Track and field recap: Three Rams come up victorious at Husker Invite

Feb. 4, 2012

Complete Results

By Chris Feller
Athletic Media Relations

LINCOLN, Neb. – Colorado State’s distance runners led the way Saturday winning three events, as the Rams finished Day 2 of the Husker Invite at the Devaney Center.

Alex Balsiger added to his already-impressive season by winning the mile run in 4 minutes, 8.31 seconds.

“He looks like he can’t be beat,” said Head Coach Brian Bedard. “He’s running really confident right now.”

Nicole Peters picked up the Rams’ second victory of the day, winning the 3,000-meter run in 9:34.86. Hannah Pensack-Rinehart finished just behind Peters in second, clocking in at 9:39.3.

“Nicole’s time is one of the fastest in CSU history in the 3,000 meters,” mentioned Bedard. “It’s number two on the all-time list. Hannah probably ran a time that is top five or six in school history.”

Whitney Henderson won the women’s mile run, finishing in 5:02.76.

In the women’s high jump Alison Forrester earned a second-place finish, clearing a height of 5 feet, 7 inches. Mitchel Solomon took ninth on the men’s side of the event, with a mark of 6-6.25.

Trevor Brown came in seventh in the finals of the 60-meter hurdles, finishing in 8.20. Brown along with Zach Browning, Sam Lynass and Seth Monson as a team placed third in the 4x400-meter relay, clocking in at 3:18.22.

Meaghann Peak recorded a ninth-place finish in the triple jump, with a mark of 39-6.5 and Seth Butler took ninth in the 800-meter run, finishing in 2:01.21.

Daniel Wallis (8:17.44) and Andrew Lesser (8:24.46) placed seventh and ninth, respectively, in the men’s 3,000-meter run.

“I thought we had some good efforts out there,” added Bedard. “All our athletes are trying hard; they’re competing. We were pretty excited about the meet overall.”

The Rams return to action Feb. 10 and 11 at the Air Force Invitational.