Mavs’ track teams perform well in Golden

The Colorado Mesa University men’s and women’s track & field team had 19 top-eight finishes Saturday in the Joe Davies Open in Golden.

The Mavericks had 16 top-eight finishes for the women and three for the men.

Kelly Kiskadden took second place in the weight throw (48 feet, 1.75 inches) and second in the shot put (37-6.75).

Justin Wallace led the men with a third-place finish in the triple jump (41-11.5) and was eighth in the long jump (19-10.25). Tyler Daniels, a Fruita Monument graduate, took eighth in the 200-meter dash (24.66 seconds).

Whitney Rowe took fourth in the 60-meter dash (7.79 seconds) and Katie Folven placed fifth in the 200 in 28.59 seconds.

Keila Utu, another Fruita Monument graduate, was sixth in the shot put (34-5) and eighth in the weight throw (41-5).

The women’s distance medley team took third in 12 minutes, 46.85 seconds.

Swimming & Diving

Alaska-Fairbanks won every event Saturday and all but two on Friday to dominate CMU’s women’s swim team, 270-139.

The Mavericks’ 400-yard medley relay team of Jaclyn McMillen, Katie Thompson, Katie Odiorne and Mara Von Holst won in 4 minutes, 18.02 seconds, with the Mavericks’ B team of Jordan McMillen, Ashley Ochsner, Danielle Shabelski and Kieran Bender second in 4:25.93.

Jaclyn McMillen won the 100 backstroke in 1:01.31 for the Mavericks’ only other event victory.

Kelly Hogan was second in the 200 freestyle, 100 freestyle and third in the 500 free on Friday and was third in the 200 breaststroke Saturday.

Gina Panacci was second in the 500 free, 50 free and 200 butterfly and third in the 1,000 free.

Briana Purkapile placed second in the 200 backstroke, fourth in the 200 breaststroke, third in the 200 free, 200 individual medley and 100 free.


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