Staines runs 5th fastest 400m dash in Division II this season at Air Force

Staines runs 5th fastest 400m dash in Division II this season at Air Force


COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (May 7, 2018) - Thomas Staines (So., Colorado Springs, Colo.) of Colorado State University-Pueblo track and field ran the fifth fastest 400m dash time of the NCAA Division II season Friday at the Air Force Twilight Open. The ThunderWolves women totaled two NCAA marks at the event. 

Staines posted a time of 45.98 to establish a new school record, while his converted time of 46.19 is good for fifth in NCAA Division II. He has ran the anchor leg for the 4x400m relay squad this outdoor season, which holds the seventh best time in Division II in 2018.

In the 200m dash, Shawn Horne (Jr., Camp Casey, South Korea), the 2018 Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Champion in the event, was second with a time of 21.66, while Tevin Donnell (Jr., Fountain, Colo.) was third after finishing in 21.68.

On the women's side, senior Angelique Urenda (Pueblo, Colo.) improved on her NCAA provisional mark in the pole vault with a top height of 3.82m. She now ranks 19th on the Division II list. Sophomore Jenna McKinley (Mosca, Colo.) threw the discus 44.89m for an NCAA provisional mark, but it wasn't her best of the season. Sophomore Lauren Fairchild (McKinney, Texas) posted her season best leap in the long jump with a mark of 5.78m, which was just .01 meters off a provisional mark. 

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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.