Fairchild (track) and Urenda (field) sweep RMAC Women's Indoor Athletes of the Week

Fairchild (track) and Urenda (field) sweep RMAC Women's Indoor Athletes of the Week


COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (December 5, 2017) - Sophomore Lauren Fairchild (McKinney, Texas) and Angelique Urenda (Pueblo, Colo.) have been selected as the first Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Women's Indoor Athletes of the Week for 2017-18. The Colorado State University-Pueblo standouts swept the conference awards, as Fairchild was the track athlete, while Urenda gathered field athlete honors.

Last season the ThunderWolves women's team gathered just one weekly award during the indoor season. 

Fairchild owns the fastest 60m and 200m dash marks in the RMAC this early season after competing against Colorado School of Mines in a dual Friday. She ran the 60m in 8.01 and the 200m in the 26.21. The sophomore also posted an NCAA Division II provisional mark in the long jump (18' 6'' - 5.64m), which ranks third nationally.

In her first meet with the ThunderWolves, a dual with Mines, Urenda became the new school record holder in the pole vault with a mark of 11' 8.5'' (3.57m), which established an NCAA Division II provisional mark. She ranks seventh nationally and first in the RMAC in the event. She also nearly broke the program high jump record, as she posted a leap of 5' 4.25'' (1.63m). The Division II provisional height is 1.67m. She is 10th nationally in the high jump, which is also first in the conference.

Both the Pack women and No. 21 Pack men's indoor squads return to Golden, Colorado Dec. 7-8 for the Mines Alumni & Classic Multi at Steinhauer Fieldhouse. 

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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.