Mountain Lions Face Four Other RMAC Teams at Mines

By Jared Verner published February 9, 2013

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - The University of Colorado Colorado Springs will face student-athletes from four other RMAC teams today when the second day of the Colorado Mines Twilight Collegiate Open begins at the Steinhauer Fieldhouse. Sixteen Mountain Lions are scheduled to be in action in six different events today.
 
The 60-meter dash preliminaries and finals will be the first events to feature UCCS student-athletes, with Chad Liscar, Chris Myers and Travis Whitman in the field of 34 sprinters in six heats. Liscar and Myers will also double-up with the 200-meter dash at 1:35 p.m. Liscar is ranked No. 11 in the RMAC performance lists for the 200-meter dash coming into today.
 
Jonathan Wright, the conference leader in the 400-meter dash, will lead eight Mountain Lions in the event at 12:35 p.m. He leads the RMAC with an adjusted time of 49.51 seconds, and holds a four-hundredth of a second advantage over the second-fastest time. Each of the eight Mountain Lions will also be part of the three 4x400-meter relay teams for UCCS at 2:40 p.m.
 
The Mountain Lions have three of the top nine runners in the 800-meter run in the RMAC this season, and all three will be on the track at 1:15 p.m. Carson Aberle (ranked fourth), Kyle McCloskey (ranked eighth) and Anthony Davis (ranked ninth), will be running almost entirely against RMAC runners from Western State, Colorado Mines, Colorado Mesa and Metro State.
 
Sam Feldotto and Matt Winfrey will compete in the 3,000-meter run at 2:05 p.m., for the second straight meet. Winfrey will running his second collegiate 3K race in his three-year career, while Feldotto could move among the conference leaders if he matched his personal best in the event from last season's RMAC championships.
 
Results from today and yesterday will tentatively be available at 3 p.m. today.
 
UCCS Schedule at Colorado Mines Twilight Collegiate Open
11:20 a.m. - 60-meter dash prelims (Chad Liscar, Chris Myers, Travis Whitman)
12:15 p.m. - 60-meter dash finals (Chad Liscar, Chris Myers, Travis Whitman)
12:35 p.m. - 400-meter dash (Jonathan Wright, Marc Hensley, Sam Marsh, Ryan Buchanan, Andre Young, Alan Ford, Nathan Weeks, Chris Myers)
1:15 p.m. - 800-meter run (Carson Aberle, Anthony Davis, Kyle McCloskey)
1:35 p.m. - 200-meter dash (Chad Liscar, Chris Myers)
2:05 p.m. - 3,000-meter run (Sam Feldotto, Matt Winfrey)
2:40 p.m. - 4x400-meter relay (Jonathan Wright, Travis Whitman, Marc Hensley, Sam Marsh, Ryan Buchanan, Nathan Weeks, Andre Young, Alan Ford, Chris Ullom, Anthony Davis, Carson Aberle, Kyle McCloskey)

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