Niksic runs provisional time in 800 meters

Shane Niksic was the fastest qualifier in the 800-meter run Monday and Whitney Rowe qualified for two finals as the both the Colorado Mesa University men’s and women’s track teams sit in seventh place after Day 2 of the RMAC outdoor track and field championships in Alamosa.

Niksic finished in 1 minute, 52.05 seconds, good enough for an NCAA Division II National provisional qualifying time and the top spot in today’s final.

Rowe, after finishing in third in the long jump finals with a leap of 5.92 meters, ran in two preliminary sprints.

Rowe has the second-best time in both 100 and 200, picking up provisional qualifying times in both. Her time of 11.79 in the 100 was only .09 away from the top time, and the junior finished in 24.15 seconds in the 200.

Senior Breanna Jones also qualified for the 200 final with a time of 25:28.

Freshman Brandon Sistrunk qualified for the men’s 100 final in 10.94 and the 200 with a time for 22.32.

Sophomore Andy Browning, who narrowly missed qualifying for the men’s 100 final, qualified for the 200 final with a time of 22.06.

Freshmen Cassandra Lard and Ally Tapp qualified sixth and seventh, respectively, for the women’s 400 final. Lard ran a 58.82 and Tapp a 59.32.

In the women’s 200 hurdles prelims, sophomore Bacall Sterling and senior Jordanne Steege qualified for the finals. Sterling ran a 1:04.17, the second-best prelim time, and Steege qualified eighth in 1:07.28.

Jordan Riggins, a sophomore, finished fourth in the men’s long jump final with a leap of 7.11 meters.

Sophomore Danyelle Minchow finished third in the women’s javelin with a throw of 38.23 meters.

Men’s Golf

CMU golfer Colin Prater birdied twice on the back nine to climb the leader board to seventh place at the NCAA Division II South Central Regional golf tournament at Grey Rock Golf Club in Austin, Texas.

Prater bogeyed on No. 1, birdied No. 3, then bogeyed No. 6 and No. 10 to fall down the leader board.

He birdied the par-5 No. 14 and finished with a birdie on 18 to card an even-par round of 72.

Brandon Hortt of Cal State-Monterey Bay and Andres Rodas of St. Edward’s University (Texas) are tied for first at 3-under-par 69.


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