Outdoor track sprints into NCAA tournament


The Roadrunner track team traveled to Pueblo, Colorado May 3 for the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Championships. Any athlete or relay team finishing 8th place or better earned points for the team, and the Runners had seven individuals and two teams finish well enough to contribute.

RMAC academic athlete of the year, senior middle distance runner Breanna Hemming, had the best finish of the meet for the Roadrunners. Hemming placed 2nd overall in the 1500 meter run with a time of 4:41.17.

The men’s 4×100 meter relay team, composed of senior Jon Clarke, freshman Robert Carlson, junior Alejandro Montoya and freshman Julian Dulaney finished 3rd place with a time of 41.48. For the third consecutive meet their time was good enough to set a new school record in the event.

The women’s 4×400 meter relay team, composed of freshman Morgan Myers, sophomore Sarah Johns, freshman Amber Sborov and Hemming finished 8th overall with a time of 4:13.44

Clarke also contributed points to the Runners’ score by placing 3rd place overall in the 200 meter sprint with a time of 21.54 and 4th place in the 100 meter sprint with a time of 10.64.

Sophomore Sarah Hughes and Carlson were able to add points in the triple jump. Carlson almost broke another record when he finished 5th overall in the triple jump. With a distance of 14.3 meters, he was just .05 meters shy of the school record. Hughes finished 7th place in the triple jump with a distance of 11.1 meters.

Michael Warburton was able to contribute on the middle distance with a 7th place finish in the 1500 meter run with a time of 4:01.1

Though the season ends for most of the team, two athletes will continue on to the NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships. On May 21 through the 23, Hemming and Warburton will travel to Allendale, Michigan to represent Metro.

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