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Both CSU alumni, new talent place high at nationals

July 8, 2010

CSU had a strong showing at this year's USA Championships -- two former CSU athletes placed in the hammer throw and discus events -- while incoming freshman, Trevor Brown, held his own as he competed in the 100-meter hurdles event.

This year, Colorado State made a strong showing at the outdoor track and field USA Championships in events including:

  • hammer throw
  • hurdles
  • discus

While standout, soon-to-be-freshman, Trevor Brown, garnered an impressive third place finish in 100-meter hurdles, former CSU athletes Drew Loftin and Casey Malone proved that they still have what it takes.

Brown sets his stage

Brown has not even begun his academic career at Colorado State yet, but already he is making a name for himself. A native out of Colorado Springs, Colo. and a product of Wasson High School, Brown already possesses an impressive high school career in track and field.

He was honored by the Denver Post with five different awards and earned the Gatorade track athlete of the year award for Colorado. He was named all-Colorado in both the 300-meter hurdles and the 110-meter hurdles and the class 4A first team in the same two events. He also captured a state record in the 300-meter hurdles with a time of 36.81 seconds, which is currently ranked fifth in the nation.

After competing in the 2010 USA Junior Outdoor Track and Field Championships in men’s 100-meter hurdles, Brown came in in an impressive third place. This placement holds even more weight when you consider that the top two athletes were given a bid to Junior Worlds and Brown missed it by just one place. With credentials like these, Brown is already on his way to shining at Colorado State come fall.

Loftin and Malone set records

While Brown represents fresh and new talent at Colorado State, Loftin and Malone represent long running talent as they more than held their own at the USA Championships. Loftin finished in third place in the Men’s Hammer Throw with a distance of 75.4 meters.

Malone repeated as the 2010 USA Championships Men’s Discus Champion with a distance of 62.57 meters. After capturing this same victory last year, being a champion seems to be becoming a bit of a habit for Malone.

CSU bound for success

All three athletes found great success at this year’s championships. While Loftin and Malone carry out the Colorado State legacy, we will look to new talent in Brown to continue carrying it.