Tuesday, June 28 2022
Western Colorado at the Kit Mayer Classic
Wednesday April 20 | Stermole Athletics Complex | Dore, Colo.
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GOLDEN, Col. Western Colorado track teams will receive a final tune-up before the conference championship meet as the Mountaineers compete in Wednesday’s Kit Mayer Classic, hosted by the Colorado School of Mines.

Originally scheduled to take place on Friday and Saturday, the meet was moved due to local weather forecasts for the weekend in Golden.

The previous week has been busy for Western – split teams at three different competitions in different locations – so the Kit Mayer will feature a somewhat smaller travel contingent.

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE CLASSIC KIT MAYER

  • Field events can take the lead in the Mountaineer program at this event.
  • The hammer throw will feature four climbers ranked in the top 10 for the men and one ranked 10th for the women. Tyler Nelson leads the way on the men’s side, looking to improve on his best throw of 51.92 meters (170 feet 4 inches), the 10th longest in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference so far this season. Karter Evans (47.05m / 154-4), Logan Butterfield (45.96m / 150-9) and Tucker Kelly-Walsh (45.10m / 147-11) will also be looking to improve their rankings on the list of RMAC performance. On the women’s side, Krystal Wortham is ranked 10th with a best throw this season of 46.12m (151-4), which is 16th on the RMAC performance list.
  • Nelson (45.86m/150-5), Evans (40.40m/132-6) and Tim Franke (40.06m/131-5) are all seeded in the discus throw top 10, while Wortham (36.18m/118-8) is the 10th seed in the women’s discus.
  • Karter (13.50m/44-03.50) leads a trio of western men into the top 10 shot put seed. Also in this group are Butterfield (13.03m / 42-09.00) and Kelly-Walsh (12.87m / 4-02.75).
  • Ranked 17th in the RMAC this season in the men’s javelin, Luke Wuesthoff will put his season best at 45.72m (150-00) into play on Wednesday.
  • The vertical jumps have a host of well-ranked climbers in their respective events. Sammie Bretz, at a best height of 1.65m (5-05) is ranked fifth on the RMAC women’s high jump performance list and will be joined at the Classic by Marley Somers (1.55m / 5-01 ), which is 14th on the RMAC List. Teag Parker (1.85m/6-00.75) will carry the torch for Western in the men’s high jump.
  • In the pole vault, Sophie Varela (3.10m/10-02.00) and Erin Carroll (3.05m/10-00.00), ranked 16th and 18th respectively on the RMAC list, will compete for the women of the West, and the trio of Hayden Ell, Burke Ewing and Aidan Grant – all tied with a best height this season of 4.45m (14-07.25) – will compete for the men’s Mountaineer.
  • In the horizontals, it will be Brian Kenebrew who will be the only western competitor, entering the men’s triple jump ranked 21st in the RMAC with a season best jump of 12.86m (42-02.25).
  • At the oval, Riley Howard will compete in the men’s 5,000m, entering the event as the second seed with a time of 14 minutes, 56.62 seconds.
  • And the highlight of the sprints will be Bryce Lucas in the 100m and 200m dashes. Ranked second in the 100m, Lucas holds the 9th time, 10.65 seconds, in the history of the Mountaineer program. His season best of 21.78 earns him a No. 3 seed in the Classic’s 200m.

NEXT

Western is attending the RMAC Championship Meet in Spearfish, South Dakota on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, April 28-30.

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