Pack men rank No. 12 and women No. 16 in week one of USTFCCCA rankings

Pack men rank No. 12 and women No. 16 in week one of USTFCCCA rankings


NEW ORLEANS (January 24, 2017) - Both the Colorado State University-Pueblo track and field programs were ranked in the week one U.S. Track & Field Cross Country Coaches Association National Team Computer Rankings, as the men opened at No. 12, while the women were No. 16.

Since the rankings began in 2010, the Pack women have never cracked the top 25 and own a previous best mark of 39th in 2011. The men's squad was ranked in the top 25 for four consecutive weeks in 2015 and capped at No. 20.

Using marks from this season, the Pack men jumped 52 spots from their preseason rank. Senior Dante Carter (Las Vegas, Nev.) leads the ThunderWolves with the top mile time in NCAA Division II.

Four teams from the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference were ranked, as Adams State University was third, Western State Colorado University was 11th and the University of Colorado Colorado Springs was No. 23.

The women moved up 17 spots to rank No. 16. The ThunderWolves are guided by Andrea Tuck's (Sr., Canon City, Colo.) 3,653 points in the pentathlon, which ranks third in NCAA Division II. Junior Tatianna Clanton (Colorado Springs, Colo.) is fourth in the long jump.

Again, four teams from the RMAC were represented as ASU was third, Chadron State College was fifth and Western State was No. 24.

Next up for the Pack is the Colroado Mines Division II Invite at the Steinhauer Fieldhouse in Golden, Colorado, Jan. 27-28.

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As a member of the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference, Colorado State University – Pueblo competes in 22 varsity sports in NCAA Division II intercollegiate athletics.