The University of Colorado track and field program began the Colorado Invitational Friday afternoon at Potts Field with numerous personal best marks in just six events.
Gunner Rigsby had a huge day with a runner up finish in the triple jump. His final jump of the competition of 14.80m (48-6.75) was a new personal best by three inches. Rigsby will look to follow the progress tomorrow in the long jump.
Caleb Penner also had a personal bests day with a toss of 53.84m (176-8) in the hammer throw for a fourth-place finish. Brock Knechtel joined him with a nearly one meter personal best of 51.43m (168-9) for seventh. Henry Carlson rounded out near personal best marks in the throws with a fourth-place finish in the javelin at 52.91m (173-7).
On the women’s side of throws, Elisa Grandemange threw 56.61m (185-9) to finish third overall in the women’s hammer. Mariah Walker finished 13th with a toss of 43.36m (142-3). In the javelin, Michaela Wenning placed eighth at 32.20m (105-8) and Drianna Mustin placed 12th with a throw of 22.31m (73-2).
Also for Colorado, Cheyenne Cheshier jumped 11.33m (37-2.25) in the women’s triple jump for sixth overall.
Men’s Triple Jump: 1. Jakeob Tagita (UNC), 15.05m (49-4.5); 2. Gunner Rigsby (CU), 14.80m (48-6.75)
Men’s Hammer Throw: 1. Bailey King (CSU), 58.12m (190-8); 4. Caleb Penner (CU), 53.84m (176-8); 7. Brock Knechtel (CU), 51.43m (168-9); 26. Tyler Sconce (CU), 42.30m (138-9)
Men’s Javelin: 1. Nick Oesterling (AFA), 58.97m (193-6); 4. Henry Carlson (CU), 52.91m (173-7); 9. Wyatt Rhoads (CU), 49.08m (161-0); 17. Josh Farmer (CU), 39.77m (130-6)
Women’s Triple Jump: 1. Mackenzie Puckett (UNK), 11.67m (38-3.5); 6. Cheyenne Cheshier (CU), 11.33m (37-2.25)
Women’s Hammer Throw: 1. Kelcey Bedard (CSU), 59.92m (196-7); 3. Elisa Grandemange (CU), 56.61m (185-9); 13. Mariah Walker (CU), 43.36m (142-3)
Women’s Javelin: 1. Alexcia Deutscher (FHS), 43.06m (141-3); 8. Michaela Wenning (CU), 32.20m (105-8); 12. Drianna Mustin (CU), 22.31m (73-2)