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Indoor track & field - 2019/20 regular season results and news

AztecBuff

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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 the regular season, as well as any other general news that pops up during the season regarding the teams and any of their individuals. (Separate threads will be set when the 2 biggest meets of the year get near to starting up - the MPSF (Conference) Championships (2/28 & 2/29) and of course the NCAA Championships (3/13-3/14).)

The team starts action this weekend in Laramie and/ or Golden, followed by a CU-hosted meet next weekend (12/10-11, 1 of 2 for the indoor season).

Schedule (Sorry it doesn't copy and paste that cleanly, from https://cubuffs.com/sports/track-and-field/schedule):
  • Alumni Classic
    • Dec 6 (Fri) All Day
      vs Day 1
      Golden, Colo.
    • Dec 7 (Sat) All Day
      vs Day 2
      Golden, Colo.
  • Power Meet
    • Dec 6 (Fri) All Day
      vs Day 1
      Laramie, Wyo.
    • Dec 7 (Sat) All Day
      vs Day 2
      Laramie, Wyo.
  • Potts Indoor Invitational
    • Jan 10 (Fri) All Day
      vs Day 1
      Boulder, Colo. Indoor Practice Facility
    • Jan 11 (Sat) All Day
      vs Day 2
      Boulder, Colo. Indoor Practice Facility
  • Air Force Invitational
    • Jan 16 (Thu) All Day
      vs Day 1
      Colorado Springs, Colo. US Air Force Academy
    • Jan 17 (Fri) All Day
      vs Day 2
      Colorado Springs, Colo. US Air Force Academy
    • Jan 18 (Sat) All Day
      vs Day 3
      Colorado Springs, Colo. US Air Force Academy
  • Mines Winter Classic & Multi
    • Jan 16 (Thu) All Day
      vs Day 1
      Golden, Colo.
    • Jan 17 (Fri) All Day
      vs Day 2
      Golden, Colo.
    • Jan 18 (Sat) All Day
      vs Day 3
      Golden, Colo.
  • Colorado Invitational
    • Jan 30 (Thu) All Day
      vs Day 1
      Boulder, Colo. Indoor Practice Facility
    • Jan 31 (Fri) All Day
      vs Day 2
      Boulder, Colo. Indoor Practice Facility
    • Feb 1 (Sat) All Day
      vs Day 3
      Boulder, Colo. Indoor Practice Facility
  • Washington Invitational
    • Jan 31 (Fri) All Day
      vs Day 1
      Seattle, Wash.
    • Feb 1 (Sat) All Day
      vs Day 2
      Seattle, Wash.
  • Tyson Invitational
    • Feb 7 (Fri) All Day
      vs Day 1
      Fayatteveille, Ark.
    • Feb 8 (Sat) All Day
      vs Day 2
      Fayatteville, Ark.
  • Husky Classic
    • Feb 14 (Fri) All Day
      vs Day 1
      Seattle, Wash.
    • Feb 15 (Sat) All Day
      vs Day 2
      Seattle, Wash.
  • Air Force Open
    • Feb 21 (Fri) All Day
      vs Day 1
      Colorado Springs, Colo. US Air Force Academy
 
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AztecBuff

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Preview of this weekend's meets-

Direct link - https://cubuffs.com/news/2019/12/4/track-and-field-colorado-opens-2020-track-season.aspx

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By: Shaun Wicen, Assistant SID
Release: December 04, 2019


BOULDER – The University of Colorado track and field program begins the 2020 indoor track and field season this weekend when members of the jumps, sprints, combined events and throws compete at meets at Colorado School of Mines Thursday and Friday as well as the Air Force Holiday Open Friday.

This weekend will see the debut of 10 Buffs including Tamia Badal in the 60 hurdles, Ryan Charles in high jump and Avery McMullen in the pentathlon. On the throwers side, Lars Atkinson, Henry Carlson and Clayton Castro will all make their indoor debuts after redshirting last year. They will be joined by four true freshmen on the women's side in Elena Opp, Jane Powers, Gya'ni Sami and Lauren Whyrick at the Air Force Holiday Open. Tyler Sconce will be the only non-freshman competing for the throws.

The hurdle squad will also feature Val Welch, Dani Johnson and Kellen Monestime. Welch and Johnson are coming off of NCAA performances in the 4x400 as well as Preliminaries in the 400 hurdles. Jeremy Cody placed third in the USA U20 Championships this summer in the high jump and will debut his season as the Mines meet alongside Kylee Harr. Both sophomores are 10th in school history in the event. They will also be joined by Giancarlo Narvarte in the high jump while Cheyenne Cheshier competes in the triple jump.

