Buffs continue season at Air Force Invitational
BLOCK – Colorado athletics continues at the Air Force Invitational beginning Thursday with the pentathlon and continuing through Saturday.
The Buffaloes are coming off a strong indoor opener at the Potts Invitational where the sprint team put up three points in the top 10. Both Aaron McCoy and Emma Pollack are among the top 35 in the country in the 200 meters and the men’s 4×400 meters relay is ranked 46and early. Both McCoy and Pollak take this weekend.
Colorado at the top of the standings is Avery McMullen who is second in the NCAA in the pentathlon, 18and in the high jump and 31st in the long jump. jada green is also 18 years oldand home in the pentathlon and will compete in the pentathlon on Thursday with Elise Gillett which is ranked 39and in the nation.
A surprise on his first eligible day was the transfer Luc Andrade who tied the 10and-highest mark in CU history in the 60 meters without a practice day. He will compete in the 60s and 200s with Kaleah Mitchell Ruff. Aidan Christiansen will also be in the 60s while Nick Nuhfer will be in the 200s.
McMullen withdraws this pentathlon but will participate in the 60 meter hurdles with Reese Renz, Nick Bianco and John Swabik. McMullen will also compete in the high jump and long jump with a large number of Buffs competing in those events with five in the high jump and seven in the long jump.
In the throws, four athletes will compete in the shot put, while 10 will compete in the shot put.
Green and Gillett will be the first athletes on track Thursday in the pentathlon. Hurdles and sprints will go through the first round of all races on Friday while the shot put, long jump and men’s high jump will all compete on Friday. Saturday will see the finals in the sprints and hurdles alongside the shot put, men’s pole vault and women’s high jump.
Colorado returns home next weekend for the Colorado Invitational with field events scheduled for Friday and track events on Saturday.