|Posted December 6, 2008|
ThunderWolves impress in first track meet
GOLDEN, Colo. - When you compete in a conference that includes national track powers like Adams State and Western State, winning an event is impressive. When you're fielding a team for the first time in 15 years, it's a huge statement.
The CSU-Pueblo indoor track team did just that Friday, winning the 4x200 relay at the Colorado School of Mines Alumni Extravaganza in Golden.
The Pack's sprinters and hurdlers carried the day, earning three top-five finishes. Blair Gilkes (Fr., Aurora, Colo.) finished third in the 60-meter dash, Jasmine Rollins (Jr., Colorado Springs, Colo.) earned fourth in the 300-meter dash, and Sierra Jones (Fr., Denver, Colo.) took fourth in the 60-meter hurdles. DeVen Hamlet (Fr., Denver, Colo.) also finished high, coming in 7th in the 60-meter dash.
"We had a great first meet and it's nice to see CSU-Pueblo track return," coach Chad Perry said. "We had some great performances to start the season and we're excited to see how we progress througout the season."
The ThunderWolves will enter the main part of their season on Jan. 16 when they compete in the Air Force Academy "Don Barrett All Comers" meet.