Three Mountain Lions Named All-Region in Track & Field
NEW ORLEANS - The U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) has named All-Region honorees for indoor track & field in Division II. Among the honorees are two University of Colorado at Colorado Springs Women's Pole Vaulters and a Men's 800 meter runner. Christy Carmody, Alex Colvin, and Matt Cameron were the three Mountain Lions on the list of 1,012 athletes from all over the country to receive All-Region honors.
Carmody is a junior from Peoria, Arizona majoring in Forensics. Colvin is a senior from Monument who started her college career at the University of Kansas before transferring to UCCS where she is majoring in Human Biology. Colvin and Carmody are currently tied for first in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference (RMAC) with a height of 11 feet, 9 3/4 inches. That height is also good for 12th in all of Division II with just 22 athletes vaulting higher than them in the United States led by Jocelyn Kuksa of Grand Valley State with a height of 12 foot, 11.5 inches.
Cameron, a senior from Madison, Mississippi, transferred to UCCS after starting his college track career at Mississippi State. He is majoring in Business, which is exactly what he takes care of on the track. He currently holds the eighth fastest time in the nation and the third fastest time in the RMAC. He was clocked running the 800 meters in 1 minute, 51.94 seconds at the New Mexico Collegiate Classic in the beginning of February. There are just 1.78 seconds separating him and the second fastest 800 runner in all of Division II. First place however, is held by Selasi Lumax of Southern Connecticut State. He runs a 1:47.84, which is a full 2.32 seconds faster than his next closest competitor.
With the outdoor track and field season starting on St. Patrick's Day (March 17, 2012) at the CU Potts Invitational in Boulder, Colorado, the Mountain Lions have a lot to look forward to with this talented group of runners, jumpers, and vaulters.
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|Alex Colvin||Pole Vault|
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|Christy Carmody||Pole Vault|
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