SPEARFISH, S.D. (February 24, 2017) – Senior Andrea Tuck (Canon City, Colo.) won the pentathlon and the men's distance medley team were crowned Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Indoor Track and Field Champions for Colorado State University-Pueblo women's and men's track and field teams on day one of the conference meet.
The women's team totaled 32.5 points to rank second at the meet, held at the Donald E. Young Center in Spearfish, S.D. The men are sixth with 16 points.
Tuck totaled 3,718 points in the pentathlon to record a season-high mark and claim top honors. Her pervious total of 3,653 was good for 10th nationally. She trailed the leader by 52 points heading to the final event, the 800m run, but finished 13 seconds faster than the leader to claim her first career RMAC Championship.
The squad of Dante Carter (Sr., Las Vegas, Nev.), Devundrick Walker (So., Aurora, Colo.), Thomas Staines (Fr., Colorado Springs, Colo.) and Derrick Williams (Jr., Columbia Falls, Mont.) made up the winning DMR team. The Pack set a facility record with a time of 10:01.73 to score 10 points for the ThunderWolves.
The women's DMR also ran to a facility record and finished second behind Adams State University with a time of 11:52.65. The team consisted of Miriam Roberts (Jr., Boulder, Colo.), Taliah Burney (Colorado Springs, Colo.), Sydni Riley (Sr., Florissant, Colo.) and Bailey Hughes (Sr., Bigfork, Mont.).
CSU-Pueblo had a third-place finisher in both genders of the long jump. Ron Sweeten (Jr., Falcon, Colo.) reached the podium with a leap of 6.93m on his second jump. Tatianna Clanton (Jr., Colorado Springs, Colo.) posted a mark of 5.57m to finish third. She accomplished the mark on her first jump. Freshman Lauren Fairchild (McKinney, Texas) was fifth with a jump of 5.37m to score team points for the Pack.
Catherine Tiona (Jr., Colorado Springs, Colo.) finished tied for fourth in the pole vault with a mark of 3.39m.
A member of each team qualified for the 200m dash finals tomorrow. On the men's side, Tevin Donnell (So., Fountain, Colo.) was second in the preliminaries of the 200 with a time of 22.18, while Clanton ran a 26.00 to reach of the finals of the women's race.
Both Shawn Horne (So., Camp Casey, South Korea) and Dueth Vassell (Jr., Denver, Colo.) ran well enough to qualify for the 400m dash finals, as Horne posted a 50.71 and Vassell crossed the finish line in 50.77.
Both teams will conclude the RMAC Championships Saturday beginning at 8:30 a.m.
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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.