Speedster Spence named RMAC February Women's Athlete of the Month
Spence earns thee RMAC honors during shortest month
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Adams State senior and sprinting phenom Indira Spence (Trelawny, Jamaica) wrangled in one more award for a stellar month by being named as the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference (RMAC) February Women’s Athlete of the Month, it was announced by league officials Tuesday.
The honor gets added to RMAC Women’s Track Athlete of the Year and RMAC Championships Women’s Athlete of the Month, which she also won this season.
Spence laid claim to three individual RMAC titles at the Feb. 24-25 RMAC Indoor Track & Field Championships, and did each in meet record time. Her titles and meet records included the 55 meter dash in 6.90 seconds, 200 meter dash in 24.20 seconds and 55 meter hurdles in 7.65 seconds.
Her 30 points helped the Grizzlies to claim their 11th straight RMAC women’s team title, while the Adams State men also won the conference team title.
A 2-time defending NCAA champ indoors in the 60 meter hurdles, Spence concluded the month of February ranked in the top two nationally in three individual sprint events. She will enter this weekend’s NCAA Division II Indoor Track & Field Championships ranked No. 1 nationally in the 200 with a time of 24.07 seconds, and in the 60 hurdles at 8.24 seconds. Her season best time of 7.45 seconds in the 60 ranks No. 2.
Spence was also a member of the Grizzlies national qualifying and currently 9th-ranked 4x400 meter relay squad during the UW Husky Classic in Seattle, Wash., during the month of February.
Spence and the Grizzlies, who were ranked No. 2 in the final set of U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches’ Association (USTFCCCA) team rankings for both the men’s and women’s, will compete in the DII Championships in Mankato, Minn., this Friday and Saturday, March 9-10.