COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (December 6, 2016) – Three members of the Colorado State University-Pueblo men's and women's indoor track and field team were honored as Preseason All-Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference, as the league office announced Tuesday its preseason coaches' poll and all-conference.
On the men's side, senior Dante Carter (Las Vegas, Nev.) and junior Derrick Williams (Columbia Falls, Mont.) were recognized as Preseason All-RMAC, while senior Andrea Tuck (Canon City, Colo.) was honored from the women's team.
The Pack men were ranked fifth in the RMAC Preseason Coaches' Poll with 82 points. Colorado School of Mines garnered eight first-place votes and totaled 115 points to lead the list. Adams State University was second (two first-place votes, 111 points), Western State Colorado University finished third (90 points) and Chadron State College was fourth (88 points).
The women were pegged to finish sixth with 110 points. ASU totaled seven first-place votes and 161 points for first. The rest of the top five went, CSC (three first-place votes, 142 points), New Mexico Highlands University (two first-place votes, 137 points), WSCU (120 points) and Black Hills State University (two first-place votes, 112 points).
Last season at the RMAC Indoor Championships, the women finished fourth and the men were sixth. Carter and Williams both redshirted the indoor season, while Tuck qualified for her first NCAA Championships in the pentathlon.
The ThunderWolves are set to begin the indoor season Dec. 8-9 at the Colorado School of Mines Alumni Open at the Steinhauer Fieldhouse in Golden, Colorado.
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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