COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – During the first full week of outdoor action, Adams State junior distance ace Kristen McGlynn (Bailey, Colo.) has been recognized as the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference (RMAC) Women’s Track Athlete of the Week, league officials announced Wednesday.
The accolades are the second of the 2011-12 year for McGlynn, who was also praised by the league after posting an automatic qualifying time in the mile during the indoor season on Feb. 1.
McGlynn was in action at the ThunderBowl during Saturday’s Colorado State-Pueblo Open in both the 1,500 and 800 meter runs. In the 1,500 she topped the field by more than three seconds and posted a provisional qualifying time of four minutes, 39.58 seconds (4:33.96 adjusted).
At 800, she clocked a time of 2:19.06 (2:18.31 adjusted), good for third place in the event.
In all, ASC posted six top three finishes in the first weekend of outdoor action.
Also taking a third place finish was sophomore Katie Kruger (Alamosa, Colo.), whose toss of 13.43 meters (44 feet, ¾ inches) was a provisional qualifying mark in the shot put.
Senior Lindsey Grasmick (Fowler, Colo.) and sophomores Chelsea Fenderson (Aurora, Colo.) and Krystal Thomas (Aurora, Colo.) were also top three placers at the ThunderBowl.
Grasmick, a provisional qualifier in the 400 meter dash with a time of 55.80 seconds (56.06 adjusted), was on the backend of a 2-3 Adams State finish in the 200 meter dash, coming in just behind teammate Fenderson.
Thomas jumped her way to a tie for second in the long jump, traveling a distance of 5.59 meters (18’4 ¼”).
The CSU-Pueblo Open was the first of three meets for the Grizzlies this season at the ThunderBowl. Adams State will return to the venue for the April 14 CSU-Pueblo Invitational, as well as the May 24-26 NCAA DII Outdoor Track & Field Championships.
The Grizzlies will resume action at the Don Kirby Memorial Invitational in Albuquerque, N.M., on April 7.