Staines runs to fifth fastest time in all college track in the 800m

Staines runs to fifth fastest time in all college track in the 800m


BOULDER, Colo. (February 4, 2018) - Running at a Division I meet, sophomore Thomas Staines (Colorado Springs, Colo.) ran a Division I time in the 800m run, as he has the fifth fastest time in all college track with his mark at the CU Invitational in Boulder, Colorado Saturday.

Staines posted a time of 1:47.82 to clear the NCAA Division II automatic mark by two seconds and establish the new top time in the division. The converted time of 1:47.12 ranks as the fifth best time in all divisions of college track this season. He won the race by nearly three seconds. 

Friday, senior Derrick Williams (Columbia Falls, Mont.) established his own NCAA automatic time when he raced in the elite mile. He finished eighth in the race with a time of 4:07.83, which was fourth among Division II participants. Williams ranks sixth in NCAA Division II with his converted time of 4:01.79. 

The ThunderWolves also got an NCAA provisional time from junior Marcelo Laguera (Chihuahua, Mexico) in the 3000m run. He clocked a time of 8:25.27, which converted to 8:11.26 to sit 12th nationally.

Also recording an NCAA provisional time was senior Dueth Vassell (Denver, Colo.), as he posted a time of 48.31 in the 400m dash, which converted to 48.42 to rank 23rd nationally. He was sixth in the race and second among Division II competitors.

Tevin Donnell (Jr., Fountain, Colo.) ran his fastest 60m and 200m dash times this season. He finished 12th in both races, as he posted a 60m time of 6.98 and 200m mark of 22.12. 

On the women's side, senior Miriam Roberts (Boulder, Colo.) was fourth in the mile, while sophomore Gillian Maness (Kalispell, Mont.) was fifth, as both posted NCAA provisional times. Roberts ran a 5:05.61 mile, which converted to 4:58.16 to rank 27th nationally. Maness ran to a time of 5:06.73, which converted to 4:59.25 to sit 28th in Division II. 

Both freshman Nicole Bouma (Kalispell, Mont.) and Hailey Streff (Madison, S.D.) posted their best 800m times of their young careers, as Bouma ran a 2:19.54, while Streff posted a time of 2:20.43.

Senior Angelique Urenda (Pueblo, Colo.) scored two team points with her marks in the pole vault (3.50m ) and high jump (1.61m). 

The ThunderWolves will split the squad Feb. 9-10 at the Adams State NCAA Qualifier in Alamosa, Colo. and GVSU Big Meet in Allendale, Michigan.

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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.