GOLDEN, Colo. (GoThunderWolves.com - May 9, 2011) - CSU-Pueblo junior Danita Wyatt (Jr., Aurora, Colo.) smashed her own school record in the triple jump and qualified provisionally for nationals in the heptathlon as the RMAC Championships got underway Sunday and Monday.
Wyatt outdid her previous personal best and CSU-Pueblo school record in the triple jump by 0.15m, leaping 12.40m to win the RMAC triple jump championship. She missed out on an automatic qualification for nationals by just a scant couple of inches (12.41m is the national qualifying standard) but cemented her spot as a near shoo-in to be chosen for the national championships.
In the heptathlon, though, is where she was arguably more impressive. She accumulated 4,591 points, setting her own school record in the event and becoming just the second ThunderWolf to provisionally qualify for nationals in the event. Teammate Krista Wiltberger (So., Colorado Springs, Colo.) also competed in the event and finished seventh, allowing the Pack to net a total of eight team points from the heptathlon.
All told, the ThunderWolves were able to come away with 23 team points, good enough for fifth place, with one day remaining in the RMAC Championships. This all as the Pack's top events, including the sprint events and relays, all take place tomorrow with ThunderWolf runners as heavy favorites.