Gomez takes ninth at nationals
Steven Gomez was the University of Colorado-Colorado Springs track team's lone participant at the 2010 Indoor Track and Field National Championship in Albuquerque, N.M. Gomez cleared the high jump opening height of 2.01 meters easily. He then failed to clear the second height of 2.06 meter for a ninth-place finish.
Gomez came in the championship ranked as the fourth seed, so the ninth-place finish was disappointing. Still, look forward to some big performances from Gomez during the 2010 outdoor season. He will be highly motivated to get to the outdoor championship in Charlotte, N.C., May 27-29.
"He had a good start. Cleared the opening height at 2.01 meter on the first attempt," said UCCS jump coach Brandon Masters ,"then it all fell apart. He should be able to use this as motivation to get back here and do better."
The outdoor portion of the 2010 track and field season gets under way this coming Saturday, March 20 in Boulder with a track meet hosted by the University of Colorado.
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