Buffaloes Close Record Weekend
SEATTLE – Colorado track and field put up a pair of top-10 marks in the women's mile here today at the Husky Classic to put a cap on a record setting weekend in Seattle and Albuquerque.
The women's mile featured three Buffs posting marks better than 10th in CU history, led by Madie Boreman finishing eighth overall in 4:34.66. Boreman won her heat and had teammate Rachel McArthur right behind her in ninth overall in 4:34.92. The two led the second-fastest heat of the afternoon, surpassing the eighth heat and were only surpassed by seven runners in the final heat. Micaela Degenero finished second in the sixth heat for a 17th-place overall in 4:40.37.
Boreman, who had the 10th-best mark at 4:41.41 from 2017, moves to fifth in CU history while McArthur enters the list in sixth. Degenero would've made the list but now sits in 11th after McArthur lowered the 10th-best spot to 4:40.35 by Sara Slattery. The list is one of the strongest in CU with two marks in the NCAA top-10 including the NCAA record, five national champions and three Olympians.
With the marks today, Boreman and McArthur will move to 10th and 12th in the NCAA this season, pending other meets around the country.
"The women in the mile were a pleasant surprise," said head coach Mark Wetmore. "They will be close enough to edge of qualifying that they will likely need to try again in two weeks. I think all three have a good chance for Birmingham."
On the men's side, freshman Caleb Niednagel made his way into the CU top-10 in the men's mile after finishing 19th in 4:02.63.
In Albuquerque, Grace Jenkins pushed into the CU top-10 in the women's 400 after finishing 10th in 55.59 seconds. Abbey Glynn was the highest finisher in the open 400s for CU, finishing fourth in 53.13 seconds. Aaron McCoy was the men's high finisher in eighth in 47.60, though all four CU men ran under 48 seconds.
The men in the open 400 came together and won the men's 4x400 at the Don Kirby Elite Invitational in 3:08.98. Their mark improves their third-best relay mark in CU history. The men continually got faster leg-by-leg as Tyler Williams opened in 47.33, followed by Ian Gilmore with a 47.31 split and Garrett Nelson in 47.26. McCoy closed in a blistering 46.80 second anchor to get Colorado the win.
With the time, CU is now 23rd on the indoor qualifying list with eight duplicate teams ahead of them, making them the 15th-fastest school in the NCAA pending altitude conversion and other meet results.
The Buffaloes will compete in one final meet at the Air Force Collegiate Open next Friday before heading back to Seattle for the inaugural Pac-12 Indoor Invitational which will replace the MPSF Championships.
Women's Mile: 1. Katie Camarena (PSU) 4:32.27; 8. Madie Boreman (COLO) 4:34.66; 9. Rachel McArthur (COLO) 4:34.92; 17. Micaela Degenero (COLO) 4:40.37
Men's 800: 1. Cass Elliott (UW) 1:48.77; 12. Jonathan Horton (COLO) 1:52.66; 14. Ryan Lindrud (COLO) 1:53.33
Men's Mile: 1. Alex Maier (OSU) 3:56.44; 19. Caleb Niednagel (COLO) 4:02.63; 26. Noah Hibbard (COLO) 4:03.56
Women's 60 Hurdles Qualifying: 1. Cortney Jones (UNAT) 8.31; 9. Reese Renz (COLO) 8.89
Women's 60 Qualifying: 1. Leya Buchanan (UNAT) 7.49; 48. Kaleah Ruff (COLO) 7.93
Women's 400 Seeded 400: 1. Charokee Young (TAM) 51.24; 4. Abbey Glynn (COLO) 53.13; 10. Grace Jenkins (COLO) 55.59; 21. Jaida Drame (COLO) 58.27
Women's 4x400: 1. UCLA 3:38.36; 3. Colorado (Jenkins, Glynn, Pollak, Drame) 3:43.82
Men's 60 Prelims: 1. JaVaughn Moore (ISU) 6.68; 13. Luc Andrada (COLO) 6.76
Men's Seeded 400: 1. Chevannie Hanson (TAM) 45.89; 8. Aaron McCoy (COLO) 47.60; 11. Tyler Williams (COLO) 47.75; 15. Garrett Nelson (COLO) 47.89; 16. Ian Gilmore (COLO) 47.97
Men's 4x400: 1. Colorado (Williams, Gilmore, Nelson, McCoy) 3:08.98
Men's 3,000: 1. Abdihamid Nur (NAU) 7:40.66 (FR); 2. Eduardo Herrera (COLO) 7:42.67; 42. Shaw Powell (COLO) 8:14.59; 46. Jake Derouin (COLO) 8:15.68
Men's 5,000: 1. Ky Robinson (STAN) 13:21.85; 8. Charlie Sweeney (COLO) 13:37.75; 10. Andrew Kent (COLO) 13:39.40; 14. Austin Vancil (COLO) 13:49.92; 16. Jace Aschbrenner (COLO) 13:52.30; 47. Alec Hornecker (COLO) 14:21.16
Women's 3,000: 1. Val Constien (UNAT) 8:52.19; 37. Kyla Christopher-Moody (COLO) 9:40.17
Women's 5,000: 1. Carrie Verdon (UNAT) 15:33.50; 2. Emily Covert (COLO) 15:35.40; 9. India Johnson (COLO) 15:50.10; 18. Kaitlyn Barthell (COLO) 16:10.93; 19. Gabrielle Orie (COLO) 16:12.23
Men's 200: 1. Keanu Jones (TAM) 21.16; 26. Kellen Monestime (COLO) 22.12; 48. Nick Nuhfer (COLO) 22.51
Women's 200: 1. Aysha Shaheed (CAL) 24.14; 59. Reese Renz (COLO) 25.91; 78. Kaleah Ruff (COLO) 26.39
Men's 400: 1. Reyte Rash (CSF) 48.15; 11. Kellen Monestime (COLO) 48.95; 18. Nick Nuhfer (COLO) 49.73;
Men's Seeded 200: 1. Lance Broome (TAM) 20.62; 12. Luc Andrada (COLO) 21.42