The University of Colorado track and field team kicked off the 2017 outdoor season strong as Matthew Denton won the hammer throw Friday at Potts Field.

Denton took home the event title with a 179-9.75 mark that was over five meters farther than the next competitor. Denton's mark earned him a PR in the event beating his previous distance of 168-3 from his 2015 season. Teammate Greyson Webber finished in second place with a toss of 162-8.75.

Elisa Grandemange had a solid afternoon placing second in both her events. Grandemange started her afternoon with the javelin where she threw for a 126-11.50/38.69 mark to finish in second. This was her first appearance as a Buff in the javelin. Grandemange also placed second in the hammer throw with a mark of 172-8.75/52.64.

In the men's Javelin, Andrew Ghizzone finished in fourth place tossing a 142-10.5/43.54 mark. Nate Gravelding had a solid day, advancing to the finals heat and throwing a 133-7/40.71 mark to finish in sixth place and earn a PR in the event.