Adams St. hits four NCAA marks
Grizzlies provisionally qualify in 200, 4X100, javelin, discus
PUEBLO, Colo. -- Adams State put forth winning efforts in 11 events at the Colorado State-Pueblo Invitational, and reached four NCAA-qualifying marks.
Weekend action got underway with day one of the decathlon on Thursday. Esteban Vigil was in action in the competition, where he bested the rest of the field in three events and was among the top three in six of the 10 events. Wins in the 100 meters, long jump and 400 meters led to a third-place finish with 5,065 points.
On Friday Zach Dunbar in provisional qualifying fashion with a mark of 61.57 meters (202 feet). Joe Hochandel was also in action in the javelin, placing third with a mark of 47.44 meters (155’8”).
Jamarius Mathis gave the ASC throwers a second men’s qualifying effort on the weekend when he hit a provisional mark in the discus on Saturday. Mathis won the event throwing 50.04 meters (164’2”).
He added to that a third-place finish in the shot put with a mark of 15.75 meters (51’8 ¼”), leading a 3-4-5 Adams State showing in the event, with Miguel Narez and senior Brady Schreibvogel right behind.
On the track Boris Berian and the Grizzlies 4X100 meter relay squad were each responsible for provisional qualifying marks.
Berian led the field in the 400 meters by nearly three seconds, and was the only runner to cross the line in a qualifying time, (47.34, 47.45 adjusted). Also, Berian was a third-place finisher in the 200 meters, an event won by Rushane Scott in a time of 22.20 seconds (22.27 adjusted).
Scott was joined by teammates Derek Brown II, Justin Cropper and Justin Smit (Monument, Colo.) in winning the 4X100 relay with a provisional time of 40.88 seconds (41.00 adjusted).
Smit and Cropper would also ran well in the 100, finishing first and third, respectively, with times of 10.59 seconds (10.62 adjusted) and 10.78 seconds (10.81 adjusted).
Aaron Williams led a 1-2-3 Grizzly finish in the 110-meter hurdles, and was also the leader of 1-2 finish in the 400-meter hurdles. In the 110 Williams was first across the line with a time of 14.88 seconds (14.92 adjusted), edging out Alex Jordan in second and Michael Geiger in third. Jordan would also play bridesmaid in the 400-hurdles to Williams’ winning time of 54.43 seconds (54.65 adjusted).
Stepping up in distance, Steve Lezama clocked a time of 1:58.42 (1:57.82 adjusted) for 800-meter win, while John Luterbach placed second in the 1500 meters in 4:13.55 (4:08.46 adjusted).
Grizzlies’ were also the winners of both the long and triple jump on Saturday. Pierce Fair was just shy of the provisional standard in the triple jump with a winning mark of 14.46 meters (47’5 ¼”), and Alex Estes topped the long jump field at 6.74 meters (22’1 ½”).