Clanton and Sweeten snag RMAC Athlete of the Week Awards

Clanton and Sweeten snag RMAC Athlete of the Week Awards

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (March 20, 2017) – The Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference announced Monday that Colorado State University – Pueblo Track & Field claimed two RMAC Athlete of the Week Awards. Tatianna Clanton earned the RMAC Women's Track Athlete of the Week Award, while Ron Sweeten was named RMAC Field Athlete of the Week.

Clanton (Jr., Colorado Springs, Colo.) was an indoor national qualifier in the long jump, but is also one of the team's top sprinters. At the Slope Challenge in Pueblo Saturday, she helped score 27 teams points, as she won the 100m and 200m races in 12.85 and 25.67, respectfully. She also ran the third leg with the winning 4x400m relay team that finished with a time of 3:59.06.

Clanton's 100 time bested the field by .32 seconds. Her 200m time beat her competition by .53 seconds.  

After being honored by the RMAC in the final two weeks of the indoor, Clanton makes it three consecutive RMAC Women's Track Athlete of the Week Awards with the first RMAC Outdoor Track Athlete of the Week Award. She was undefeated last week, winning all three of her events last week.

Sweeten (Jr., Falcon, Colo.) won the men's long jump at the Slope Challenge in Pueblo on Saturday. His mark was 6.97-meters and beat the rest of the field by .27 meters.

In the 4 x 400 relay, Sweeten ran the first leg of the relay to help the Pack take first place in a time of 3:19.07.

Monday's award is Sweeten's first RMAC Men's Field Athlete of the Week Award of his career. The Pack now has earned six RMAC weekly awards in 2016-17.

CSU-Pueblo will be back in action Friday March 31 and Saturday April 1 at the CSU-Pueblo Open. This event will be held at the Neta and Eddie DeRose ThunderBowl.

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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.