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Nichols Runs Historic 10,000

May 13, 2022

EUGENE – The University of Colorado track and field senior Abby Nichols captured the women's 10,000-meter Pac-12 Championship here Friday evening, breaking the Pac-12 Championship record and CU school record in the process.
 
Nichols, who hasn't run a 10,000 this season, won the event in 32:27.25 seconds. She sat in second for most of the race then put down a 66-second last lap to not only win the title but also break the Pac-12 Championship record by 10 seconds.
 
Her mark breaks the CU record held by Makena Morley and takes the NCAA lead, giving her the lead in both the 10,000 and 5,000.
 
This was Nichols' first 10,000 since last year's NCAA Championships where she had to pull out of the race halfway through due to an injury.
 
Also in the race and under the previous Pac-12 record was Emily Covert finishing third while running 32:30.82 which is good for third in CU history. India Johnson finished sixth in 33:01.89, good for sixth in CU history, and Hannah Miniutti finished eighth to round out the scoring for the Buffs.
 
In the men's race, Andrew Kent and Austin Vancil finished fourth and fifth, running 28:15.06 and 28:16.62, respectfully. The marks are good for third and fourth in CU history. Charlie Sweeney ran 28:46.06 to finish seventh while Brandon Fraser finished one position out of scoring in ninth at 29:03.02.
 
The day started with Avery McMullen and Jada Green on the first day of the women's heptathlon. McMullen finished the four events in second just 90 points back from Stanford's Allie Jones. Green is currently in eighth. McMullen placed top-five in every event and started with a second-place finish in the 100 hurdles at 13.87 seconds. Green had a high finish of third in the shot put at 11.85 meters (38-10.5).
 
On the men's side, Nick Bianco finished the first day sixth, 772 points back from Oregon's Max Vollmer. Bianco closed the day finishing fourth in the 400 in 51.52 seconds.
 
Moving to the track, Colorado started the prelims sweeping the women's 1,500 heats with Micaela DeGenero taking the second heat in the best overall time of 4;17.46, while Rachel McArthur took out the first heat at 4:20.41. Madie Boreman also moved on to finals finishing fourth in the second heat in 4:18.17 seconds, good for seventh.
 
On the men's side, Noah Hibbard and Eduardo Herrera also qualified through to finals. Hibbard was the 11th qualifier and Herrera was the final qualifier with the two running 3:42.74 and 3:43.13, respectfully. Herrera will now race the finals of the 1,500 and 5,000 Sunday.
 
Moving to the 400 hurdles, Abbey Glynn won the third heat in 59.94 seconds to automatically qualify for finals, while freshman Emma Pollak finished second in the first heat at 60.73 to move on to finals. The men repeated the process with Aaron McCoy winning the first heat in the fastest time in prelims of 51.52 seconds. Garrett Nelson, who was fourth in the same heat, qualified through with the seventh-best time at 52.58 seconds. Kellen Monestime and Eli Heitmann both finished 10th and 11th, one and two spots out of finals.
 
The Buffs continue action tomorrow with the conclusion of the heptathlon and decathlon, prelims in the rest of the events and finals in the men's hammer throw, men's long jump and women's steeplechase.

 

