National Championship Qualifier
Steven Gomez (sophomore), is the lone UCCS qualifier into the 2010 NCAA D-II Indoor Track and Field National Championship. Gomez comes into the National Championship as the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference high jump indoor conference champion. Gomez is seeded as the #4 qualifier in the high jump with his mark of 2.14 meter which is about 7 feet and a quarter inch. The number 1 seed is Corey Thomas (freshman) out of Stonehill and the northeast region with his qualifying mark of 2.19 meter. The difference between Gomez and Thomas of 0.05 meter equates about two inches.
Gomez enters the National Championship as the #2 high jumper in the North-Central Region behind Maurice Hall, (junior), out of Concordia-St. Paul in Minnesota. Hall's qualifying mark is 2.15 meter. Gomez is joined out of the RMAC by Dyson Mortensen (freshman) out of Adams State, with a qualifying mark of 2.11 meter. The men's high jump field consists of five freshman, two sophomores, three juniors and two seniors. The NCAA Division-II high jump National Record is 2.29 meter, set by Jim Dilling, of Minnesota State-Mankato, in 2006.
Indoor Track and Field National Championship information can be found
Also, Gomez completed the 2010 indoor track and field regular season as the #1 collegiate high jumper in Colorado.
The 2010 high jump indoor track and field top 10 for the Intermountain Area, for all divisions are
1) Steven Gomez, UCCS-2.14 meter
2) Dyson Mortensen, Adams State-2.11 meter
3) Trevor Heiner, BYU-2.10 meter
4) Tyler Skinner, Wyoming-2.08 meter
5) Zach Wood, Air Force-2.06 meter
6) David Stuart, Colorado Mines-2.06 meter
7) Michael McConkie, BYU-2.05
8) James Douglass, Adams State-2.01 meter
9) Jason Dewitt, Colorado-2.00 meter
10) Shawn Marshall, Western State-2.00 meter
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|Additional News Stories|
|May 19, 2010||Two Mountain Lions Qualify for Track National Championships||The 2010 NCAA Division II Outdoor Track and Field National Championships will have two competitors for the University of Colorado-Colorado Springs. Steven Gomez (So) has qualified in the men's high jump and Lauren Graham (Fr) qualified in the women's pole vault. Both UCCS athletes are in position to potentially win their individual event National Title. Johnson C. Smith is the 2010 host and the National Championship Meet will be contested at Irwin Belk Complex in Charlotte, N.C.|
|May 19, 2010||Shaver, Hopkins Named All-Academic||Two members of the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs' men's track team were named to the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference's all-academic teams, the conference announced Wednesday. Jason Shaver was named second-team all-academic while Brien Hopkins was named to the all-academic honor roll.|
|May 10, 2010||Cardinale takes long jump crown on second day of RMAC championships||PUEBLO - There was a time, not very long ago, that believing that a University of Colorado at Colorado Springs field athlete could win a conference championship took a leap of faith.|
|May 9, 2010||RMAC Outdoor Track and Field Championship Day 1||PUEBLO, Colo. - The first day of the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Outdoor Track and Field Championship began Sunday with the first four events of the heptathlon and the first five events in the decathlon.|
|April 30, 2010||Mines wins dual on depth||UCCS and Colorado Mines went head to head in a low-key dual track meet with a few participants coming from Metro State. The purpose this meet was for the teams to get healthier and keep competitive sharpness for the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Outdoor Track and Field Championship on May 9-11 in Pueblo.|