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Buffs Open Outdoor Season At Potts Invite

Mar 17, 2011

BOULDER - The University of Colorado track & field team will host its first outdoor meet of the season, the Potts Invitational, this Friday and Saturday, March 18-19, at Potts Field.

The hammer throw and javelin will be the only events contested on Friday, starting at 1 p.m. Saturday's events will start at 11 a.m.

The Buffs return four All-Americans from the 2010 outdoor season: Joe Bosshard (10,000-meter run), Emma Coburn (steeplechase), Shalaya Kipp (steeplechase), Richard Medina (5,000-meter run). Each of those four, along with Christian Thompson, Matt Tebo, Andy Wacker, Adam Salzmann, Eddie Taylor, Alex Von Hagen, Brianne Beemer and three members of the 4x100-meter relay were all-conference performers during the 2010 outdoor campaign for the Buffs.

Colorado will compete against several Front Range schools this weekend. Air Force, Colorado College, Colorado School of Mines, Colorado State, Metro State, Northern Colorado, UC-Colorado Springs and Wyoming will make up the field along with several unattached athletes. The invitational is a non-team scoring meet.

The Potts Invite will be the first of two meets CU will host this spring. The Buffs will also host the CU Invite on April 9. Both take place at Potts Field on 30th and Colorado. Admission and parking for the meet are free. Results will be updated online throughout the meet at   

The forecast for Friday is a high of 54 degrees and a 50 percent chance of precipitation. Saturday is a high of 64 degrees and a 10 percent chance of precipitation (as of Thursday afternoon).

Should inclement weather force a cancellation of the meet, such notice will be posted on as well as a message left on the track and field office voice mail at 303/492-5227.

The tentative schedule of events for the Potts Invitational is listed below:




1:00 p.m.                                      WOMEN'S HAMMER

following women's hammer     MEN'S HAMMER

1:00 p.m.                                      MEN'S JAVELIN

following men's javelin             WOMEN'S JAVELIN

SATURDAY, MARCH 19                     


11:00 a.m.                                      MEN'S SHOT PUT

following men's shot put           WOMEN'S SHOT PUT

11:00 a.m.                                      WOMEN'S DISCUS

following women's discus           MEN'S DISCUS


11:00 a.m.                                      MEN'S POLE VAULT

following men's pole vault        WOMEN'S POLE VAULT

11:00 a.m.                                      WOMEN'S LONG JUMP

following women's long jump     MEN'S LONG JUMP

following men's long jump         WOMEN'S TRIPLE JUMP

following women's triple jump  MEN'S TRIPLE JUMP

12:00 p.m.                                     WOMEN'S HIGH JUMP

following women's high jump               MEN'S HIGH JUMP


11:00 a.m.                                             WOMENS STEEPLE

11:20                                                      MENS STEEPLE

11:35                                                      WOMEN'S 4X100 RELAY

11:40                                                      MEN'S 4X100 RELAY

11:45                                                      WOMEN'S 1500 METERS

11:55                                                      MEN'S 1500 METERS

12:05 p.m.                                             100 METER HURDLES

12:20                                                      110 METER HURDLES

12:30                                                      WOMEN'S 400 METER RUN

12:40                                                      MEN'S 400 METER RUN

1:00                                                        WOMEN'S 100 METER DASH

1:10                                                        MEN'S 100 METER DASH

1:25                                                        WOMEN'S 800 METER RUN

1:40                                                        MEN'S 800 METER RUN

1:50                                                        WOMEN'S 400 METER HURDLES

2:00                                                        MEN'S 400 METER HURDLES

2:10                                                        WOMEN'S 200 METER DASH

2:25                                                        MEN'S 200 METER DASH

2:40                                                        WOMEN'S 3000 RUN

3:00                                                        MEN'S 3000 RUN

3:20                                                        WOMEN'S 4X400 RELAY

3:30                                                        MEN'S 4X400 RELAY

The schedule will be rolling in the field events and will follow the time schedule for all running events.