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Hurta Breaks School Record

Apr 3, 2021

PHOENIX – Colorado track and field senior Sage Hurta made history again Saturday evening in Phoenix, lowering her own 800 school record to 2:00.62 at the GCU Antelope Invitational and etching her name in the NCAA record books.
Hurta's mark is tied for 10th in NCAA history in the women's outdoor 800 and is the fastest outdoor time in collegiate history since the 2017 NCAA Championships between record holder Raevyn Rogers of Oregon and Ohio Northern's Emily Richards in 2017. 
When asked on her race and Olympic trials qualifying mark, Hurta said, "My 2:00.99 from 2019 fell on the first day of the qualifying window for the Olympic trials. As of right now that time will still be honored, so I've had the trials in my back pocket for a while now. That being said, I'm pleased to bring my time down. Today really felt like a season opener, which I think bodes well for the rest of the year."
Hurta's mark is the second Olympic Trials qualifier for the Buffs in the past two days, joining Eduardo Herrera's national-leading mark in the 5,000 from last night.
She wasn't the only strong CU performer in the 800 as Jonathan Horton and Josh Ramos both strong marks in the half mile. Horton finished third in 1:50.27 while Ramos ran 1:51.00. Close behind them in eighth was Ryan Lindrud in 1:52.48, on the cusp of cracking the top-10.
At the same meet in Phoenix, Annie Hill placed second in the 1,500 in 4:24.49, while freshmen Alisa Meraz-Fishbein placed sixth in 4:30.97 and Whitney Valenti ran 4:31.81 for eighth. Olivia Brooks finished 15th, while Shaw Powell ran 3:45.37 to finish fourth for the men.
A majority of the Buffaloes competing today were at CSU for the Doug Max Invitational. Kyla Christopher-Moody joined the women's 1,500 placing, winning the race in 4:38.07. The CU women also won the women's 100 hurdles with Tamia Badal taking the crown in 14.01 while Jada Green came in second in 14.20.
The men's squad had one winner with Garrett Nelson taking the time over teammate Kellen Monestime in the 400 hurdles in 53.42 and 53.98, respectfully.
Other top marks came from Jaida Drame and Kara Lucyk in the 400 in 56.00 and 56.60, respectfully, along with Avery McMullen and Allie Routledge placing third and fourth in the high jump with a clearance of 1.66 meters (5-5.25). Nick Bianco had a busy day but placed third in the pole vault with a jump of 4.72 meters (15-5.75), just two inches from cracking the CU top-10.
Colorado also continued action at the Hayward Premiere in the throws, with Dominique Williams taking the best place at fourth in the men's shot in 14.77 meters (48-5.5).
The Buffaloes continue action tonight with Ramos, Lindrud, Powell and Horton running a men's 4x400 before the late night 10,000s go off at 10:40 p.m. MT and 11:20 p.m. MT. Kaitlynn Barthell, Elizabeth Constien and Emily Covert will form the women's 10k group while the men consist of Alec Hornecker, Ryan Robinson, Austin Vancil, Paxton Smith, Ethan Powell and Josh Torres.
Colorado returns home next week to host the 2021 Colorado Invitational Friday and Saturday.


