|Posted May 4, 2009|
Pack sprinters in finals at RMAC Championships
ALAMOSA, Colo. - Two ThunderWolf sprinters will have a chance to win an RMAC Championship Tuesday after turning in strong performances on the second day of the RMAC Championships in Alamosa Monday.
Blair Gilkes (Fr., Denver, Colo.) finished an impressive fourth place in the preliminary rounds of the 100-meter dash with a time of 12.41, cementing a place in the finals, slated for Tuesday.
Joining Gilkes in the finals is DeVen Hamlet (Fr., Denver, Colo.), who got in to the 200-meter dash finals with a sprint of 25.67.
Hamlet narrowly missed out on qualifying for finals in two events when she finished ninth in the 100-meter dash, despite slipping out of the blocks at the start of the event. Gilkes had a similar story, finishing ninth in the 200-meter.
Danita Wyatt (Fr., Denver, Colo.) turned in a personal best in the long jump, finishing fourth with a leap of 17 feet, 2 3/4 inches. Tuesday, she will be a strong candidate to medal in the triple jump, as well.
Overall, the ThunderWolves have only officially cleared 2.5 team points, though their strongest events, sprints, jumps and the 4x100 relay, all have its finals tomorrow.
"It's evident that we probably have the strongest group of freshmen in the RMAC," Pack coach Chad Perry said of his team, of which all but one at the RMAC Championships are freshmen. "For us to be competing for championships in the sprint events in this conference shows how strong this class can be once they become sophomores."
The final day of the RMAC Outdoor Championships is Tuesday.