First on the track will be Davis Butte and Wyatt Rhoads in the heptathlon alongside McMullen's debut in the pentathlon.

This will mark the first meet of the season and a test before the winter break. Colorado will host the 2020 Potts Invitational on Jan. 10th and 11th, this year open to more than just the local Division I teams. The Colorado Invitational Jan. 30 – Feb. 1 will feature stricter competition with event standards appropriate to that of top-75 on the NCAA descending list last season.
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Live results -
@ Colorado School of Mines - http://results.tfmeetpro.com/Colorado_School_of_Mines/Mines_Indoor_HS_Meet_Series_1/ (This link seems to link to a high school competition, but is what's provided in the Mines schedule. Meet Schedule is available at https://minesathletics.com/documents/2019/11/6/MINES_Alumni_Classic_Multi_2019.pdf.) Edit - NOW the Mines schedule contains the proper link - http://results.tfmeetpro.com/Colorado_School_of_Mines/Mines_Alumni_Classic__Multi_2019/index.html

@ Air Force - https://co.milesplit.com/meets/372790/results http://results.tfmeetpro.com/Air_Force_Academy_Track_and_FieldCross_Country/Air_Force_Holiday_Open_Indoor_Meet/
 
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AztecBuff

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Looks like a great start to Avery McMullen's CU athletic career-


(Per last season's performance list (https://cubuffs.com/documents/2019/3/11//2018_19_Indoor_Track_Performance_List_FINAL.pdf?id=12416), her score would have been the 3rd highest point total (and just 2 points behind 2nd) by a Buff last season, and that team included two great senior Buffs who both ended up being 2 of only 24 women nationwide to qualify for last season's NCAA Outdoor Championships in the heptathlon.)
 
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Article after today's action. (Always great to see a freshman get a top 10 Buff mark in her 1st competition, and, after I believe battling injury last season, great to see senior transfer Rhodes looking to be healthier this year and also booking a top 10 all-time CU result.) -

Direct link - https://cubuffs.com/news/2019/12/6/track-and-field-buffaloes-scratch-two-more-marks-in-record-books.aspx

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GOLDEN – The University of Colorado track and field program finished off the 2019 calendar year on a high-note, led by the performance of heptathlete Wyatt Rhoads jumping into the CU top-10 list as well as Gya'ni Sami in the throws.

Rhoads finished third in the heptathlon at the Mines Alumni Classic and Multi in Golden with a score of 5,061, good for eighth in CU history. The senior transfer started the day off with a fourth-place finish in the 60-meter hurdles at 8.50 seconds, just a tenth of a second ahead of teammate Davis Butte. Rhoads followed it up with a strong third-place finish in the pole vault at 4.30m (14-1.25) as Butte jumped 4.10m. Rhoads held on in the 1,000 to finish eighth with a time of 2:55.57 while Butte didn't start, disqualifying himself from the heptathlon placing.

This wasn't the only strong action at Colorado School of Mines today as the Buffalo women swept the top-three spots in the 60 hurdle finals. Dani Johnson picked up the win in 8.44 seconds, just five-hundredths of a second off her personal best. Valerie Welch started her season with a second-place finish at 8.68, while Tamia Badal opened her career with a third-place finish at 8.82 seconds.

In the field events, Jeremy Cody won the high jump with a jump of 2.07 meters (6-9.5) while teammate Giancarlo Narvarte placed 10th at 1.94m. Kylee Harr placed fourth on the women's side of the high jump with a mark of 1.62m (5-3.75) while Cheyenne Cheshier placed third in the triple jump at 11.29m (37-0.5).

The throws squad headed down I-25 to the Air Force Holiday Open Friday evening and was led by a pair of fourth-place finishes in the weight throw. Tyler Sconce threw 15.61 meters to place fourth in the men's competition while true freshman Sami threw 16.10 meters to put herself eighth in school history after just one competition.
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The Buffaloes will return to action in 2020 when they host the 2020 Potts Invitational January 10th and 11th.
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Full results:
From Mines - https://cubuffs.com/documents/2019/12/6//Mines_Alumni_Classic_Final_Results.pdf

From Air Force - https://goairforcefalcons.com/documents/2019/12/6//AFHO2019.pdf
 
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Alfred91

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Is Gya'ni Sami related to Jalen Sami? Given the unique name, the fact that they both are from the Springs, and that they kinda resemble each other, I'm guessing yes.
 
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