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CUBuffs.com: Clark, Murphy Win 3k MPSF Titles, Women's 4x4 Sets CU Record (Track and Field)

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  1. RSSBot

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    Jul 8, 2005
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    Erin Clark and Pierce Murphy won the 3k titles on Saturday at the MPSF Championships while the women's 4x4 relay broke the CU record.
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    SEATTLE — The Buffaloes claimed the men’s and women’s 3,000-meter titles and set the school record in the women’s 4x400-meter relay to wrap-up competition at the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Indoor Track & Field Championships on Saturday.

    University of Colorado sophomore Erin Clark earned her first MSPF title, her second conference crown overall, after clocking a time of 9 minutes, 8.29 seconds, which currently ranks 11th in the NCAA Division I. Clark was able to hold off California’s Bethan Knights at the finish as Knights finished in 9:08.77.

    The Buffs dominated in the 3k as another sophomore, Kaitlyn Benner, placed third in 9:09.75. The time put her 13th on the NCAA list at the moment. Both Clark and Benner raced personal records that put them third and fourth, respectively, on CU’s all-time performers list behind Jenny Simpson (8:42.03) and Sara (Gorton) Slattery (9:07.16).

    The men followed the women and did not disappoint as seniors Pierce Murphy and Connor Winterwent 1-2. Murphy won his first conference title in 7:51.51 to become the fourth fastest Buff, while Winter was second after clocking in at 7:51.85 as CU’s fifth fastest performer.

    At this point, both of those times also rank high on the NCAA list. Murphy’s time is 12th, while Winter’s mark is 14th.
    Both the men’s and women’s teams recorded their highest finish at the MPSF meet. The women’s placed fifth with 50 points, while the men were ninth (31).
    Women’s Team Scores
    1. Oregon 108; 2. Stanford 73.75; 3. USC 59; 4. Washington State 54.50; 5. Colorado 50; 6. Washington 47.75; 7. BYU 47.50; 8. Arizona State 44; 9. Arizona 43; 9. California 43; 11. UCLA 34; 12. Oregon State 14; 13. Long Beach State 11; 14. Utah 9; 15. Portland 8; 16. Cal State Northridge 6.75; 17. Hawai’i 4.50; 18. UC Irvine 3; 19. Cal State Northridge 2.25.

    Men’s Team Scores
    1. USC 90.50; 2. BYU 82; 3. UCLA 73; 4. Oregon 72; 5. Arizona State 59; 6. Stanford 51.50; 7. Washington 49.50; 8. California 48; 9. Arizona 42; 10. Colorado 38; 11. Long Beach State 20.50; 12. Washington State 19; 13. Portland 9; 14. Cal State Northridge 8.
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  2. AztecBuff

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    Good to see the track and field teams, with quite a bit of youth, making progress and finishing with their best MPSF finishes.

    Hopefully a few Buffs will qualify for and perform well at the NCAA Indoor Championships, and the whole team will be ready to transition to kicking A when the outdoor season starts.

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