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12 Rams earn all-conference track and field honors

May 18, 2009

Twelve members of the Colorado State track and field team earned all-conference honors, it was announced Monday by the Mountain West Conference. All-conference selections are awarded to the top three finishers in each event.

The eight men earning all-conference honors were:

  • Nnamdi Agwu (triple jump)
  • Wil Buchanan (1,500 meter and 4x400-meter relay) - pictured at right
  • Brian Fox (4x400-meter relay)
  • Ryan Friese (800 meters and 4x400-meter relay)
  • Alex Godell (hammer throw)
  • Nigel Joseph (400-meter hurdles and 4x400-meter relay)
  • Ian Lettow (shot put)
  • Caston Mabin (high jump)

Of that group, three CSU men took home individual titles at last weekend’s MWC meet. Friese, Godell and Mabin all won in their respective events.

On the women’s side Meagan Berg (hammer throw), Kristen Kugler (heptathlon), and Nicole Peters (3,000-meter steeplechase) all earned honors in one event while Missy Faubus earned all-MWC recognition in both the shot put and discus. Faubus was CSU’s lone event winner at the MWC meet as she captured the discus title.

Regional qualifiers

The Rams will be sending 18 athletes to the NCAA regional meet, hosted by Oklahoma on May 29-30. The following is the list of athletes that have regionally qualified:

  • Ryan Friese; 800-meter run
  • Wil Buchanan; 800-meter run and 1,500-meter run
  • Jeremy Freed; 1,500-meter run
  • Nigel Joseph; 400-meter hurdles
  • Spenser Lynass; 3,000-meter steeplechase
  • Jake Keyser; 3,000-meter steeplechase
  • Doug Dieker; pole vault
  • Tyson Williams; shot put
  • Alex Godell; hammer throw
  • Jeff Horinek; discus
  • Caston Mabin; high jump
  • Nnamdi Agwu; triple jump
  • Kirsten Anthony; 1,500-meter run and 5,000-meter run
  • Nicole Peters; 5,000-meter run and 3,000-meter steeplechase
  • Missy Faubus; shot put, discus and hammer throw
  • Jennifer Ugochukwu; shot put
  • Meagan Berg; hammer throw and discus
  • Leah Elmshauser; hammer throw