The Colorado track and field women’s program finds itself in fourth despite not having competed in three of the five distance finals through two days of competition Saturday at the 2021 Pac-12 Track and Field Championships in Los Angeles.
The women put up some major points today in the women’s steeplechase as Madie Boreman finished fourth overall in 9:52.11 and freshman Alisa Meraz-Fishbein picked up a point with an eighth-place finish at 10:32.37.
The other area that Colorado picked up points was in the completion of the women’s heptathlon where Avery McMullen finished seventh with a score of 5,314 points while Jada Green finished just outside of scoring with 5,232 points in ninth. The women both enter the record books as they knocked off the final sub-5,000 mark this season and now sit in ninth and 10th, respectfully, in school history after the javelin implement change.
Colorado also secured points in Sunday’s finals with Micaela Degenero taking the fastest qualifying mark in the women’s 800 prelims in 2:04.23. Her time is sixth in school history and a top-20 time in the nation this season. She was joined by Sage Hurta who has the third-best prelim time at 2:06.56, promising at least three team points for the women.
Also securing a spot in finals was senior Eriana Henderson who has set herself up for an extremely busy day tomorrow after running 13.68 and qualifying for finals in the 100 hurdles. Henderson will run both the 100 and 400 hurdles tomorrow along with both the 4×100 and 4×400 relays for Colorado.
On the men’s side, Wyatt Rhoads made a comeback in the men’s decathlon to finish fifth overall after finishing the first day in ninth. He scored 6,863 points and led teammates Nick Bianco and Davis Butte who finished in 12th and 13th, respectfully.
The CU men also promised themselves three team points Sunday as Tyler Williams and Ronald Sayles took the final two qualifier positions in tomorrow’s 400-meter run final. Williams had the seventh-best time at 46.93 while Sayles was the final qualifier at 47.20.
Sunday’s action will be televised live on the Pac-12 Network as finals begin at 4 p.m. MT with the men’s 4×100-meter relay. The Buffs have finalists in the women’s 1,500, 800, 400 hurdles and 5,000 tomorrow along with both relays. The men have finalists on the track in the 400 and 5,000 along with both relays. The Buffs will also compete in the men’s discus, women’s high jump and men’s pole vault.
Men: 1. Washington 68; 2. Oregon 54; 3. Arizona 38; 4. USC 36; 5. Stanford 24; T6. UCLA 21.5; T6. Washington State 21.5; 8. Cal 20; 9. Arizona State 16; 10. Colorado 13
Women: 1. Oregon 48; 2. Washington 39; 3. Arizona State 29; 4. Colorado 23; 5. Cal 20; T6. Oregon State 19; T6. UCLA 19; T8. Stanford 14; T8. USC 14; 10. Arizona 8; 11. Washington State 1; 12. Utah 0
Men’s 800 Prelims: 1. Luis Peralta (OU) 1:46.13; 10. Ryan Lindrud (COLO) 1:50.21; 15. Josh Ramos (COLO) 1:53.06
Men’s 400 Prelims: 1. Maj Williams (ARIZ) 46.05Q; 7. Tyler Williams (COLO) 46.93q; 8. Ronald Sayles (COLO) 47.20q; 10. Ian Gilmore (COLO) 47.30; 15. Kendal Smith (COLO) 48.25
Men’s 100 Prelims: 1. Micah Williams (OU) 10.09; 23. Mark Perry (COLO) 10.71
Men’s Decathlon: 1. Max Vollmer (OU) 7,638; 5. Wyatt Rhoads (COLO) 6,863; 12. Nick Bianco (COLO) 6,163; 13. Davis Butte (COLO) 5,543
Women’s 100 Hurdle Prelims: 1. Anna Cockrell (USC) 12.82Q; 8. Eriana Henderson (COLO) 13.68Q; 12. Tamia Badal (COLO) 13.89
Women’s 800 Prelims: 1. Micaela Degenero (COLO) 2:04.23Q; 3. Sage Hurta (COLO) 2:06.56Q
Women’s 400 Prelims: 1. Meleni Rodney (UCLA) 51.99; 12. Jaida Drame (COLO) 55.83
Women’s Steeplechase Finals: 1. Aneta Konieczek (OU) 9:36.74; 4. Madie Boreman (COLO) 9:52.11; 8. Alisa Meraz-Fishbein (COLO) 10:32.37; 11. Whitney Valenti (COLO) 10:43.50
Women’s Heptathlon: 1. Lyndsey Lopes (UW) 5,735; 7. Avery McMullen (COLO) 5,314; 9. Jada Green (COLO) 5,232