University of Colorado sophomore Andrew Ghizzone finished second in the heptathlon Friday evening at the Colorado School of Mines Alumni Classic. in Golden.
Ghizzone entered the competition in seventh place with 2,774 total points. He needed a few good performances to crack the top five and he would get it done, finishing the two-day event with 5,262 total points, the fourth best total in CU history and the third best mark currently in the NCAA.
He began his assault on the standings in the 60-meter hurdles, finishing fifth with a time of 8.55. Next up was the pole vault, and the determined Buff delivered with a mark of 15-3 for second place.
The final event was the 1,000-meter run. Ghizzone had 4,426 points entering the event and needed a great race to finish in the top three. He did not disappoint, winning the race in 2:43.36, almost a full seven seconds ahead of the second place time of 2:49.86, set by Colorado State's Travlor Skudneski.
University of Colorado senior Abrianna Torres defended her pentathlon title on Thursday at Steinhauer Fieldhouse, finishing first with a total score of 3,860.
"Abrianna had a whole bunch of PR's Thursday," assistant coach Lindsey Malone said. "Her score is awesome for the first meet. She worked her tail off and was very consistent. The last event didn't go exactly how we wanted it to go, but she did so well in everything else that it didn't matter."