Pack head to Golden for Nature's Bakery Invite

Pack head to Golden for Nature's Bakery Invite


PUEBLO, Colo. (April 21, 2017) - The Colorado State University-Pueblo track and field programs will conclude the outdoor regular season April 22 when they travel to Golden, Colorado for the Colorado School of Mines Nature's Bakery Invitational at the Stermole Track.

The event, which begins at 11:30 a.m. with throwing events and 4 p.m. with track events, will be the final tune-up for the Rocky Moutain Athletic Conference Outdoor Championships, set for May 7-9 at the Mountaineer Bowl in Gunnison, Colorado.

Seven teams make up the field, including six RMAC squads: Chadron State College, Colorado Christian University, CSM, CSU-Pueblo, Metro State University of Denver and University of Colorado Colorado Springs. Colorado College is also in the field. 

The men's squad ranks No. 26 in the USTFCCCA national poll. The Pack have seven NCAA marks this season, guided by senior Dante Carter's (Las Vegas, Nev.) automatic time in the 1500m run. He is third nationally.

The Pack women have eight NCAA marks, which inclues three top 15 marks established last week in California. Senior Andrea Tuck (Canon City, Colo.) is seventh nationally in the pentathlon with a school record score of 5,049 points. Senior Sydni Riley (Florissant, Colo.) ran to a school record time of 2:08.93 in the 800m and ranks 13th in NCAA Division II. Finally, junior Miriam Roberts (Boulder, Colo.) sits 13th in the 3000m steeplechase with her school record time of 10:32.71.

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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.