Metro track and field advances to RMAC Championship

The Metro track and field team geared up at the Jack Christiansen Invitational April 26 in Fort Collins and secured four wins in different events in the tune-up meet.

Sophomore mid-distance runner Breanna Hemming competed in the 800 meters and took first place with time of 2:12.09, but for altitude it was converted to a final time of 2:11.32.

Freshmen sprinter Sarah Johns also made her name known when she won the 400 meters in just 58.79 seconds.

Junior distance runner Evonna Ramirez and junior mid-distance runner Michael Warburton both competed in the men’s and women’s 1,500 meters. Ramirez took third with a time of 5:00.66 in the women’s run. Warburton also took third for the men, recording a time of 4:03.35.

Senior Sprinter Belle Kiper locked in another win for the team in the women’s long jump, recording a distance of 5.56 meters. Kiper also competed in the triple jump and took third at 11.50 meters. Junior distance runner Victoria Alcala also delivered another strong performance for the women’s team, finishing the 3,000-meter steeplechase in 12:14.34.

Freshmen distance runner Eli Hemming brought home yet another victory for the men’s team in the 5k with a time of 15:25.91, while his teammate, senior sprinter John Clarke, finished the 200 meters in a time of 21.50. Clarke improved his personal record in the 200 meters and finished second in a group of 12 competitors.

Metro will advance to the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Championship, which will be held May 4-6 in Alamosa.

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