COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (January 30, 2018) - Colorado State University-Pueblo track an field seniors Angelique Urenda (Pueblo, Colo.) and Derrick Williams (Columbia Falls, Mont.) have been selected as the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Women's Field Athlete of the Week and the Men's Track Athlete of the Week respectively, in a release from the league office Tuesday.
Urenda improved her top season mark in the pole vault Friday at the Mines Division II Invite, as she recorded a mark of 3.70m (12' 1.50") to win the event and break her own school record. Her NCAA provisional vault is good for 11th in Division II. Saturday she competed in the high jump and finished tied for fourth with a leap of 1.57m to score 4.5 points. Urenda's 14.5 points helped the ThunderWolves finish fifth of 11 teams at the meet.
For Urenda, Monday's honor marks her second Indoor Field Athlete of the Week and the third overall for the Pack Women's Track & Field team. The award is the first of the season for Williams and the men's track and field team, which ranks No. 8 in the latest USTFCCCA national poll.
Williams helped produce two top four times nationally at the Mines Division II Invite. He raced the anchor leg (1600m) with the men's distance medley relay team that holds an NCAA Automatic time which ranks second in Division II. The squad won the race in 10:10.25, which converted to an auto time of 9:46.78. The next day Williams won the 3000m race with a time of 8:31.42, which converted to a provisional time of 8:07.79 to rank fourth nationally. He was just a little over a second off the automatic mark. The ThunderWolves finished third of 10 teams at the meet.
Next up for the ThunderWolves is the CU Open at the Sklar Family Track in Boulder, Colorado Feb. 3.
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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.