PUEBLO, Colo. (June 15, 2017) - Colorado State University-Pueblo cross country and track and field has announced six signees to NCAA National Letters of Intent for the 2017-18 season.
All signees are contingent upon admission to CSU-Pueblo and compliance with NCAA rules, including certification by the NCAA Eligibility Center.
Cam Dimas (Fr., Distance, Windsor, Colo., Fort Collins High School)
Fort Collins High School: Named 5A Boys All-State Second Team Cross Country as a season after finishing in 10th … Helped guide the team to runner-up finishes at the 5A State Cross Country Championships in 2013, 2014 and 2015 … A four-time all-conference selection (2013-16) … A 2015 and 2016 state track and field qualifier … In 2016 qualified for the state 800m, 1600m (9th) and 4x800m (6th) races … Also qualified for the 4x800m in 2015 … Named Coloradan Athlete of the Week (Oct. 3, 2016) … Ran the 5K in 15:26 to finish 26th overall in the Boys Championship of the 2015 Nike Cross Nationals Southwest Regional.
Personal: Son of Ted and Jennifer Dimas … Proposed biology major at CSU-Pueblo … Father, Ted, was a gymnast at University of Nebraska and won two team NCAA titles in 1988 and 1990.
Coach Quote: "We are very excited about Cam's range of abilities. He has great speed and strength, and has been successful in both cross country and track. Cam will be a great addition to our middle distance group."
Marie Gomez (Thrower, Holly, Colo., Holly High School)
Holly High School: A jumper and thrower for Holly High School … Personal bests: shot put (39' 4"), discus (109' 5"), triple jump (32' 6"), long jump (14' 9") … Also excelled in basketball and was Second Team All-State (2015-17).
Personal: Daughter of Saul and Silvia Gomez … Proposed athletic training major … Brother, Saul Alexandro Gomez, ran track and field at Fort Hays State University.
Coach Quote: "We are very excited to work with Marie. She is a versatile athlete, who went to the state track meet this year in the 4x400m, 4x800m, shot, discus and the triple jump. She has only been throwing for a very short time and has already shown tremendous growth and potential. She was also the Salutatorian of her graduating class this year."
Liz Lockhart (Jumps, Los Alamos, N.M., Los Alamos High School)
Los Alamos High School: Crowned the 2015 5A State Champion in the triple jump for Los Alamos High School … Honored as All-State in the triple jump three straight seasons (2014-16) and owns the triple jump school record (37' 9") … Was second at state as a senior in both the long jump and triple jump ... Also All-State in the long jump in 2016 … Ran to a 5A State Championship with the 4x100m relay team in 2016 … Also an All-American diver for the Hilltoppers … A 4.0 student.
Personal: Proposed biology major at CSU-Pueblo.
Coach Quote: "Liz has outstanding speed and strength. She will be able to compete in a number of events at the collegiate level. She is a great student and hard worker. Liz had a great finish to her high school career, placing second at the state meet in both the long jump and triple jump."
Nathaniel Miller (Thrower, Colorado Springs, Colo., Widefield High School)
Widefield High School: The Colorado 4A State Champion in the shot put as a senior and was second at state in the discus ... A Colorado 4A State Qualifier 2015-17 … Personal bests: discus (159'), shot put (51') … Academically strong with a 3.95 GPA.
Personal: Son of Todd and Beth Miller … Proposed exercise science major … Had two older brothers play a year of football at UMass-Lowell and Western State Colorado University.
Coach Quote: "Nate is a tremendous athlete who has really improved in the past two seasons. He had a great state meet this year, winning the shot put and finishing second in the discus. We see Nate as someone who has the skills and the work ethic to come in right away and contribute."
Ashley Polk (Distance, Colorado Springs, Colo., Vista Ridge HS)
Vista Ridge High School: Honored as All-Pikes Peak Athletic Conference in cross country all four years at Vista Ridge HS … Named all-conference in track and field in 2015 … Personal bests: 5K (18:43), 3200m (11:55), 1600m (5:30), 1500m (indoor, 5:24), 800m (2:32), 400m (1:05) … Recognized for her work in the classroom with the Athletic Academic Award (2014-17).
Personal: Daughter of Ray and Lynda Polk … Proposed exercise science (athletic training) major at CSU-Pueblo.
Coach Quote: "We are very excited to add Ashley to our women's distance program. Ashley is a tough competitor and a gutsy racer. She was asked to run a number or races every meet in high school and competed hard the entire time, even when she was visibly fatigued. Ashley should come in and contribute early in her career."
Hailey Streff (Distance, Madison, S.D., Madison High School)
Madison High School: An all-state performer in cross country (7th, 8th, 10th grade) for Madison High School … Also named all-conference during her prep career … Crowned South Dakota Class A State Champion in the 1600m, 4x400m and 4x800m relay teams as a senior … Finished 2nd at the state cross country championships as a sophomore and was fifth in 8th grade and seventh in 7th grade … State Champion as a junior with the 4x400m relay team and was fifth place in the 800m.
Personal: Daughter of Kevin and Jody Streff … Proposed biology major at CSU-Pueblo … Brother, Hunter, runs cross country and track and field at Western State Colorado University.
Coach Quote: "Hailey is another athlete with tremendous range. She is an outstanding cross country runner and a tough miler, but also ran on her team's state championship 4X400m relay. Hailey is an outstanding student and high achiever and we are very excited to see what she can do at this level. She is going to help us out right away."
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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.