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Freshman Eileen Gehring
Gehring Leads Buffs At Fum McGraw Quadrangular
Release: March 31, 2012
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Fort Collins, Colo. - Freshman Eileen Gehring sprinted to a pair of first-place finishes at the Fum McGraw Quadrangular to lead the University of Colorado track and field team on Saturday afternoon.

Gehring won the 200 and 400-meter dashes. She clocked a time of 24.39 seconds in the 200, which tied the 12th fastest time in school history and is the fastest time run by a Buff since 2001. Gehring is currently the eighth fastest 200 performer in CU history. She also broke the tape in the 400 with a time of 55.28, tying for sixth on the all-time performers list.

The Buffs had a pair of freshmen win the high jump as Kelsey English and Mark Jones took top honors in the event. English cleared 5 feet, 10 inches and became the first Buff since 1993 to reach 5-10 or higher. English jumped an inch higher than her previous personal best of 5-9. Jones won the men's high jump at 6-09, tying his mark from the Potts Invitational two weeks ago. Senior Jake Timmons tied for second with a mark of 6-05.

CU also won the men's and women's 3,000-meter steeplechase. Jonny Stevens finished the race in 9:26.91, a season best. Diana George took the women's crown, crossing the finish in a personal record time of 11:08.99. In doing so, she finished almost a minute faster than her previous time of 12:02.55. Teammate Courtney Bouchet finished second with a time of 11:19.11.

The Buffs will be back in action April 6-7 at the Stanford Invitational (Stanford, Calif.) and April 7 at the Air Force Invitational (U.S. Air Force Academy, Colo.).


Jack Christiansen Track (Fort Collins, Colo.)

Track Events

Men's 400-Meter Hurdles: (1. Trevor Brown, CSU, 52.56) 2. Kyle MacIntosh, 53.17; 3. Tyler Baker, 54.18

Women's 400-Meter Hurdles: (1. Stephanie Gerber, CSU, 1:01.52) 3. Lindsey Hubbard, 1:03.45

Men's 200-Meters: (1. Evan Taylor, unattached, 20.91) 5. Blake Berens, 21.90

Women's 200-Meters: 1. Eileen Gehring, 24.29; 4. Bridget Sweeney, 25.35

Men's 400-Meters: (1. Drew Morano, unattached, 46.39) 4. Blake Reimer, 49.25; 9. Blake Berens, 50.16

Women's 400-Meters: 1. Eileen Gehring, 55.28; 2. Bridget Sweeney, 56.87

Men's 800-Meters: (1. Alex Balsiger, CSU, 1:51.24) 2. Steve Kasica, 1:55.35; 5. Hugh Dowdy, 1:58.99

Men's 1,500-Meters: (1. Jake Hurysz, unattached, 3:49.76) 2. Aric Van Halen, 3:52.11; 9. Martin Medina, 4:01.71; 12. Jeff Warren, 4:08.10; 14. Jerome Perkins, 4:10.88

Women's 1,500-Meters: (1. Laura Thweatt, unattached, 4:35.31) 4. Nikki Look, 4:43.25; 9. Rachel Viger, 4:51.58

Men's 3,000-Meter Steeplechase: 1. Jonny Stevens, 9:26.91

Women's 3,000-Meter Steeplechase: 1. Diana George, 11:08.99; 2. Courtney Bouchet, 11:19.11

Field Events

Men's Shot Put: (1. Jake Schneeberger, CSU, 54-07.25) 4. Alex Kizirian, 50-00.50; 8. Brady Rutt, 46-10.25

Women's Shot Put: (1. Jessica Sharbono, CSU, 48-08.75) 8. Margaux Krahe, 38-01.25; 10. Kajsa Bank, 36-08.50

Men's Discus Throw: (1. Lance Brooks, unattached, 209-08) 6. Brady Rutt, 167-01; 12. Alex Kizirian, 148-03

Men's Hammer Throw: (1. Drew Loftin, unattached, 245-00) 9. Cameron Hutchins, 172-05; 11. Alex Kizirian, 158-03; 12. Niklas Cederstrom, 157-11; 13. Brady Rutt, 151-06

Women's Hammer Throw: (1. Loree Smith, unattached, 214-11) 8. Kellie Lind, 155-10; 11. Kajsa Bank, 130-11

Men's Javelin Throw: (1. Henry Ferreira, UW, 186-10) 6. Cameron Hutchins, 137-02

Women's Javelin Throw: (1. Anna George, UW, 134-10) 4. Margaux Krahe, 103-05; 11. Jessica McLaughlin, 75-07

Men's High Jump: 1. Mark Jones, 6-09; t2. Jake Timmons, 6-05

Women's High Jump: 1. Kelsey English, 5-10

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