McMullen Nearly Jumps School Record
GOLDEN – Colorado track and field sophomore Avery McMullen's jumped an inch farther than the current women's long jump record here Wednesday at the Kit Mayer Classic, but unfortunately had too strong of a wind at her back for the mark to count.
McMullen jumped a personal best 6.20 meters (20-4.5) on her fourth jump in competition with a 2.2 meters per second tailwind, then on her final jump blasted a 6.32 meter (20-9) mark with a 2.9 m/s tailwind, or just under six and a half mile per hour wind.
Unfortunately for McMullen her wind-aided marks will not count for the CU top-10, which she currently is fifth in, but with the mark behind her all she needs is a better day without wind to go after the record, seeking a wind-legal jump of 2.0 m/s or less.
With the win in the long jump, McMullen doubled up and won the women's 100-meter dash in 12.08 seconds. Teammate Kaleah Mitchell-Ruff finished third in 12.43 seconds. McMullen was less than a tenth of a second from entering the CU top-10 in that event as well.
In the vertical jumps, Allie Routledge took the women's high jump win with a clearance at 1.71 meters (5-7.25). She was the lone athlete in the high jump today for Colorado.
The throws crew had a strong day today with Lars Atkinson winning the men's discus at 49.36 meters (161-11). Every single one of his throws today would've won the meet. Following that up was Dominique Williams in the men's hammer who threw 61.39 meters (201-5), good for a win by more than 20 feet.
In the women's throws, Obi Osafo-Mensah finished second in the discus with a toss of 42.26 meters (138-8) while Elena Opp finished one spot behind her with a toss of 41.75 meters (137-0). Jane Powers finished third in the women's hammer throw in 51.49m (168-11) while Gya'ni Sami finished fifth in 50.12 meters (164-5). CU redshirt freshman Amanda Opp won the women's hammer throw with a toss of 55.13 meters (180-10), which would've been good enough for fourth in CU history.
The Buffs will next compete Friday and Saturday at the Jack Christiansen Invitational in the throws. The rest of the team will rest up this weekend in anticipation of the Fresno State Invite April 30.
Women's 100: 1. Avery McMullen (COLO) 12.08; 3. Kaleah Ruff (COLO) 12.43
Women's 1,500: 1. Zoe Baker (CSM) 4:39.52; 13. Joelle McDonald (COLO) 5:04.76
Women's 400H: 1. Lizzie Waters (UCCS) 63.47; 2. Kara Lucyk (COLO) 64.16
Women's Long Jump: 1. Avery McMullen (COLO) 6.32m (20-9wa)
Women's High Jump: 1. Allie Routledge (COLO) 1.71m (5-7.25)
Women's Discus: 1. Kathleen Tomon (CSM) 45.62m (149-8); 2. Obi Osafo-Mensah (COLO) 42.26m (138-8); 3. Elena Opp (COLO) 41.75m (137-0); 9. Gya'ni Sami (COLO) 34.84m (114-4)
Women's Hammer: 1. Amanda Opp (UNAT) 55.13m (180-10); 3. Jane Powers (COLO) 51.49m (168-11); 5. Gya'ni Sami (COLO) 50.12m (164-5)
Men's 200: 1. Nigel Mitchell (CSUP) 21.54; 5. Nick Nuhfer (COLO) 22.44
Men's 110H: 1. Carl Schmidt (CSUP) 14.61; 4. Nick Bianco (COLO) 15.19; 5. Noah Bouchard (COLO) 15.28; 6. John Swabik (COLO) 15.34
Men's Long Jump: 1. Brant Killmon (MSU) 6.97m (22-10.5); 2. Noah Bouchard (COLO) 6.79m (22-3.5); 3. Jackson Meyer (COLO) 6.75m (22-1.75); John Swabik (COLO) 6.54m (21-5.5)
Men's Discus: 1. Lars Atkinson (COLO) 49.36m (161-11)
Men's Hammer: 1. Dominique Williams (COLO) 61.39m (201-5)