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2023/24 INDOOR TRACK AND FIELD season news and discussion (Baran, Glynn & McMullen at NCAA Championships 3/7-9)


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As with the other more "individual" sports, thought I'd set up this thread to report on notable results for the indoor track and field men's and women's teams throughout their 2023/24 regular season, as the 1st meet (or possibly meets?***) are scheduled for this weekend. The thread will also be used for any other general news that pops up during the season regarding the teams and any of their individuals.
(***No schedule is out yet, but I do know at least a few Buffs are starting their seasons this week (see my next post).)
Assuming there's more than 1-2 Buffs who qualify, I plan to set up a separate thread for the NCAA Championships (scheduled for 3/8-9/2024 in Boston, MA). I also used to have a separate thread for conference (in this sport MPSF) championships, but after not taking place the last few seasons (I assume at least partly caused by the pandemic), don't know if they will be a Buff priority or not in this or future years.

NCAA's indoor track and field homepage - https://www.ncaa.org/sports/2013/11/5/division-i-men-s-and-women-s-indoor-track-and-field.aspx

Indoor portion of the schedule (as of Nov. 30, 2023. From article linked to in post #4 below.):

01, 2023
All DayNeutralDay 1Golden, Colo.Mines Alumni Classic & Multi
02, 2023
All DayNeutralDay 2Golden, Colo.Mines Alumni Classic & Multi
08, 2023
All DayNeutralDay 1USAFA, Colo.Air Force Holiday Open
09, 2023
All DayNeutralDay 2USAFA, Colo.Air Force Holiday Open
12, 2024
All DayHomeDay 1Boulder, Colo.Potts Indoor Invitational
13, 2024
All DayHomeDay 2Boulder, Colo.Potts Indoor Invitational
19, 2024
All DayNeutralDay 1USAFA, Colo.Ralph Lindeman Invitational
20, 2024
All DayNeutralDay 2USAFA, Colo.Ralph Lindeman Invitational
26, 2024
All DayNeutralDay 1Golden, Colo.Mines Winter Classic & Multi
27, 2024
All DayNeutralDay 2Golden, Colo.Mines Winter Classic & Multi
01, 2024
All DayNeutralDay 1Spokane, Wash.WSU Combined Events Open & Invitational
02, 2024
All DayHomeDay 1Boulder, Colo.Colorado Invitational
02, 2024
All DayNeutralDay 2Spokane, Wash.WSU Combined Events Open & Invitational
03, 2024
All DayHomeDay 2Boulder, Colo.Colorado Invitational
03, 2024
All DayNeutralDay 3Spokane, Wash.WSU Combined Events Open & Invitational
09, 2024
All DayNeutralDay 1Lubbock, TexasJarvis Scott Open
09, 2024
All DayNeutralDay 1Seattle, Wash.Husky Classic
09, 2024
All DayNeutralDay 1Boston, Mass.David Hemery Valentine Invitational
10, 2024
All DayNeutralDay 2Lubbock, TexasJarvis Scott Open
10, 2024
All DayNeutralDay 2Boston, Mass.David Hemery Valentine Invitational
10, 2024
All DayNeutralDay 2Seattle, Wash.Husky Classic
16, 2024
All DayNeutralAir Force Collegiate OpenUSAFA, Colo.
23, 2024
All DayNeutralDay 1Seattle, Wash.Washington Shannon Last Chance
24, 2024
All DayNeutralDay 2Seattle, Wash.Washington Shannon Last Chance
10, 2024
All DayNeutralDay 1Boston, Mass.NCAA Indoor Championships
11, 2024
All DayNeutralDay 2Boston, Mass.NCAA Indoor Championships


Edit - Mainly copying from prior years' threads, an explanation of how qualifying for the NCAA Championships works for the indoor track and field season:

Unlike outdoors, there are no regional championships competed to choose who advances to the NCAA Indoor Championships. It's merely-
  • In individual events, it's just the athletes who earn the top 16 times or marks during the qualifying period who accept the invitation to go to the championships for that event.
  • For relays, it's the teams with the top 12 times who accept a bid. (A school can only select 1 relay team to represent them.)
  • Note that there are adjustments made for (1) altitude and (2) facility rating. (An Altitude conversion app and facility conversion factor document can be found in the next link below.)
  • Full explanation of qualifying is at http://www.ustfccca.org/meets-results/ncaa-championship-qualifying-criteria#d1ITF .
To keep up with how individual Buffs are placed to qualify, I believe the official resource for times are-
(For awhile, the last full season's (2022/23) results are probably more indicative of potential qualifying marks. Links to last season's results are:

General generic link for live results (Should always forward to the current meet the Buffs are competing at) - http://www.cubuffs.com/tracklive
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There isn't even a schedule out yet on cubuffs.com, but did notice a few Buffs are scheduled to be at this coming weekend's "Sharon Colyear-Danvile Season Opener" being held at Boston University's home track this Saturday. (This meet is usually most known for its 5000M runs, which always seem to end up getting MANY runners their qualifying times for next year's NCAA Championships. My impression is that the top distance runners use their (still) peak condition from the Cross Country season to get great times before they begin to rest up from the XC season and start the grind to slowly build back conditioning and speed up before Championship season.)

For CU, per https://s3.us-east-2.amazonaws.com/...3/11/26/Accepted_Entries_BU_Season_Opener.pdf , I see 3 Buffs in the entry lists:

  • Abbey Glenn stretching her distance a bit as she's in the 600M run. (Looks like her race is scheduled to begin at 10:20 AM MT.)
  • Ella Baran is in the women's 5000M (There are MANY heats, with the event scheduled to be competed between 2:25 - 4:25 PM MT.) and
  • Austin Vancil is in the men's 5000M. (Again, assume many heats with the races beginning at 4:25 PM MT.)

More info for the meet:

BU's Meet info document - https://goterriers.com/documents/20...anville_Season_Opener_Meet_Information_2_.pdf

Final Schedule - https://goterriers.com/documents/20...ear_Season_Opener_-_Final_Meet_Schedule_2.pdf

Performance lists - https://goterriers.com/documents/2023/11/28/Season_Opener_Performance_List.pdf

Link to link to live results (Nothing there yet, but assume a link will pop up before the meet begins.) - https://lancertiming.com/

Live Video (Only available for those who who have a premium Flotrack/ Flosports subscription.) - https://www.flotrack.org/signup?red...d=0063m00000ogik6aai&coverage_id=11331233&sp=
Based on the below tweet by the Buff's sprints and hurdles coach, looks like at least some of the team is also going to be starting their seasons at Mines this Saturday (and possibly Friday if any shot putters and/ or long jumpers are starting their season(s) at this meet).

A couple links I could find for ths meet:

Preliminary schedule - https://minesathletics.com/documents/2023/10/30/Mines_Alumni_Classic_23.pdf

FINAL schedule - https://minesathletics.com/documents/2023/11/29/Mines_Alumni_Classic_23_Final_Schedule.pdf

Live results - http://results.tfmeetpro.com/Colorado_School_of_Mines/Mines_Alumni_Classic_2023/index.html
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The teams have now announced their initial schedules for both the indoor and outdoor seasons.

As I always like to note, it seems like this sport commonly will switch their schedules around, adding and deleting meets as (I'm guessing) they search for better competition based on what other teams end up signing up for different meets.) As I like to do, I'll probably copy and paste the indoor portion of the schedule into the original post. (Note that the schedule, for some reason, does NOT include the meet at BU (see post #2) that at least 3 Buffs are scheduled to race in this Saturday.)

Article - https://cubuffs.com/news/2023/11/30/track-and-field-announces-2023-24-schedule


Track and Field Announces 2023-24 Schedule​

November 30, 2023 | Track and Field

Buffs to host five meets between indoor and outdoor

By: Colin Wagner, CU Athletic Communications Associate

BOULDER - The University of Colorado track and field program announced the 2023-24 schedule on Thursday, highlighted by the Buffs hosting the outdoor Pac-12 Championships for the very first time in May.

Colorado will be hosting five home meets this season. Two indoor meets will take place in Boulder including the Potts Invitational on Jan. 12-13 and the CU Invitational on Feb. 2-3.

The Buffs will start their outdoor season in Boulder with the Jerry Quiller Classic on March 15-16. Their next home meet, the CU Invitational, will be on April 5-6. Approaching the end of the outdoor season, Colorado will host the Pac-12 Championships on May 10-12.

The Buffs kick off the season tomorrow and this weekend with meets at the Colorado School of Mines and Boston University. The full schedule can be seen here and below. The schedule is tentative and subject to change.
1 day into the season - 1 school record already down, as Avery McMullen breaks the indoor long jump CU record in her opener. (She technically broke it twice, with her 1st jump breaking her record from last season, and then she went an inch longer on her 2nd jump. Per the below article, she also broke an OLD (41 year old) Mines facility record in the process.)

