AZUSA, Calif. (April 13, 2017) - Eight members of the Colorado State University-Pueblo men's and women's track and field programs competed at the Mt. Sac Relays, California Invitational and the Bryan Clay Invitational Wednesday-Friday and seven athletes came away with NCAA Division II provisional marks, while four school records fell.
Junior Miriam Roberts (Boulder, Colo.), senior Andrea Tuck (Canon City, Colo.) and senior Bailey Hughes (Bigfork, Mont.) set school records Thursday, while senior Sydni Riley (Florissant, Colo.) ran to a schoo record Friday. Junior Derrick Williams (Columbia Falls, Mont.) ranks top 10 nationally in the 5000m run.
Tuck finished the heptathlon with 5,049 points, which was 85 points better than her previous school record set last season at the same event. Of the 45 members of the California Invitational portion of the heptathlon, Tuck was eighth overall. Her point total was an NCAA mark that was just 131 points shy of the auto mark.
She totaled 3,067 points after day one, which included strong performances in the 100m hurdles and 200m dash. She ran the hurdles in 14.83 (864 points) and posted a time of 25.37 in the 200m dash (853 points). Thursday she finished with solid efforts in the long jump and 800m run. Her long leap of 5.35m scored her 657 points. Finally, Tuck ran a 2:19.01 800m time that was fifth best in the field and scored her 837 points.
Roberts knocked out a time of 10:32.71 in the 3000m steeplechase at the Bryan Clay Invitational to break her own school record and post an NCAA provisional time. The junior was ninth of 57 athletes with her time, which was more than 30 seconds faster than her raw time at the CSU-Pueblo Open April 2.
Williams ran to a time of 14:03.66 in the 5000m run to record an NCAA Division II provisional time. He finished ninth overall of 242 athletes (professional and all NCAA, NAIA, NJCAA Divisions) and was first among Division II runners. He ranks top 10 nationally (Division II) in the event.
Freshman Paul Roberts (Boulder, Colo.) also finished with an NCAA Division II time, as he posted a mark of 14:31.61 to finish 16th in heat 1.
Senior Dante Carter (Las Vegas, Nev.) finished 24th in heat 1 with a time of 15:04.41.
Hughes and Jordan Mathes (Boise, Idaho) ran in the Mt. Sac Relay 10000m race Thursday at Murdock Stadium on the campus of El Camino College.
Hughes posted a time of 36:13.48 which was 26 seconds faster than her previous school record. She was eighth in the race.
Mathes ran to a personal best time of 36:37.07, which qualified as an NCAA time. She was 15th in the race.
Friday's lone runner was Riley. She posted a time of 2:08.93 in the 800m run to establish a new school record and an NCAA provisional time. She won her heat and finished 12th overall of 145 athletes. Riley was second among Division II athletes.
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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.