Pack indoor track and field garners 24 All-RMAC awards

Pack indoor track and field garners 24 All-RMAC awards


COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (March 16, 2017) - The Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference doled out its All-RMAC Indoor Track and Field awards last week and in the process named 24 members of the Colorado State University-Pueblo track and field programs to the list.

The All-RMAC First Team consists of the first and second place individual finishers and the first-place relay teams from the RMAC Indoor Track and Field Championships. All-RMAC Second Team reflects the third and fourth place individual finishers and the second-place relay teams.

The women's team gathered 14 awards, guided by Andrea Tuck's (Sr., Canon City, Colo.) performance in the pentathlon, which crowned her RMAC Champion and All-RMAC First Team.

Senior Sydni Riley (Florissant, Colo.) totaled three awards, as she was second in the 800m run for All-RMAC First Team honors and was a member of both runner-up relay teams to be recognized as All-RMAC Second Team.

The women's distance medley relay team was second and made up of Miriam Roberts (So., Boulder, Colo.), freshman Taliah Burney (Colorado Springs, Colo.), Riley and senior Bailey Hughes (Bigfork, Mont.).

The 4x400m relay team was also second and consisted of junior Tatianna Clanton (Jr., Colorado Springs, Colo.), Burney, Tuck and Riley.

Clanton also earned All-RMAC Second Team with a third place finish in the long jump. Senior Makenna Linn (Bennett, Colo.) was fourth in the triple jump and freshman Jenna McKinley (Mosca, Colo.) was als0 fourth in the shot put to claim all-conference honors.

Finally, Catherine Tiona (Jr., Colorado Springs, Colo.) finished tied for fourth in the pole vault to be recognized as All-RMAC Second Team.

The men's squad was guided by Devundrick Walker's (So., Aurora, Colo.) three All-RMAC First Team honors, as he was an individual champion in the 800m run and a member of both the RMAC Champion DMR and 4x400m relay teams.

The rest of the DMR was made up of Dante Carter (Sr., Las Vegas, Nev.), Thomas Staines (Fr., Colorado Springs, Colo.) and Derrick Williams (Jr., Columbia Falls, Mont.).

The winning 4x400m team was Dueth Vassell (Jr., Denver, Colo.), Staines, Walker and Shawn Horne (So., Camp Casey, South Korea).

Ron Sweeten (Jr., Falcon, Colo.) rounded out the 10 awards for the Pack, as he was All-RMAC Second Team following a third place finish in the long jump.

At the RMAC Championships, the Pack men totaled 56 points to finish fifth among the 11 teams. On the women's side, the ThunderWolves totaled 73.5 points to also finish fifth, but of 13 teams.

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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.