Colorado Heads To WSU Combined Events Open and Invitational
BOULDER – Colorado track and field program will send a select few to the Washington State Combined Events Open and Invitational starting Thursday in Spokane, Wash., while others are heading to Colorado Mines for a meet on Friday.
The combined event athletes will include Nick Bianco and John Swabik in the men's heptathlon, while Avery McMullen, Jada Green and Kara Lucyk will compete in the women's pentathlon.
Four of the five athletes will double up in individual events outside of the combined events portion with Bianco pole vaulting, McMullen and Green in the hurdles and long jump, and Lucyk in the 400.
All of the throws athletes are entered in both sections of the meet with Tyler Sconce and Lars Atkinson as the only male athletes in the weight throw. Lauren Whyrick is entered in the shot put while Gya'ni Sami is joined by Amanda and Elena Opp in the weight throw.
The final two athletes competing in Spokane are Kylee Harr in the high jump and long jump, while Noah Bouchard is entered in the high jump, hurdles and long jump.
Athletes heading to Mines include Sarah Aanenson, Aidan Christiansen and Elise Gillett in the long jump, Jackson Meyer in the triple jump, and Ryan Charles and Allie Routledge in the high jump. The throws crew includes Bella Braun and Obi Osafo-Mensah doubling in the shot and weight, while Jane Powers and Clayton Castro will focus on the weight and Henry Carlson will focus on the shot.
Things get started Thursday with the women's pentathlon and men's heptathlon in Spokane. The shot putters are the only athletes competing Friday at Mines with the rest going Saturday