PUEBLO, Colo. (GoThunderWolves.com - April 13, 2012) - Heptathlete Danita Wyatt (Sr., Aurora, Colo.) turned in a strong performance at the CSU-Pueblo Combined Events meet Thursday and Friday, finishing third.
The third place finish certainly comes with a caveat - Wyatt bowed out of the heptathlon's final event, the 800-meter run, on a coaches' decision as she looked to preserve herself for the prestigious Mt. Sac Relays in Walnut, Calif. as she seeks an automatic qual at sea level in the heptathlon.
Wyatt was on her way to a provisional qual before surrendering the 800, leading the closest competitor by more than 500 points after winning four of the first six events.
Wyatt and the rest of the ThunderWolves will compete again Saturday at the CSU-Pueblo Invitational, which begins bright and early at 9 a.m.