Members of the CU track and field team struck gold in Golden, Colo.
The Buffs earned three first-place finishes in the Colorado School of Mines’ Twilight Open in Golden, Colo., on Friday to top off one of the most successful finishes of the season.
Senior Trey Mullen launched the weight 56 feet, 11.25 inches for a first place finish in the men’s weight throw. The throw is a new personal record for Mullen. He was followed by freshman Alex Kizirian, who finished in second place with a throw of 54-09.50.
A similar story unfolded in the women’s high jump as sophomore Laurisa Canini and junior Katie Dreher tied for the number one finish in the event. Both recorded new personal bests with their respective finish.
The women’s weight throw also saw a pair of top-five finishers in Emily Hunsucker and Max Van Dyke. The duo placed third and fifth respectively.
Up next for the Buffalo indoor track and field team is the Big 12 Indoor Championship in Lincoln, Neb.
Women’s golf finishes fourth at Stanford
Colorado’s women’s golf team took fourth place thanks to a pair of 10 performances from two of its top golfers Sunday at the Peg Barnard Invitational in Stanford, Calif.
Emily Talley finished tied for eight, placed alongside Jess Wallace. The two were the Buffaloes’ top finishers.
Talley, who finished with a score of 72-77-149, said she started off Sunday morning well.
“I chipped in from about 30 feet on the first hole across the green, so that was great,” Talley said. “I was having a great day with a lot of good luck, and then everything went wrong and I got a triple on the fourth-to-last hole.”
Wallace finished the day with a score of 78-71-149.
“My swing wasn’t feeling quite right, but I was able to work with it better the second round,” Wallace said. “It was good to come out and get a birdie on the second to last hole; I knew that would get me back to par and that’s what I wanted.”
As a team, the Buffs finished 34-over par 602. Cal finished in first place shooting 11-over par 579.
“I’m a little disappointed overall, but we had a lot of good signs,” said Head Coach Anne Kelly. “There were signs from everybody. Emily made a great comeback this morning. Jess played well this afternoon.”
Colorado returns to the Golden State for the San Jose State Juli Inkster Spartan Invitational. The two-day tournament tees off on Feb. 28.
Hockey foe announced for ACHA regional
The Buffs are charging to the 2011 American Collegiate Hockey Association West Regional Tournament on a three-game winning streak.
Fourth-ranked Colorado will be headed to Utah in search of their second national championship on Friday against No. 8 Northern Arizona Ice Jacks. The game will begin at 4 p.m.
The Buffs finished the regular season 15-10-1-2 en route to the tournament, with their most recent wins recorded with a sweep over Northern Colorado.
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