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Women lead CU Buffs to success on final day at Air Force Invitational

The Colorado track and field team was paced by the women on the final day of competition at the Air Force Invitational on Saturday by capturing multiple top-5 finishes.

The women’s 200-meter finals were loaded with Buffs, as junior Rajon O’Quinn took home the event title in a personal-best time of 24.25. She moved into third overall in the CU women’s all-time indoor best performers coming in behind Ana Holland (23.95). Alexandria Peters came in right behind O’Quinn, clocking a time of 24.92 to finish second. Tashay Brown rounded out the Colorado athletes in the event, racing to a 24.96 time to place fourth.

In the women’s high jump, O’Quinn continued her spectacular day by tying for third with a mark of 5 feet, 7/1.70 inches.

Maja Wichart-Donzo captured the triple jump event title landing a 39-3.25/11.97 mark. Close behind her, coming in third was freshman Sarah Hopkins with a PR mark of 38-11.75/11.88.

In the women’s 60-meter hurdles, Eriana Henderson captured a second-place finish after moving up one spot from the prelims with a time of 8.85.

David Merkel recorded a PR in the finals of the 400-meters, running a 49.55 to finish in fifth overall. Also on the men’s side, Giancarlo Narvarte earned a PR in the high jump hitting a 6-6.75/2.00 to finish in fourth overall. Behind Narvarte in the high jump was teammate Dionne Taylor, finishing in fifth with a mark of 6-4.75/1.95.

Results

At the Cadet Field House

Air Force Academy

Track Events – CU athletes only

SEMIS Men’s 60 Meters: (1. Zach Johnson, Air Force, 6.79) t13. Abdiel Agramonte Moreno, 7.06)

SEMIS Women’s 60 Meters: (1. Stachia Reuwsaat, Chadron State, 7.50) 2. Rajon O’Quinn, 7.61; 14. Tashay Brown, 7.86

FINALS Women’s 200 Meters: 1. Rajon O’Quinn 24.25; 2. Alexandria Peters, 24.92; 4. Tashay Brown, 24.96

FINALS Men’s 400 Meters: (1. Air Force, Sedacy Walden, 48.85) 5. David Merkel, 49.55

FINALS Men’s 800 Meters: (1. Zac Petrie, Air Force, 1:54.35); 12. Luke Sheesley, 1:57.51

FINALS Women’s 60 Meter Hurdles: (1. Janay Deloach, Nike, 8.15) 2. Eriana Henderson, 8.85

Men’s Mile Relay: (1. Air Force, 3:17.41) 3. Colorado, 3:21.09

Women’s Mile Relay: 1. Colorado, 3:49.72

Field Events

Men’s High Jump: (1. Zachary Blackham, BYU, 7-1.50/2.17) 4. Giancarlo Narvarte, 6-6.75/2.00; 5. Dionne Taylor Jr., 6-4.75/1.95

Women’s High Jump: (1. Shelley Spires, Air Force, 6-1.50/1.87) t3. Rajon O’Quinn, 5-7/1.70; 15. Drianna Mustin, 4-11/1.50

Men’s Triple Jump: (1. Cameron Gill, Western State, 49-0.75/14.95) 10. De’Jour Plunkett-Elliot, 44-4.25/13.49

Women’s Triple Jump: (1. Maja Wichart-Donzo, 39-3.25/11.97) 3. Sarah Hopkins, 38-11.75/11.88

Men’s Shot Put: (1. Darby Maier, Air Force, 55-9.75/17.01) 13. Austin Swanson, 39-4/11.99; 14. Greyson Webber, 36-0.25/10.98