WALNUT, Calif. - The University of Colorado track and field team had another busy day competing at the Mt. SAC Relays and the Azusa Pacific Bryan Clay Invitational on Friday.
Jessica Tebo, formerly Pixler, made her 2012 debut at the Mt. SAC Relays in the elite section of the 1,500-meter run. She clocked a time of 4 minutes, 15.15 seconds to finish fifth overall. Tebo's time ranks sixth on the all-time CU performer's list and is also the 10th fastest in school history.
Shalaya Kipp also made her 2012 outdoor debut, running in the 5,000-meter run. Kipp finished with a personal record of 16:00.50; placing 12th overall in the Olympic development section.
Colorado's sprinters had a good showing as well. Joe Morris placed sixth in the 200, crossing the finish in 20.91. He also helped the 4x400-meter relay to a third-place finish. The relay, made up of Tyler Baker, Kyle MacIntosh, Morris and Reimer, finished the race third overall with a time of 3:10.34. They were less than three seconds behind the winning relay, Minnesota, which finished in 3:07.55. MacIntosh had a good finish in the 400-meter hurdles, crossing the finish eighth overall in 52.20.
Eileen Gehring led CU's women's sprinters. She was 10th in the 400; crossing the finish line in 54.21. Bridget Sweeney was 26th overall with a mark of 56.47. Those two, along with Brianne Beemer and Lindsy Mattson, placed second in the 4x400 relay. The team finished in 3:40.40, just .38 behind North Dakota State (3:40.02). Beemer also competed in the 400-meter hurdles and was 11th overall with a time of 1:00.09.
The Buffs also received a top-10 performance in the field from Mark Jones. Jones cleared 6-09 in the high jump to place 10th.
CU also had a group of athletes competing at the Azusa Pacific Bryan Clay Invitational in Azusa, Calif. Blake Theroux raced to a second-place finish in the 3,000-meter steeplechase (9:06.76) and Dillon Shije was the runner-up in the 5,000 (14:41.77). Brittany Lewis had the best performance for the CU women. She was third in the long jump (18-08.50).
The Buffs will compete at the Beach Invitational on Saturday.
54TH ANNUAL MT. SAC RELAYS
Hilmer Lodge Stadium (Walnut, Calif.)
Men's Open- B - 10,000-Meter Run: (1. Nathan Sellers, ASC, 29:38.77) 24. Ryan Savercool, 31:59.64
Women's 400-Meter Dash Open: (1. Georganne Moline, UA, 52.92) 10. Eileen Gehring, 54.21; 26. Bridget Sweeney, 56.47
Men's 400-Meter Dash Open: (1. De'Myco Winston, WKU, 46.83) 34. Blake Reimer, 48.49
Women's 800-Meter Run Open: (1. Kate Grace, NJ-NYTC, 2:03.68) 23. Elizabeth Tremblay, 2:07.94
Men's 800-Meter Run Open: (1. Austin Mudd, UW, 1:47.68) 29. Matthew Biegner, 1:50.60; 67. Steve Kasica, 1:53.43
Women's 400-Meter Hurdles Open: (1. Keia Pinnick, ASU, 57.34) 11. Brianne Beemer; 1:00.09
Men's 400-Meter Hurdles Open: (1. Ali Arastu, Michigan, 50.54) 8. Kyle MacIntosh, 52.20; 16. Adam Salzmann, 52.99; 33. Tyler Baker, 54.79
Men's 200-Meter Dash Open: (1. Rubin Williams, Heritage Elite, 20.66) 6. Joe Morris, 20.91
Women's 4x400-Meter Relay Open: (1. North Dakota State, 3:40.02) 2. Colorado (Lindsy Mattson, Eileen Gehring, Brianne Beemer, Bridget Sweeney), 3:40.40
Men's 4x400-Meter Relay Open: (1. Minnesota, 3:07.55) 3. Colorado (Tyler Baker, Kyle MacIntosh, Joe Morris, Blake Reimer), 3:10.34
Women's 1,500-Meter Run Elite: (1. Katie Flood, UW, 4:11.66) 5. Jessica Tebo, 4:15.15
Women's 5,000-Meter Run -Olympic Development Elite: (1. Julia Bleasdale, Melbourne TC, 15:25.62) 12. Shalaya Kipp, 16:00.50
Men's High Jump: (1. Deante Kemper, NAU, 7-01) 10. Mark Jones, 6-09
Azusa Pacific Bryan Clay Invitational
Men's 3,000-Meter Steeplechase: (1. Steve Flint, 9:03.56) 2. Blake Theroux, 9:06.76; 6. Cameron Clayton, 9:17.10
Men's 1,500-Meter Run: (1. Ross Millington, UNAT-New York, 3:41.17) 21. Christian Thompson, 3:53.45; 35. Garrett Carmichael, 3:56.62
Men's 400-Meter Dash: (1. Richard Morrissey, England, 47.10) t16. Blake Berens, 49.20
Women's 100-Meter Dash: (1. Bianca Willamson, England, 11.47) 32. Genny Mayden, 12.60
Women's 400-Meter Hurdles: (1. Nusrat Ceesay, Gambia, 57.24) 10. Brittany Lewis, 1:03.26; t19. Lindsey Hubbard, 1:05.01
Women's 200-Meter Dash: (Shana Cox, England, 23.38) 39. Genny Mayden, 25.63; 43. Katie Dreher, 25.80; 66. 27.29
Men's 5,000-Meter Run: (1. Andrew Epperson, CSM, 14:36.63) 2. Dillon Shije, 14:41.77; 10. Jerome Perkins, 15:02.23; 19. Garrett Ward, 15:24.34
Women's Long Jump: (1. Sabrina Nettey, Universal, 20-06.50) 3. Brittany Lewis, 18-08.50; 10. Genny Mayden, 18-01.50
Men's High jump: (1. Mitchell Haag, UCSB, 6-10.75) t10. Jason DeWitt, 6-06.75
Women's High Jump: (1. Rachel Machin, UCAC, 5-10.75) t4. Alyssa Frank, 5-07; t7. Katie Dreher, 5-05