COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (February 21, 2017) - The Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference announced its final indoor track and field athletes of the week Tuesday and in the process honored both Dante Carter (Sr., Las Vegas, Nev.) and Tatianna Clanton (Jr., Colorado Springs, Colo.) of the Colorado State University-Pueblo track and field programs.
Carter was honored as the male track athlete of the week, while Clanton earned her second straight RMAC Women's Field Athlete of the Week recognition. The honors make four for the Pack track and field teams this season, as Paul Roberts (Fr., Boulder, Colo.) received the honor Jan. 31.
Carter qualified for the NCAA Division II Indoor Track and Field Championships with an automatic time in the mile to lead the Pack at the Joe Davies Invitational in Golden, Feb. 17-18. Carter ran a winning time of 4:13.66, which was converted to 4:02.32 to slide under the Division II auto mark and rank fifth nationally.
Clanton leaped 5.82m in the long jump at the Joe Davies Invitational to record another Division II provisional mark, which was just shy of her top jump of 5.90 earlier this season that ranks 11th nationally. She was second in the event Friday to an athlete from University of Colorado that jumped 5.84m.
Also announced Tuesday were the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association national computer rankings, which placed the men's program No. 10. The ranking is eight places higher than last week's list.
The ThunderWolves will compete at the 2017 RMAC Indoor Track and Field Championships Feb. 24-25 in Spearfish, S.D., hosted by Black Hills State 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.