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Avery McMullen leads the way for CU Buffs track at Jack Christiansen Invitational

The Colorado track & field program enjoyed a solid effort on Saturday at the Jack Christiansen Invitational hosted by Colorado State.

Avery McMullen claimed a victory in the 100-meter hurdles, finishing in 13.84 seconds. McMullen also ran the 200-meters, posting a 24.88 for a second-place finish. Whitney Valenti also secured a victory for the Buffaloes, competing in the 1500-meters and clocking 4:32.68. In the 5k, Joelle McDoland placed fourth (18:06.22).

In the shot put, Lauren Whyrick threw 13.48 meters to finish fourth, while Meghan Whyrick recorded a 12.76 to place sixth. Obi-Osafo Mensah threw a personal best in the discus of 44.36 meters, placing seventh.

On the men’s side, Nick Bianco placed fourth in the 110-meter hurdles, running 14.56 for a new personal best. Competing in his 100-meter debut, Sam Beckham clocked 11.15 and placed third.

Matt Ward threw a personal best of 53.73 meters in the discus to finish second. In the long jump, Aidan Christiansen placed fourth (6.88). In the javelin, Bianco recorded his second personal best of the day, finishing fifth with a mark of 48.24.

Elsewhere in a split-squad Saturday for CU, Abbey Glynn clocked 53.58 in the 400 to place second at the Bobcat Invitational.

Isaiah Givens claimed the 800-meter victory at the Stanford Invitational, running 1:49.60. He now is tied for the 10th-best mark in CU history. Ben Greene also competed in the event, running a new personal best of 1:51.00.

The men’s 4×400 (Tyler Williams, Ian Gilmore, Luke Dry, and James Milholen) collectively ran 3:06.28 to place sixth.

The Buffaloes will be back in action later this week at the Kit Mayer Invite and the Front Range Open.