Track & Field Recap: Green wins heptathlon, McMillin takes decathlon at Glenn Morris Multi-Events
April 26, 2013
By Nate Lake
Athletic Media Relations
FORT COLLINS, Colo. – The Colorado State track & field team participated in the second day of its weekend home meet Friday, wrapping up the Glenn Morris Multi-Events portion of the meet and beginning the remaining events of the Jack Christiansen Invitational. In the heptathlon, the athletes participated in the long jump, javelin throw, and 800-meter run Friday. In the decathlon, athletes participated in the 110-meter hurdles, discus throw, pole vault, javelin throw, and 1,500-meter run to wrap up the second day of events. The track and field events also began Friday with the men’s hammer throw and women’s invitational hammer throw.
Colorado State freshman Jessica Green was victorious in the heptathlon, with individual event victories in the javelin throw and 800-meter run portions propelling her to the win. Green amassed 4,456 points, the highest total for a Colorado State heptathlete this season. Her winning mark in the javelin throw was 97 feet, 7.75 inches. Her first-place time in the 800-meter run was 2 minutes, 32.92 seconds. She also finished second in the long jump portion, leaping 16-11.5. Senior Cate Brus finished third in the heptathlon, earning a total of 4,035 points.
On the men’s side, CSU senior Josh McMillin totaled a personal best of 7,012 points in the decathlon to take first place. He was followed by sophomore Justin Green, who also gained a personal best of 6,565 points. Freshman Josh Cogdill was the third Ram to set a personal best in the decathlon, totaling 6,458 points. McMillin earned victory in four of the day’s five events. His discus throw of 122-7.25 was tops on the day, as was his javelin toss of 172-10.75. He dominated the field in the pole vault with a mark of 16-1, while also earning the victory in the 1,500-meter run with a 5:06.85 finish.
Justin Green was second in the pole vault, posting a mark of 14-1.25. He was third in the 110-meter hurdles, finishing in 15.34. His discus throw of 110-2.75 was also third, as was his javelin throw of 147-4 and his 1,500-meter run time of 5:08.29.
Cogdill won the 110-meter hurdles with a time of 15.30, while his discus throw of 120-6.5 was second. His javelin toss of 161-3 was also good for second.
CSU athlete Colton Grandbouche finished seventh in the decathlon, recording 4,708 points.
The field events also began Friday with the men’s hammer throw and women’s invitational hammer throw. On the men’s side, Ken Harriman threw 193-2.5 for third place, while Jake Schneeberger took fifth with a toss of 189-7.25. Alec Pott took sixth place with a toss of 187-9.25.
The rest of the Jack Christiansen Invitational will be held Saturday, starting with the women’s open hammer throw at 9 a.m. MT. The first track event is the women’s 5,000-meter run, which begins at 10 a.m. All events will be held at the Jack Christiansen Track, and admission is free to the public.