CSU track and field adds several athletes to their stout recruiting class

Evan Grant

The Colorado State track and field and cross country programs added multiple new athletes to their respective teams for the upcoming 2018-19 season.

The nine new athletes added on will give the Rams 17 new competitors for the 2018-19 season, the other eight having been added to the team earlier this spring.


Among the newcomers is Aria Tate, a multiple-time state qualifier. Tate will be competing as a multiple-event athlete for the Rams during the upcoming season, looking to continue her success in hurdles and sprints. Along with Tate, the team also added sprinter and jumper, Nia Powdrell from Rio Rancho, New Mexico. Powdrell set multiple-state records in high school to go along with her double-digit New Mexico state championships, accruing most of the titles in her junior and senior years at Cleveland High School. Powdrell ranks in the top-10 in both the 60-meter and 200-meter event in Portland State school history as well. 

Another notable signing for the Rams during this offseason is Fort Collins’ native, Morgan Stewart. Stewart attended Fossil Ridge High School where she currently ranks as the No. 2 athlete in the state of Colorado in discus. Stewart has personal records of 143-feet-2-inches in the discus, and 37-feet-8.5-inches in the shot put.

The crop of sprinters added Monday will join the already stout group of distance runners added by the Rams in earlier signing periods. The group of distance runners is highlighted by nations’ leader in the 3200 meters, Michael Mooney

Collegian sports reporter Evan Grant can be reached at sports@collegian.com or on Twitter @EGrantSports.