Gantt Breaks 60M Record in First Meet at Adams State

By Jared Verner published December 7, 2013

ALAMOSA, Colo. - Freshman Hayley Gantt set the University of Colorado Colorado Springs women's indoor track and field record for the 60-meter dash in her first collegiate meet to lead the Mountain Lions at the Adams State Grizzly Early Open today at the High Altitude Training Center. Her altitude-adjusted time ranks her No. 35 in the NCAA Division II performance lists.

Gantt ran a raw time of 7.90 seconds in the preliminaries, which will altitude adjust up to 7.94 seconds for national qualifying. She also broke the UCCS program record with the adjusted time by more than three-tenths of a second. Gantt finished fourth in the finals with 7.97 seconds.

In the 200-meter dash, Gantt placed third with 26.80 seconds, the top RMAC finisher among attached sprinters by more than two-tenths of a second.

Amber McAfee led three Mountain Lions who swept third through fifth in the 800-meter run with an unadjusted time of 2:24.77. She has the fastest time in the RMAC this season. Sisters Alexa and McKenzie Urban finished fourth and fifth, respectively, and have the second and third best times in the conference performance lists.

Urban and McAfee joined Chelsea Martus and Melanie Diep on the 4x400-meter relay team, and finished second with 4:10.52 behind Academy of Art. UAA returned two members of its relay team that finished third at the national indoor championships last season.  

Up Next: The Mountain Lions will be off for a month during the winter break before returning to the track on Jan. 18 at the CU-Boulder Potts Invitational and the Adams State Invitational.

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