It may have been a good day to be a Buff even if they split up for the day.
The Colorado Buffaloes track and field team had three runners earn NCAA provisional times in the UW Invitational in Seattle and seven athletes finished in first place at the Air Force All-Comers Meet in Colorado Springs on Saturday.
In Seattle, freshmen Allie McLaughlin and Laura Tremblay and junior Laura Thweatt all provisionally qualified for the NCAA Championships in the women’s 3,000-meters. McLaughlin finished third in nine minutes and 23.31 seconds, Tremblay followed in sixth at 9:25.73 and Thweatt came in eighth at 9:29.00. The trio got in under the provisional mark of 9:32.00, but missed the automatic qualifying time of 9:13.00.
In Colorado Springs, redshirt freshman Matthew Biegner won his second straight meet as he took the men’s 800-meters in 1:54.53.
Other CU winners include:
• Freshman Elizabeth Tremblay captured the women’s 800 in 2:18.79.
• The quartet of Kyle MacIntosh, Jordan Aguilar-Wynn, Matthew McCathran and Adrian Gomez sped by the field in the men’s 440-relay in 3:19.19.
• Freshman Jason DeWitt out-jumped the competition in the men’s high jump at six feet, 6.75 inches.
• Freshman Shalaya Kipp outdistancing the field in the women’s 3,000 in 10:29.15.
• Freshman Joseph DeMoor took the men’s 3,000 in 9:01.60.
• Freshman Holly Odneal shared first-place with Colorado State’s Sonni Russell in the women’s high jump with a leap of 5-07, a personal record.
CU will return to action in the New Mexico Classic on Friday and Saturday in Albuquerque, N.M.
Contact CU Independent Sports Editor Cheng Sio at Cheng.firstname.lastname@example.org.