|Posted January 21, 2011|
Wyatt turns in third national qualifying mark of season
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (GoThunderWolves.com - Jan. 23, 2011) - Led by the strong performance in the triple jump by Danita Wyatt (Jr., Aurora, Colo.), who had a provisional qualifying jump in the triple jump, CSU-Pueblo turned in a strong effort Friday and Saturday at the Cherry and Silver Invitational in Albuquerque.
Wyatt set a career-best with a 11.87 meter (38 feet, 11 inches) jump in the triple jump, becoming the third national qualifier of the season for the ThunderWolves. She was previously a national qualifier in the triple jump earlier this season.
It was a bright spot in a sharp meet for the Pack against largely Division I opponents, including Stanford, New Mexico, Cal-Berkeley and UNLV, to name a few.
Shilay Willis (Fr., Aurora, Colo.) set a personal best in the 400, logging a 57.83-second time, 14th place in the 31-member field and falling just short of a national qualifying time.
"It was a nice meet for our team," Pack track coach Chad Perry said. "We competed well and the ladies showed up in most events. The fields at the meet were large and I am very happy with our progress."
CSU-Pueblo will not stay a stranger to Albuquerque, the eventual site of the NCAA Division II National Championships, when it returns for the New Mexico Classic next week.