Also want to note it looks like the CU Top 10 list (https://cubuffs.com/documents/2023/6/11/WomensTop10_6_10_23.pdf ) is off for her (it shows her outdoor mark), so I'm not sure if she was breaking her own indoor record yesterday, although from the article below sounds like it was an OLD one (held by Annette Tannande from 1982).

Article after the 1st day of the 2023/24 season - https://cubuffs.com/news/2023/12/1/...d-teams-opened-season-at-mines-alumni-classic


Colorado Indoor Track and Field Teams Opened Season at Mines Alumni Classic​

McMullen Breaks Colorado's 41-year old Long Jump Record

By: Herman Shelton, Associate Director/Athletic Communications

GOLDEN, Co | The University of Colorado Boulder Buffaloes opened their 2023-24 indoor track & field season at the Mines Alumni Classic in Golden, Colorado. Notably, Avery McMullen, a standout in Colorado's track history, etched her name further into the record books by snapping Colorado's indoor long jump record on her second attempt of the season, leaping an impressive 6.18m (20' 3.5"). This feat surpassed a 41-year-old record at Steinhauer Fieldhouse on the Colorado School of Mines campus.

McMullen's exceptional performance included breaking the school record twice, initially on her first jump and then surpassing it by an inch on her second jump, securing a first-place finish.

In the Women's Shot Put event, Lauren Whyrick represented the Buffs with a fifth-place finish, registering a throw of 14.03, narrowly missing her personal best of 14.07.

Turning to the Men's competition, Lars Atkinson showcased his prowess with a commendable seventh-place finish in the shot put, achieving a personal best throw of 14.16m.

Looking ahead, the Mines Alumni Classic will resume on day two, featuring throwers at 9:30 a.m., followed by the triple jump at 11 a.m., high jump at 1:30 p.m., and track events at 1 p.m.

Mines Alumni Classic information can be found here. | Live results can be found here.
Simultaneously, Colorado athletes Ella Baran, Abbey Glynn, and Austin Vancil are gearing up for the Sharon Colyear-Danville Season Opener at Boston University, will compete in the 5,000m race, while Glynn is set to participate in the 600m event.

The action-packed schedule at the Boston University meet kicks off at 8 a.m. MT on Saturday, with running events preceding field events by 30 minutes.

Sharon Colyear-Danville Season Opener information can be found here. | Live results can be found here.

highlight of her (2nd) school record jump (from her coach Malone) -


And, in a race recently completed in Boston, looks like Abbey Glynn may (???***) have also set the CU 600M indoor record, running a sterling 1:28.48.
(***Looks like the Top 10 list I provided a link to above may (???) have a clerical error, as they list the (older) 600 yard Top 10 times twice, but don't show anything for the, I believe, now MUCH more standard 600 meter top times. However, just a simple conversion netting down her time to an 600 yard equivalent (with a yard equalling .9144 of a meter) makes her time today equal to a 1:20.9 600 yards, which is faster than the OLD (1979 by Lee Ballenger) 600 yard record of 1:21.6.

As a speed-based runner who mainly runs 400M (either flat or hurdles) in major meets, assume she won't look to extend her race distances any farther than today's 600M, but it would be fun to see how her endurance would hold up over an 800M some time, as her 600M time today, per a converter I found at https://www.milesplit.com/calc?time=1:28.48&event=600m, roughly equates to a 2:02.1 800M time. IF she could ever actually run that, it would be a new CU record, with the current standard being a 2:02.54 run by (now top U.S. pro) Sage Hurta in 2021.)
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Article after yesterday's action, which was highlighted by a SECOND CU record (breaking her own time from last season in this case) in 2 days for Avery McMullen - https://cubuffs.com/news/2023/12/2/...ers-impressive-performance-in-opening-weekend


Colorado's Indoor Track and Field Delivers Impressive Performance in Opening Weekend​

December 02, 2023 | Track and Field

All-American Avery McMullen breaks own school 60mh record, 8 Buffaloes set personal records
By: Herman Shelton, Associate Director/Athletic Communications

Golden, Colo. - The Buffaloes celebrated an exceptional opening weekend, clinching 12 personal records and breaking two school records under the stellar performance of All-American Avery McMullen. McMullen, who had previously shattered a 41-year school record during the Mines Alumni Classic, added to her achievements by breaking her own 60mh record on the second at Steinhauer Fieldhouse on the Colorado School of Mines campus.

McMullen's dominance continued with a second first-place finish of the weekend in the 60mh, where she cruised to the finish line. Teammate Jada Green secured a second-place finish, finishing just three-tenths of a second behind, while Reese Renz secured a fifth-place finish.

Ian Gilmore showcased his prowess in the men's 60m, recording a personal best of 6.77 and finishing in fifth place.

In the 60m hurdles, Nick Bianco and John Swabik performed remarkably, recording personal bests of 8.19 and 8.27 in the prelims, respectively. Both athletes advanced to the finals, finishing fourth and fifth, respectively.

The field events saw Matt Ward achieving a personal best on his final throw, securing a second-place finish in the weight throw. Isaiah Brouchard (fifth), Laur Atkinson (seventh), and Lucas Williams (eighth) rounded out the Buffaloes' strong presence in the weight throw.

On the women's side, Amanda Opp finished fourth, showcasing her personal best throw (18.03m), while Bella Braun and Eleana Opp secured top-ten finishes.

Meanwhile, Colorado athletes Ella Baran, Abbey Glynn, and Austin Vancil participated in the Sharon Colyear-Danville Season Opener at Boston University. Glynn stood out, winning her first-ever 600m run with a time of 1:28.48. Vancil finished 87th out of 250 in the 5000m, and Baran secured 19th place out of 183 runners in the same event.

Coaches Thoughts:

Coach Wetmore (Head Coach)

Your group performance in Boston and Abbey's first-place finish:

"Austin was too hard too early. Given how the race went, he did not have much choice. He can run a good amount faster..."

"...That was a useful run for Abbey. It's an unusual distance, but maybe indicative of potential at 800m. A win is always nice..."

"... Ella had a good run as well. She will race some more in the latter part of the season. We both are interested in seeing her at 3k."

Up Next:

The Buffs will travel to Colorado Springs to participate in the Air Force Holiday Open December 8th as well as the UCCS Pre-Holiday Invite.


Two school records for 4x ALL-AMERICAN Avery McMullen (60mh 8.23 & Long Jump 20'3.5")

CU All Time Top 10 list:

#1 Long jump: AVERY MCMULLEN
#6 60mh JADA GREEN 8.51 (8.41 PR)
#8 60mh NICK BIANCO 8.19 PR
#9 60mh JOHN SWABIK 8.27 PR

Links to information on the 2 meets the Buffs are scheduled to be competing at this Friday and Saturday.

  • The UC-Colorado Springs meet only has Buffs in action in the multi-events, with 4 each men (1 unattached) and women on the start lists. (Nice to see UCCS shows that a live stream will be available.)
  • The Air Force meet looks like mainly for the field events, with over half of the Buffs entered looking to be in the throws. (Looks like it's a day/ week off for the pure runners, with, I believe, a couple multi-event women (Lucyk in the 60M and Green in the 60M hurdles) being the only Buffs I can find on the start lists for any track event.)

At UC- Colorado Springs (Friday and Saturday):

Their home meet page - https://gomountainlions.com/sports/2023/10/25/uccs-track-field-home-meet-info.aspx

Meet info document - https://gomountainlions.com/documents/2023/12/7/UCCS_Pre-Holiday_Invite_Information_2023__FINAL_.pdf

Meet schedule - https://gomountainlions.com/documen..._Pre-Holiday_Invite_Meet_Schedule__FINAL_.pdf
(With the Buff multi-eventers doing their 1st full events of the season (1 day 5 event pentathlon for the women and 2 day 7 event heptathlon for the men), they start the action off tomorrow at 11:30 AM, with the heptathlon finishing off with 3 events on Saturday beginning at 10:00 AM.)

Live results (start lists can be found by clicking on individual events) - https://www.goinguplive.com/rapid/c...oliday-invite-and-multi/meet-14/schedule.html

Live stream (Showing as beginning at 11:30 AM Friday.) - https://rmacnetwork.com/gomountainlions/

At the Air Force (Friday):

Meet info document - https://goairforcefalcons.com/documents/2023/11/27/01_AirForceHolidayOpen_Info__NEW_.pdf

Meet preview (Includes what looks to be a rough (and maybe tentative?) schedule.) - https://goairforcefalcons.com/news/...ck-field-set-to-host-air-force-holiday-opener
( Meet begins at 1:00 PM with the women's weight throw; track action begins at 3:30 PM.)

Live results (start lists can be found by clicking on individual events) - http://results.tfmeetpro.com/Air_Force_Track/Air_Force_Holiday_Opener/
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Cubuff.com preview for this weekend's meets - https://cubuffs.com/news/2023/12/7/track-and-field-buffs-to-split-weekend-in-colorado-springs
(Note- the article only mention men's multi-eventers as competing this weekend. Don't know if that's an error or if there has been a change in plans from what I could see in the UC-Colorado Springs entry lists which shoowed 4 women also competing, in the pentathlon, there.)


