Throwers lead Pack at WT Invitational Sunday

Throwers lead Pack at WT Invitational Sunday


CANYON, Texas (April 22, 2018) - The throwers led the Colorado State University-Pueblo track and field programs at the West Texas A&M Invitational Sunday in Canyon, Texas.

Sophomore Nikol Podlacha (USAF Academy, Colo.) finished runner-up in the hammer throw with a mark of 48.04m. She was fourth in the discus throw with a top toss of 44.93m 

Sophomore Jenna McKinley (Mosca, Colo.) finished fifth in the discus when she posted a mark of 44.93m. She was sixth in the shot put with her top throw landing 12.59m. Finally, she was eighth in the hammer with a throw of 41.89m.

Freshman Yasmine Hernandez (Johnstown, Colo.) led the Pack on the track with a time of 2:17.97 in the 800m run to finish runner-up. 

Freshman Ashley Polk (Colorado Springs, Colo.) was sixth in the 1500m run with a time of 4:59.29, while sophomore Allison Hebard (Fairbanks, Alaska) was eighth after crossing the finish line in 5:03.56. 

Senior Angelique Urenda (Pueblo, Colo.) led the field events with a third-place finish in the pole vault when her top height was good for 3.50m.

Sophomore Lauren Fairchild (McKinney, Texas) finished sixth in the long jump when her top leap went for 5.56m. She was eighth in the 100m dash with a time of 12.47.

For the No. 9 men, senior Tyler Van Oort (Rye, Colo.) was runner-up in the javelin throw with his heave of 46.65m. Jonathan Sanchez (Jr., Aurora, Colo.) was fourth with a toss of 44.89m. 

Freshman Nathan Miller (Colorado Springs, Colo.) was fourth in the shot with a throw of 14.39m and in the discuss when his top mark went for 48.73m. 

Just two days after competing in the CSU-Pueblo Football Spring Game, junior Tevin Donnell (Fountain, Colo.) ran a 10.79 100m dash to finish sixth and was eighth in the 200m dash with a time of 21.68.

Freshman AJ Marcus (Loveland, Colo.) crossed the finish line of the 800m run in 1:58.42 to finish eighth. 

Senior Ron Sweeten (Falcon, Colo.) captured a fourth-place fnish in the triple jump with a top leap of 14.63m. He was eighth in the long jump when he recorded a mark of 6.78m. 

The ThunderWolves will next compete at the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Outdoor Championships at the Stermole Track and Field in Golden, Colorado April 27-29. 

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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.