|Posted May 7, 2012|
Wyatt claims first ever heptathlon title for CSU-Pueblo
Pack senior turns in a provisionally-qualifying score in the hep, ranked 15th in the nation.
GUNNISON, Colo. (GoThunderWolves.com - May 7, 2012) - Pack senior Danita Wyatt (Sr., Aurora, Colo.) continued to cement her legacy as one of the top track and field stars in the history of CSU-Pueblo's track program as she stormed to the RMAC heptathlon championship.
By the time the final points were tallied, Wyatt registered 4,768 points in the heptathlon, which in addition to being a provisionally-qualifying mark for nationals, was the 15th-best heptathlon in the nation this season. The mark also broke her own school record, set two weeks ago at the Mt. Sac Relays in Walnut, Calif.
Of the final three events run Monday in the heptathlon, Wyatt won one event - the long jump - by actually turning in a personal outdoor best and provisionally-qualifying jump of 18-feet, 9-3/4 inches.
In the end, she bested second place Stacee Craig from Chadron State by 303 points.
With the conference championship, Wyatt becomes the first CSU-Pueblo women's track and field athlete to win a conference championship in a multi event. It is her second outdoor conference championship of her career - in 2011, she won the RMAC outdoor triple jump crown.
As a snowstorm began to descend on Western State College Monday, the remainder of the RMAC Outdoor Track and Field Championships has been postponed to Tuesday. Currently, CSU-Pueblo is sitting in 7th place in the team scores with 10 points through three events.