Relay teams lead ThunderWolves at CU Invitational Saturday

Relay teams lead ThunderWolves at CU Invitational Saturday


BOULDER, Colo. (April 8, 2018) - The Colorado State University-Pueblo track and field programs competed at the CU Invitational, hosted by University of Colorado, Saturday at Potts Field in Boulder, Colorado. 

The relay teams guided the No. 7 Pack men's squad with a pair of runner-up finishes. The men's 4x100m relay team posted a time of 42.47. The squad was made up of Ron Sweeten (Sr., Falcon, Colo.), Tevin Donnell (Jr., Fountain, Colo.), Orlando Mosley (So., Denver, Colo.) and Shawn Horne (Jr., Camp Casey, South Korea). Then the men's 4x400m relay squad of Horne, Devundrick Walker (Jr., Aurora, Colo.), Dueth Vassell (Sr., Denver, Colo.) and Thomas Staines (So., Colorado Springs, Colo.) also recorded a runner-up finish with a time of 3:12.39.

In the 3000m run, Marcelo Laguera (So., Chihuahua, Mexico) recorded a runner-up finish with a time of 8:29.79. Vassell ran a 48.21 in the 400m dash to finish third and wrap up the top five finishes for the Pack.

Walker posted a time of 1:51.79 to finish seventh in the 800m. In the 1500m run, CSU-Pueblo finished 8th-10th and all crossed the finish line within a second. Staines was eighth and posted a time of 3:52.81, Derrick Williams (Sr., Columbia Falls, Mont.) had a time of 3:53.34 and Michael Duran (Fr., Pueblo, Colo.) won his heat when he clocked a time of 3:53.44.

Mosley was 10th in the 100m dash when he ran the race in 11 seconds flat. Junior Jonathan Sanchez (Aurora, Colo.) was 10th in the javelin throw with a mark of 42.89m.

Lauren Fairchild (So., McKinney, Texas) guided the women and was fourth in the 100m dash when she won her heat and posted a time of 12.41.

The group of Angelique Urenda (Sr., Pueblo, Colo.), Yasmine Hernandez (Johnstown, Colo.), Fairchild and Kayana Casias (Fr., Pueblo, Colo.) ran to a time of 49.33 in the 4x100m relay to place fifth.

Hernandez ran to ninth in the 200m dash with a time of 25.59, while Fairchild was 10th after finishing in 25.61. Hernandez was also ninth in the 400m event with a time of 58.15.

Ashley Polk (Fr., Colorado Springs, Colo.) ran to a 10th place finish in the 3000m run with a time of 11:05.65.

In field and jump events, Jenna McKinley (So., Mosca, Colo.) was ninth in the discus with a throw of 40.00m. Freshman Mariah Greenwell (Aurora, Colo.) was ninth in the triple jump with a leap of 9.98m. Urenda was 10th in the high jump with a leap of 1.56m

The ThunderWolves are scheduled to take a off week, then split the squad April 19-21 between meets in California and the WT Invitational in Amarillo, Texas.

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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.