The 2013 track and field season is off and running and the University of Colorado had several great performances at its own Potts Indoor Invitational on Saturday in Boulder.

Senior Liz Tremblay won the 600-yard run with the second fastest time in CU history; finishing in 1 minute, 23.49 seconds. The time was over six seconds faster than her closest competitor, UCCS's Alexa Urban, who finished in 1:29.51. The time is the fastest for the Buffs in the last two years and ranks second to Lee Ballenger's time of 1:21.60 from 1979.

"Her training is going well; she is in pretty good condition," head coach Mark Wetmore said. "This is her first indoor meet of the season. We hoped for 1:24 but she did better than that. She did it a hard way, she started out hard and then was hanging on in the end. It was a dominant looking race. Out of the whole weekend, if I had to pick a race that looked the best, I think it was probably Liz's race."

Brianne Beemer raced to a first-place finish in the 60-meter hurdles, crossing the finish with a personal best of 8.83 seconds. She was the only racer to finish in less than nine seconds. The Buffs placed first and second in the men's 800-meter run. Matt Biegner took top honors, finishing in 1:54.27. His teammate, Connor Winter, was the runner-up with a time of 1:55.11.


"Matthew Biegner and Connor Winter both had nice performances in their first races of the season," Wetmore said. "The interesting thing to me is that the NCAA gives an adjustment for the elevation and then an adjustment for the track being flat. By Monday when the official times come out, the list will be almost two seconds faster. So these are very good times for those guys. They were both a little bit rusty but trained hard all this week."