Women’s DMR, men’s and women’s basketball records fall

Feb. 29, 2016

Taylor Garcia
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This month, UCCS athletics has seen three records fall.

On Feb. 19, the women’s track team broke the Distance Medley Relay record with a time of 11:42.66. The previous record, set on Feb. 8, 2013 was 11:51.10.

The DMR consists of one team member running three laps, the second runner going one lap, the third running two laps and then the final member runs four laps.

The UCCS DMR team that set the record is made up of senior Melanie Diep, junior Chelsea Martus, sophomore Molly Klotz and senior Chantelle Fondren. The record was also a NCAA qualifying time.

Senior forward Alex Welsh of the men’s basketball team broke the career rebounding record in overtime against CSU-Pueblo on Feb. 5. The record of 800 rebounds was previously held by Jack Bain, who played for the Mountain Lions from 2000-04.

Entering play on Feb. 26, Welsh had 863 rebounds, and is also 21 points away from breaking the all-time scoring record of 1,912 points held by Derrick White.

On the women’s basketball team, junior forward Brittany Hernandez broke the 1,000-point mark against Black Hills State on Feb. 19.

At 471 points this season entering play on Feb. 26, Hernandez is already in the top eight scorers all time. The number one spot is held by 2015 graduate Abby Kirchoff, with 1,951 points.

Senior Gabby Ramirez has 336 career assists entering play on Feb. 26, putting her third in school history.

With these records in mind, the Scribe took a look at other relevant records from UCCS teams.

Men’s Cross Country
Moses Tum
2004 All-American
Eighth at Nationals in 2004, with a time of 33:22.1

Women’s Cross Country
-Shannon Payne
Four-time All-American
Third at Nationals in 2008, with a time of 21:29

Men’s Soccer
-Kevin Noleen
1995, 1997-99
All-time career goals leader
47 goals in 77 games

-Greg Meyer
All-time career saves leader
483 saves in 68 games

Women’s Soccer
-Agnes Arnadottir
All-time career goals leader
23 goals in 52 games

-Kelly Schroeder
All-time career saves leader
331 in 66 games

-Hannah Levett
RMAC record for the fastest goal scored
55 seconds into the game

-Crystal Krebs
All-time home runs leader
44 home runs in 95 games

-Melissa Clark
All-time kills leader
1,519 kills in 468 sets

-Joy Blake
All-time blocks leader
676 blocks in 448 sets