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Torres Claims 3rd-Place Finish At Pac-12s

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    Redshirt freshman Abrianna Torres

    Photo Courtesy: Chip Bromfield, ProMotion Ltd.
    Torres Claims 3rd-Place Finish At Pac-12s

    Release: 05/05/2013 Courtesy: Linda Sprouse, Assistant SID
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    LOS ANGELES – University of Colorado redshirt freshman Abrianna Torres had a weekend to remember as she earned a third-place finish in the heptathlon on Sunday at the Pac-12 Track & Field Championships with a personal record of 5,357 points.

    As a team, the Buffs picked up 12 points in the heptathlon with senior Brianne Beemer placing fifth (5,238) and junior Genny Mayden taking seventh overall (5,161).

    Torres’ score moved her up to sixth on CU’s all-time performers list in the heptathlon. She narrowly beat out Cal’s Jaci Powell for the bronze as Powell was just six points behind Torres (5,351). Arizona State’s Keia Pinnick won with 5,801 points.

    Torres had a great afternoon, recording personal bests in two of the three events. She jumped 19-4 to place second in the long jump and even though it wasn’t a PR, it was the best jump for her in a heptathlon and placed 10[SUP]th[/SUP] on the school’s all-time heptathlon list. Torres launched a lifetime best in the javelin with the third best throw by a CU heptathlete (132-11), which also placed second. She finished strong and knocked over seven seconds off her previous PR in the 800, crossing the finish in 2:25.09 for seventh.

    Beemer also had a nice day. She was eighth in the long jump after recording a jump of 16-10.50 and then PR’d in the javelin by almost four feet with a throw of 120-0. Beemer finished her day with a runner-up finish in the 800, clocking in at 2:15.56. She was half a second from the winner, Pinnick, who finished in 2:15.06.

    Rounding out CU’s score in the heptathlon was Mayden. She was fifth in the long jump (18-2.50), which was just less than five inches of her PR. Mayden took seventh in the javelin after earning a mark of 118-4 and finished the day with a PR of 2:21.68 in the 800.

    In the decathlon, Brock Emory picked up a point for the team score by placing eighth overall with a personal best of 6,927 points. The score is the 11[SUP]th[/SUP] best in CU history and also put him sixth on the all-timer performer’s list for the Buffs. Oregon’s Dakotah Keys won the decathlon with 8,001 points.

    Emory started the day in the 110-meter hurdles by clocking 15.01 for fourth place; which tied the seventh best time in the decathlon for the Buffs. He was third in the discus with a toss of 129-11 and that was also high in CU’s decathlon record book as it tied for sixth. Emory tied for ninth overall in the pole vault after clearing 13-1.50 and then was eighth in the javelin with a PR of 157-5. He ended the day by running 4:58.79 in the 1,500.

    “There were many scenarios which I would have been thrilled with today,” assistant coach Lindsey Malone said. “Leaving the track with Colorado in the lead on the women's side and having every Colorado athlete earn a spot on the podium means more than I can say. I'm so very proud of our team and thankful that we were able to represent CU on this level.”

    The Pac-12 Championships will continue next weekend, May 11-12, at Katherine B. Locker Stadium on the campus of USC.

    PAC-12 COMBINED EVENTS CHAMPIONSHIPS
    Katherine B. Stadium (Los Angeles, Calif.)

    Heptathlon

    Points: (1. Keia Pinnick, ASU, 5,801) 3. Abrianna Torres, 5,357; 5. Beemer, 5,238; 7. Mayden, 5,161

    Long Jump: (1. Keia Pinnick, ASU, 19-5.25) 2. Torres, 19-4.00; 5. Mayden, 18-2.50; 8. Beemer, 16-10.50

    Javelin: (1. Jaci Powell, Cal, 145-4) 2. Torres, 132-11; 5. Beemer, 120-0; 7. Mayden, 118-4

    800-Meters: (1. Keia Pinnick, ASU, 2:15.06) 2. Beemer, 2:15.56; 5. Mayden, 2:21.68; 7. Torres, 2:25.09

    Decathlon
    Points: (1. Dakotah Keys, UO, 8,001) 8. Brock Emory, 6,927

    110-Meter Hurdles: (1. Dominic Giovannoni, UCLA, 14.43) 4. Emory, 15.01

    Discus Throw: (1. Marcus Nilsson, UCLA, 149-1) 3. Emory, 129-11

    Pole Vault: (1. Dakotah Keys, UO, 16-0.75) t9. Emory, 13-1.50

    Javelin: (1. Dakotah Keys, UO, 219-2) 8. Emory, 157-5

    1,500-Meters: (1. Jeremy Taiwo, UW, 4:18.23) 11. Emory, 4:58.79
    from cubuffs.com
     
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    If she is related to the Torres brothers, that family has a nice CU legacy going.
     
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