Andrew Ghizzone and Isaiah Oliver battled for the men's Heptathlon title at the CU Open, as they went No. 1 and No. 2, respectively, at the Sklar Family Track in the Indoor Practice Facility. The duo also added three indoor heptathlon school records.
Oliver headed into Friday's competition in the No. 1 slot with a total point score of 2,916 with victories in the 60 meters and long jump. Oliver clocked a 6.99 in the 60 meters, and now owns the school heptathlon school record in the event. Andrew Ghizzone sat in fourth place overall heading into Friday with 2,673 points.
Friday morning, Oliver added another victory and heptathlon school record in the 60 meter hurdles with a time of 8.15 beating Gran Cleghorn's record of 8.33 from 1996. Oliver was still in first place heading into the pole vault, Ghizzone's best event.
Andrew Ghizzone felt good Friday in the pole vault as he recorded a PR height of 160.75 feet, 4.9 inches. He extended his own school pentathlon record in the event breaking his record of 15-09. Ghizzone moved into first place with 4,406 points and didn't let up. Oliver and Ghizzone battled it out in the 1,000 meters, where Ghizzone clocked a 2:45.15 to take first and close out his heptathlon with 5223 points to Olivers' 5113 points.
CU Buffs golfers move into tie for third in HawaiiThe Colorado men's golf team climbed one spot into a tie for third place Friday at the Hawai'i-Hilo Amer Ari Invitational in Waikloa, Hawaii, as the Buffaloes continued enjoying their best effort in a spring opener in nearly a decade through two rounds.
Seventh-ranked USC wrestled the lead away from No. 18 Texas Tech, as the Trojans scored a second round of 268 (20-under par) for a 35-under par score of 541. The Red Raiders, who led USC by three shots after 18 holes, are now one back of the lead with a 542 score as the two will likely duke it out amongst themselves for the team title.
Colorado, ranked 24th by Golfweek and 28th by GolfStat, followed its best first round spring score Thursday (281, 7-undder par) with a 9-under 279 for a 16-under 560 score, which has CU tied for third with No. 6 Stanford, the second-highest ranked team in the field, which features 11 schools ranked in the nation's Top 40. No. 20 and defending national champion Oregon rounds out the top five with a 561 total.
Senior Ethan Freeman continued to lead the Buffaloes, as he matched his previous collegiate best with a 7-under 65 on the 7,074-yard, par-72 Waikoloa King's Course. That gave him a 36-hole score of 11-under 133, which has him tied for second individually. He had six birdies Friday, giving him 13 over the two rounds which are third-most in the 120-man field, and he is playing the par-5 holes here at 8-under (tied for first) and the par-4 holes at 4-under (fifth-best). He had an eagle and 10 pars with those half dozen birdies against just one bogey.