Kellen Curry Wins 110-Meter Hurdles at Brutus Hamilton Invitational
April 25, 2009
BERKELEY, Calif. - Senior Kellen Curry picked up a first-place finish in the 110-meter hurdles, as select members of the Air Force track and field team concluded competition at the Brutus Hamilton Invitational in Berkeley, Calif., on Saturday, April 25. Curry, who picked up his second regional-qualifying victory in as many days, was one of 11 Falcons to earn a top-10 finish at the national meet.
Curry, who advanced to the finals of the 110-meter hurdles with a second-place time of 14.34, crossed the finish line of the final heat in 14.29 to win the race.
Junior Katie Weber finished second among collegiate competitors (third overall) in the javelin with a regional qualifying throw of 143'10", while classmate Sara Neubauer finished second in the discus (468¼") and third overall (second collegiately) in the discus throw with a regional qualifying mark of 16'3".
Freshman Paige Blackburn earned a pair of top-five placements, finishing fourth in the javelin throw (142'4") and fifth in the shot put (43'11¾"). Blackburn also finished ninth in the discus throw with a mark of 144'11". Classmate Kimber Shealy also finished within the top five, earning her placement in the pole vault with a fifth-place clearance of 12'1½".
Senior Kirk Devine recorded a seventh-place distance of 152'6" in the discus throw to finish seventh, while sophomore Christina Burke and freshman Maxwell Lutton each tallied eighth-place marks. Burke toss a 144'11" in the discus throw, while Lutton clocked a time of 49.05 in the 400-meter dash.
The majority of the Air Force squad will travel to Boulder, Colo., for the second annual Front Range Invitational on Saturday, May 2. A select group of Falcons will travel to Palo Alto, Calif., for the Stanford Invitational.