Rams rewriting record books early in 2013

Feb. 7, 2013

FORT COLLINS, Colo. – The Colorado State track & field team is on a mission in 2013. Enjoying plenty of success and high finishes in the year’s first four meets, the team has already rewritten much of the Colorado State indoor track & field history book.

Leading the way for the women is sophomore Kiah Hicks, who moved into seventh place in Colorado State history in the shot put with a 48 feet, 10 inch throw at the Potts Invitational. She didn’t stay there for long, though, moving up three more places into fourth all-time with her throw of 51-9.25 at last weekend’s Husker Invitational. Fellow thrower Jenna Sliwinski moved up to ninth in CSU history in the weight throw with a 59-7.5 mark at the Air Force Invitational.

Junior Ashley Reid is enjoying instant success at Colorado State. In her very first meet as a Ram, the Air Force Invitational, she jumped 5-9.75 in the high jump. The mark places her at third in Colorado State history for the women’s indoor high jump. Another jumper, Cheyenne Hall, moved from tenth all-time to eighth in the triple jump with her jump of 38-11.5, also at the Air Force Invitational.

Morgan Griffin moved up from seventh in the women’s pole vault to sixth with her 11-11.75 vault at the Air Force Invitational. Distance runner Holly Keeper wasted no time to succeed in 2013, setting a personal record and moving into tenth in CSU history with her mile run time of 4 minutes, 56.19 seconds at the Husker Invitational, her first meet of the season.

On the men’s side, Trevor Brown headlined the Husker Invitational by tying his very own school record in the 60-meter hurdles with a time of 7.88. In another early season headline, freshman thrower Tyler Schultz is wasting no time rewriting CSU history. His shot put toss of 57-6.5 at the Husker Invitational is ninth all-time.

Two current Rams now hold back-to-back places in CSU’s all-time records for the heptathlon. Josh McMillin topped his personal best by scoring 5,114 points in the event, putting him at second place in Colorado State history. Teammate Justin Green is just behind, having improved his personal record early in the season to 5,086 points, good for third all-time in CSU history. McMillin and Green are two of three athletes in school history to record 5,000 points in the heptathlon. Fellow heptathlon participant Josh Cogdill moved up to ninth all-time in the heptathlon with his early season mark of 4,453 points.

Other 2013 Ram record breakers are Alex Muntefering, who recently cracked the top ten in Colorado State history for the men’s mile run with a time of 4:08.24 at the Husker Invitational. He was running in his first meet of the year. Jumper Graham Gilliland sits at seventh place all-time in the triple jump with his jump of 48-10.75 at the Air Force Invitational.