Ram Trio earns all-time school grades in heptathlon
ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico –All three Rams competing in the heptathlon ended up with personal bests that also ended up on the Colorado State Athletics Program’s all-time list late Saturday at the New Mexico Collegiate Classic.
Second year students Drew Thompson and Mauricio Galindo Vega finished fourth and fifth, respectively, while freshman Elie Scott took sixth place in the two-day multi at the Albuquerque Convention Center.
Thompson had three PRs on the final day and six overall en route to a 4,892 score for ninth all-time at CSU. He was 15 years oldand with a score of 4,702, which he earned earlier this season at Wyoming.
His sophomore counterpart, Galindo Vega, finished with a score of 4810 and, coincidentally, will also be right behind Thompson in the CSU record books at age 10.and. This was Galindo Vega’s first heptathlon since the 2020 Mountain West Indoor Championships where he finished 12and– best mark in the history of the school.
Scott, a true freshman, improved over 300 points since his first multi in December to finish with 4,777 points – good for 13and all weather in green and gold. In all, he had five public relations with three coming on Saturday.
The weekend treated the Ram multis well as well as four of the five notched PRs who all landed on the school’s all-time top 20 list. At Lexie Keller’s school record in the pentathlon on Friday clearly highlighted the peloton.
Mariano KisNew Mexico’s only non-multiple Ram, placed third in the shot put with a throw of 58’7.25”.
Coach’s Assistant Ryan Bailey
“The men competed very well and collected 12 PR in the multi. For a freshman, I’m really impressed with how quickly Eli is learning and applying his skills. Drew took a long jump but kept his composure like a veteran throughout the weekend.” All of its other events were given daymarks. Mauricio wasn’t at his best, which frustrates him, but it just shows the level he has for himself. He has always executed well and will improve for the conference. Overall, I’m happy with how we competed this weekend and can’t wait to fine-tune the settings for the Mountain West encounter.”
SATURDAY RESULTS New Mexico Collegiate Classic
For the full results, see the link at the top of the summary
(PR) – Personal Record, (UNA) – Independent
Men’s shot put
3. Mariano Kis58’7.25”
Men’s Heptathlon (FINAL)
3. Drew Thompson, 4892; PR, 9and in CSU history
4. Mauricio Galindo Vega, 4810; PR, 10and in CSU history
5. Elie Scott, 4777; PR, 13and in CSU history
60 meters hurdles men (Heptathlon)
4.Thompson, 8.79; PR
6. Galindo Vega, 8.88
7. Scott, 8.96; PR
Men’s pole vault (heptathlon)
5. Thompson, 13’1.5”; PR
6. Galindo Vega, 12’5.5”; PR
8. Scott, 11’9.75”; PR
1000 meters men (heptathlon)
2.Thompson, 2:48.34; PR
3. Scott, 2:50.11; PR
5. Galindo Vega, 2:55.43
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