The Colorado School of Mines men’s and women’s track teams had a busy week competing in three different events over the past week on a west coast swing. While some of the team was at the Mt. SAC Relays, a few runners headed to Azusa Pacific University in Azusa, California to compete in the Bryan Clay invitational.
In the 5000, senior Andrew Epperson finished second out of the 70 runner field, while Derek Alcorn finished 12th and junior Ryan Bull 23rd. Epperson finished with a provisional time of 14:36.36, while Alcorn and Bull ran 14:50.03 and 14:59.39 respectively. In the women’s triple jump, senior Kayla Johnson placed ninth with a leap of 11.62m and sophomore Michelle Rigsby came in at 21st with a jump of 10.94m. Rigsby placed 51st in the 100m dash and a jump of 5.50m in the long jump landed Rigsby in 14th. Johnson finished 18th in the 100m hurdles. Amanda Giles (freshman) placed 19th in the women’s Javelin Throw with a toss of 35.25m.
Austin Shaffer (sophomore) competed in the men’s 400m dash and placed 20th with a time of 49.87, while Seun Ogunmodede placed fifth in the long jump with a leap of 6.80m. In the hammer throw, Austin Roup (junior) and sophomore Jacob Hollister finished ninth and eleventh with respective throws of 55.82m and 53.62m.