Staines runs 800m time good for second in all college and fourth in the world this season

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ALLENDALE, Mich. (Feb. 8, 2019) - Junior Thomas Staines (Colorado Springs, Colo.) ran the second fastest 800m time in all college this season, which ranks as the fourth quickest in the world with his time of 1:46.27 at the Grand Valley State University Big Meet - Friday.

He won the race by nearly three seconds and broke his own school record set last year at the NCAA Championships. The time is also an NCAA automatic mark.

Senior Devundrick Walker (Aurora, Colo.) improved his season-best time in the 800m with an NCAA provisional mark of 1:50.00 that placed him third. Freshman Patrick Scoggins (Rangely, Colo.) was 13th in the race with a time of 1:53.07, good for an NCAA provisional time.

Senior Shawn Horne (Camp Casey, South Korea) was fifth in the 400m dash with a time of 48.80.

Tatianna Clanton (Colorado Springs, Colo.) placed seventh in the 200m dash when she crossed the finish line in 24.99, a season-best. The senior finished eighth in the 60m dash with her time of 7.81.

Junior Lauren Fairchild's (McKinney, Texas) top leap of 5.61m (18' 5") was good for sixth in the long jump.

At the Colorado Running Company Mountain Lion Open, hosted by University of Colorado Colorado Springs, Lydia Pavlenko (Portland, Ore.) won the high jump with her top mark reaching 1.63m (5' 4.25"). The mark is a season-best for the newcomer.

Freshman Claire Pauley (Arvada, Colo.) was third in the 5000m after finishing the race in 19:12.98.

Junior Jenna McKinley (Mosca, Colo.) finished fourth in the weight throw with a top toss of 15.00m (49' 2.50").

For the men, RJ Ramirez (So., Henderson, Colo.) posted a time of 6.96 in the 60m dash to qualify for tomorrow's finals. Ramirez ran to third in the 200m dash with a time of 22.89.

The ThunderWolves continue action tomorrow at the GVSU Big Meet - Saturday and the event at UCCS.