Colorado hosts Potts Invitational – University of Colorado Athletics
BLOCK – Colorado athletics returns to the indoor training facility for the home indoor competition for the first time since February 2020 this weekend with the 2022 Potts Invitational.
All field events will be contested on Friday from noon, while all track events will be held on Saturday from 11 a.m.
Colorado will have a total of 49 student-athletes competing in 25 of the 28 events. The only events in which CU will not be represented are the men’s 3,000-meter race, the women’s pole vault and the women’s triple jump.
The men’s mile will be the hallmark racing event with five CU men in total. On the women’s side, the most contested event is the women’s shot put with seven women registered. There will also be five women competing in the mile, 3000 and 60 hurdles.
The Buffs took part in three meetings in December, highlighted by Avery mcmullen who ranks second in the NCAA’s women’s pentathlon. It is also ranked 11e high jump and 13e in the long jump and is the only Buff at the start of the season in the NCAA top 16. McMullen will compete in the hurdles, high jump and 800-meter race.
For many, it’s not only the first competition of the season, but also the first time on a track for Colorado. There are 11 student-athletes making their Colorado track debut in a track event and another eight running indoors for the first time after the complicated indoor track and cross-country schedule of 2021.
The Friday events are free to the public, while the Saturday event costs $ 8 for anyone 12 years of age or older. All events can be followed live at cubuffs.com/tracklive.