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Colorado Track At Air Force

Jan 24, 2003

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - The University of Colorado track & field team hit the road for the first time this season, sending athletes to the Air Force Invitational here Friday. The Buffs had 22 athletes competing in the first day of the meet, which ends Saturday evening.

Several Buff freshmen showed promise in the men's sprints, with Samuel Napp taking 11th in the 200 meters with his time of 22.34, which advanced him to Saturday's consolation final. Daric Wilhite was also impressive in the men's 400 meters, and he will compete in the men's championship final after putting in a time of 49.43. He will be joined by fellow freshman Chris Abuan, who ran 49.53.

In women's action, junior Deneeka Torrey was the star of the day, taking third in the prelims of the women's 400 meter dash with a time of 58.22. Sophomore Liza Negriff and freshman Maxine Marlow also placed well in the women's triple jump, with Negriff taking fourth with her leap of 37-4, followed by Marlow in eighth in 35-11.25.

Saturday will feature action in men's and women's short sprints and hurdles, as well as long jump, high jump and the 3,000 and 5,000 meter finals.

Air Force Invitational
Friday, January 24 - Day One Results - Colorado Athletes Only

Men's Results
Men's 200 Meter Dash

11. Samuel Napp, Fr., 22.34
13. Eric Lee-O'Brien, Jr., 22.36
21. BJ Conklin, Fr., 22.94
29. Antonio Castro, So., 23.94

Men 400 Meter Dash
6. Daric Wilhite, Fr. ,49.43
8. Chris Abuan, Fr., 49.53
41. Antonio Castro, So., 54.68

Men 800 Meter Run
11. Bryan Dillon, So., 1:57.48
22. Reggie Whisenton, Jr., 2:03.41
27. Benjamin Decherd, Fr., 2:10.30

Men Weight Throw
17. Matt Carr, Jr., 15.98m 52-05.25
22. Chase Mullen, Jr. ,15.26m 50-00.75
28. Mike Moratelli, So., 14.18m 46-06.25
29. Ryan Willis, Fr., 13.90m 45-07.25

Men 1 Mile Run non-seeded
13. Travis Macy, So., 4:45.92

Women's Results
Women 400 Meter Dash

3. Deneeka Torrey, Jr., 58.22
23. Jessica Harbeck, Fr., 62.76
27. Lakeysha Molock, Fr., 64.67

Women 800 Meter Run
10. Amanda Manatt , Jr., 2:28.28
14. Sara Verschoor, Fr., 2:34.19
17. Elizabeth Albrecht, Fr., 2:34.91

Women Triple Jump
4. Liza Negriff , So., 11.38m 37-04.00
8. Maxine Marlow , Fr., 10.95m 35-11.25

1 Mile Run non-seeded
11. Wendy Vining, Jr., 5:49.09