Select group heading to California April 12-14; Men No. 22 in USTFCCCA poll

Select group heading to California April 12-14; Men No. 22 in USTFCCCA poll


PUEBLO, Colo. (April 12, 2017) - Eight members of the Colorado State University-Pueblo men's and women track and field programs will travel to California April 12-14 to compete at the Mt. Sac Relays and Bryan Clay Invitational.

Tuesday, the men's program was ranked No. 22 in the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association national poll. The Pack were out of the rankings last week after appearing as high as No. 17 this outdoor season.

The first member of the Pack to compete this week will be senior Andrea Tuck (Canon City, Colo.) in the heptathlon at the Mt. Sac/California Invitational Wednesday and Thursday at Cougar Athletic Stadium on the campus of Azusa Pacific University. This will be her first time in the heptathlon this outdoor season after qualifying for the national championships last year.

Tuck was placed in the California Invitational group and competition begins with the 100m hurdles at 9:30 a.m. MT. The day continues with the high jump, shot put and 200m dash throughout the day. The athletes will be seeded based on Wednesday results and placed into groups for Thursday morning. The order of the final three events are long jump, javelin and the 800m run.

Seniors Bailey Hughes (Bigfork, Mont.) and Jordan Mathes (Boise, Idaho) will compete in the Mt. Sac Relay 10000m race Thursday at Murdock Stadium on the campus of El Camino College at 7 p.m. MST.

Hughes owns a time of 36:29.93, established at the Slope Challenge March 18, which is an NCAA provisional time and ranks eighth in NCAA Division II this season.

Mathes ran the event in 37:03.16 at the Slope Challenge. The time is good for 19th nationally.

The Bryan Clay Invitational beings Thursday at Azusa Pacific. Junior Miriam Roberts (Boulder, Colo.) is set to compete in the 3000m steeplechase at 6:20 p.m. MST. She enters with a time of 10:49.58, set at the CSU-Pueblo Open April 2. Her time is an NCAA provisional mark that ranks 21st nationally.

Three members of the men's team will compete in the 5000m. All three will run in Heat 1 at 10:20 p.m. MST.

Junior Derrick Williams (Columbia Falls, Mont.) will be running the event for the first time this outdoor season after running the race at the NCAA Division II Outdoor Championships last season.

Freshman Paul Roberts (Boulder, Colo.) ran to a time of 14:27.16 at the Slope Challenge to own an NCAA provisional time and rank 16th nationally.

Senior Dante Carter (Las Vegas, Nev.) is coming off an automatic time in the 1500m run last weekend and will run the 5000m Thursday. He enters the race with the 11th fastest time in NCAA Division II this season, as he posted the provisional time of 14:20.14 at the Slope Challenge.

Senior Sydni Riley (Florissant, Colo.) will wrap the week for the Pack when she runs in the 800m. She owns the 14th fastest time in Division II, as she posted an NCAA provisional time of 2:10.16 at the CSU-Pueblo Open. The event is scheduled to begin at 3:15 p.m. MST.

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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.