Sterling wins triple jump in Orem
Colorado Mesa’s women’s track and field team got wins from Bacall Sterling in the triple jump and its 400-meter relay in the Utah Valley University Collegiate Invitational on Friday in Orem, Utah.
Sterling leapt 11.9 meters for her win, and the relay ran to victory in 47.44 seconds in a 10-team meet that included several NCAA Division I teams.
Also for the Mesa women: Quincey Pedersen finished third (1.65 meters) in the high jump; Melissa Bauer was third (19:27.62) in the 5,000; Breanna Jones was fourth (12.67) in the 100; Whitney Rowe was fourth (5.49 meters) in the long jump; and Cathryn Ambler was fifth (57.44) in the 400.
For the CMU men’s team, Jordan Riggins placed third (10.95) in the 100; Shane Niksic was fourth (1:53.39) and Jon Johannsen sixth (1:56.2) in the 800; Cameron Morley was fifth (12.42) in the triple jump; Kevin Hobbs was sixth (38.46 meters) in the javelin; Keanan Garnes was sixth (13.63) in the shot put; and the Mavs’ 1,600 relay was fifth (3:21.56).
The Colorado Mesa men’s and women’s tennis teams scored easy wins against Division III Colorado College in RMAC duals Friday at Garden of the Gods in Colorado Springs.
The Mesa men won 9-0, going to three sets in only one singles match, which Trevor Brown won 6-7 (5-7), 6-0, 15-13 at No. 6.
The Mavericks won the women’s dual 7-2, sweeping the doubles. One of their two losses in singles was in three sets. Mesa’s Kristyn Wykert had the easiest win, triumphing 6-1, 6-0 at No. 5 singles.
Colorado Mesa University dropped its second straight game, falling 15-6 to Florida Southern in Lakeland, Fla.
The Mavericks (3-2) won their first three games to open the season before hitting a rough patch.
The Mocs (7-3) took an 8-2 lead at halftime, scoring six goals in the second quarter. Florida Southern outshot CMU 57-26, won 21 of 25 faceoffs and scooped up 45 ground balls to Mesa’s 24.
Dane Sorenson led the Mocs with seven goals.
Kade Robinson scored two goals to lead the Mavericks and Michael Beimford picked up two assists in his second game back from injury.