Pack Track and Field opens 2017 at CSM Twilight Friday-Saturday

Pack Track and Field opens 2017 at CSM Twilight Friday-Saturday


PUEBLO, Colo. (January 19, 2017) - The Colorado State University-Pueblo track and field programs are set to compete for the first time in 2017 Jan. 20-21 at the Colorado School of Mines Twilight Invitational at the Steinhauer Fieldhouse in Golden, Colorado.

The Friday events begin at 4 p.m. with the weight throw, followed by the long jump and pole vault. Day two begins at 10 a.m. with the shot put, pole vault and triple jump, followed by the track events of the 5K, 60m hurdles and 60m dash. The meet wraps up with the 1600m relay around 4:35 p.m.

The Pack ran at the CSM Alumni Meet Dec. 8-9 before heading off for break and left their mark on the national qualifying lists.

On the men's side, freshman Thomas Staines (Colordo Springs, Colo.), running in his first collegiate meet, posted a 800m adjusted time of 1:52.39, which was first in the nation and now stands third in Division II. Sophomore Devundrick Walker (Aurora, Colo.) posted a time of 4:10.98 in the mile and sits second nationally with a provisional time. 

For the women, junior Tatianna Clanton (Colorado Springs, Colo.) leaped 5.90m in the long jump and sits second with a provisional mark. Ranked third in Division II is senior Andrea Tuck (Canon City, Colo) with 3,653 points in the heptathlon. She is coming off an indoor and outdoor trip to the NCAA Championships. Senior Sydni Riley (Florissant, Colo.) ran a adjusted 2:12.85 in the 800m and ranks fifth in NCAA Division II. Finally, Bailey Hughes (Bigfork, Mont.) ran a 9:59.64 in the 3000m to rank 16th nationally.

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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.