Buffs To Split Weekend In Colorado Springs​

By: Lauren Cawley, CU Athletic Communications

BOULDER - Coming off of an exceptional opening weekend at the Mines Alumni Classic, the University of Colorado track and field program will travel to Colorado Springs to compete at both the Air Force Holiday Open and the CRC Pre-Holiday Invite this weekend.

The Buffs will send eight men and eight women to compete at the Air Force Cadet Indoor facility, while three men multis will head to the UCCS Mountain Lion Fieldhouse. The competitions will begin this coming Friday and will continue into Saturday.

The men's weight throw will kick things off on Friday at 1 p.m. MT as Matt Ward, Isaiah Bouchard, Lars Atkinson, Lucas Williams, and Ames Newman will all represent the Buffs in the event. Ward will look to lead Colorado as he is coming off of a second-place finish in the weight throw at last week's Mines Alumni Classic.

Bouchard, Atkinson, Williams, and Newman will also compete in the men's shot alongside Gustavo Alfonso. Aidan Christiansen will represent Colorado in the men's long jump at 2 p.m. MT, while Jackson Meyer will close out the day in the men's high jump just an hour later.

On the track at the Air Force Holiday Open, Kara Lucyk will compete in the 60m and long jump while Jada Green will take part in the 60-meter hurdles. For the field events, Megan and Lauren Whyrick will be joined by Amanda Opp in the shot put. The weight throw will follow with Opp, her cousin Elena Opp along with Isabella Braun and Obiyaa Kyiraka Akua Osafo-Mensah.

Over at UCCS, the trio of Nicholas Bianco, John Swabik and Drake Miller will compete in the heptathlon, starting at 10 a.m. MT with the 60-meter hurdles.

These will be the last two meets before the Buffs host the Potts Invitational in Boulder on Jan. 12-13.
Articles after the last 2 days of action (and the last action for 2023)

For yesterday - https://cubuffs.com/news/2023/12/8/...al-bests-continue-for-the-buffs-at-road-meets


Personal Bests Continue For The Buffs At Road Meets​

Avery McMullen takes first in the Pentathlon

By: Colin Wagner, CU Athletic Communications Associate

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - The Colorado track and field program continued its early season success here in day one of competition in two meets at the Air Force Holiday Open and CRC Pre-Holiday Invite.

Avery McMullen started the day by breaking the fieldhouse record in the 60m hurdles which set the tone for the rest of the day as personal records came in all across the board for the Buffs.

"They were absolutely on fire," assistant coach Lindsay Malone said after day one. "All of the women PRd in the hurdles. All of the men PRd in the 60m. We then went to high jump for the men, all the men had PRs going into there and then in the shot put as well. I can't even total the PRs we've had right now. Just an incredibly strong performance by everyone. I'm absolutely thrilled. I'm very proud of them."

At the CRC Pre-Holiday Invite at UCCS, the Buffs owned spots 4-7 in the men's heptathlon with Troy Colleran leading the group but competing unattached. John Swabik placed fifth followed by Nicholas Bianco in sixth and Drake Miller in seventh.

In the women's pentathlon, McMullen dominated finishing first with at least 500 more points than all other athletes. Eva Bruce placed second and Riley Burkey came in sixth while setting a personal record in the pentathlon. Allie Routledge rounded out the group in 13th.

Colorado saw a ton of personal records at the Air Force Academy as well. Matt Ward, Lars Atkinson and Lucas Williams all recorded personal bests in the weight throw as Ward placed first in the event.

Gustavo Alfonso also set a PR of 11.40m in the shot put as he finished 11th. Noah Bouchard performed great in the high jump, placing first with a jump of 2.07m.

On the women's side at the Air Force Holiday Open, Amanda Opp had herself a day, setting personal records in the weight throw where she finished first and in the shot put.

"I'm very pleased with where we are," Malone said of the season so far. "We've done a lot of hard work this fall and it's showing up on the track. To have this many PRs is really unheard of, but it just shows how hard they've worked on all of the small, small, small details to show up in a meet scenario and turn in some unbelievably good PRs today."

"It makes me very encouraged that we can just start another training block right now and then we can start fine tuning some of the details of some of the technical things that can be tidied up before we start January 12th at home."


For today - https://cubuffs.com/news/2023/12/9/track-and-field-buffs


Buffs Impress Heading Into Winter Break​

December 09, 2023 | Track and Field

By: Colin Wagner, CU Athletic Communications Associate

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - The University of Colorado track and field program closed out the weekend at UCCS with the men competing in the heptathlon here Saturday. All four Colorado men set personal records in several events ahead of the winter break.

Leading the Buffs was Nicholas Bianco who placed third in the heptathlon with a personal best score of 5411. He also set personal records in the 60m, long jump and high jump.

Troy Colleran, competing unattached this weekend, finished fourth in the heptathlon, setting a new PR by almost 300 points. His previous best heptathlon score came at last year's Pre-Holiday Multi.

John Swabik set personal records in all but two events in the heptathlon while placing second in the long jump with a mark of 7.16m (23'6").

Competing in just his second meet as a Buff, Drake Miller set personal bests in every event he was in and managed a six-place finish in the heptathlon.

Colorado will be back in action on Jan 12-13 to host the Potts Invitational in its first home meet of the season.

Full results:
For the UC- Colorado Springs meet - https://gomountainlions.com/documents/2023/12/9/CRC_Pre-Holiday_Final_Results.pdf
For the Air Force meet - https://goairforcefalcons.com/documents/2023/12/9/01_AirForceHolidayOpener.pdf
This past Friday, the team posted an early preview for this coming weekend's (Friday and Saturday, 1/12-13) home meet - Utah Invitational Friday and Saturday - Utah Invitational Friday and Saturday


Colorado To Host Potts Invitational Next Weekend​

By: Colin Wagner, CU Athletic Communications Associate

The University of Colorado track and field program is set to host its first home meet of the indoor season next week on Friday (Jan. 12) and Saturday (Jan. 13) with the Potts Invitational taking place at the Indoor Practice Facility.

The Potts Indoor Invitational will serve as one of Colorado's two home meets during the indoor season. The Buffs will also host three meets in the outdoor season including the Pac-12 Championships.

Colorado hasn't seen any action since the Air Force Holiday Open and the CRC Pre-Holiday Invite due to winter break, however the Buffs are ready to get back on the track next weekend.

Friday's events are scheduled to start at noon with the pole vault and long jump kicking things off. Competition will continue with the triple jump followed by the high jump, weight throw and shot put starting at 2 p.m.

On Saturday, the track events are set to begin at 11 a.m. The schedule is tentative and subject to change.

Spectators will be charged $5 on Friday and $8 on Saturday for admission to the meet. Admission is free with a BuffOne Card. Tickets can be purchased prior to the meet here.

Live results will be posted here if you are unable to attend the meet in person. Final results will be posted online through www.DirectAthletics.com, www.TFRRS.org and at www.cubuffs.com.
More detailed preview on tomorrow's meet (As is common, looks like it's going to be more the short distance runners and field athletes competing tomorrow, with the distance athletes still in pure training mode.) -

Direct link - https://cubuffs.com/news/2024/1/11/track-and-field-colorado-to-host-potts-invitational-next-weekend

BOULDER - Colorado's track and field program is hosting the Potts Invitational, its first home meet of the season, at the Indoor Practice Facility (IPF) on Friday and Saturday after a long four-week winter break.

Over 400 athletes from 20 different programs will be in attendance and competing in the meet with some notable programs being Air Force, Colorado State, Northern Colorado, UCCS and Wyoming.

Friday's events are scheduled to start at noon with the pole vault and long jump kicking things off. Competition will continue with the triple jump followed by the high jump, weight throw and shot put starting at 2 p.m.

For the men, Matt Ward is a name to look out for in the weight throw as he put together an impressive performance at the Mines Alumni Classic to start the season.

On the women's side, throwers Amanda Opp and Lauren Whyrick are expected to have solid showings for the black and gold as well.

"We're coming back from break and so everybody's shaking off a little bit of holiday rust so I want to see them all progress," throwing coach Casey Malone said. "But before break, Matt [Ward] was having some really good practices and Amanda [Opp] was having really good practices so those are two of our top throwers coming in."

The jump events are also expected to be exciting to see with Nicholas Bianco and Troy Colleran coming off great performances at the CRC Pre-Holiday Invite. Avery McMullen looks to continue her amazing season this weekend while Eva Bruce and Allie Routledge will also highlight the women's squad.

On Saturday, the running events are set to begin at 11 a.m. The schedule is tentative and subject to change.

For the running events, Ian Gilmore and John Swabik look to lead the men while Jada Green will join McMullen in leading the women.

