Maja Wichhart-Donzo took home the pentathlon title at the CU Open with a personal-best 3,616 points Thursday at the Sklar Family Track at the CU Indoor Practice Facility.
Maja Wichhart-Donzo started the day by clocking a time of 8.97 in the 60-meter hurdles, which was the second best time in the field. She then placed first in the high jump, clearing a PR of 5 feet, 3.75/1.62 inches and adding 759 points. In the shot put, Wichhart-Donzo earned a mark 33-11.75/10.35 and added a PR time of 2:27.19 in the 800 meters to finish her day on a high note.
Junior Mariah Slack earned a PR in the pentathlon with an overall score of 3,378 to finish fourth overall, while Drianna Mustin finished ahead in third. Mustin captured two personal records on the day in the shot put (29-8.25/9.04) and the 800 meters (2:20.73), where she took first overall.
In his first appearance in the indoor heptathlon, Isaiah Oliver put together a strong first day that included a school heptathlon record. Oliver kicked off the day on fire, clocking a 6.99 in the 60 meters to win the event and earn 886 points. Oliver now owns the school heptathlon 60-meter school record, while also moving up into fourth in the all-time performers for the event coming in behind Marcus Stiggers. In the long jump Oliver landed a 22-4.50/6.82 mark to take first. After adding 606 points from shot put (39-4/11.99) and 653 points from high jump (6-0/1.83), Oliver sits in the No. 1 heptathlon spot with a total of 2916.
Aaron Carmichael had a strong first day of events earning three personal records. In the 60 meters, Carmichael clocked a 7.52 to finish seventh overall. He then added a PR in the long jump landing a 20-1.75/6.14. His final PR of the day came in the high jump as he cleared a mark of 5-6/1.68m to give him 2283 total points on the day.
Sklar Family Track (Boulder, Colo.)
Men's Indoor Heptathlon - CU Athletes only
60 Meters: (1. Isaiah Oliver, 6.99) 3. Andrew Ghizzone, 7.30; 5. Davis Butte, 7.38; 7. Aaron Carmichael, 7.52; 8. Nate Gravelding, 7.73
Long Jump: (1. Isaiah Oliver, 22-4.50/6.82m) 3. Andrew Ghizzone, 21-7.25/6.58m t5. Aaron Carmichael, 20-1.75/6.14m t5. Davis Butte, 20-1.75/6.14m 8. Nate Gravelding, 19-0.75/5.81m
Shot Put: (Austin Smith, Colorado Mines, 41-0.5/12.50) 2. Isaiah Oliver, 39-4/11.99m 3. Andrew Ghizzone, 34-11.25/10.65m 6. Aaron Carmichael, 29-10.25/9.10m 7. Davis Butte, 28-1.75/8.58m 8. Nate Gravelding, 27-11.50/8.52m
High Jump: (Triston Sisneros, Colorado Mines, 6-6/1.98m) t2. Isaiah Oliver, 6-0/1.98m t2. Andrew Ghizzone, 6-0/1.83m 4. Nate Gravelding, 5-9.75/1.77m 5. Davis Butte, 5-8.50/1.74m t7. Aaron Carmichael, 5-6/1.68m
Women's Indoor Pentathlon - CU Athletes only
60 Meter Hurdles: (1. Claire Harris, Northern Colorado, 8.92) 2. Maja Wichhart-Donzo, 8.92; 6. Drianna Mustin, 9.36; 10. Mariah Slack 9.89
High Jump: (t1. Maja Wichart-Donzo, 5-3.75/1.62m) t4. Mariah Slack, 5-1.25/1.56m 6. Drianna Mustin, 5-0.25/1.53m
Shot Put: (1. Maja Wichart-Donzo, 33-11.50/10.35m) 4. Mariah Slack, 31-7.25/9.63m 7. Drianna Mustin, 29-8/9.04m
Long Jump: (1. Maja Wichart-Donz, 17-6.75/5.35m) 4. Mariah Slack, 16-9.25/5.11m 6. Drianna Mustin, 16-1/4.9m
800 Meters: (1. Drianna Mustin, 2:20.73) 2. Mariah Slack, 2:24.57; 5. Maja Wichhart-Donzo, 2:27.19
Colorado golfers tied for fourth in Hawaii
The Colorado men's golf team started strong Thursday in the Hawai'i-Hilo's Amer Ari Invitiational, as the Buffaloes posted their second-best score in their history in a spring season opening round to sit tied for fourth place in Waikloa, Hawaii.
Colorado, ranked 24th by Golfweek and 28th by GolfStat, turned in a 7-under par 281 score, its second-best ever to open the spring season, and the best since a 9-under score in this same tournament in 2007. It was just the eighth time the Buffs scored an under par round in its first round of the spring.
Senior Ethan Freeman paced the Buffaloes with a 4-under par score of 68 on the 7,074-yard, par-72 Waikoloa King's Course. He had seven birdies, tied for the third-most in the field, with eight pars and three bogeys. Tied for eighth individually, he had a hot run of four birdies in a six-hole span before cooling off a bit with a bogey and two par saves on his last three holes.