Buffs Open Outdoor Season at Potts Invite
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 16-17, at Potts Field.
The hammer throw and javelin will be the only events contested on Friday; starting at 2 p.m. Saturday's events will start at 11 a.m. and will wrap up around 3:45 p.m.
The Buffs return three All-Americans from the 2011 outdoor season: Joe Bosshard (5,000 and 10,000-meter runs), Emma Coburn (steeplechase) and Shalaya Kipp (steeplechase). Richard Medina was an All-American in 2010 in the 5,000.
Colorado will compete against several Front Range schools this weekend. Colorado School of Mines, Colorado State, Metro State and UC-Colorado Springs, along with South Dakota School of Mines will make up the majority of competitors with CU, but there will be several other athletes competing unattached or as a member of a club. 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 April 13-14. Both take place at Potts Field on 30th and Colorado. Admission and parking are free. The forecast for Friday is a high of 73 degrees and Saturday has a high of 75 degrees listed (as of Thursday afternoon).
The tentative schedule of events for the Potts Invitational is listed below:
FRIDAY, MARCH 16
2:00 p.m. WOMEN'S HAMMER
following women's hammer MEN'S HAMMER
2:00 p.m. MEN'S JAVELIN
following men's javelin WOMEN'S JAVELIN
SATURDAY, MARCH 17
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 a.m. MENS STEEPLE
11:35 a.m. WOMEN'S 4X100 RELAY
11:40 a.m. MEN'S 4X100 RELAY
11:45 a.m. WOMEN'S 1500 METERS
11:55 a.m. MEN'S 1500 METERS
12:05 p.m. 100 METER HURDLES
12:20 p.m. 110 METER HURDLES
12:30 p.m. WOMEN'S 400 METER RUN
12:40 p.m. MEN'S 400 METER RUN
1:00 p.m. WOMEN'S 100 METER DASH
1:10 p.m. MEN'S 100 METER DASH
1:25 p.m. WOMEN'S 800 METER RUN
1:40 p.m. MEN'S 800 METER RUN
1:50 p.m. WOMEN'S 400 METER HURDLES
2:00 p.m. MEN'S 400 METER HURDLES
2:10 p.m. WOMEN'S 200 METER DASH
2:25 p.m. MEN'S 200 METER DASH
2:40 p.m. WOMEN'S 3000 RUN
3:00 p.m. MEN'S 3000 RUN
3:20 p.m. WOMEN'S 4X400 RELAY
3:30 p.m. MEN'S 4X400 RELAY
The schedule will be rolling in the field events and will follow the time schedule for all running events.