Spectators will be charged $8 on Saturday for admission to the meet. Admission is free with a BuffOne Card. Tickets can be purchased prior to the meet here.

Live results will be posted here if you are unable to attend the meet in person. Final results will be posted online through www.DirectAthletics.com, www.TFRRS.org and at www.cubuffs.com.

Live results (once the meet starts) - http://www.cubuffs.com/tracklive or http://results.tfmeetpro.com/University_of_Colorado/Potts_Invitational_/
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About 30 minutes before the scheduled start of the action on the home (IPF) track as the Potts Invitational finishes its 2 day schedule.

Direct link to live results - http://results.tfmeetpro.com/University_of_Colorado/Potts_Invitational_/


Article about yesterday's results in the field. (Looks like a couple of the women got wins, there was a Buff sweep of the "podium" in the women's high jump, and at least 6-7 other Buffs earned top 3 finishes.) -

Direct link - https://cubuffs.com/news/2024/1/12/track-and-field-colorado-wraps-up-day-one-of-potts-invitational

BOULDER - After returning from break, the University of Colorado track and field program wrapped up day one of the Potts Invitational here at the Indoor Practice Facility Friday evening, leaving just the running events for tomorrow.

"We saw a lot of good things and it was a good opener for us coming back from break," stated throwing coach Casey Malone. "You never know what you're going to see and usually we gotta shake a little bit of rust off, but in general, it looks like a lot of people were doing some good stuff over vacation. That's kind of the biggest thing I was hoping to find."

A total of five men's events and six women's events took place today as several Buffs reached the podium with top finishes. Kara Lucyk and Allie Routledge got things going for Colorado early into the meet as they both finished first in their respective jump events.

Lucyk dominated the long jump with her best mark being 5.74m on just her second attempt. The next best score was 5.43m from Northern Colorado's Jacklyn Trice.

Routledge had a tougher path to her first-place finish in the high jump as she found herself in a jumpoff with fellow teammate, Avery McMullen. Both women were unable to clear 1.77m on four attempts which resulted in a 1.75m jump.

Routledge managed a successful attempt while McMullen was unable to clear the bar to place second. Colorado's Riley Ward also came in third in the women's high jump.

"Allie [Routledge] and Avery [McMullen] doing a jumpoff for high jump was really exciting and fun to see," assistant coach Lindsey Malone said after the meet. "All of our vaulters did a great job and just across the board it was really fun to see people having fun and getting to be at our home meet."

Later in the day, Amanda Opp and Lauren Whyrick both saw third-place finishes in their throwing events. Opp reached a distance of 17.83m in the weight throw while Whyrick threw 13.78m in the shot put.

For the men, three Buffs placed second in three different events. Noah Bouchard finished second in the high jump, Aidan Christiansen finished second in the long jump and Matt Ward finished second in the weight throw with a distance of 20.18m.

The Potts Invitational will continue at the Indoor Practice Facility tomorrow with running events beginning at 11 a.m.
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Article after yesterday's track action -

Direct link - https://cubuffs.com/news/2024/1/13/track-and-field-buffs

By: Colin Wagner, CU Athletic Communications Associate

The University of Colorado track and field program ended its first home meet on a great note on day two of the Potts Invitational here Saturday afternoon. Several Buffs set personal records while also winning multiple races outright at the Indoor Practice Facility.

Luc Andrada started the day off by finishing first in the 60m as Johnny Homsy and Sam Beckham both competed in their first collegiate 60m race, finishing third and fourth.

Later on, Joy Moorer set a PR of her own in the 200m with a time of 24.72 after finishing right behind Avery McMullen. McMullen went on to place first in all three of her races on the day.

Seniors Abbey Glynn and Katie Doucette kept the trend of personal bests going as Glynn showed she can fly in the 800m with a first-place finish in 2:11.32. Doucette recorded a PR of 4:53.20 in the mile while being the first Buff to cross the finish line.

Colorado was firing on all cylinders the entire weekend and didn't seem to have much rust to shake off after the winter break. The Buffs are back in action next week as Air Force will host the Ralph Lindeman Invitational on January 19 & 20.

"This week we're going to progress our lifting plan, assistant coach Casey Malone said after competition on Friday. "We did a lot of make-you-sore lifting over break because we can and so they're coming off some hard weeks of training in the weight room and have some pretty sore legs and sore bodies."

"So we're gonna continue to start to build into more of our peaking cycles of training and lifting as we go into the next couple of weeks as we build up towards our meet next week at Air Force."

Full results:
Men's - https://www.tfrrs.org/results/80917/m/Potts_Invitational_

Women's - https://www.tfrrs.org/results/80917/f/Potts_Invitational_
Articles after this weekend's Air Force meet:

After Friday -

Direct link - https://cubuffs.com/news/2024/1/19/track-and-field-colorado-closes-out-first-day-at-air-force

By: Colin Wagner, CU Athletic Communications Associate

Continuing the indoor season, the University of Colorado track and field program finished up day one of the Ralph Lindeman Classic here Friday at the U.S. Air Force Academy.

Colorado had participants in four field events between the men and the women, seeing four top-five finishes on the day. Noah Bouchard placed fourth in the high jump and Matt Ward placed fourth in the weight throw while Kara Lucyk finished fourth in the long jump and Isabella Braun finished fifth in the weight throw.

Braun started things off for the Buffs with her best toss in the weight throw coming in at 16.94m. Right behind her was Amanda Opp who was just barely short of Braun's mark for a sixth-place finish. Later in the day, the men's field in the weight throw put up some great numbers, however Ward was able to crack the top-five with his best mark being 19.78m.

The men's high jump was interesting for Colorado this afternoon since there was an overlap with the 60m prelims at the same time. N. Bouchard was one of the few Buffs that didn't compete in the 60m, saving his energy for the high jump and finishing fourth after clearing 2.00m.

On the women's side, both Lucyk and Eva Bruce advanced to the finals in the long jump. Lucyk just missed out on the top-three with a mark of 5.79m while Bruce's best jump was 5.71m. Bruce also set a personal record in the 200m prelim earlier in the day with a time of 25.52.

In the eight preliminary races that took place this afternoon, Colorado had athletes compete in six of them. For the black and gold, seven men and five women qualified for finals races with their performances on the track.

Ian Gilmore, Johnny Homsy and Sam Beckham all qualified in the men's 60m race as Emma Pollak and Joy Moorer did the same in the women's 60m. In addition, Pollak qualified in the women's 200m leading all runners in 24.00.

Also competing in finals races Saturday are Nick Gehring and Homsy in the 200m, Danny Tragarz and Colton Romig in the 400m and Reese Renz in the 60m hurdles.

Action continues tomorrow at 11 a.m. while live results will be posted here.


After yesterday (Saturday) - https://cubuffs.com/news/2024/1/20/track-and-field-buffs


Buffs Record Two First-Place Finishes To End Weekend​

By: Lauren Cawley, CU Athletic Communications

The Colorado track and field program continued on with its busy weekend on the final day of competition here Saturday at the Ralph Lindeman Classic.

Lauren Whyrick kicked off the day for the Buffs, placing first in the women's shot put with a throw of 13.51m, while Meghan Whyrick threw 12.71m for a second-place finish. Amanda Opp also competed in the event, placing eighth with a throw of 11.29m.

In the women's high jump, Allie Routledge secured another victory for Colorado with her jump of 1.76m. Avery McMullen followed, placing second with a jump of 1.73m. The two Buffs were the only women to clear 1.73m in the event.

On the track, Danny Tragarz finished second in the men's 400-meter final, running a time of 49.21. Cole Romig placed fifth, clocking 49.65.

Following the 400, Emma Pollak placed second in the women's 60-meter final with a time of 7.59. Ian Gilmore also had a runner-up finish in the men's 60 final with his time of 6.85. Johnny Homsy competed in the event as well, running 6.91 to place fifth.

To close out the day, Nick Gehring placed second in the men's 200-meter final, running a time of 21.73.

The Buffs will be back in action next weekend at the Mines Winter Classic starting Friday, January 26.

Full results:
Men's - https://www.tfrrs.org/results/81987/m/Air_Force_Lindeman_Classic
Women's - https://www.tfrrs.org/results/81987/f/Air_Force_Lindeman_Classic
Catching up on a few things:

The Buffs (at least 10 or so field athletes) are at Mines today and tomorrow -

Direct link to live results - http://results.tfmeetpro.com/Colorado_School_of_Mines/Mines_Winter_Classic__Multi_/index.html

Direct link to live stream - https://www.rmacnetwork.com/coschoolmines/


And, best wishes to multi-eventer Avery McMullen at this Sunday's U.S. multi- events championships.

