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Buffs Advance Both 4x400-Meter Relays

Mar 25, 2022

AUSTIN – The University of Colorado track and field program advanced both the men's and women's 4x400-meter relays to the finals here at the Texas Relays Friday afternoon.
Both squads will compete Saturday in the University/College Division 4x400-meter relay finals with the men starting at 3:35 p.m. MT and the women starting five minutes later.
The women's squad of Grace Jenkins, Emma Pollak, Jaida Drame and Abbey Glynn finished the prelims in 3:36.85 seconds, good for fifth in the overall time. The women won their heat as Glynn made up a four second gap on Kansas State in the final leg, closing in 51.37 seconds to edge the Wildcats by two-tenths of a second.
The freshmen duo of Jenkins and Pollak came out in 55.63 seconds and 55.11, then Drame had a phenomenal third leg at 54.67 to put Colorado in second. Glynn, who had the second-fastest officially timed split at 51.39 seconds, made up the difference and gave CU the automatic qualifying spot.
The women's prelims were won by Arkansas at 3:31.87, then followed closely by Texas at 3:32.60. Both of those squads are entered in the women's 4x400-meter relay invitational final, so Colorado could enter the U/C finals with the third-fastest time from prelims and the top qualifying team by way of winning their heat.
On the men's side, the quartet of Tyler Williams, Ian Gilmore, Garrett Nelson and Aaron McCoy finished eighth overall, advancing with the third spot in the next five fastest times. Williams came out of the blocks in 46.30, followed by Gilmore in 46.56 and Nelson in 47.54. McCoy closed it out in 46.11 as the Buffs were third in their heat behind Texas and South Plains. LSU had the top time in prelims at 3:05.59.
Like the women's division, Texas is also entered in the men's 4x400-meter relay invitational final, so Colorado may become the seventh-seeded team in the finals. Arkansas, who was entered in the prelims, did not run as they are also in the invitational final.
The lone individual event of the day was Luc Andrada in the men's 100-meter U/C Timed Final. Andrada finished in a wind-legal 10.58 seconds, just eight-hundredths of a second from a top-10 time in CU history.
Men's 100-Meter Dash U/C Timed Final: 1. Cameron Rose (CLEM) 10.29; 45. Luc Andrada (COLO) 10.58
Men's 4x400 U/C Prelims: 1. LSU 3:05.59Q; 8. Colorado (Williams/Gilmore/Nelson/McCoy) 3:06.74q
Womens' 4x400 U/C Prelims: 1. Arkansas 3:31.87Q; 5. Colorado (Jenkins/Pollak/Drame/Glynn) 3:36.85Q
Women's Heptathlon: 1. Anna Hall (UF) 6,412; 9. Avery McMullen (COLO) 5,495
Women's 400 Hurdle Prelims: 1. Britton Wilson (ARK) 54.65; 12. Emma Pollak (COLO) 59.43; 15. Abbey Glynn (COLO) 59.66
Women's Javelin: 1. Gabrielle Diederich (ND) 49.27m (161-7); 8. Jada Green (COLO) 45.17m (148-2)
Men's 400 Hurdle Prelims: 1. Nathaniel Ezekiel (BU) 49.14; 17. Aaron McCoy (COLO) 52.21
Men's 400 Hurdle U/C Timed Final: 1. Daviciea McCartney (SHS) 51.55; 3. Garret Nelson (COLO) 52.20; 14. Kellen Monestime (COLO) 54.17