Wyatt quals in triple jump as outdoor season opens at CSU-Pueblo

Pack tracksters put on a show, literally, at CSU-Pueblo Open.


PUEBLO, Colo. (GoThunderWolves.com - March 24, 2012) - Led by a provisionally-qualifying jump in the triple jump by Danita Wyatt (Sr., Aurora, Colo.), the outdoor track and field season kicked off with the CSU-Pueblo Open at the Neta & Eddie DeRose ThunderBowl Saturday.

Wyatt jumped 39 feet, 7-1/4 inches to finish third in the triple jump and secure her first provisionally-qualifying jump of the year.  She also finished second in the long jump and fourth in the 100-meter hurdles, turning in the top performances by a Division II entrant in each event.

Though no other ThunderWolves provisionally qualified, many of the Pack athletes split time helping to run the meet and performing at a high standard in their events.

Freshman Krystel Martinez (Fr., Pueblo, Colo.) made a long-awaited debut in the discus, finishing ninth with a throw of 123 feet, 11 inches in her first collegiate action in the event.  Martinez, a Pueblo native, broke city records in high school in the discus throw.

Another freshman, Lacy Harris (Fr., Cimarron, N.M.) excelled in the pole vault, equalling a school record with a mark of 10 feet, 6 inches, finishing fourth.

The ThunderWolves' 4x100-meter relay squad was also strong, as well, finishing third and pacing all the Division II teams with a time of 49.28.

CSU-Pueblo won't rest as it will travel to Air Force next weekend for a quadrangular with the Falcons, UC-Colorado Springs and Colorado College).