Live results - https://live.pttiming.com/?mid=6034

And, congrats to a current Buff (Kole Mathison) and 2 #ForeverBuffs (Morgan Pearson and Abby Nichols) for qualifying at last weekend's U.S. Cross Country Championships for the upcoming World Championships (scheduled to be raced in Belgrade on March 30th) -

Full results - https://results.usatf.org/2024XC/
The team is and has been active from yesterday through tomorrow. Largely, it looks like the team is split between the runners, who are scheduled to compete tomorrow on the track in their home meet (at the IPF), while the multi-event and field athletes are largely in Spokane for a WSU hosted meet.

Preview (written Wednesday) - https://cubuffs.com/news/2024/1/31/track-and-field-colorado-invitational


Colorado To Compete On Two Fronts This Weekend​

Buffs set for meets in Spokane, Wash. and Boulder

By: Colin Wagner, CU Athletic Communications Associate

Colorado's track and field program is sending a group of its field athletes to Spokane, Wash. to compete in the Washington State Invitational this weekend while the rest of the team is staying home as the Buffs host the Colorado Invitational.

CU will be represented by 10 men and 10 women at Washington State's meet which is scheduled to run Thursday through Saturday at The Podium.

On the men's side, Nick Bianco, Drake Miller and John Swabik are all competing in the heptathlon and on the women's end, Eva Bruce and Allie Routledge will be taking part in the pentathlon.

The full Washington State Invitational meet schedule can be found here and live results can be found here.

At Colorado's second and final home meet of the indoor season over 40 Buffs are competing in mainly running events. The meet is taking place Friday and Saturday with field events on day one and running events on day two.

Ames Newman and Gustavo Alfonso are the only Buffs in field events on Friday. Newman will be competing in both the shot put and the weight throw while Alfonso will just be in the shot put.

Many Colorado runners will be participating in the mile races to close out the first day of competition before Saturday's events begin at 11 a.m. Day two consists of four preliminary races followed by 14 finals races split between the men and the women.

The Colorado Invitational meet information can be found here.

Home meet information document - https://cubuffs.com/documents/2024/1/29/Colorado_Invitational_2024_Meet_Info_Packet.pdf

Live results:
From Boulder - http://results.tfmeetpro.com/University_of_Colorado/Colorado_Invitational_/index.html
From Spokane - https://live.athletictiming.net/meets/26523

For those who might want to catch some live action on the track tomorrow .... -

Article on yesterday's multi-event action at the WSU meet - https://cubuffs.com/news/2024/2/1/track-and-field-buffs-wrap-up-first-day-of-competition
(Looking at today's live results, looks like Mr. Bianco had a very good meet, as he ended up the winner in the men's heptathlon.)


Buffs Wrap Up First Day of Competition in Spokane​

By: Colin Wagner, CU Athletic Communications Associate

SPOKANE, Wash. -
The University of Colorado track and field program had five athletes compete on day one of the Washington State Invitational here Thursday afternoon at The Podium.

Nick Bianco, Drake Miller and John Swabik all competed in the men's heptathlon while Eva Bruce and Allie Routledge took part in the women's pentathlon. Troy Colleran also joined in on the multis action as an unattached athlete.

The men's 60m race started the day as Colorado saw two of its own finish in the top-three. Colleran finished first while setting a personal record in the event with a time of 6.97. Swabik wasn't far behind, placing third in 7.10.

The Buffs then had a great showing in the men's long jump, owning second, third and fourth-place finishes. Bianco led the squad followed by Swabik and Colleran.

Later on, Bianco set a personal best of 11.49m in the shot put while Swabik also set a PR of 11.42m. To close out the day on the men's side, Colleran tied for first in the high jump with Montana State's Nicola Paletti after clearing 1.97m on his third attempt.

For the Colorado women, Bruce saw a third-place finish in the long jump at the tail end of the day with a distance of 5.70m. Routledge did not compete in both the shot put and the long jump.

Bruce placed fifth in the 800m, the final event of day one of competition here in Spokane.

The men's heptathlon continues tomorrow at 12 p.m. MT with the 60m hurdles, pole vault and 1000m. Field events are scheduled to begin at 1:30 p.m. followed by the running events at 4 p.m.

Also, noticed that I totally forgot to mention anything about Avery McMullen's BIG result at last weekend's U.S. Indoor Multi-events Championships, where she bettered her school record, recorded the #3 mark in the NCAA so far this season, and finished 5th in the women's pentathlon at the meet!
(As I mentioned in a couple basketball threads, I'm world travelling right now, so probably won't be as diligent at keeping up with Buff news as I try to do when I'm home.)

Article - https://cubuffs.com/news/2024/1/28/...-at-usatf-indoor-comined-events-championships


Avery McMullen Shines at USATF Indoor Combined Events Championships​

Sets School Records in Pentathlon

By: Herman Shelton, Associate Director/Athletic Communications

INDIANAPOLIS, IN — Avery McMullen continues her impressive indoor season, securing a fifth-place finish at the USATF Indoor Combined Events Championships held at the Indiana State Fairgrounds Event Center on Sunday, January 28. McMullen's performance in the Women's Pentathlon yielded 4235 points, setting yet another school record, She also established a new school record in the pentathlon long jump with a distance of 6.18m, winning that segment of the competition.

" Avery maintained competitive composure in every event and finished the day with a new personal best, a new school record, the 3rd best mark in the NCAA and 5th place in the US. I couldn't be more proud of Avery or more thankful for the blessing it has been to be her coach." said combined events and jumps coach Lindsey Malone

The day started with McMullen securing a third-place finish in the 60m hurdles. However, she faced a setback, slipping to sixth place after an eighth-place finish in the high jump, where she cleared 1.68m. A strong performance in the shot put, with a toss of 11.64m, propelled her to third place, but subsequent throws from her competition pushed her back to seventh. The tide turned in her favor again as she clinched first place in the long jump, elevating her to fifth overall. The pentathlon concluded with McMullen finishing sixth in the 800, for a fifth place finish overall.

" She had a full house of family and friends supporting her at the venue today and our Buff nation following along at home. We absolutely could feel the support and all share in the joy of watching one of our most decorated Buffs performing at her absolute best." said Coach Malone

Qualifying for this event requires athletes to meet stringent criteria, including achieving a qualifying mark that typically ranks among the best in the nation, if not the world. Additionally, participants must be a U.S. citizens.Twelve athletes took park in the event, Saginaw Valley State Cheyenne Nesbitt of Saginaw Valley State took the victory recording 4,475 points.

" As one of the few collegiate competitors competing against a field of professionals and an Olympian, Avery not only stood her ground, she had had a ground breaking performance:" said coach Malone. " Avery is a true competitor and it has truly been an honor to be her coach over the past 5 years. She has earned her spot on the national stage and again today, she proved how worthy she is of competing amongst the nations best."

Looking ahead, McMullen now embarks on a five-week training block before competing at the NCAA Championships scheduled for March 8-9. She currently holds the third position in the NCAA rankings, with the top 16 athletes earning invitations to the NCAA Championships.

Full results - https://www.flipsnack.com/USATF/202...d-events-championships-results/full-view.html

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With the runners set to be the main participants today*** (all in Boulder, beginning at 11:00 AM MT), article after yesterday's action - https://cubuffs.com/news/2024/2/3/t...reak-continues-and-baran-triumphs-in-mile-run
(***Looks like the women's and men's shot put, along with one men's pole vaulter, in Spokane are the only field events left this weekend in which the Buffs are competing.)


Buffs Excel Dual Invitational: Bianco Dominates Men's Heptathlon, Ward's Streak Continues, and Baran Triumphs in Mile Run​

By: Herman Shelton, Associate Director/Athletic Communications

The University of Colorado's track and field athletes showcased their skill on two fronts this Friday. In Spokane, the fielders, jumpers, and multi-athletes participated in the Washington State Invitational, while the runners showcased their skills at the Colorado Invitational in the Indoor Practice Facility.

In Spokane, Washington, Nick Bianco stole the spotlight during day two of the Men's Heptathlon at the 2024 Riverfront Invitational & Multis. Bianco claimed first place with an impressive score of 5547, marking a personal best. His exceptional performance included victories in the 60m hurdles (8.12) and Pole Vault (4.86m). Bianco secured third place in the 1000m run (2:43.84) and the High Jump (1.91m).

Noah Brouchard soared to victory in the men's high jump, narrowly missing a personal best with a height of 2.06m. Matt Ward continued his strong season with back-to-back first-place finishes, recording a toss of 19.78m. Ward, who boasts three first-place finishes this season, has competed in six indoor meets, achieving a fourth-place finish and two second-place finishes.

Amanda Opp claimed third place with a throw of 17.76m in her final attempt, while Bella Braun secured a tenth-place finish (15.97). In the women's long jump, Kara Lucyk leaped to a sixth-place finish with a distance of 5.77m. Riley Ward tied for fifth place in the women's high jump, clearing the bar at 1.66m, and Allie Routledge finished 12th, clearing the bar at 1.61m.

