Staines runs fastest 600m time in the world this season, breaks British record

Published: Feb. 1, 2019 at 10:11 PM MST
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Junior Thomas Staines (Colorado Springs, Colo.) of Colorado State University-Pueblo track and field ran the 600m in 1:15.31 at the New Mexico Collegiate Classic to set a new all-time British record and is the fastest in the world this season. The ThunderWolves women also performed well with multiple personal bests.

The previous British record was 1:16.10. Senior Devundrick Walker (Aurora, Colo.) was fourth in the 600m race with his time of 1:19.46.

Also for the men, senior Shawn Horne (Camp Casey, South Korea) ran the 200m dash in 21.56 to place fifth and produce an NCAA provisional time.

Freshman Evan Demerson was fourth in the unseeded 400m dash with a time of 50.46.

The women also had a solid day at the classic.

Junior Lauren Fairchild (McKinney, Texas) finished fourth in the long jump with her season-best mark of 5.74m.

Sophomore Yasmine Hernandez (Johnstown, Colo.) was fifth in the women's 600m run with a time of 1:35.05, while sophomore Hailey Streff (Madison, S.D.) was eighth when she crossed the finish line in 1:35.58 to win her heat.

Junior Jenna McKinley (Mosca, Colo.) threw a personal best in the weight throw with her top toss traveling 15.56m. Her previous best was 14.92m. She was ninth in the field with several Division I throwers.

Sophomore Nicole Bouma (Kalispell, Mont.) was eighth in the 3000m with a personal best time of 10:17.77

The ThunderWolves continue competition at the event Saturday. The throws and jumps events begin at 10 a.m., while the track opens up with the 60m dash at 10:30 a.m.