Northern Colorado hurdler breaks 25-year-old record, golf ends regular season

The University of Northern Colorado has been busy the last couple of days as golf comes to an end, and baseball and track keep pressing on.

Here is how each team did in the most recent contests.

Track and field

UNC track and field continues to Impress and break records. This weekend, a freshman was responsible for the accomplishment.

Jerome Campbell won the 110-meter hurdles by nearly one second with a time of 13.84 at the Colorado Invitational in Boulder. His time was good enough to break the UNC program record of 14.03, which stood for 25 years.

Campbell’s time put him at the top of the Big Sky, 17th in the NCAA West region and 31st in the country. Additionally, the freshmen’s performance earned him the Co-Big Sky Track Athlete of the Week. Northern Arizona’s Trenton Givens was his co-recipient.

Sophomore Wendira Moss also claimed the top time in the Big Sky, running at 55.88 in the 400 meter. She earned second at the event.

Senior Ruby Ann Gregory and sophomore Craiesha Johnson are also in the league top 20 for the event. Gregory ran a 58.29 for 10th place in the Big Sky, and Johnson finished at 59.33 for 18th.

Graduate student Tyler Thimsen won the men’s triple jump, logging a mark of 48 feet-6 inches (14.78m). The result places him eighth in the Big Sky. Teammates Qwazon Al-Khaliq and Welre Olivier did not compete.

Chloe Rylance also finished in the Big Sky top 15 after the 3,000m Steeplechase. The freshman finished seventh at the meet and Landed in the 14th for the conference.

UNC will continue the outdoor season this weekend when the team splits for two meets. Several athletes will compete at the Tom Jones Memorial meet at the University of Florida, and the rest will compete at the Doug Max Invitational at Colorado State.

Baseball

UNC (7-24, 4-5 Summit League) fell to Omaha (14-15, 6-3 Summit League), 7-0, in the final game of the series on Sunday after the Mavericks put together two strong third and fourth innings.

The home team logged timely hits, and Northern Colorado could not capitalize. UNC finished the game with just three total hits, while the Mavericks had 11. Neither team committed an error.

On the mound, UNC struck out eight batters and gave up three walks, two wild pitches and two hit by pitch. Omaha had nine strikeouts.

The Bears will continue the season at 2 pm Friday when they host in South Dakota State.

Women’s golf

Northern Colorado finished its final regular-season tournament on Tuesday at the Bobcat Desert Classic, hosted by Montana State, where the team finished 11th out of 11.

The Bears had their lowest performance this season, finishing with an 86-over 950. While the team has not won any of its tournaments, its final score often ranges from the low 910s to 930s.

This comes just one week after beating three fellow Big Sky schools at Wyoming’s tournament.

Junior Abbi Fleiner and senior Jenna Chun topped the team on the individual Leaderboard, finishing tied at No. 30 with a 20-over 236.

Fleiner’s scorecard included three birdies in the final round. Chun had 6-over 78 in the final two rounds.

Junior Amy Chitkoksoong ended the tournament 22-over 238 and tied at 33, recording five birdies.

UNC will end the season next week with the Big Sky Tournament, set for April 18-20 in Scottsdale, Arizona.

Men’s golf

The men’s team ended its regular season on Tuesday, as well. It Landed tied for a ninth out of 14 with a final score of 25-over 601.

Senior Jack Castiglia placed T11 with a 2-over 146. His best round came on Tuesday when he finished one under par. Castiglia racked up 24 pars.

Graduate student Marcus Tait was T29, ending the tournament at 5-over 149. He scored a 1-over 73 in the first round. He had eight birdies to lead the team.

Northern Colorado will also participate in the Big Sky Tournament next. The men’s tournament is set for April 25-27 in Scottsdale.

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