CU Women Open Season With Record Day
USAFA, Colo. – The Colorado women's track and field program etched five new marks in the top-10 record books in program history here Friday afternoon at the Air Force Holiday Open.
Sophomore Avery McMullen picked up a pair of wins in the high jump and the 60-meter hurdles today. Her winning jump of 1.75 meters (5-8.75) puts her tied for ninth in CU history in the event indoors. The mark was a five-centimeter improvement off her best mark of last season and three centimeters better than her previous indoor best. She also won the women's hurdle race, tying her time of 8.55 that she ran in the prelims of the Championships at the Peak last year for eighth in school history.
Joining McMullen in the hurdles was Jada Green in second who ran 8.65, good for 10th in CU history. Reese Renze also broke the nine-second barrier for the Buffs at 8.99, good for eighth.
Moving to the throws, Gya'ni Sami jumped a spot up the record books to third in the women's weight throw with a toss of 17.65 meters (57-11). That mark was good for second overall. Freshman Amanda Opp took just two throws in her CU career to move into the record books, launching the weight 16.57 meters (54-4.5) to take over the ninth spot in the CU record books. Her mark was good enough for fifth in the event.
The CU men also had strong showings, most notably Noah Bouchard in the men's high jump. Bouchard finished second in the event, clearing 2.05 meters (6-8.75) to finish behind Air Force's Collin Schulz. CU freshman Aidan Christiansen also had a top-three finish for the Buffs in the men's long jump, leaping 6.87 meters (22-6.5) to finish third overall.
Colorado returns to action tomorrow when Eduardo Herrera races in the BU Season Opener Elite 5,000. Herrera is second in the record books in the outdoor 5,000 but has never run an indoor 5K for the Buffs. His outdoor mark is nearly 10 seconds faster than the current school record, held by Olympian Joe Klecker.
Men's 60-meter Dash: 1. Coby Holton (UNAT) 6.69; 20. Aidan Christiansen (COLO) 7.07;
Men's 60 Hurdles: 1. Cameron Harris (AFA) 8.07; 11. Nick Bianco (COLO) 8.47; T17. John Swabik (COLO) 8.77
Men's High Jump: 1. Collin Schulz (AFA) 2.10m | 6-10.75; 2. Noah Bouchard (COLO) 2.05m | 6-8.75; 9. Ryan Charles (COLO) 1.95m | 6-4.75; 13. Jackson Meyer (COLO) 1.90m | 6-2.75; 14. John Swabik (COLO) 1.80m | 5-10.75
Men's Pole Vault: 1. Caiden Macktinger (AFA) 4.90m | 16-0.75; 8. Nick Bianco (COLO) 4.45m | 14-7.25
Men's Long Jump: 1. Travon Stevens-Long (AFA) 7.11m | 23-4; 3. Aidan Christiansen (COLO) 6.87m | 22-6.5; 6. John Swabik (COLO) 6.62m | 21-8.75; 10. Noah Bouchard (COLO) 6.54m | 21-5.5; 11. Jackson Meyer (COLO) 6.44m | 21-1.5
Men's Weight Throw: 1. Adam Dawson (CSU) 17.76m | 58-3.25; 4. Tyler Sconce (COLO) 15.61m | 51-2.75; 8. Lars Atkinson (COLO) 14.17m | 46-6
Women's 60 Hurdles: 1. Avery McMullen (COLO) 8.55; 2. Jada Green (COLO) 8.65; 8. Reese Renz (COLO) 8.99; 9. Elise Gillett (COLO) 9.03; 10. Kara Lucyk (COLO) 9.11
Women's High Jump: 1. Avery McMullen (COLO) 1.75m | 5-8.75; 4. Kylee Harr (COLO) 1.65m | 5-5; 6. Allie Routledge (COLO) 1.65m | 5-5
Women's Shot Put: 1. Gabby McDonald (CSU) 15.55m | 51-0.25; 4. Lauren Whyrick (COLO) 13.60m | 44-7.5; 8. Elena Opp (COLO) 11.16m | 36-7.5; 10. Obi Osafo-Mensah (COLO) 10.88m | 35-8.5
Women's Weight Throw: 1. Tarynn Sieg (CSU) 18.59m | 61-0; 2. Gya'ni Sami (COLO) 17.65m | 57-11; 5. Amanda Opp (COLO) 16.57m | 54-4.5; 8. Jane Powers (COLO) 15.29m | 50-2; 10. Elena Opp (COLO) 14.86m | 48-9; 11. Bella Braun (COLO) 14.85m | 48-8.75; 12. Obi Osafo-Mensah (COLO) 14.49m | 47-6.5; 16. Lauren Whyrick (COLO) 13.14m | 43-1.5