The University of Colorado senior Maja Wichhart-Donzo is in second in the Pac-12 Championships heptathlon after the first day of competition in Tucson.
The senior started off the competition Saturday with a pair of first place finishes in the high jump and the 200-meter dash. She is 41 points behind the leader, Hannah Rusnak of Washington, after Wichhart-Donzo scored 3,381 points. Michaela Wenning is in fourth with 3,241 points and Drianna Mustin is in 10th with 3,003 points.
Also in the men’s decathlon, Josh Farmer is fourth in the competition with 3,759 points after the first day of competition. He is 354 points behind leader Max Vollmer of Oregon.
The Buffaloes dominated the high jump today, tying for the win in both the men and women’s competition. Farmer jumped 1.92 meters (6-3.5) and tied with Hakim McMorris of Cal. Wenning and Wichhart-Donzo tied for the win in the women’s competition with a clearance of 1.71m (5-7.25).
Wichhart-Donzo placed top-five in all four events today, including winning the 200 dash in a time of 24.45. She was third in the 100 hurdles with a time of 14.17.
Wenning ran 14.19 for fourth in the 100 hurdles, then followed up the high jump win with a sixth place finish in the shot with a toss of 11.19m (36-8.5).
Mustin had a pair of top-six finishes with a fourth place finish in the high jump at 1.65m (5-5) and then was sixth in the 200 at 25.03 seconds.
Farmer had a solid first day with four top-four places. He opened the competition with a fourth place finish in the 100 at 11.10. He followed it up with a second place finish in the long jump with a jump of 6.94m (22-9.25). He closed out the day with a 49.06 in the 400-meter dash.