PUEBLO, Colo. (May 10, 2018) - Colorado State University-Pueblo's Lauren Fairchild (So., McKinney, Tex.) and Ryan Laydon (Sr., Pueblo, Colo.) have been named Pack Student-Athletes of the Week, presented by Mobile Record Shredders.
Sophomore Fairchild posted her season best leap in the long jump with a mark of 5.78m, which was just .01 meters off a provisional mark.
On the men's side, Laydon celebrated his senior weekend with two saves. Laydon led the Pack to a 3-1 series win over Adams State University that gave them the No. 4 seed in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Tournament.
The Pueblo native made two relief appearances for the ThunderWolves. In 5.2 innings pitched, Laydon surrendered just one run. He allowed only three hits and two walks. The lefty fanned three batters.
In the 14th annual Pack the Park game, the Pack held a one-run lead in sixth inning of a seven inning game. With the go-ahead run coming to the plate, the Pack turned to Laydon who came in and got two outs. Laydon would also throw a scoreless ninth to clinch a 4-3 win.
One day later, the Pack gave Laydon the ball in the sixth inning of a nine inning game when they held a 3-1 lead. With two on and no outs, Laydon worked out of the jam. He would keep the Grizzlies quiet the rest of the game, throwing four innings to pick up his second save of the weekend.
Laydon is now 3-2 this season with a 4.40 ERA. He leads the Pack with 18 appearances in 2018. Laydon's two saves ties him for seventh-most in the RMAC.
Up next for the track & field team is the NCAA Outdoor Championships May 24-26 Irwin Belk Complex in Charlotte, NC.
The Pack baseball team will play Colorado School of Mines Thursday in the second round of the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Tournament. First pitch from Suplizio Field in Grand Junction is scheduled for 7 p.m.
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As a member of the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference, Colorado State University – Pueblo competes in 22 varsity sports in NCAA Division II intercollegiate athletics.
Past Pack Athletes of the Week
May 3 - Leah Neumann/Taylor Davis
Apr. 25 - Michaela Burpee/Devundrick Walker
Apr. 11 - Taylor Christensen/Dakota Popham
Apr. 4 - Jenna McKinley/Fraser Hughes
Mar. 28 - Courtney Ewing/Thomas Pudney
Mar. 21 - Gabby Moreno/Jorge Durate
Mar. 14 - Nia Matthews/Thomas Staines
Mar. 7 - Katie Cunningham/Blake Foerster
Feb. 28 - Angelique Urenda/JaVaughn Perkins
Feb. 21 - Arianna Rohde/Josh Smith
Feb. 14 - Miriam Roberts/Ambrose Romero
Feb. 7 - Katie Cunningham/Cody Johnson
Jan. 31 - Gillian Maness/PT Garcia
Jan. 24 - Jennah Knafelc/Will Newman
Jan. 18 - Hannah Plummer/Kyle Fantin
Jan. 10 - Tuileisu Anderson/JaCobi Jones
Dec. 20 - Taylor Long/Will Newman
Dec. 13 - Angelique Urenda/Thomas Staines
Dec. 6 - Arianna Rohde/Ron Sweeten
Nov. 29 - Katie Cunningham/Mika Nuolivirta
Nov. 22 – Katie Jones/Alec Choury
Nov. 15 – Misha McDowell/BJ Hardy
Nov. 8 – Alexa Eastep/Marcelo Laguera
Nov. 2 - Mackenzie Bean/Emery Taylor
Oct. 19 - Phoebe Pontious/Protus Babaya
Oct. 11 - Melissa Nichols/Neil Tillman
Oct. 4 - Gillian Maness/Tanner Cuda
Sept. 27 - Danelle Dondelinger/Connor Marth
Sept. 20 - Courtney Ewing/Brandon Payer
Sept. 13 - Miriam Roberts/Marcelo Laguera
Sept. 6 - Mackenzie Bean/Fraser Hughes