Martens claims 2 throwing titles in Colorado
Redshirt sophomore Cory Martens, of Newton, Kansas, won the men’s discus and hammer throws at the Nature Bakery Invitational hosted by Colorado Mines, Saturday.
Martens reached a mark of 174 feet, 2 inches in the discus and 192-9 1/4 in the hammer. He set the school record for the hammer earlier this season at 194-2, which leads the RMAC.
Jesse Bleidt, junior of Lewellen, recorded a 155-8 3/4 in the discus, good for second. He also took third in the hammer with a mark of 172-5 1/2.
Blake Jacobs, junior of Highlands Ranch, Colorado, won the men’s shot put, to make it a clean sweep of throwing events for CSC. His mark of 53-5 1/2 earned the gold after he took silver in the hammer, right behind Martens.
David Aldridge, junior of Omaha, placed second in the shot with a mark of 48-1 and fourth in the discus, reaching 145-7.
Hurdler Matthew Klein, senior of Scottsbluff, won the 110-meter high hurdles with a time of 15.17 seconds.
Khalil James, sophomore of Colorado Springs, Colorado, placed second in the long and triple jumps, with marks of 22-6 1/2, and 45-9 1/4, respectively.
In the 100m dash, Javan Lanier, freshman of Aurora, Colorado, took second with a time of 10.83, while Karlos Logan, sophomore of Colorado Springs, Colorado, placed fourth with an 11.05.
On the women’s side, the sprinters stole the show.
Senior Stachia Reuwsaat, of Black Hawk, South Dakota, earned gold in the 100m with a time of 11.8 and the long jump, reaching 20-5. Fellow senior Tessa Gorsuch, of Rapid City, South Dakota, won the 100m high hurdles, crossing the line in 14.07. Gorsuch also earned silver in the triple jump with a mark of 36-7 3/4. Michelle Carbajal, redshirt sophomore of Gypsum, Colorado, placed fourth with a 35 3/4-jump.
Haley Gallagher, redshirt sophomore of Erie, Colorado, earned a silver and a bronze in the pole vault and high jump, respectively. She cleared 11 1/4 in the pole vault and cleared 5-1 3/4 in high jump. Tory Snyder, senior of Pierre, South Dakota, cleared 10-6 in pole vault to claim third place.
Junior Alisha Heelan, of Oshkosh, placed third in the 400m with a time of 57 flat.
For the throwers, junior Ashlyn Hanson, of Seward, captured the hammer title, reaching 179-11 1/2. Ashton Hallsted, freshman of Casper, Wyoming, won the discus, marking a 126-2 1/2. Hallsted placed third in the shot put, just behind the mark of teammate Danielle Weyer, freshman of Fremont. Weyer reached 41-11 3/4, while Hallsted hit 40-11 1/2.
The women were without star thrower Mel Herl, senior of Eaton, Colorado, as she competed at a different meet in Fort Collins, Colorado, winning the shot, hammer, and discus at the Jack Christiansen Invite.
Next for the Eagles is the Drake Relays and the Colorado School of Mines Pre-Conference Invitational. The Relays are Friday and Saturday in Des Moines, Iowa. The pre-conference meet is in Golden, Colorado, Saturday.