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Buffs Post Huge Marks In Sprints And Weight Throw

Feb 18, 2022

USAFA, Colo. – The University of Colorado track and field program posted a top-five mark in CU history in each gender in the 60-meter dash and the weight throw here Friday afternoon at the Air Force Collegiate Open.
The CU women had an amazing day, winning five events including two from Avery McMullen. The sophomore raced the 60-meter dash for the first time this season, winning the race in 7.56 seconds. That mark is good for fifth in CU history. She also followed it up with a win in the long jump at 5.95 meters (19-6.25).
Another huge mark for the women came from Gya'ni Sami winning the women's weight throw with a toss of 18.80 meters (61-8.25). The nearly five-foot personal best moved her to second in CU history in the event. She was joined by a plethora of Buffs that placed second, fourth, fifth, sixth, seventh and eighth in the event.
The other wins for CU women came from Kylee Harr in the women's high jump (5.95m | 19-6.25) and Lauren Whyrick in the women's shot put (13.50m | 44-3.5).
On the men's side, Luc Andrada came up second in the 60-meter dash but moved to a tie in CU history for second in the event with a mark of 6.67 seconds. His improvement ties him with Jonathan Prather from 1999 and trails CU school record holder Joe Morris by a tenth of a second.
The other top mark on the day came from Tyler Sconce in the men's weight throw. Finishing second behind teammate Dominique Williams who competed unattached, Sconce threw a two-foot personal best with a mark of 19.40 meters (63-7.75). He moved up one spot in the record books to third overall and was less than two inches from moving into second.
The Buffaloes close out the indoor season next week at the inaugural Pac-12 Indoor Invitational with four CU athletes in position to compete at the 2022 NCAA Indoor Track and Field National Championships thus far.
Men's 60: 1. Miles Lewis (UNAT) 6.64; 2. Luc Andrada (COLO) 6.67; 14. Aidan Christiansen (COLO) 7.21; 17. John Swabik (COLO) 7.41
Men's High Jump: 1. Philip Hundl (AF) 2.05m (6-8.75); 2. Noah Bouchard (COLO) 1.99m (6-6.25); T4. Ryan Charles (COLO) 1.96m (6-5); 6. Nick Bianco (COLO) 1.90m (6-2.75); 8. John Swabik (COLO) 1.80m (5-10.75)
Men's Long Jump: 1. Pierce Lacoste (ORE) 7.54m (24-9); 3. Nick Bianco (COLO) 6.62m (21-8.75); 5. Noah Bouchard (COLO) 6.57m (21-6.75); 8. Aidan Christiansen (COLO) 6.31m (20-8.5); 9. Jackson Meyer (COLO) 6.14m (20-1.75)
Men's Triple Jump: 1. Qwazon Al-Khaliq (UNC) 15.46m (50-8.75); 5. Jackson Meyer (COLO) 13.55m (44-5.5)
Men's Weight Throw: 1. Dominique Williams (UNAT) 20.55m (67-5.25); 2. Tyler Sconce (COLO) 19.40m (63-7.75); 6. Clayton Castro (COLO) 16.01m (52-6.5); 7. Lars Atkinson (COLO) 15.31m (50-2.75)
Women's 60: 1. Avery McMullen (COLO) 7.56;
Women's 60 Hurdles: 1. Andrea Stark (UNC) 8.65; 2. Jada Green (COLO) 8.73; 3. Elise Gillett (COLO) 8.95; 5. Allie Routledge (COLO) 10.05
Women's High Jump: 1. Kylee Harr (COLO) 1.69m (5-6.5); 2. Allie Routledge (COLO) 1.66m (5-5.25); 7. Elise Gillett (COLO) 1.45m (4-9)
Women's Long Jump: 1. Avery McMullen (COLO) 5.95m (19-6.25)
Women's Shot Put: 1. Lauren Whyrick (COLO) 13.50m (44-3.5); 3. Obi Osafo-Mensah (COLO) 11.31m (37-1.25); 4. Bella Braun (COLO) 11.00m (36-1.25); 6. Jada Green (COLO) 10.52m (34-6.25); 7. Elise Gillett (COLO) 10.02m (32-10.5)
Women's Weight Throw: 1. Gya'ni Sami (COLO) 18.80m (61-8.25); 2. Amanda Opp (COLO) 17.18m (56-4.5); 4. Elena Opp (COLO) 15.54m (51-0); 5. Obi Osafo-Mensah (COLO) 15.06m (49-5); 6. Jane Powers (COLO) 14.88m (48-10); 7. Bella Braun (COLO) 14.37m (47-1.75)