The Colorado track and field women put on a show here Saturday afternoon in the Oregon Relays and USATF Grand Prix with three marks in the record books.
The story of the day comes from the women’s 1,500 where Sage Hurta became the 11th-fastest runner in collegiate history after her 4 minutes and 08.38 seconds finish for eighth. Her time ties Jenny Simpson’s collegiate mark on the same date 12 years ago as the fastest women’s 1,500 run in the month of April for a collegiate runner. Her mark moves her into fourth in school history.
The other amazing race for the CU women came in the women’s 800 collegiate invite at the Grand Prix as Rachel McArthur finished third in 2:06.68 and Micaela Degenero finished fifth in 2:07.18. The women are now eighth and 10th in the CU record books in the event, respectfully. Madie Boreman added to the CU women’s 800 day with a win in the Oregon Relays section at 2:08.60, giving CU four women under 2:09 this season in the 800.
Across the nation at the LSU Alumni Gold Meet, Abbey Glynn finished eighth in the women’s 400 in 54.50, good for fifth in school history. Her teammate Jaida Drame was in 10th in 55.86. Both women helped the 4×400 finish seventh in 3:43.12.
Eriana Henderson had a strong day to lead CU in the 400 hurdles in 58.75, good for eight. Valerie Welch finished 12th in 61.69 while Tamia Badal was 13th in 62.03 and Reese Renze finished 15th in 63.75. The men had Kellen Monestime run 52.85 in the 400 hurdles and Garrett Nelson run 53.09.
The men’s 4×400 team finished sixth in 3:10.86. Four Buffs ran in the open quarter led by Ronald Sayles in 46.53, Tyler Williams in 46.93, Kendal Smith in 47.59 and Ian Gilmore in 47.79.
Colorado competed the majority of its athletes at the Jack Christiansen Invitational at CSU. The Buffs won three events as they swept the 1,500 and took the men’s 800. Abby Nichols won the women’s 1,500 in 4:27.71, while Noah Hibbard took the men’s title in 3:54.71. Ryan Lindrud won the men’s 800 in 1:51.66, just three-hundredths of a second off of Jonathan Horton’s 1:50.63 that he ran today at the Grand Prix.