CSU Claims Mens, Womens MW Field and Track Honors
COLORADO SPRINGS – Colorado State's Kelcey Bedard and Ronald Sayles earned the Mountain West Women's Field and Men's Track Athletes of the Week, the only time a school has claimed both honors in a single week this season.
Bedard earned her second weekly outdoor conference honor and the third of her career overall, including one indoor. This marks the first weekly conference honor of Sayles' career.
Bedard opened her outdoor campaign with a first-place finish and throw of 203-6 (62.04m) in the women's hammer at the Mines Nature's Bakery Invite. A couple of hours later, the junior followed with a discus throw of 163-10 (49.94m).
With her performances, Bedard ranks 13th in the NCAA, 10th on the NCAA West Qualifying List and tops in the Mountain West in the hammer. Additionally, the Fort Collins, Colo., native is the NCAA's 52nd-ranked discus thrower and the No. 30 athlete in the discus on the NCAA West Qualifying List. Bedard is one of four athletes in program history with a hammer throw of 200 feet or better.
Sayles ranks as the Mountain West's top athlete in the 200 meters and 400 meters, and is a member of the conference's top-ranked 4x100-meter relay. Among those performances was a time of 47.11 in the 400 meters, which ranks sixth in program history, 24th in the NCAA and 14th on the NCAA West Qualifying List.
The sophomore's 200 meters time was 21.31, which has been topped by only eight other athletes in program history. He closed the day on the second leg of the 4x100-meter relay team, which clocked the NCAA's No. 87 time, 41.01.