|Posted May 8, 2012|
Pack turns in most successful meet in recent history
ThunderWolves finish sixth as six school records fall.
GUNNISON, Colo. (GoThunderWolves.com - May 8, 2012) - Led by a conference title in the heptathlon and six school record performances, CSU-Pueblo turned in its best conference championhip performance since re-starting the program in 2008, finishing 6th.
Finishing up what started Sunday and Monday with a school record heptathlon by Danita Wyatt (Sr., Aurora, Colo.), CSU-Pueblo's track squad followed suit by turning in school records left and right throughout the duration of the meet.
In addition to a school-record and automatically-qualifying triple jump by Wyatt (a second-place performance of 41 feet, 2-1/2 inches), Lacy Harris (Fr., Cimarron, Ariz.) set a school pole vault standard of 11 feet, 2-1/4 inches to finish in sixth place. School records were also set by Vanessa Emerson (Sr., Aurora, Colo.), who finished fourth in the 400-meter hurdles with a 1:04.89, Krystel Martinez (Fr., Pueblo, Colo.) finished fifth in the discus 141 foot, 4-inch toss, and Holli Salazar (Jr., Hayden, Colo.) turned in a 7th place finish in the hammer with a 40-foot, 2-1/4 inch toss.
In all, the Pack's 51.2 points scored at the conference meet mark the most it has scored since the program re-started in 2008. Wyatt netted 31 points on her own.
CSU-Pueblo now focuses its sights back home as it prepares to host the NCAA Division II Outdoor Track and Field Championships, taking place May 24-26 in Pueblo.