The Buffs won titles in the men's and women's 3,000-meter and set a CU record in the women's 4x400-meter on the final day of the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Indoor Track & Field Championships on Saturday in Seattle..

CU sophomore Erin Clark earned her first MSPF title after clocking in at 9 minutes, 8.29 seconds, which is good for 11th in the nation. Clark edged California's Bethan Knights' time of 9:08.77.

Sophomore, Kaitlyn Benner, placed third in the 3K with a time of 9:09.75. Clark and Benner notched personal records that put them third and fourth, respectively, on CU's all-time performers list behind Jenny Simpson (8:42.03) and Sara (Gorton) Slattery (9:07.16).

The men followed the women as seniors Pierce Murphy and Connor Winter went 1-2. Murphy won his first conference title in 7:51.51 to become the fourth fastest Buff, while Winter was second after clocking in at 7:51.85 as CU's fifth fastest performer.

Seniors Morgan Pearson (7:54.28) and Ammar Moussa (8:00.06) finished in fifth and eighth place.

The women's 4x400-meter relay set the CU record by one second with a time of 3:42.52. rDespite the school record, the relay team, which consists of senior Eileen Gehring, sophomores Ana Holland and Alex Peters, and freshman Gabby Scott, placed fifth overall, picking up four points for the team score.

Sophomore Zach Perrin finished his mile in 3:59.00, good for fourth overall.


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Perrin's time also put him second all-time in CU history behind Jake Hurysz, who ran 3:58.13 in 2015.

Freshman Dani Jones recorded a 4:39.56 mile-time for the women which left her in fourth place, while senior Maddie Alm placed fifth with a personal best of 4:42.24, picking up nine points for the team score.

Isaiah Oliver, the only freshman in the 60-meter hurdle finals, placed eighth overall after clocking in at 8.28. Oliver made the finals after recording an 8.15 second run on Friday, the fastest by a Buff this season.

The women's placed fifth with 50 points, while the men were ninth with 31 points.

Sophomore Elissa Mann won her heat of the 800-meter run in 2:09.58, a PR. The time was just shy of scoring for the team as she placed ninth behind Cal's Rebecca Croft (2:08.27).

The men's 4x4000 relay ran their fastest time of the year, clocking in at 3:14.92, to place ninth. Junior Garrett Losty led off and was followed by McClurkin Jr., Haynes and Oliver. The time ranks 10th in CU history.

Sophomore Andrew Ghizzone finished the heptathlon 13th overall with 5,111 points. He raced 8.66 in the 60-hurdles and then vaulted 15-1. He finished the day running the fastest 1,000, clocking in at 2:38.46.

The NCAA will announce the field for the NCAA Indoor Track & Field Championships on March 1. Nationals will be held March 11-12 in Birmingham, Ala.

Results

MPSF Indoor Track & Field Championships

Dempsey Indoor (Seattle)

Women's Team Scores

1. Oregon 108; 2. Stanford 73.75; 3. USC 59; 4. Washington State 54.50; 5. Colorado 50; 6. Washington 47.75; 7. BYU 47.50; 8. Arizona State 44; 9. Arizona 43; 9. California 43; 11. UCLA 34; 12. Oregon State 14; 13. Long Beach State 11; 14. Utah 9; 15. Portland 8; 16. Cal State Northridge 6.75; 17. Hawai'i 4.50; 18. UC Irvine 3; 19. Cal State Northridge 2.25.

Men's Team Scores

1. USC 90.50; 2. BYU 82; 3. UCLA 73; 4. Oregon 72; 5. Arizona State 59; 6. Stanford 51.50; 7. Washington 49.50; 8. California 48; 9. Arizona 42; 10. Colorado 38; 11. Long Beach State 20.50; 12. Washington State 19; 13. Portland 9; 14. Cal State Northridge 8.

Heptathlon

Points: (1. Steele Wasik, UCLA, 5,783) 13. Andrew Ghizzone, 5,111

60-Meter Hurdles: (1. Steele Wasik, UCLA, 8.08) 11. Ghizzone, 8.66

Pole Vault: (1. Jackson Walker, BYU, 16-00.75) t4. Ghizzone, 15-1

1,000-Meters: 1. Ghizzone, 2:38.46

Track Events

Women's Mile: (1. Ashley Maton, UO, 4:38.32) 4. Dani Jones, 4:39.56; 5. Maddie Alm, 4:42.24; 14. Tayler Tuttle, 4:52.77; 30. Lucy May, 5:03.69

Men's Mile: (1. Izaic Yorks, UW, 3:53.89) 4. Zach Perrin, 3:59.00

Men's 60-Meter Hurdles: (1. Devon Allen, UO, 7.60) 8. Isaiah Oliver, 8.28

Women's 400-Meters: (1. Kendall Ellis, USC, 53.11) 9. Eileen Gehring, 55.42; 14. Alex Peters, 55.89; 21.0Gabby Scott, 56.31

Men's 400-Meters: 10. Duane McClurkin, Jr., 47.96; 21. Darrin Haynes, 49.14

Women's 800-Meters: (1. Olivia Baker, SU, 2:04.28) 9. Elissa Mann, 2:09.58

Women's 3,000-Meters: 1. Erin Clark, 9:08.29; 3. Kaitlyn Benner, 9:09.75; 24. Carrie Verdon, 9:45.58

Men's 3,000 Meters: 1. Pierce Murphy, 7:51.51; 2. Connor Winter, 7:51.85; 5. Morgan Pearson, 7:54.28; 8. Ammar Moussa, 8:00.06; 11. Joe Klecker, 8:02.33

Women's 4x400-Meter Relay: (1. Arizona, 3:32.54) Colorado (Alex Peters/Ana Holland/Gabby Scott/Eileen Gehring, 3:42.52

Men's 4x400-Meter Relay: (1. USC, 3:07.32) 9. Colorado (Garrett Losty/Duane McClurkin Jr./Darrin Haynes/Isaiah Oliver, 3:14.92

Field Events

Women's Shot Put: (1. Brittany Mann, UO, 56-00.50) 13. Mariah Walker, 45-6.50

Women's High Jump: (1. Kiana Davis, WSU, 5-10.50) t15. Abrianna Torres, 5-4.50; t15. Kelsey English, 5-4.50; t15. Rajon O'Quinn, 5-4.50

Men's High Jump: (1. Zachary Blackham, BYU, 7-2.50) 14. Dionne Taylor Jr., 6-6.75

Women's Triple Jump: (1. Isabella Marten, Cal, 42-10.75) 14. Maja Wichhart-Donzo, 38-5.50