by Allison Gomez, SID Student Assistant
USAF Academy, Colo. — University of Colorado sophomore George Pincock ran a season best of 21.77 to claim first place in the 200-meter final on Saturday at the Air Force Invitational. Eric Lee-O’Brien also scored points for the Buffs in the 200-meter dash with an eighth place finish (22.40), and helped the men’s track team claim an overall sixth with 56 points.
Leading the women’s squad was sophomore Amberly Casey who completed the day with a second place finish and a personal record in the long jump with a 19-00.50 mark. The women captured seventh place in the meet by earning 38 points.
Other running events concluded Saturday included the men’s 400-meter dash, where Pincock (49:38) and freshman Nate Terry (49:50) came in fourth and fifth, respectively. Freshman Bradley Harkrader placed second with a time of 14:55.53 in the men’s 5,000-meter final, followed in fifth by freshman Chris Pannone (15:49.27). Season records were broken today in the women’s 400-meter dash by Jaclyn Sturm (59:50) with a seventh place standing, in the 60-meter hurdles with a ninth place finish by Chelsea Peterson (9.24), and the women’s 4X400 meter relay (4:06.40) who claimed the seventh spot.
“After running a 200 and 400 both Friday and Saturday and a leg of the mile relay today, George Pincock definitely gets the heroic duty award,” said head coach Mark Wetmore. “Bradley Harkrader ran a very fast 5k. A 14:55 is fast for a freshman anywhere, and to do it at 7,200 feet looks like it will be a NCAA provisional mark with the conversion.”
Field event finals were also completed in the women’s triple jump with the third and fourth place standings going to Casey (39-05.25) and senior Liza Negriff (38-08.25), respectively. Senior Carly Newlands improved her season best in the women’s shot put with a throw of 44-08, finishing sixth. Senior Andy Passen also set a personal record in the men’s shot put with a 54-05.25 effort. Senior Andrew Miller completed his first heptathlon with 4,549 points and a fifth place finish. He garnered first place honors in the 60-meter hurdle portion with an 8.52.
Colorado State University successfully defended its 2004 Air Force titles as both men and women earned first place at the invitational. University of Wyoming captured second on the women’s side and the Air Force Academy claimed second in the men’s division.
The Buffaloes will return to the track on February 5 in Colorado Springs for the Air Force Falcon Invitational.
AIR FORCE INVITATIONAL RESULTS
Cadet Fieldhouse (USAF Academy, Colo.)
Women: 1. Colorado State, 193; 2. Wyoming, 95; 3. Fresnoe, 65; 4. Air Force, 61; 5. Utah State; 6. New Mexico, 52; 7. Colorado, 38; 8. UNLV, 28; 9. Adams State, 26; 10. CU-Colorado Springs
Men: 1. Colorado State, 202; 2. Air Force, 94; 3. Wyoming, 87.5; 4. Utah State, 65; 5. New Mexico, 59.5; 6. Colorado, 56; 7. Adams State, 38; 8. Colorado School of Mines, 25; 9. Western State, 24.40
RUNNING EVENTS (CU Athletes Only)
Men’s 60-Meter (prelims): 11. Samuel Napp, 7.13; 12. Eric Lee-O’Brien, 7.14; 21. Abe Firesen, 7.46
Men’s 60-Meter (final): 8. Samuel Napp, 7.01
Women’s 60-Meter Hurdles (prelims): 11. Chelsea Peterson, 9.37
Women’s 60-Meter Hurdles (final): 9. Chelsea Peterson 9.24
Women’s 200-Meter (final): 9. Jaclyn Strum, 26.08
Men’s 200-Meter (final): 1. George Pincock, 21.77
Women’s 400-Meter (final): 7. Jaclyn Sturm, 59.50
Men’s 400-Meter (final): 4. George Pincock, 49.38; 5. Nate Terry, 49.50
Women’s 800-Meter (final): 9. Mikalea Raddatz, 2:24.84; 13. Jackie Zeigle, 2:28.36; 16. Kelly Shuma, 2:29.96
Men’s 5000-Meter (final): 2. Bradley Harkrader, 14:55.53; 5. Chris Pannone, 15.49.27
FIELD EVENTS (CU Athletes Only)
Women’s Long Jump (final): 2. Amberly Casey, 19-00.50
Women’s Shot Put (final): 6. Carly Newlands, 44-08
Men’s Shot Put (final): 5. Andy Passen, 54-05.25
MEN’S HEPTATHLON (CU Athletes Only)
1000-Meter 8. Andrew Miller, 3:18.74; 60-Meter Hurdles: 1. Andrew Miller, 8.52; Pole Vault: 7. Andrew Miller, 9-00.25; Final: 5. Andrew Miller, 4,549