Rowe has three top-3 finishes for Mavs at RMAC indoor track championships

Colorado Mesa had seven top-three finishes Saturday in the finals of the RMAC indoor track and field championships in Alamosa.

Whitney Rowe finished second in the 200-meter dash, clocking a provisional qualifying time of 25.25 seconds, and was third in the 60 meters in another provisional time of 7.61 seconds. She was also third in the long jump, with a best of 18 feet, 9.75 inches

Cathryn Ambler placed second in the 400 meters in 56.86 seconds, another provisional time and school record. Quincey Pedersen placed third in the high jump, clearing 5-5.25.

Bacall Sterling, who was third Friday in the heptathlon, placed second in the triple jump, leaping 39-8.75. Mesa’s 1,600 relay team of Rowe, Ariel Ambler, Cathryn Ambler and Sterling, was third with a school record time of 3:57.33.

The women’s team finished fifth in the team standings with 56 points, with the Maverick men’s team eighth with 21 points. Adams State ran away with both the men’s and women’s team championships.

Shane Niksic placed fourth in the men’s 800 meters in 1:57.45, Ryan Reasoner was sixth in the pole vault (13-3.75), and Cameron Morley was fifth (4,506 points) and Reasoner sixth (4,064) in the heptathlon.

Weather forces cancellations

Colorado Mesa’s baseball and softball doubleheaders were canceled because of cold and wet weather conditions.

The baseball team was scheduled to play a doubleheader at Colorado Christian. The softball team was scheduled to play a doubleheader at the University of Colorado-Colorado Springs. There is no plan to reschedule the games for later in the season.

The Mesa men’s lacrosse team had its season-opening road trip canceled because of weather in the Kansas City area. The Mavericks were scheduled to play Lindenwood (Mo.) University on Saturday and Rockhurst (Mo.) University today. The games won’t be scheduled.

Mesa will play its first game of the season March 8 against Adams State at 5 p.m. at Walker Field.


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