|Posted April 23, 2011|
Pack relay again dominates at Colorado State Invite
ThunderWolves sprinters steal the show at Division I invite in Fort Collins.
FORT COLLINS, Colo. (GoThunderWolves.com - Apr. 23, 2011) - CSU-Pueblo's sprint relay emerged as the top team at the Colorado State University Jack Christiansen Invitational in Fort Collins Saturday, headlining a day that saw Pack sprinters put up very strong performances.
For the third straight meet, the 4x100-meter relay team qualified provisionally for nationals, this time with a 47.29 second mark, 0.59 seconds slower than its top mark this season, set a week ago at the CSU-Pueblo Invitational.
The front leg of the relay, Blair Gilkes (Jr., Aurora, Colo.), turned in a personal best in the 100-meter, running 12.14 and finishing second. Another relay participant, Shilay Willis (Fr., Aurora, Colo.), matched a personal best in the 200-meter, finishing third with a 25.37 mark.
Hayley Lewis (So., Colorado Springs, Colo.) also set a personal mark in the 1500-meter, running at nearly 5:00 flat. She has improved her 1500-meter time at each meet so far this season.
CSU-Pueblo will now focus on the RMAC Outdoor Championships, taking place in Golden May 8-10.