A pair of Buffaloes set school records on Friday, wrapping up a busy first weekend for the University of Colorado's indoor track and field teams.
Junior Andrew Ghizzone finished third in the heptathlon at the Colorado School of Mines Alumni Classic and Multi with 5,405 points, while at the Air Force Holiday Open, sophomore Duane McClurkin Jr. ran the 300-meters in 33.80 seconds which is now the fastest time in CU history.
Ghizzone and McClurkin Jr. highlighted a very successful day for CU with athletes competing at the CSM Alumni Classic & Multi in Golden, the AFA Holiday Open at the U.S. Air Force Academy, as well as the Wyoming Power Meet in Laramie, Wyo.
Sophomore Joe Martinez also turned in a good performance in the Mines heptathlon, finishing tenth overall (4,598) strengthened by a second-place finish and PR time of 2:46.62 in the 1,000. Freshman Davis Butte finished 13th (4,420), sophomore Nate Gravelding came in 17th (4,287) and freshman Aaron Carmichael finished 18th (4,218) to wrap up CU's competitors in the heptathlon.
AFA men's events
McClurkin Jr.'s time of 33.80 in the 300-meters breaks the former CU record of 35.14 by almost two seconds and gave CU its only first place finish of the day. McClurkin Jr. also set a PR in the 60, finishing third in 6.93 seconds.
In the high jump, sophomore Dionne Taylor Jr., finished tied for second, turning in a mark of 6-4.75.
CSM women's events
In the high jump, junior Rajon O'Quinn finished in second place, turning in a mark of 5-7, while in the triple jump, sophomore Maja Wichhart-Donzo, fresh off her second-place finish in the previous day's pentathlon, came in fourth place (38-8.25). Also in the triple jump, freshman Sarah Hopkins, finished inside the top ten at ninth, recording a mark of 36-6.75.
O'Quinn was also busy on the track, where she finished the 60-meter dash in 7.58 seconds for third overall. The time tied O'Quinn with former Buff Eileen Gehring as the fourth best performer in CU history and also gave O'Quinn two top-three finishes on the day.
UW men's events
Senior Jaron Thomas finished second in the 55-meters hurdles, finishing the race in 7.34 seconds. The time tied Thomas with Reggie DePass as the fourth best performance in CU's history.
UW women's events
Freshman Eriana Henderson, competing in her first collegiate race, finished third in the 55-meter hurdles with a time of 8.33 seconds.