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Mavericks stampede the competition

Apr10On April 11, CMU’s rodeo team drove a herd of steers across campus and handed out free passes to the weekend’s Maverick Stampede Rodeo. The rodeo, held at the Mesa County Fairgrounds, featured bull riding, steer wrestling, goat tying and more.

CMU’s baseball team completed a four-game sweep of the Metro State Roadrunners with a 5–2 win on April 13 at Suplizio Field. The Mavericks (27–8) host their final regular season home series April 17–19 when they play Colorado Christian University.

Softball also completed the four game sweep on April 13 with a pair of wins against of Western New Mexico University. CMU (21–17) will face Black Hills State University and Chadron State University April 18–19 in Spearfish, S.D.

The women’s golf team hosted the Maverick Spring Invitational April 7–8 at a local golf club. The Mavericks won the eight-team tournament by a combined 23 strokes over second place Metropolitan State University of Denver.

Women’s tennis improved to a perfect 4–0 in league play after picking up wins over Montana State University-Billings (9–0) and Metro State University of Denver (7–2) on April 12. The team is 14–8 overall. Junior Jordan Lyden improved to 14–4 at No. 1 singles and lead the men’s team to a pair of wins against MSU-Billings and Metro State the same day.

The Colorado Mesa track and field teams posted three provisional marks at the Colorado Invite on April 13. Junior Shane Niksic ran a provisional time of 1:53.14 in the 800-meter run to finish seventh. Sophomore Quincey Pedersen jumped a provisional mark of 5–6 to finish fourth in the high jump, and junior Whitney Rowe ran a provisional qualifying time of 11.74 to finish third in the 100-meter run.

According to the Durango Herald, CMU “stormed” Fort Lewis College’s Squawker Classic April 12–13, winning four of six events. Freshman Ariane Horbach took first in the Collegiate Women’s A road race. CMU swept the top three positions in the Collegiate Women’s A criterium—junior Lexi Millard came in first, Horbach second and sophomore Ariana Dittmer third. The Mavericks won the women’s time trial and came in second in the men’s event.

The Colorado Mesa men’s lacrosse team scored the final three goals to earn a 9–8 win over Dominican University on April 13. CMU (6–2) will play rival Colorado College on April 19. The women’s team fell to Lindenwood University 19–9 on April 13. The Mavs (7–5) will host Regis University on April 18. •

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