ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (GoThunderWolves.com – Jan. 19, 2013) – CSU-Pueblo sophomore Lacy Harris (So., Cimarron, N.M.) qualified provisionally in the pole vault and broke her own school record Saturday, headlining a day that was littered with collegiate and personal bests for multiple CSU-Pueblo athletes at the Cherry & Silver Invitational.
A week after breaking a school record in the pole vault, Harris not only did it again Saturday, but got the provisional mark – a first in program history for a pole vaulter, with an 11-foot 5-3/4 inch vault that got her a 16th place finish in the highly competitive Division I meet. In addition, the vault is tied for the best of any RMAC vaulter this year, potentially making her the favorite for an RMAC title.
Harris’ personal best and school record vault was just the tip of the iceberg for CSU-Pueblo, which saw its slew of young competitors turn in collegiate bests at the meet.
Headlining those was Haley Gansz (Fr., Raton, N.M.), who recorded not one but two personal bests. In the weight throw, she recorded a 38 foot, 4-3/4 inch toss, then followed it up in the shot put with a 36 foot, 4-1/4 inch throw.
Countless others established collegiate indoor bests, including Krystel Martinez (So., Pueblo, Colo.), who record a 38 foot, 1-1/4 inch throw in the shot put for a 20th place finish, finishing four feet shy of the school record in the event.
Next on tap for the Pack is the Air Force Combined Events and Invitational meet next weekend at the United States Air Force Academy.