EUGENE – The University of Colorado track and field program had a strong outdoor opening at the Oregon Preview Saturday afternoon.
In his outdoor debut for Colorado, Matt Ward finished in first place in the discus with a distance of 50.98m (167-03).
Allie Routledge secured the win in the high jump with a height of 1.78m (5-10.00). She was just half an inch from her personal best that is sixth in CU history.
Tyler Sconce and Ward also participated in the hammer throw posting 58.94m (193-04), and 58.71m (192-07) respectively. This landed Sconce and Ward in second and third place. Ward enters the record book eighth in CU history.
In her hammer throw debut, Amanda Opp placed third throwing 57.64m (189-01), which puts her fourth all-time in CU history.
Lauren Whyrick placed fifth in the shot put, throwing 13.22m (43-04.50). Opp took part in the discus with a throw of 37.92m (124-05).
The Buffs will be back in action next week, at the Spank Blasing Invitational at CSU Pueblo.
Men’s Discus: 1. Matt Ward (COLO) 50.98m (167-03)
Men’s Hammer Throw: 1. Mason Strunk (UO) 62.91m (206-04); 2. Tyler Sconce (COLO) 58.94m (193-04); 3. Matt Ward (COLO) 58.71m (192-07)
Women’s Hammer Throw: 1. Shelby Moran (UO) 64.42m (211-04); 3. Amanda Opp (COLO) 57.64m (189-01)
Women’s High Jump: 1. Allie Routledge (COLO) 1.78m (5-10.00)
Women’s Discus: 1. Jade Whitfield (OSU) 55.71m (182-09); 13. Amanda Opp (COLO) 37.92m (124-05)
Women’s Shot Put: 1. Keely McLaughlin (OSU) 14.63m (48-00.00); 5. Lauren Whyrick (COLO) 13.22m (43-04.50)
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