Men's Outdoor Track & Field - Sat, Mar. 31, 2012
(Grand Rapids, Mich.) Rain postponed the field events scheduled for Friday at the Grand Rapids Open hosted by Aquinas College at Houseman Field. Saturday the Sun emerged and with it, two record-setting performances by the CU Men's Track & Field team.
Freshman, Logan Norton took down the longest surviving school record. His 14' 11" clearance to win the pole vault finally bettered the mark of 14' 6" set in 1977 by Carl Kresge. Norton also finished third in the triple jump with a personal best of 41' 6.5".
Cornerstone throwers had a very good day. Instead of contesting the hammer throw in Friday's cold rain, Bryant Langdon, Ross Raymond and Jon Norris placed 4-5-6 on Saturday. Langdon threw 148' 7" while both Raymond (142' 4") and Norris (139' 5") bettered the freshman record with personal bests. Steve Tuttle set the old record of 138' 11" in 2009. CU alum, Joel Leong won the event with a throw of 212' 8".
In the discus, Norris took seventh with a new best of 129' 9" and Raymond extended his PR in the shot put to 42' 9" for third.
Spencer Perry was third in the rescheduled javelin with a throw of 144' 3"
On the track the all-freshman 4 x 400 meter relay of Nick Hayes, Cameron Hill, Jeshurun Washington and Alex Macias placed third in 3:30.02.