Back in Colorado, Ella Baran dominated the 1-mile run, leading from start to finish and securing a first-place finish with a time of 4:45.56. Teammate Whitney Valenti finished second with a strong final lap of 53.24, completing the race in 4:57.48. Emma Hadley finished 13th with a time of 5:17.35.

The men's one-mile run featured three sections. In section one, Charles Robertson led from start to finish, completing the race in 4:11.98. In section two, Colorado claimed the top four spots, led by Been Green (4:11.94), Lukas Haug (4:12.74), Wilson Georges (4:12.84), and Paul Stafford (4:14.03). In the third section, Grady Rauba finished third with a time of 4:05.73. This section boasted the fastest times, with eight runners in the top eight, including Rauba (third), Niednagel (sixth), Hubbard (eighth), Greene (ninth), and Robertson (tenth).

The field events saw only two Buffaloes competing. In the weight throw, Ames Newman secured sixth place with a toss of 14.91, while Gustavo Alfonso recorded a tenth-place finish in the shot put with an 11.38m toss.

The Buffs conclude competition tomorrow, wrapping up a weekend of impressive performances across various events.
As with the other Olympic sports, I've fallen behind on posting on track and field competitions due to my travels.

Looking back at last week, sounds like a couple solid marks in the women's 400M highlighted last Saturday's results.

Article - https://cubuffs.com/news/2024/2/3/track-and-field-buffs-close-weekend-with-top-10-performances


Buffs Close Weekend With Top-10 Performances​

By: Lauren Cawley, CU Athletic Communications

Boulder and Spokane, Wash. -
The Colorado track and field program closed out a busy weekend here Saturday with numerous top-10 marks at the Colorado Invitational, while six athletes represented the Buffs at the Riverfront Invitational.

Abbey Glynn highlighted the day at home with a victory in the women's 400 meter, moving to second all-time in CU history with a time of 52.41. Emma Pollak followed, placing second with a new PR of 53.30. Freshman Joy Moorer also competed in the event, placing fifth with a debut time of 56.19.

In the men's 400, Ian Gilmore placed second with a time of 47.32 for another top-10 mark, putting him second all-time in CU history. Cole Romig placed fourth, clocking a new PR of 48.84, while Danny Tragarz placed fifth in 48.91.

Ella Baran claimed another victory for the Buffs in the women's 800 meter, running a time of 2:10.29 to put her eighth all-time in CU history. Elliot Pribramsky placed third to set a new PR of 2:13.33, while Whitney Valenti ran her debut 800 for the Buffs in a time of 2:14.14.

Ben Greene and Ryan Lindrud earned two more top-10 marks in the men's 800. Greene clocked 1:50.46 to place second and put him sixth all-time in CU history, while Lindrud now sits at ninth all-time with his time of 1:51.20 and fourth place finish. Reese Kilbarger-Stumpf also competed in the event, placing fifth with a debut time of 1:52.29.

In the women's 3000 meter, Katie Doucette put down another win for Colorado with a time of 9:42.35. On the men's side, Jake Derouin placed second, clocking a new PR of 8:15.64.

Johnny Homsy and Dylan Edwards both earned spots in the men's 60 meter final. Homsy placed fifth with a new PR of 6.80m, while Dylan Edwards competed in his first collegiate meet, placing seventh in 6.96.

The men's 4x400 meter relay consisting of Cole Romig, Danny Tragarz, Garrett Nelson, and Nick Nuhfer closed out the day with another victory with a time of 3:14.44.

Over in Spokane at the Riverfront Invitational, Jada Green placed fourth in the 60 meter hurdle finals with her time of 8.48.

In the women's shot put, Lauren Whyrick marked 13.55m for an eighth place finish, while Amanda Opp threw a new PR of 12.83m to place eleventh.

The Buffaloes will head into a packed weekend between three meets, including the David Hemery Valentine Invitational, the Jarvis Scott Open, and the Husky Classic starting Friday, February 9.

And, starting today the Buffs are busy through Saturday as it's time to set PR's and SB's for all as it's prime time for the indoor season with only 3 weeks remaining to set times which might qualify for the NCAA Championships, which begin March 10th.

Quickly looking at results in Lubbock, looks like Abbey Glenn has SHATTERED the all-time Buff indoor women's 400M record while winning today's race in 51.71 (the old record, by Gabby Scott, was 52.34). Congrats to her! (Pending any other unreported times today, that also puts her #9 in the NCAA this year, so although I'm sure she will also be looking to go faster in coming weeks, puts her in a pretty solid spot for qualifying for the Championships.)

Article - https://cubuffs.com/news/2024/2/8/t...ontinues-indoor-season-in-seattle-and-lubbock


Colorado Continues Indoor Season in Seattle and Lubbock​

By: Colin Wagner, CU Athletic Communications Associate

With just a few more meets before the NCAA Indoor Championships, the Colorado track and field program has another packed weekend ahead with the Jarvis Scott Open and the Husky Classic.

The Buffaloes are sending their sprinters to compete in the Jarvis Scott Open which is set to take place in Lubbock, Texas on Friday and Saturday. Tomorrow, the running events will begin at 3 p.m. MT and will run to approximately 9 p.m. while action continues on Saturday at 10 a.m.

The group in Lubbock includes nine Buffs made up of six men and three women. Abbey Glynn, Emma Pollak and Joy Moorer are coming off personal bests in the 400-meter at the Colorado Invitational this past weekend. All three women will compete in the 400 once again while Moorer and Pollak will run in the 200-meter as Glynn is set to run in the 600-yard race as well.

On the men's side in Lubbock, the foursome of Ian Gilmore, Tyler Williams, Garrett Nelson and Nick Gehring will highlight the 4x400-meter relay. All four men will also be competing in the 400 as they are to be joined by Colton Romig. Lastly, Johnny Homsy is making the trip down to Texas to show off his skills in the 60-meter, in which he just set a PR in the last meet, and the 200.

Colorado's field athletes are not traveling and will stay in Boulder to get ready for the Air Force Collegiate Open next week.

The Husky Classic is also scheduled for Friday and Saturday and will take place in Seattle, Wash. Action is set to start at 2:30 p.m. MT on Friday and continue at 10 a.m. on Saturday. A much bigger group is traveling to Seattle with 19 men and eight women representing the Buffs.

Colorado's distance runners are coming off a great showing at the Colorado Invitational where they saw first-place finishes in the mile, 800-meter and 3,000-meter races on the women's side. On the men's side, the Buffs recorded top-three finishes in each of those events as well.

Ella Baran and Katie Doucette are big names to look at to lead the Colorado women while Grady Rauba, Ben Greene and Jake Derouin hope to highlight the men's squad.

The Husky Classic live results can be found here.

The Jarvis Scott Open live results can be found here.

Links with info on the various meets:

Husky Classic (Where the distance crew looks to be the main ones in action.):

Live results - http://live.pntfo.com/meets/2092024/events

Schedule - https://gohuskies.com/documents/2024/2/8/UPDATED_2024_Husky_Classic_Schedule_.pdf

Heat sheets - https://gohuskies.com/documents/2024/2/8/2024_husky_classic_heat_sheets.pdf

General meet info document - https://gohuskies.com/documents/2024/2/5/HUSKY_CLASSIC_MEET_INFO_2024.pdf

Live video (Only available for those with a premium Runnerspace Plus subscription) - https://huskyclassic.runnerspace.com/eprofile.php?do=news&event_id=11&news_id=667900

Jarvis Scott Open (Looks to be the shorter distance runners (mainly 400M) in action at this one, with a few also running in 200M or 600M on Saturday, as well as the men's team looking to earn a great time in the 4X400M relay.) :

Live results - https://live.pttiming.com/?mid=6012

Schedule - https://texastech.com/documents/2024/2/7/FINAL_Jarvis_Scott_meet_schedule_2.9-10.24__1_.pdf

General meet info document - https://texastech.com/documents/2023/12/18/jarvis_Scott_meet_information_2.9-2.10.24.pdf

Live video (Assume Only available for those with a premium ESPN+ subscription) - https://www.espn.com/watch/player/_...3c1e84?om-navmethod=espn:globalsearch:results
The team had some more NICE performances yesterday, highlighted once again by Abbey Glynn as she smashed her 2nd Buff record (this one 45 years old) in 2 days en route to winning the (non-NCAA Championship distance) 600M event.

Article - https://cubuffs.com/news/2024/2/10/...l-bests-at-texas-tech-and-husky-invitationals


Colorado Buffaloes Track & Field Shines with Personal Bests at Texas Tech and Husky Invitationals​

By: Herman Shelton, Associate Director/Athletic Communications

– The Colorado Buffaloes Track & Field team closed out two meets Saturday at the Texas Tech Jarvis Scott Open and the Husky Invitational, with several Buffs setting new personal marks after a productive weekend for CU's sprinters and distance runners.

