run. He jumped 6 feet, 3.5 inches in the high jump, taking second in the event, which was held Thursday. He also placed second in the 110-meter hurdles Friday, finishing in 15.41 seconds to gather 801 of his points. In the 1,500-meter run, also held Firday, he crossed the finish line in 5:19.03 for second place. Cogdill received the same amount of points as the first-place finisher in the event, however, as only two hundredths of a second separated the two athletes.
McMillin excelled in the long jump, leaping 21-1.5 on Thursday for second place in the event. He also took third in the shot put Thursday, throwing 39-6. In the 400-meter dash Thursday, he finished second with a time of 53.66. McMillin earned a victory in the pole vault Friday, reaching a mark of 14-11. He also finished second in the discus, tossing 126-4.75, and second in the javelin, throwing 164-4.25. McMillin earned 6,134 points in total for the third-place finish.
In the women’s heptathlon, Jessica Green finished day two of action with a total of 4,088 points. She finished seventh in the javelin throw Friday, tossing 90-2.25. Her performance was also boosted with a sixth-place finish in the 800-meter run as she recorded a time of 2:34.26. Green’s top event was the 110-meter hurdles, which were held Thursday. She finished in fifth place in the event with a time of 15.41 seconds.
With the combined-events portion of the meet completed, the rest of the action at the Air Force Relays begins Saturday at 10 a.m. MT with the women’s hammer throw and the men’s discus throw. Track events start at 12 p.m. with the women’s 3,000-meter steeplechase.