Buffs Capture Pair Of Titles At Pac-12 Invitational
SEATTLE – The University of Colorado track and field program picked up a title from each gender here Friday in the first day of the 2022 Pac-12 Indoor Invitational.
The Buffs were led by Avery McMullen picking up the win in the women's long jump with a jump of 6.03 meters (19-9.5). McMullen had the lead going into finals and fouled the rest of her jumps in attempts to dial in a huge mark.
McMullen also advanced to the finals in the women's 60-meter hurdles by placing seventh in prelims in 8.39 seconds. She will compete in the hurdle finals and the high jump tomorrow.
The winner on the men's side was Andrew Kent in just his second-ever track event for Colorado. Kent won the men's 5,000-meter run in 13:43.08, winning decisively by a couple of seconds. His teammate Charlie Sweeney finished fourth in 13:54.40.
In the women's 5,000 race, India Johnson and Gabrielle Orie finished third and fourth, respectfully. Johnson crossed the line in 16:05.28 while Orie finished in 16:10.39.
Colorado picked up two more top-five finishes in the first day with Gya'ni Sami placing fifth in the women's weight throw with a toss of 18.23 meters (59-9.75) and Luc Andrada finishing fifth in the 200 in 21.78 seconds. Both athletes meet has concluded as Andrada finished one spot out of the finals in the 60-meter dash.
For the women sprints, freshman Emma Pollak finished seventh in the 200-meter dash in 24.55 seconds. She will look to bring that speed to tomorrow's women's 400 final and 4x400-meter relay.
The final competitor advancing to finals today for Colorado was Noah Bouchard in the men's 60 hurdles. The high jump specialist ran 8.40 to advance with the sixth-best time to finals. He also competed in the long jump and will finish the meet tomorrow in the high jump.
In the combined events, Nick Bianco and John Swabik wrapped up the first day of competition while Jada Green finished the pentathlon in eighth with a combined score of 3,607 points.
Things ramp up tomorrow with action beginning at 11 a.m. MT with the women's high jump. Two marquis events for Colorado tomorrow are the miles starting at 12:10 p.m. MT and the 3,000s starting at 2:15 p.m. MT.
Women's Pentathlon: 1. Skylar Sieben (ARIZ) 4072; 8. Jada Green (COLO) 3607
Women's Pole Vault: 1. Katie Daily (ARIZ) 4.17m (13-8.25)
Women's Weight Throw: 1. Camryn Rogers (CAL) 22.73m (74-7); 5. Gya'ni Sami (COLO) 18.23m (59-9.75); 13. Elena Opp (COLO) 16.47m (54-0.5); 15. Amanda Opp (COLO) 16.25m (53-3.75)
Women's Long Jump: 1. Avery McMullen (COLO) 6.03m (19-9.5)
Women's 5,000: 1. Alessia Zarbo (OREG) 15:50.15; 3. India Johnson (COLO) 16:05.28; 4. Gabrielle Orie (COLO) 16:10.39
Women's 200: 1. Adriana Tatum (ASU) 23.89; 7. Emma Pollak (COLO) 24.55
Women's DMR: 1. Oregon 10:27.28
Women's 60 Hurdle Prelims: 1. Jasmine Jones (USC) 8.00q; 7. Avery McMullen (COLO) 8.39q
Women's 60 Prelims: 1. Kemba Nelson (OREG) 7.24q
Men's Pole Vault: 1. Max Manson (STAN) 5.38m (17-7.75)
Men's Weight Throw: 1. Jayden White (WASH) 22.58m (74-1); 3. Dominique Williams (UNAT) 21.48m (70-5.75); 10. Tyler Sconce (COLO) 18.24m (59-10.25)
Men's Long Jump: 1. Pierce LaCoste (OREG) 7.61m (24-11.75); 13. Noah Bouchard (COLO) 6.53m (21-5.25)
Men's 5,000: 1. Andrew Kent (COLO) 13:43.08; 4. Charlie Sweeney (COLO) 13:54.40
Men's 200: 1. Kasaun James (USC) 20.65; 5. Luc Andrada (COLO) 21.78; 12. Ian Gilmore (COLO) 22.15
Men's DMR: 1. Oregon 9:33.54
Men's 60 Hurdle Prelims: 1. Jamar Marshall Jr. (ASU) 7.80q; 6. Noah Bouchard (COLO) 8.40q
Men's 60 Prelims: 1. Micah Williams (OREG) 6.53q; 9. Luc Andrada (COLO) 6.80
Men's Heptathlon Day 1: 1. Jett Kinder (OREG) 3122; 10. John Swabik (COLO) 2629; 11. Nick Bianco (COLO) 2594