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CUBuffs.com: Torres Starts Season off With A Win in the CSM Pentathlon

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    Abrianna Torres defended her pentathlon title at the CSM Alumni Classic and Open on Thursday, finishing first with a total score of 3,860.
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    GOLDEN — University of Colorado senior Abrianna Torres defended her pentathlon title at the Colorado School of Mines Alumni Classic and Open on Thursday at Steinhauer Fieldhouse, finishing first with a total score of 3,860.

    “Abrianna had a whole bunch of PR’s today,” assistant coach Lindsey Malone said. “Her score is awesome for the first meet. She worked her tail off and was very consistent. The last event didn’t go exactly how we wanted it to go, but she did so well in everything else that it didn’t matter.”

    Not to be outdone, the other three freshmen women competing for the Buffs all finished well.

    Freshmen Maja Wichhart-Donzo finished with 3,335 total points giving her a an eighth place finish for the competition. She ran 9.21 mark in the 60-hurdles, starting her evening off with a 15th place finish. Wichhart-Donzo moved onto the high jump were she finished 12th with a mark of 5-0.25.
    As for the CU men, four Buffs began their heptathlon competition by completing four of the seven events. Sophomore Andrew Ghizzone finished the first day in seventh with 2,774 points to lead the Buffs.

    He placed eighth in the 60-meters in 7.24 and followed up that performance with a 22-3 mark in the long jump for fifth place. Next up for Ghizzone was the shot put where he recorded a throw of 35-11.25. He finished off the evening completing the high jump with a mark of 6-0.75.

    The other three Buffs had a good first day. Freshman Joseph Martinez finished with 2,373 points, while freshman Nate Gravelding had 2,289 points. Sophomore Matt Walker was also competing for CU and has 1,981 points (he did not record a height in the high jump.)

    “Andrew had four PR’s out of four events which is a great way to start the season,” Malone said. “We are doing great and are looking forward to day two tomorrow for the men, as well the open events.”

    The second day of the CSM Alumni Classic and Open continues Friday, with the men finishing the heptathlon, and several other track and field events being decided during the day. The meet runs through Saturday.

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  2. AztecBuff

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    Congrats to Ms. Torres and the rest of the women Buff multi-eventers for the great start to the year, and good luck to the men as they finish their competition today!
    (Great to see another Olympic sport season begin!)

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