In Lubbock, Emma Pollak ran a personal best 23.84 for a third-place finish in the 200-m run, while Joy Moorer also achieved a personal best 24.31, securing a ninth place finish. Pollak and Moorer now sits second and sixth in CU record book for the 200. Abbey Glynn earned her second win of the weekend, cruising past her competitors in the 600-yard run, finishing in 1:18.19 breaking a 45-year-old CU record held by Lea Ballenger (1:21.60). Ian Gilmore ran a season-best 21.41 to secure a fifth-place finish in the men's 200.

At the Husky Invitational, Elliot Pribramsky ran a personal best 2:13.15 for a 36th-place finish in the women's 800-m. In the mile run Noah Hibbard ran a season-best 4:05.43 for a 22nd-place finish, while Charles Robertson ran a personal best 4:06.04 for a 24th-place finish. William Georges (4:06.69), Lukas Haug (4:07.88), Reese Kilbarger-Stumpf (4:08.33) all achieved personal bests in the mile run. In the 800-m run, Ben Greene finished ninth with a time of 1:50.84, while Ryan Lindrud (1:53.10) and Jacob Culig (1:53.12) finished 24th and 25th respectively.

The Buffs will return to action Friday, Feb. 16 traveling south to Colorado Springs to participate in the Air Force Collegiate Open.

Full results:
From Lubbock:
Men's - https://www.tfrrs.org/results/83630/m/Jarvis_Scott_Open
Women's - https://www.tfrrs.org/results/83630/f/Jarvis_Scott_Open

From Seattle - https://gohuskies.com/documents/2024/2/10/2024_Husky_Classic_Heat_by_Heat.pdf

Preview for tomorrow's and Saturday's meets, with the throwers and jumpers, along with a few male sprinters, sounding like the ones competing.

Direct link - https://cubuffs.com/news/2024/2/15/track-and-field-buffs

BOULDER - Colorado track and field continues its season within the state this weekend as the Buffaloes are to compete in the Air Force Last Chance and the Mines Pre-Conference meets.

The Air Force Last Chance takes place at the Cadet Field House on Friday with field events beginning at noon and races starting at 2:30 p.m. The meet is scheduled to end shortly after 6 p.m.

After big performances on the track last week, the Buffs will compete in mainly field events this time around with a few exceptions. The only races that will showcase Buffs at Air Force are the 60-meter and the 200-meter. Luc Andrada, Sam Beckham and Dylan Edwards are set to race in the 60 while Garrett Nelson will be the lone Buff in the 200.

There will be a total of 11 Colorado throwers joining in on the action at the Cadet Field House. In the women's shot put, Lauren Whyrick and Meghan Whyrick look to lead the way after they finished first and second in the event last time at the Academy.

Amanda Opp, Isabella Braun and Obi Osafo-Mensah are representing the Buffs in the weight throw, the first event of the day. Back in December, Opp set a personal record in the weight throw at Air Force with a mark of 18.35 meters. She will also compete in the shot put.

The men's shot put will include Lucas Williams, Lars Atkinson, Ames Newman, Isaiah Bouchard and Gustavo Alfonso. All of them except for Alfonso will also be facing off in the weight throw with the addition of Matt Ward.

The Mines Pre-Conference will be on both Friday and Saturday at the Steinhauer Field House in Golden. Just seven Buffs are participating in the meet on Friday and just two on Saturday.

Avery McMullen, Kara Lucyk and Eva Bruce are to compete in the long jump at 4:30 p.m. on day one. Following the conclusion of the women's long jump, the men will compete in the same event. Colorado has four athletes set to jump with Nicholas Bianco, John Swabik, Aidan Christiansen and Drake Miller all ready for action. Troy Colleran will once again be competing unattached continuing his redshirt season.

On Saturday at Mines, Noah Bouchard and Riley Ward will jump in the men's and women's high jumps. This will mark the fifth time Bouchard participates in the high jump this season while it will be Ward's fourth time.

Colorado's Allie Routledge has had an impressive season thus far with her efforts in the high jump. On Saturday, she will be competing in the high jump at the Microplus UK Athletics Indoor Championships in Birmingham, United Kingdom.

Information on the championships can be found here.

Mines' Meet links:

Schedule - https://minesathletics.com/documents/2024/2/14/Mines_Pre_Conference_Final_Schedule.pdf
Live results - http://results.tfmeetpro.com/Colorado_School_of_Mines/MInes_PreConference_2024/

Air Force's Meet links:

Schedule - https://goairforcefalcons.com/documents/2024/1/8/FINAL_Air_Force_Last_Chance_Schedule.pdf
Live results - http://results.tfmeetpro.com/Air_Force_Track/Air_Force_Last_Chance_Meet/
Looking forward and back -

The team ends its regular season in Seattle this Friday and Saturday -

(Be interesting to see whether it's a big CU contingent or just those few who might have aspirations at NCAA Championship berths, or something in-between.)

And, looking back to last weekend, there were some nice performances, headlined by Avery McMullen setting yet another school record. (Although I assume some one going back in track and field's pretty long history may have more, be interested to know how close she might be to setting the school record for most times setting a school record.)


After last Friday's action - https://cubuffs.com/news/2024/2/16/track-and-field-buffs


Colorado Reaches Podium at Air Force and Mines​

By: Colin Wagner, CU Athletic Communications Associate

The Colorado Buffaloes track and field teams saw tons of top finishes here at the Air Force Last Chance and Mines Pre-Conference meets Friday.

"We were looking at this meet as kind of a reference to what we're pushing," coach Casey Malone said after day one. "This week we wanted to try to hit some new breakthroughs both technically and also just intensity-wise and competing and getting after it. So awesome good stuff."

The women's weight throw was the opening event on the day at the Cadet Field House and the Buffs fared very well. Amanda Opp finished first as she was the only thrower to surpass 18.00 meters. Isabella Braun placed second with a toss of 17.23 meters.

After competing in the weight throw at Air Force, Braun made it to Mines and showed off her skills in the weight throw there. She threw for a personal best 18.10 meters which was a first-place mark and puts her third all-time in the CU record book.

Colorado also owned the top-two spots in the women's shot put as the Whyrick sisters, Lauren and Meghan continued their impressive seasons.

Matt Ward dominated the men's weight throw at Air Force with a mark of 19.11 meters for a first-place finish. Isaiah Bouchard came in third while Lars Atkinson came in fourth.

"Matt was really close to having this very big next-level breakthrough that we've been working hard to try to find," Malone commented. "It broke down a little bit, but he set himself up well to find it next week."

In the only race that the Buffs competed in all day, Luc Andrada finished fifth in the 60-meter with a time of 6.76 seconds while Dylan Edwards finished 11th.

"Both of them are in a different spot and both of them need the same thing," coach Burke Bockman said. "It's just reps and races. Luc's been dealing with just some minor stuff so he hasn't raced as much as we want. 6.76 is okay, but it'll set him up for next weekend so he'll be ready to go next week in Seattle."

"Dylan's just not used to the block still so we're just getting him there. He's a little twitchy and the blocks cost him some time. I think it's a small PR for him, but he's way faster than some of his times show. So we're just excited to get him outdoors and get him more comfortable."

At the Steinhauer Fieldhouse in Golden, the men and the women competed in the long jump. Avery McMullen and Kara Lucyk went first and second in the event with marks of 6.26 meters and 5.87 meters. Eva Bruce just missed out on the top-three with a jump of 5.72 meters.

On the men's side, Aidan Christiansen, Nicholas Bianco, John Swabik and Drake Miller placed fifth, sixth, seventh and eighth in that order.

After Saturday's - https://cubuffs.com/news/2024/2/17/track-and-field-high-jumps-end-mines-pre-conference-for-the-buffs


High Jumps End Mines Pre-Conference for the Buffs​

By: Colin Wagner, CU Athletic Communications Associate

The Colorado track and field program had an easygoing day as the Buffaloes sent just two athletes to compete in the Mines Pre-Conference meet here at the Steinhauer Fieldhouse Saturday.

CU had Noah Bouchard and Riley Ward do their thing in their respective high jump events. The men's high jump was first before the women's followed right after.

Bouchard took second in the event after finding himself in a battle with Colorado School of Mines' Grant Redmond. Both jumpers finished with a final height of 2.07 meters, however Redmond was able to clear the bar in just one attempt compared to Bouchard's three.

Ward placed first in the women's high jump after tying her personal best of 1.67 meters. She also found herself in a tight competition with CSU Pueblo's Mikayla Jones. Ward narrowly got the victory after clearing 1.67 meters in one less attempt than Jones did.

Allie Routledge will be competing in the high jump at the Microplus UK Athletics Indoor Championships in Birmingham, U.K. Sunday morning. She will be jumping at 7:20 a.m. MT. Results can be found here.

The Colorado track and field program will be sending athletes to Seattle, Wash. next weekend to compete in the Ken Shannon Last Chance as the indoor season winds down.

