CU track posts big marks in first day of Colorado Invitational

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.

RESULTS:

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)