The Colorado track and field team on Saturday closed out its own three-day CU Open, winning multiple events at the Sklar Family Track at the school’s indoor practice facility.
Colorado brought strong contingents into the men’s and women’s 800 meters and wound up winning both event titles.
Zach Perrin took home the men’s 800 crown with a personal-best time of 1 minute, 51.25 seconds. He now moves into the top-10 all time indoor bests for CU. Meanwhile, Ben Saarel finished in third with a time of 1:51.85 while Connor Dunne finished fifth with a PR of 1:52.66.
On the women’s side, the Buffs placed three in the top five, as freshman Sage Hurta clocked a 2:07.32 to finish on top. Coming in second was Dani Jones with a time of 2:07.66, and right behind her was Elissa Mann with a PR time of 2:09.42.
Karina Mann rounded out the CU runners in the top five with a PR time of 2:11.07 to finish fifth overall.
In the men’s 400, CU had two place in the top 10, with Trenton Stringari taking the event title in a PR 48.31. Isaiah Kaiser finished seventh, also with a PR in 49.46.
CU golfers tie for fourth in Hawaii
The Colorado men’s golf team recorded its best effort to open the spring portion of a season in 15 years in Waikloa, Hawaii, as the Buffaloes finished in a fourth-place tie in the 26th Annual Hawai’i-Hilo Amer Ari Invitational.
Colorado, ranked 24th by Golfweek and 28th by GolfStat, finished with a 23-under par score of 841, its best-ever gross score in the spring’s first meet, and it also marked the first time the Buffs produced three straight rounds under par to open the second half of year.
No. 18 Texas Tech, the first round leader, took the lead back on the final day and won with a 44-under par 820 score, besting No. 7 Southern California (828) by eight shots. No. 20 Oregon finished third with a 26-under par 838 score, with No. 33 Arizona State tying the Buffs for the fourth spot.
Senior Jeremy Paul tied for fifth to pace the Buffaloes as he recorded his best round of the year, a 6-under 66, to zoom up 14 spots in the standings with a final score of 11-under 205 (70-69-66). He had six birdies and 12 pars with no blemishes in attacking the 7,074-yard, par-72 Waikoloa King’s Course layout, ending a week where he had an eagle, 14 birdies and 34 pars with just five bogeys.
CU senior Ethan Freeman entered the day in contention for medalist honors, but hung around even for the first two-thirds of the round and couldn’t make up any ground on the leaders.
Ketterer notches 3rd straight NorAm slalom win
Colorado freshman alpine skier David Ketterer on Friday won a third-straight slalom race in a NorAm Cup event on Friday at Vail Mountain.
Ketterer took top honors with a two-run time of 1:57.14, just four one-hundredths of a second ahead of Canada’s Trevor Philp.
With his three wins in the NorAm Cup events, Ketterer maintains a lead in the slalom standings with 360 points. He has a 120-point lead over Hig Roberts, a native of Steamboat Springs., who skied collegiately at Middlebury and is a now member of the U.S. Ski Team.
Ketterer previously won slalom races at Stowe, Vt. on Jan. 4 and on Dec. 18 in Panorama, British Columbia.