ROCK — The University of Colorado track and field program competes this Friday in the Colorado Invitational at the final home meet of the 2023 season.
The meet starts at 10:00am with the vertical and horizontal jumps followed by the throws which start at 12:00pm. The running competitions begin at 4:00 p.m. and run with the normal competition schedule through the conclusion of the 4×400 meter relays when Colorado hosts an elite 3,000 meter dash, Masters Mile and finish the meet with an elite mile.
The Buffaloes will also honor 15 student athletes who will attend their last home meet in a CU uniform at approximately 3:30 p.m
The one-day meeting begins with the field events, where Noah Bouchard will carry five buffs in high jump. Troy Colleran and Jackson Meyers compete on the men’s side during Riley Burkey and Allie Routledge will jump for the women.
Troy will be back in the pole vault alongside Nick Bianco, the only men’s 60 hurdler. Meyers will participate Aidan Christiansen in the long jump while Burkey will compete Kara Lucik in the women’s long jump.
The throws are contested in midfield all afternoon Lars Atkinson and Isaiah Bouchard Doubling both shot and weight for the men along the way Jane Powers and Obi Osafo-Mensah will double in the women’s. Tyler Leuchter and Matt Ward will dispute the weight during Henry Karlson will throw the shot. For the women, Meghan and Lauren Whyrick will compete with the school record holder in shot Gya’ni Sami Leader in women’s weight throw.
The track events begin at 4 p.m. with the 60-meter races. In the hurdles, the women will compete in sevens, led by Avery McMullen. Luca Andrada and Colleran will ride the sprint Eve Bruce for the women.
The men’s 400m will be a loaded event Luke dryBianco, Cole Romig James Milholen and Nick Nuhfer, all competing. Andrada will double in the 200 along with Garret Nelson and Ian Gilmore. Emma Pollack Five women lead the 200s Grace Jenkins and Joy Moorer are the lonely quarter miles.
The distance events start later, with CU focusing primarily on the 3,000 meter dash. The men will compete seven of the 3,000, including participants in the NCAA Cross Championships Hunter Appleton, Brendan Fraser, Jacob Overberg and Seth Hirsch. The women will have Emily covered Complete the 3,000 race during Ella Baran will lead the women’s mile Whitney Valentine.
Doors to the Indoor Practice Facility open to spectators at 9:00 am, tickets are available at the door for $8. All events can be followed live at cubuffs.com/tracklive.