Friday *MT Event Heat Meet Athlete Place/Results
4:00 Men's Hammer Finals Hayward Premiere Caleb Penner 10th - 52.17m (171-02)
Dominique Williams 6th - 56.44m (185-02)
Tyler Sconce 9th - 54.45m (178-07)
6:00 Women's Hammer Finals Hayward Premiere Jane Powers 7th - 47.81m (156-10)
Elena Opp 9th - 46.50m (152-06)
Gya'ni Sami 8th - 47.41m (155-06)
7:30 Men's Javelin Finals Hayward Premiere Ryan Ganson 10th - 46.24m (151-08)
7:40 Women's 1,500 Invitational Hayward Premiere Madie Boreman 2nd - 4:23.03
Micaela Degenero 4th - 4:23.71
8:00 Women's 5,000 Invitational Hayward Premiere Abby Nichols 6th - 15:54.90
Rachel McArthur 4th - 15:53.06
8:20 Men's 5,000 Invitational Hayward Premiere Eduardo Herrera 2nd - 13:24.46
John Dressel 6th - 13:36.29
10:00 Men's Hammer Finals Doug Max Invite Clayton Castro 4th - 51.86m (170-02)
10:00 Women's 1,500 Finals Doug Max Invite Kyla Christopher-Moody 1st - 4:38.07
10:50 Women's 400 Finals Doug Max Invite Samantha Crosmer 6th - 56.98
Jaida Drame 3rd - 56.00
Kara Lucyk 5th- 56.60
11:00 Men's High Jump Finals Doug Max Invite Ryan Charles 5th - 1.93m (6-4)
Wyatt Rhoads 6th - 1.83m (6-0)
11:00 Women's High Jump Finals Doug Max Invite Avery McMullen 3rd - 1.66m (5-5.25)
Allie Routledge 4th - 1.66m (5-5.25)
11:25 Women's 100 Hurdles Finals Doug Max Invite Tamia Badal 1st - 14.01
Elise Gillett 5th - 15.15
Jada Green 2nd - 14.20
11:30 Women's Hammer Finals Doug Max Invite Obi Osafo-Mensah 11th - 36.88m (121-00)
Meghan Whyrick 12th - 36.03m (118-02)
Bella Braun 13th - 35.47m (116-04)
11:30 Women's Long Jump Finals Doug Max Invite Sarah Aanenson 7th - 5.17m (16-11.5)
11:35 Men's 110 Hurdles Finals Doug Max Invite Nick Bianco 4th - 15.34
11:45 Women's 100  Finals Doug Max Invite Elise Gillett 8th - 12.57
11:55 Men's 100 Finals Doug Max Invite Nick Bianco 6th - 11.86
12:00 Women's 800 Finals Doug Max Invite Anna Shults 5th - 2:19.47
12:35 Women's 400 Hurdles Finals Doug Max Invite Reese Renz 3rd - 1:03.02
12:55 Men's 400 Hurdles Finals Doug Max Invite Kellen Monestime 2nd - 53.98
Garrett Nelson 1st - 53.42
1:00 Men's Triple Jump Finals Doug Max Invite Steve Fossi-Noue 7th - 13.76m (45-01.75)
1:00 Women's Shot Put Finals Doug Max Invite Elise Gillett 15th - 10.16m (33-4)
Kylee Harr 17th - 8.20m (26-11)
Meghan Whyrick 14th - 10.96m (35-11.5)
1:00 Men's Discus Finals Doug Max Invite Lars Atkinson 8th - 43.85m (143-10)
Henry Carlson 11th - 40.76m (133-09)
1:00 Men's Pole Vault Finals Doug Max Invite Nick Bianco 3rd - 4.72m (15-5.75)
Wyatt Rhoads 7th - 4.12m (13-6.25)
1:15 Women's Discus Finals Hayward Premiere Gya'ni Sami 8th - 40.35m (132-04)
Elena Opp 9th - 39.31m (128-11)
1:35 Men's 200 Finals Doug Max Invite Chris Craig 4th - 21.90
Ian Gilmore 3rd - 21.72
2:30 Men's Shot Put Finals Doug Max Invite Clayton Castro 10th - 13.68m (44-10.75)
2:30 Women's Discus Finals Doug Max Invite Obi Osafa-Mensah 8th - 42.26m (138-08)
Meghan Whyrick 11th - 31.37m (102-11)
2:45 Men's Discus Finals Hayward Premiere Tyler Sconce 8th - 47.00m (154-02)
Caleb Penner 7th - 47.15m (154-08)
2:50 Women's Shot Put Finals Hayward Premiere Lauren Whyrick 9th - 12.67m (41-7)
4:15 Men's Shot Put Finals Hayward Premiere Dominique Williams 4th - 14.77m (48-5.5)
5:00 Women's Javelin Finals Doug Max Invite Elise Gillett 6th - 30.94m (101-06)
Kylee Harr 9th - 19.11m (62-08)
Avery McMullen 4th - 32.62m (107-00)
Allie Routledge 3rd - 34.06m (111-09)
5:20 Women's 800 Finals GCU Antelope Invite Sage Hurta 1st - 2:00.62
5:30 Men's 800 Finals GCU Antelope Invite Jonathan Horton 3rd - 1:50.27
Josh Ramos 7th - 1:51.00
Ryan Lindrud 8th - 1:52.48
7:45 Women's 1,500 Finals GCU Antelope Invite Annie Hill 2nd - 4:24.49
Olivia Brooks 15th - 4:36.13
Alisa Meraz-Fishbein 6th - 4:30.97
Whitney Valenti 8th - 4:31.81
8:00 Men's 1,500 Finals GCU Antelope Invite Shaw Powell 4th - 3:45.37
9:25 Men's 4x400 Finals GCU Antelope Invite Ramos/Lindrud/Powell/Horton 4th - 3:20.45
11:20 Men's 10,000 Finals GCU Antelope Invite Josh Torres 5th - 31:17.48
Ryan Robinson 4th - 30:39.21
Paxton Smith 2nd - 30:24.03
Ethan Powell 3rd - 30:31.70