Clanton gathers four wins, Williams wins steeplechase at CSU-Pueblo Open


PUEBLO, Colo. (April 2, 2017) - Tatianna Clanton (Jr., Colorado Springs, Colo.) helped the ThunderWolves win four events and Derrick Williams (Jr., Columbia Falls, Mont.) posted an NCAA provisional mark in the 3000m steeplechase Sunday at the Colorado State University-Pueblo Open at the Neta & Eddie DeRose ThunderBowl.

The two-day event wrapped up Sunday afternoon and saw the Pack win nine events and total five NCAA provisional times.

On her own, Clanton won the 100m dash with a time of 12.18 and the long jump with a leap of 5.88m. She also helped the 4x100m and 4x400m relay teams to victory.

She was the anchor for the 4x100m team made of Andrea Tuck (Sr., Canon City, Colo.), Lauren Fairchild (Fr., McKinney, Texas) and Taliah Burney (Fr., Colorado Springs, Colo.) that ran a 48.27. The 4x400m squad posted a winning time of 3:49.83. Clanton lead the relay, which was followed by Burney, Tuck and senior Sydni Riley (Florissant, Colo.).

Burney also earned an individual victory with a top time of 57.04 in the 400m dash.

Riley was second in the 800m run, but her time of 2:10.86 was a provisional mark, which is 14th nationally (converted to 2:10.16).

Sophomore Nikol Podlacha (USAF Academy, Colo.) won the discus throw with a mark of 43.46 and also was third in the hammer throw with a distance of 48.33m.

Junior Miriam Roberts (Boulder, Colo.) was second in the 3000m steeplechase with a time of 11:05.39, which was good enough for a national provisional mark that ranks 19th in NCAA Division II (converted to 10:49.58).

Junior Catherine Tiona (Colorado Springs, Colo.) was second in the pole vault with a mark of 3.35m.

Fairchild sprinted to a second place finish in the 200m dash with a time of 26.04.

Senior Makenna Linn (Bennett, Colo.) was fifth in the triple jump with a mark of 10.67m.

Seniors Bailey Hughes (Bigfork, Mont.) and Jordan Mathes (Boise, Idaho) ran fifth and sixth, respectively in the 5000m race. Hughes recorded a time of 17:54.39, while Mathes crossed the finish line in 18:31.45.

For the men, Williams posted an NCAA provisional mark in the 3000m steeplechase, as he ran to a 9:10.34, which was converted to 8:57.27 to rank fifth in NCAA Division II.

Freshman Thomas Staines (Colorado Springs, Colo.) ran to a victory in the 800m, as he posted a provisional mark with a time of 1:52.05. The converted time of 1:51.45 is 12th nationally.

Senior Dante Carter (Las Vegas Nev.) was fifth in the 1500m run with a time of 3:53.89, but converted was an NCAA provisional time of 3:48.96 that ranks 10th nationally.

Sophomore Shawn Horne (Camp Casey, South Korea) ran to a winning time in the 200m dash, as he crossed the finish line in 21.80. He was also fifth in the 400m dash with a mark of 50.18.

Junior Ron Sweeten (Falcon, Colo.) was second in the long jump with a leap of 6.88m, then finished the day in third in the triple jump with a mark of 14.26m.

Freshman Logan Morley (Bigfork, Mont.) started the day for the Pack with a third place finish in the 5000m run with a time of 15:27.99.

The men's 4x400m relay team was third with a time of 3:20.93. The foursome was made up of Horne, Zach Retzlaff (So., Pueblo West, Colo.), Staines and Dueth Vassell (Jr., Denver, Colo.).

Next for the ThunderWolves is the Colorado Invitational April 7-8 at the Balch Fieldhouse in Boudler, Colorado.


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