GOLDEN, Colo. (April 28, 2018) - Seniors Angelique Urenda (Pueblo Colo.), Miriam Roberts (Boulder, Colo.) and Ron Sweeten (Falcon, Colo.) led the Colorado State University-Pueblo track and field programs on day two of the 2018 Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Outdoor Championships Saturday at the Stermole Track and Field Complex/Crouch Field Events Complex in Golden, Colorado.
The women racked up 25 points on day two of the Championships and now have 30 points to rank fifth.
Urenda totaled 11 points Saturday, as she was third in the high jump and fourth in the pole vault. She tied for the top mark in the high jump at 1.63m, but due to a miss at that height she was moved down to the third. In the pole vault she tied for the second highest mark at 3.69m, but was fourth based on misses. The height was her season-high and an NCAA provisional mark.
In the shot put, the Pack scored five points thanks to a fifth-place finish by Jenna McKinley (Mosca, Colo.) and an eighth-place finish by Marie Gomez (Fr., Holly, Colo.). McKinley recorded a season-best toss of 12.81m, while Gomez had a career-best throw of 12.54m.
Roberts and sophomore Gillian Maness (Kalispell, Mont.) totaled nine points with a fourth-fifth finish, respectfully, in the 3000m steeplechase. Roberts placed fourth with a time of 11:15.60, while Maness crossed the finish line in 11:19.30 for fifth.
Sophomore Lauren Fairchild (McKinney, Texas) was second in her heat and eighth overall in the 200m dash prelims to qualify for Sunday's final. She ran to a time of 25.22.
The men scored 10 points Saturday to total 13 in the Championships to rank sixth heading to the final day. Sweeten found the podium in the triple jump with a mark of 14.75m to finish third and score six team points. His leap established a new career-best and an NCAA provisional mark.
Junior Jacob Smith (Strasburg, Colo.) closed the decathlon in sixth place to score three team points. He gathered 5,907 points with his top grab today totaling 680 points in the 100m hurdles.
In the shot put, freshman Nathan Miller (Colorado Springs, Colo.) gathered a team point with an eighth-place finish. His top throw in the event traveled 14.99m.
Juniors Shawn Horne (Camp Casey, South Korea) and Tevin Donnell (Fountain, Colo.) went one-two in the 200m dash prelims. Both were heat winners and personal best times, as Horne came across the finish line in 21.21 and Donnell finished in 21.31.
The thrid and final day Sunday begins for the Pack at 10 a.m. with the women's triple jump. At 11 a.m. the discus gets underway starting with the men. Track events are slated to begin at 12:15 p.m. with the 4x100m relay races beginning with the women.
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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.