NEW ORLEANS (January 31, 2017) - The Colorado State University-Pueblo men's indoor track and field program jumped nine spots to a record ranking of No. 3 in the latest U.S. Track & Field and Cross County Coaches Association National Team Computer Rankings, released Tuesday. The women moved up four spots to No. 12 for their highest ranking in program history.
The men were No. 12 in the first installment of the poll last week, but a strong weekend at the Colorado Mines Division II Invite scored the Pack 56.88 points to move into third. Leading the way are five student-athletes and relays ranked in the top three of the Descending Order Lists — freshman Paul Roberts (No. 1, 3000m), senior Dante Carter (No. 2, 800m and No. 3, mile), DMR (No. 2) and junior Derrick Williams (No. 3, 3000m).
The ThunderWolves lead the Rocky Mountain Athletics Conference, as Adams State University sits No. 5,Western State Colorado University is No. 9 and at No. 23 is University of Colorado Colorado Springs.
The Pack women were No. 16 last week and improved on their program-best ranking this week. CSU-Pueblo also touts five student-athletes or relay teams with top 10 NCAA Division II marks - junior Tatianna Clanton (No. 4, long jump), DMR (No. 4), senior Sydni Riley (No. 5, 800m), senior Andrea Tuck (No. 6, Pentathlon) and senior Bailey Hughes (No. 8, 3000m).
The RMAC have five institutions in the top 25, as Chadron State College is at No. 4, ASU is No. 5, WSCU ranks No. 10 and New Mexico Highlands University sits No. 24.
Next up, the Pack will run at the New Mexico Classic Feb. 3-4.
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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.