Day Time (MT) Time (PT) Event Round Athlete(s) Place Results
13-May 2:00:00 PM 1:00:00 PM Dec 100 Finals Bianco 6th 11.71
2:30:00 PM 1:30:00 PM Hept 100H Finals McMullen 2nd 13.87
2:30:00 PM 1:30:00 PM Hept 100H Finals Green 7th 14.2
2:45:00 PM 1:45:00 PM Dec Long Jump Finals Bianco 5th 6.61m | 21-8.25
3:15:00 PM 2:15:00 PM Hept High Jump Finals Green 10th 1.55m | 5-1
3:15:00 PM 2:15:00 PM Hept High Jump Finals McMullen 3rd 1.67m | 5-5.75
4:15:00 PM 3:15:00 PM Dec Shot Put Finals Bianco 9th 10.54m | 34-7
5:15:00 PM 4:15:00 PM Hept Shot Put Finals Green 3rd 11.85m | 38-10.5
5:15:00 PM 4:15:00 PM Hept Shot Put Finals McMullen 4th 11.79m | 38-8.25
6:00:00 PM 5:00:00 PM Dec High Jump Finals Bianco 7th 1.78m | 5-10
6:30:00 PM 5:30:00 PM Hept 200 Finals Green 4th 25.05
6:30:00 PM 5:30:00 PM Hept 200 Finals McMullen 3rd 24.87
7:00:00 PM 6:00:00 PM Women's 1,500 Prelims Boreman 7th Q 4:18.76
7:00:00 PM 6:00:00 PM Women's 1,500 Prelims DeGenero 1st Q 4:17.46
7:00:00 PM 6:00:00 PM Women's 1,500 Prelims McArthur 2nd Q 4:20.41
7:20:00 PM 6:20:00 PM Men's 1,500 Prelims Herrera 12th q 3:43.13
7:20:00 PM 6:20:00 PM Men's 1,500 Prelims Hibbard 11th q 3:42.74
7:50:00 PM 6:50:00 PM Men's 200 Prelims Andrada 22nd 22.27
8:00:00 PM 7:00:00 PM Dec 400 (TBD) Finals Bianco 4th 51.52
8:05:00 PM 7:05:00 PM Women's 400H Prelims Glynn 3rd Q 59.94
8:05:00 PM 7:05:00 PM Women's 400H Prelims Pollak 6th Q 60.73
8:05:00 PM 7:05:00 PM Women's 400H Prelims Renz 17th 63.83
8:20:00 PM 7:20:00 PM Men's 400H Prelims Heitmann 11th 54.14
8:20:00 PM 7:20:00 PM Men's 400H Prelims McCoy 1st 51.52
8:20:00 PM 7:20:00 PM Men's 400H Prelims Monestime 10th 53.17
8:20:00 PM 7:20:00 PM Men's 400H Prelims Nelson 7th 52.58
8:30:00 PM 7:30:00 PM Men's Javelin Finals Carlson 12th 49.71m | 163-01
8:35:00 PM 7:35:00 PM Women's 10,000 Finals Barthell 11th 34:11.59
8:35:00 PM 7:35:00 PM Women's 10,000 Finals Christopher-Moody 18th 35:17.37
8:35:00 PM 7:35:00 PM Women's 10,000 Finals Covert 3rd 32:30.82
8:35:00 PM 7:35:00 PM Women's 10,000 Finals Johnson 6th 33:01.89
8:35:00 PM 7:35:00 PM Women's 10,000 Finals Miniutti 8th 33:49.18
8:35:00 PM 7:35:00 PM Women's 10,000 Finals Nichols 1st 32:27.25
9:15:00 PM 8:15:00 PM Men's 10,000 Finals Appleton 15th 29:39.81
9:15:00 PM 8:15:00 PM Men's 10,000 Finals Aschbrenner 11th 29:22.32
9:15:00 PM 8:15:00 PM Men's 10,000 Finals Derouin 13th 29:25.44
9:15:00 PM 8:15:00 PM Men's 10,000 Finals Fraser 9th 29:03.02
9:15:00 PM 8:15:00 PM Men's 10,000 Finals Kent 4th 28:15.06
9:15:00 PM 8:15:00 PM Men's 10,000 Finals Smith 12th 29:22.73
9:15:00 PM 8:15:00 PM Men's 10,000 Finals Sweeney 7th 28:46.06
9:15:00 PM 8:15:00 PM Men's 10,000 Finals Vancil 5th 28:16.62
14-May 12:00:00 PM 11:00:00 AM Dec 110H Finals Bianco
12:45:00 PM 11:45:00 AM Dec Discus Finals Bianco
2:00:00 PM 1:00:00 PM Hept Long Jump Finals Green, McMullen
2:45:00 PM 1:45:00 PM Men's Hammer Throw Finals Sconce, Williams
3:00:00 PM 2:00:00 PM Dec Pole Vault Finals Bianco
3:30:00 PM 2:30:00 PM Hept Javelin Finals Green, McMullen
5:00:00 PM 4:00:00 PM Women's 100H Prelims Renz
5:05:00 PM 4:05:00 PM Men's Long Jump Finals Bouchard
5:15:00 PM 4:15:00 PM Men's 110H Prelims Monestime
5:20:00 PM 4:20:00 PM Hept 800 (TBD) Finals Green, McMullen
5:30:00 PM 4:30:00 PM Women's 400 Prelims Drame, Jenkins
5:45:00 PM 4:45:00 PM Men's 400 Prelims Gilmore, Williams
6:00:00 PM 5:00:00 PM Dec Javelin Finals Bianco
6:00:00 PM 5:00:00 PM Women's 800 Prelims DeGenero
6:15:00 PM 5:15:00 PM Men's 800 Prelims Lindrud
6:45:00 PM 5:45:00 PM Men's 100 Prelims Andrada
7:00:00 PM 6:00:00 PM Women's Steeplechase Finals Boreman, Meraz-Fishbein, Orie
8:00:00 PM 7:00:00 PM Dec 1,500 Finals Bianco
15-May 2:00:00 PM 1:00:00 PM Women's 4x100 Finals Jenkins, Drame, Pollak, Glynn
2:05:00 PM 1:05:00 PM Women's High Jump Finals Harr, McMullen, Routledge
2:10:00 PM 1:10:00 PM Men's 4x100 Finals Andrada, Williams, Gilmore, Monestime, Nelson
2:20:00 PM 1:20:00 PM Women's 1,500 Finals Boreman, DeGenero, McArthur
2:30:00 PM 1:30:00 PM Men's 1,500 Finals Herrera, Hibbard
2:40:00 PM 1:40:00 PM Women's 100H Finals Renz
2:45:00 PM 1:45:00 PM Men's High Jump Finals Bouchard
2:47:00 PM 1:47:00 PM Men's 110H Finals Monestime
2:55:00 PM 1:55:00 PM Women's 400 Finals Drame, Jenkins
3:00:00 PM 2:00:00 PM Men's 400 Finals Gilmore, Williams
3:10:00 PM 2:10:00 PM Men's 100 Finals Andrada
3:15:00 PM 2:15:00 PM Women's 800 Finals DeGenero
3:22:00 PM 2:22:00 PM Men's 800 Finals Lindrud
3:30:00 PM 2:30:00 PM Women's 400H Finals Glynn, Pollak, Renz
3:37:00 PM 2:37:00 PM Men's 400H Finals Heitmann, McCoy, Monestime, Nelson
3:50:00 PM 2:50:00 PM Men's 200 Finals Andrada
4:00:00 PM 3:00:00 PM Women's 5,000 Finals Barthell, Christopher-Moody, Covert, Johnson, Meraz-Fishbein, Miniutti, Nichols, Orie
4:25:00 PM 3:25:00 PM Men's 5,000 Finals Aschbrenner, Derouin, Fraser, Herrera, Kent, Smith, Sweeney, Vancil
4:55:00 PM 3:55:00 PM Women's 4x400 Finals Drame, Glynn, Jenkins, Pollak, Renz
5:10:00 PM 4:10:00 PM Men's 4x400 Finals Williams, Gilmore, Nelson, McCoy, Monestime, Heitmann