Full results:
From Air Force - https://goairforcefalcons.com/documents/2024/2/17/AFLC_Results.pdf
From Mines - https://cubuffs.com/documents/2024/2/17/Mines_Pre-Conference_Final_Results.pdf

More on this weekend's meet in Seattle:

Live results - https://live.pntfo.com/meets/17718 (Note- As I type this, the link isn't working, and gives a warning.) https://pntfo.trackscoreboard.com/meets/2232024/events

Heat Sheets - https://gohuskies.com/documents/2023/2/22/ken_shannon_heat_sheets.pdf

List of Accepted Entries - https://gohuskies.com/documents/2024/2/19/ken_shannon_accepted_entries.pdf

Schedule - https://gohuskies.com/documents/2023/2/22/Ken_Shannon_Schedule_FINAL.pdf

Meet info document - https://gohuskies.com/documents/2023/2/22/Ken_Shannon_Invite_Meet_Info.pdf

Live Video (Only available for those with a Runnerspace Plus+ premium ($) subscription.) - https://washington-last-chance.runn...ast-Ken-Shannon-Last-Chance-Invitational-2023

From the heat sheets linked to below, there are a total of 41 separate Buff entries, with some of those doubling up. A few notable things I VERY non-expert eyes see:

On the women's side:
  • Don't believe the team has run a 4X400M race this season, but since the 400M in general has been the strongest event for the Buffs, I assume they going to be shooting HARD for a NCAA Championships qualifying time on Saturday. Races are scheduled to begin at 4:00 PM MT, with the Buffs in heat 1 of 2. One wildcard - I believe at least once (last outdoor season?) multi-event star Avery McMullen, who is just entered in the long high jump (Edit - and 60M hurdles) in this meet, ran a 4X400M leg with the team to help them get a qualifying time. (I'm surprised in a way the relays are scheduled to begin so soon after the individual 400M runs that all or most of the relay runners are also scheduled for. But, I seem to remember that's not too uncommon in meets, so assume the sprinters must be able to double back relatively quickly at that distance that is considered one of the most painful in track.)
  • Individually in the 400M (1st heat scheduled for 1:15 PM MT), Abbey Glynn is one of 2 Buffs qualified for ANY NCAA Championship event as she's currently #10 in this year's 400M performance records. (Ms. McMullen is #5 in the pentathlon, so is currently very safely in.) In addition to Ms. Glynn shooting to improve her position just in case many other's have crazy last chance results around the country, Emma Pollok currently is #47 in the country (@ 53.41 seconds). (Right now the #16 time in the country is 52.32, so that's the minimum she or any of the other 2 Buffs entered in the 400M would have to beat to be assured of gaining a place in the Championships, and that's assuming others don't run fast around the country in this BIG final weekend of the regular season.) The 4 Buffs overall are entered in the women's 400M - Glynn in heat 2 (of 7), Pollock in #3, Grace Jenkins in #4 and Jaida Drame in #5.
  • I can't remember grad student India Johnson having raced this indoor season, but she is entered in the 3000M, and is in the fastest heat (#3) which is scheduled to start Friday at 5:45 PM MT. (Ms. Johnson has been one of the top Buff runners the past 2 or so seasons. Hard to know what form she might be in this season, as I believe that, in addition to not racing this indoor season she was out of cross country eligibility this past season.)
  • Right now, Ella Baran is in "close but no cigars" positions in both the 3000M (where her time is #23 in the NCAA) and 5000M (where she's #21). She's not scheduled to race the 5000M in this meet, but is entered in 2 races - the 3000M (she's in the fastest heat with Ms. Johnson; scheduled to start Friday at 5:45 PM MT, and the mile. (She's currently only #73 in the mile performance list, so will need a big improvement to qualify at that distance. She's in heat 3 of 4, with the 1st heat scheduled to begin at 12:30 PM MT.) Note that the distance races usually have the most scratches of any events, as, even aside from any injuries that might have popped up to qualified runners, top runners may have qualified in up to 3 distances (mile, 3000M, 5000M), and can only run at most 2 due to the tight schedule of the Championships.
  • Unfortunately, looks like at least 2-4 of the top Buff distance running women, like in cross country, will not have raced at all this indoor season, assuming due to injury and/ or illness. Hopefully whatever has been ailing them is being or has been overcome, and they'll be ready to go and have great outdoor seasons.
  • Other than Ms. McMullen (who is top 100 in 4 individual events), the only female Buff not noted above who is in the Top 100 in this season's performance lists is high jumper Allie Routledge, whose current 5'9.25"season's best is currently tied for #62 in the country. (Her indoor PR, from last season, is 5'11.25". This season, a jump of 6'0.75" is needed to crack the top 16 and be assured of an NCAA Championships invite.)
On the men's side:
  • There are currently no Buffs qualified for NCAA's, with the closest being (1) Nick Bianco and John Swabik, who are, respectively, currently #26 and #44 in the heptathlon ratings and are 2 of 4 Buffs entered in this weekend's meet in that (multi) event , and (2) Austin Vancil, who has the #41 time in the 5000M. (Doesn't look like Mr. Vancil is entered in any race at this meet.) The heptathlon is scheduled to begin at 1:00 PM MT on Friday and 11:30 AM MT Saturday. Freshman Drake Miller, who is currently #77 in this season's performance list, is also entered.
  • Similar to India Johnson on the women's side, Charlie Sweeney has been one of the top Buff distance runners in prior years, but I can't see him having any listed qualifying times this season, and he was, I believe, out of cross country eligibility. He's entered in 2 races at this meet- heat 2 of 2 of the 5000M, with the 1st heat scheduled to start at 6:30 PM MT, and heat 2 of 2 of the 3000M, whose 1st heat is scheduled to begin at 3:45 PM MT.
  • Like the women, assume the male sprinters will be looking for a fast 4X400M time. Although it would take a GREAT performance for the Buffs to qualify, the depth at that distance probably gives it a strong chance for being a highlight for the men's team overall. There are 2 BIG unknowns on the men's team, as both of the top 2 performers from last season, James Milholen and Tyler Williams, ARE in the heat sheets for this weekend but aren't showing any times going into this meet. (The individual 400 meters are scheduled to begin at 1:40 PM on Saturday. Williams is in heat 1, Milholen in #4, Ian Gilmore in #7 and Garrett Nelson in #8. The 4X400M relays are scheduled to start at 4:15 PM MT, with CU in heat #2 of 3.
  • Other male Buffs who are currently in the top 100 in the performance lists who will I'm sure be looking to improve their placements includes:
    • Ben Greene, who is currently #94 in the 800M. (He's in heat 2 of 3, with the 1st heat scheduled to begin at 2:55 PM on Saturday.)
    • Grady Rauba, who is currently #72 in the 3000M (He's in heat 1 of 2, scheduled to begin at 3:45 PM MT.)
    • Matt Ward is #67 in the weight throw. (That event is scheduled to start at 1:00 PM on Friday.)
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Preview in front of this weekend's meet - https://cubuffs.com/news/2024/2/22/...-last-chance-meet-as-indoor-season-winds-down


Buffs Set for ‘Last Chance’ Meet as Indoor Season Winds Down​

By: Colin Wagner, CU Athletic Communications Associate

The Colorado men's and women's track and field teams are headed to Seattle, Wash. this weekend to compete in the Buffaloes' final meet before the NCAA indoor track and field championships on March 8-9.

"While almost all other teams have conference championships this weekend, we have this meet to use as a 'last chance' opportunity, and to further our preparation for the outdoor season," said head coach Mark Wetmore ahead of the meet.

The Ken Shannon Last Chance is scheduled to start at 1 p.m. MT on Friday and 11 a.m. on Saturday at Dempsey Indoor. It is the first time this season that Colorado's entire team will travel and compete in the same meet.

The women's pentathlon will take place on day one while the men's heptathlon will start on Friday and continue into day two on Saturday.

The action in Seattle will mark the first time the Buffs' distance runners will have competed since the Colorado Invitational on February 2-3. With one more shot to qualify for the indoor championships, the Buffs hope to send a handful of athletes between all event groups to Boston, Mass. in March.

"Abbey Glynn and Avery McMullen are not yet qualified for the nationals although their current performances are strong," Wetmore stated. "We will hope that those marks stay in the top 16 after the weekend. My guess is that they will."

"Our next most likely qualifier would be Ella Baran in either the 3K or 5K. She will try this Friday. Also, we'll be running our best women's 4x400-meter relay team, which will certainly threaten our school record and have a decent shot at a qualifying mark."

Colorado has seen several school records broken this season with the majority coming from Glynn and McMullen. At the Texas Tech Jarvis Scott Open, Glynn set two school records in the 400-meter and 600-yard races. Earlier in the season McMullen broke school records in the long jump and 60-meter hurdles. She just recently extended her record in the long jump at the Mines Pre-Classic.

The Buffs are looking to capitalize on this last meet in Seattle to gain some momentum heading into the indoor championships and as the outdoor season approaches.