Pack tracksters secure NCAA provisional marks in indoor opener

Pack tracksters secure NCAA provisional marks in indoor opener


GOLDEN, Colo. (December 9, 2016) - Five women and two men from the Colorado State University-Pueblo track and field teams secured provisional marks in the opening of the indoor season at the Colorado School of Mines Alumni Classic Thursday and Friday.

Senior Andrea Tuck (Canon City, Colo.) was 107 points shy of her program record in the pentathlon, as she compiled 3,653 points and won the event which included athletes from  University of Colorado and Colorado State University. Her effort was good for a provisional mark and currently ranks second in NCAA Division II.

Senior sprinter Sydni Riley (Florissant, Colo.) posted a converted time of 2:12.85 in the 800m to win the race and record a provisional time that ranks second nationally.

Also second in the nation is Tatianna Clanton (Jr., Colorado Springs, Colo.) with her leap of 5.90m in the long jump. She was one of two ThunderWolves to post a provisional mark in the event, as freshman Lauren Fairchild (McKinney, Texas) recorded a jump of 5.66m to rank 11th in Division II.

Senior Bailey Hughes (Bigfork, Mont.) ran a converted 9:59.64 in the 3000m run to record a provisional time and rank eighth in the nation. She was second in the race.

Fairchild won her first event as a collegiate athlete when she crossed the finish line in 27.28 in the 200m dash.

On the men's side, freshman Thomas Staines (Colorado Springs, Colo.) recorded an NCAA provisional time of 1:55.73 (1:52.39 converted) in the 800m. In the process, he won his first collegiate event and ranks first in the nation in the 800m in this early indoor season.

Sophomore Devundrick Walker (Aurora, Colo.) posted a converted time of 4:10.98 in the mile to place second in the event and sit second nationally with his NCAA provisional time.

Sophomore Jacob Smith (Strasburg, Colo.) totaled a school record 4,468 points in the heptathlon to win the event. He ranks 22nd in NCAA Division II.

Sophomore Shawn Horne (Camp Casey, South Korea) won the 400m run with a time of 50.44. His time fell just short of a provisional mark, but sits 14th nationally.

The Pack now break for the holiday and will resume the season Jan. 14 at The Shootout at Western State Colorado University.

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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.