Mavs’ Rowe going to indoor track nationals

Colorado Mesa junior Whitney Rowe will join Bacall Sterling at the NCAA Division II Indoor Track & Field national championships March 14-15 in Winston-Salem, N.C.

Rowe was selected by the track and field committee Tuesday in three events with provisional status.

“I was pretty confident that I was going to make the official list,” Rowe said through a Twitter message. “My anxiety has been pretty high because in this sport anything can happen. You could miss the cut by .01.

“I got the official word at practice and I could do nothing but smile. Just hearing ‘You made it’ makes every workout worth it. Now it’s time for my hard work to show and to prove that I deserve to be there.”

Rowe will compete in the 60-meter dash, 200 dash and the long jump. She ranks eighth in the 60 with a school-record 7.60 seconds, 14th in the 200 (24.91 seconds) and 15th in the long jump (5.78 meters).

Sterling, a sophomore, automatically qualified in the triple jump (12.30 meters) at the RMAC Championships last weekend.

Prater leads men’s golf

Colorado Mesa’s Colin Prater matched his first-round score to tie for 35th in the St. Edward’s Invitational on Tuesday at Grey Rock Golf Club in Austin, Texas.

The freshman carded a 76 each day to finish with an eight-over-par 152. Jarred Gomez shot a 158, Adam Griffith 159 and Trevor McCune 162 to round out the Mavericks’ scoring.

The Mavericks finished in 15th place out of 16 teams with a two-round score of 629 (plus-53). Barry (Fla.) University won the team title with a 6-under 570.

Adam Svensson of Barry took medalist honors with a 10-under 134. He won by eight strokes over Carr Vernon of Cal State-Monterey Bay.

The invitational was shortened from 54 to 36 holes because of freezing conditions.

RMAC Award

Colorado Mesa sophomore Makayla Kovac earned the RMAC softball player of the week award.

The shortstop hit home runs in both games against the University of Colorado-Colorado Springs on Friday in a weather-shortened series. Kovac was 4 for 8 with six RBI, three runs and two home runs in the two games.

The Mavericks (4-8, 3-3 RMAC) host Colorado Mines (7-6, 3-1 RMAC) in a pair of doubleheaders Saturday and Sunday at Bergman Field.


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