Buffaloes Send Squad To West Coast Relays
BOULDER – Colorado track and field is sending a large squad to the West Coast Relays at Fresno State this Friday for the first of two final meets before the 2021 Pac-12 Championships.
For the men, seven total events will be competed in with the 800, 1,500 and 5,000 marking the running events. The high jump is the only jump while the throws will compete in everything but the shot put. The women are competing in the 200, 800, 1,500, 5,000 and 10,000 on the track along with both hurdle events and the steeple. The women's field competition will be in the high jump, long jump, hammer and javelin.
Buffs on the edge of qualifying for the 32-person NCAA West Preliminary and competing in their respected events include Jonathan Horton in the 800, Eduardo Herrera in the 1,500 and Dominique Williams in the hammer throw.
Colorado also has a few athletes that are in position to compete at the regionals and are looking to better their times. Those are John Dressel in the 5,000, Sage Hurta in the 800, Rachel McArthur and Micaela Degenero in the 1,500, Abby Nichols in the 5,000 and Eriana Henderson in the 400 hurdles.
CU is competing heavily in the 5,000 with seven men including Alec Hornecker, Ryan Robinson, Hunter Appleton, Austin Vancil, Paxton Smith and Josh Torres along with Dressel. The women are competing heavily in the 1,500 and 5,000 with McArthur and Degenero leading Annie Hill, Madie Boreman, and Kyla Christopher-Moody. Nichols will lead Holly Bent, Kaitlyn Barthell and Elizabeth Constien in the 5,000.
Action begins early as the 10,000s will go off at 8:30 a.m. MT to beat the heat. The meet resumes action at 3 p.m. MT and will run until the Women's 5,000 Invitational starts at 11:45 p.m. MT. The meet live stream can be accessed through FloTrack for subscribing members while heat sheets and results can be found here.
Colorado will conclude the regular season next Friday at the Air Force Twilight before heading back to Eugene for the 2021 Pac-12 Championships the following weekend.