|Posted May 6, 2012|
Wyatt looking to claim heptathlon conference title
Pack senior holds lead after four events.
GUNNISON, Colo. (GoThunderWolves.com - May 6, 2012) - CSU-Pueblo senior Danita Wyatt (Sr., Aurora, Colo.) is three events away from claiming a conference championship in the heptathlon as the first day of the RMAC Championships got underway Sunday in Gunnison.
Wyatt won the 200-meter dash and 100-meter hurdles, and also set a personal best in the shot put as she aims toward her first RMAC hepathlon championship and what she hopes is another qualifying point total for the national championships.
After four events, she holds a sizable 131-point lead over Chadron State's Stacee Craig with three events remaining. One of those is Wyatt's strongest event, the long jump, the javelin, and her toughest event, the 800-meter run.
In addition to a title, Wyatt is hoping for a final point total of 5,069 points, which would automatically qualify her for nationals. She is currently sitting in first at 3,052 points, ahead of the pace set by her personal best heptathlon set at the Mt. Sac Relays in April, and is just 1,348 points shy of the NCAA's provisionally-qualifying standard with three events remaining.
The ThunderWolves are also hoping to sneak in a few more high finishers to score points in the heptathlon. Needing to finish in the top eight to score points in the event, Krista Wiltberger (Sr., Colorado Springs, Colo.) is in ninth place with 2,336 points, just 42 points behind 8th place Jordan Hopkins from Nebraska-Kearney. Freshman Lacy Harris (Fr., Cimarron, N.M.) is in 13th place with 1,774 points.
The multis will conclude Monday, along with the beginning of several running and field events.