Women's 4x400m sets school record to guide Pack at New Mexico Classic

Women's 4x400m sets school record to guide Pack at New Mexico Classic


ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (February 5, 2017) - The Colorado State University-Pueblo women's 4x400 meter relay team set a new school record in the event and currently ranks No. 13 nationally to guide the ThunderWolves at the University of New Mexico Classic and Multi, Feb. 3-4.

The Pack ran a 3:49.83 that was adjusted to 3:50.27 and was third in the race. The team consisted of Tatianna Clanton (Jr., Colorado Springs, Colo.), Taliah Burney (Fr., Colorado Springs, Colo.), Andrea Tuck (Sr., Canon City, Colo.) and Sydni Riley (Sr., Florissant, Colo.). Riley was also on the previous record team that posted a 3:51.85, Feb. 7, 2015.

Riley also recorded a time of 1:34.20 in the 600m race to finish fourth, which was first among non-Division I athletes.

Both senior Bailey Hughes (Bigfork, Mont.) and junior Miriam Roberts (Boulder, Colo.) recorded NCAA Division II provisional times in the mile, while Hughes' time improved on her national rank. Her converted time of 4:55.89 (5:02.48) was sixth in the race and sits 17th nationally. Roberts ran a 5:07.78 to finish eighth.

Sophomore Nikol Podlacha (USAF Academy, Colo.) was 12th in the weight throw with a 15.26m mark.

Sophomore Marcelo Laguera (Chihuahua, Mexico) finished second in the 3000m run, which was littered with Division I talent, with a NCAA Division II provisional mark of 8:31.74.

Freshman Logan Morley (Bigfork, Mont.) ran a 4:19.59 in the mile to finish seventh.

Freshman Thomas Staines (Colorado Springs, Colo.) ran an NCAA Division II provisional time of 1:54.95 to win his heat and finish sixth overall in the 800m.

Junior Ron Sweeten (Falcon, Colo.) was ninth in the long jump with a mark of 6.75m.

Sophomore Shawn Horne (Camp Casey, South Korea) was third among Division II runners and 14th overall in the 200m dash with a time of 21.77. He won his heat in the 400m run and finished 12th with a time of 49.00.

Next up for the Pack is the Indoor Gorilla Classic, hosted by Pittsburgh State University at the Robert W. Plaster Center, Feb. 10-11.