GOLDEN, Colo. — Jason DeWitt and Brittany Lewis finished first overall at Orediggers Early Bird Multi in the pentathlon and heptathlon, respectively, to record a successful first meet for the University of Colorado track program.
CU had four women finish in the top ten including Abrianna Torres, Mariah Slack and Ewelina Pena. Lewis finished with 3,707 points overall to lead the Buffs. Torres was just behind in second with 3,583 points. Slack (3,041) and Pena (3,020) placed seventh and eighth, respectively.
“This was a great opportunity to get our feet wet for those new to the combined events and a chance to shake off the rust for our returners,” coach Lindsey Malone said. “I’m very pleased with our early season athletic accomplishments and I’m incredibly impressed with the team camaraderie. We have a tremendous group of individuals who truly appreciate the value of teamwork in every aspect of training.”
The Buffs finished first in every event on the women’s side. Lewis finished first in the 60-meter hurdles, the long jump and the 800-meter run to claim the crown. She finished the 60-m hurdles in 9.06, jumped 19-2.50 and completed the 800 in 2:25.17. Slack finished first in the high jump, recording a 5-4.5 jump, and Torres took first in the shot put, throwing 42-3.50.
On the men’s side, DeWitt totaled 4,904 points overall to claim first overall in the heptathlon. He won the 60-hurdles (8.58) and pole vault (13-5.25).
Mark Jones also competed in the heptathlon, but only the first four events on Thursday, including the high jump where he recorded a heptathlon school record by clearing 6-11.75. He also placed first in the long jump, recording a leap of 23-3.50.
2013 Orediggers Early Bird Multi
Men’s Heptathlon - CU Athletes Only
Points: 1. Jason DeWitt, 4909
60-Meters: 3. Mark Jones, 7.29; 5. Jason DeWitt
Long Jump: 1. Mark Jones, 23-3.50, 4. Jason DeWitt, 21-2
Shot Put: 2. Jason DeWitt, 40-4; 6. Mark Jones, 32-8.50
High Jump: 1. Mark Jones, 6-11.75; 2. Jason DeWitt, 6-8.25
60-Meter Hurdles: 1. Jason DeWitt, 8.58
Pole Vault: 1. Jason DeWitt, 13-5.25
1,000-Meters: 3. Jason DeWitt 3:10.03
Women’s Pentathlon - CU Athletes Only
Points: 1. Brittany Lewis, 3,707; 2. Abrianna Torres, 3,583; 7. Mariah Slack, 3,041; 8. Ewelina Pena, 3,020.
60-Meter Hurdles: Brittany Lewis, 9.06; 2. Abrianna Torres, 9.18; 6. Ewelina Pena, 9.76; 10. Mariah Slack, 10.04
High Jump: 1. Mariah Slack, 5-4.5; 4. Ewelina Pena, 5-3.25; 5. Abrianna Torres, 5-3.25; 6. Brittany Lewis, 5-2.25
Shot Put: 1. Abrianna Torres, 42-3.25; Brittany Lewis, 33-3.75; 5. Ewelina Pena, 31-3.75; 13. Mariah Slack, 23-0.50
800-Meters: 1. Brittany Lewis, 2:25.17; 6. Mariah Slack, 2:31.78; 11. Abrianna Torres, 2:43.07; 12. Ewelina Pena, 2:44. 64