Buffs Close Home season At Colorado Invitational
BOULDER – The University of Colorado track and field program closes out the 2022 home schedule this weekend hosting the Colorado Invitational Friday and Saturday.
The meet will begin Friday at 2 p.m. with men and women's hammer throw, javelin and triple jump. The rest of the events will begin at 11 a.m. on Saturday.
Colorado will compete its men in every event except the 200 and 5,000. The women will compete in everything except the 3,000, 5,000, pole vault and both horizontal jumps.
Abby Nichols took the NCAA by storm last weekend, running the NCAA leading time in the 5,000. She was awarded the Pac-12 Woman's Track Athlete of the Week for her efforts, becoming the 11th Buff to earn the honor.
Nichols will not be in action this weekend, but the defending NCAA Champion in the mile, Micaela DeGenero, will make her outdoor debut in the women's 800. She will be joined by Madie Boreman fresh off an All-American finish in the mile indoors. Boreman will lead a number of Buffs in the 1,500.
Other indoor NCAA Championship athletes that will be competing this weekend include Avery McMullen in the 200 and 100 hurdles and Eduardo Herrera in the men's 1,500.
On the women's side, key athletes to watch this weekend include Kylee Harr who is 15th in the NCAA in the women's high jump after clearing 5-10.75 last weekend at Air Force. Grace Jenkins and Jaida Drame will be in the women's 400, both chasing top-10 times in CU history, while Abbey Glynn and Emma Pollak will lead the 400 hurdles.
Colorado will also have a number of athletes compete in the steeplechase this weekend. Alisa Meraz-Fishbein will lead the women's field while Caleb Niednagel will be with a quartet of Buffs in the men's race.
For the men, the 400s are toughly competed with Tyler Williams and Ian Gilmore in the open race while Aaron McCoy and Garrett Nelson will lead the hurdle race. All of those men will participate in the 4x4 as well at the end of the meet.
Colorado will honor more than 20 senior student-athletes Saturday that are competing for the last time at Potts Field. Saturday's meet will also be live streamed by Buffvision, the first production for CU at an outdoor track meet.