Adams St. qualifies eight for nationals
Grizzlies break ThunderBowl records in 100 hurdles, 400, 4X100
PUEBLO, Colo. -- No. 2 Adams State's Indira Spence was an individual automatic qualifier on the Saturday’s final day of action the Colorado State-Pueblo Invitational in the 100-meter hurdles, and helped the ASC 4X100 meter relay squad to an automatic bid as well.
Spence set a new stadium record in the event with a winning time of 13.39 seconds (13.43 adjusted).
Kaymarie Jones, competing unattached, placed second with a time of 13.71 seconds (13.75 adjusted), a mark that would have been a provisional qualifier.
In the 4X100-meter relay, Spence was joined by Kayon Robinson, Chelsea Fenderson and Zenobia Sims for a winning and automatic qualifying time of 45.52 seconds (45.64 adjusted). The time was also a ThunderBowl record
Robinson was also an individual provisional qualifier in the 400 meters, posting an event winning and ThunderBowl-record time of 54.74 seconds (54.85 adjusted).
Sims ran her way to a provisional time of 11.79 seconds (11.82 adjusted) in the 100 meters.
The final qualifying performance on the track for the Grizzlies came from Lindsey Grasmick. She recorded a provisional mark for the second time this spring with a 400-meter hurdles time of 1:01.61 (1:00.72 adjusted).
The women’s 1500 meters saw Adams State claim a 1-2 finish. Teri Mitchell led the field with a time of 4:59.39 (4:53.38 adjusted), while Melissa Roberts finished as runner-up in 5:01.64.
A pair of throwers put up provisional marks in the shot put. Katie Kruger reached the standard for the third time this season, but topped her prior marks with a toss of 13.81 meters (45’3 ¾”) which was good for the win. Julia Costin had her first qualifying mark in the shot put, placing second behind Kruger with a distance of 13.40 meters (43’11 ¾”).
For Kris-Ann Walters, her provisional mark in the triple jump Saturday was also her second of the season, and was also her best as she reached a distance of 11.76 meters (38’7”) for third place.