|Posted April 3, 2009|
CSU-Pueblo sprinters shine in Pack's first home meet
PUEBLO, Colo. - The Neta and Eddie DeRose ThunderBowl was showcased to the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference teams Friday as a marquee track and field facility at the Spank Blasing Invitational, and the ThunderWolf tracksters seized the opportunity to show that the Pack is a formidable "new kid on the block".
Led by DeVen Hamlet (Fr., Denver, Colo.), who scored an impressive win in the 200-meter dash, and finished second in the 100-meter dash, was the Pack's top performer in the meet. She also ran the first leg of CSU-Pueblo 4x100 meter relay, in which the Pack also took top honors.
Hamlet was the only RMAC track athlete at the Invitational to place in the top two in two events.
CSU-Pueblo was the class of the meet in sprinting events, placing a total of three in the top five of both the 100- and 200-meter dashes, the most placers of any school in the events. The Pack's unattached "B" team also finished third in the 4x100 meter relay.
Even CSU-Pueblo women's soccer athlete, Jennifer Davis (Fr., Amarillo, Tex.) earned a sixth-place finish in the 200-meter, moonlighting as a trackster in the meet.
The Pack's performances was made all the more impressive when you consider the amount of grunt work that went on behind the scenes for nearly every one of CSU-Pueblo track athletes helping to put on the meet.
"I can't say enough about the effort and performance our girls put forward today," CSU-Pueblo head track and field coach, Chad Perry, said. "The past couple weeks, training for our events was almost an afterthought while trying to prepare for this event. But I'm proud and humbled that they peformed the best I had seen at our home meet."
CSU-Pueblo will continue its outdoor track schedule at the University of Colorado Invitational in Boulder on April 11.