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Freshmen Strong for Utah Track and Field at Snake River Open

Freshman Alissa Atisme led the way for the Utes.

Freshman Alissa Atisme led the way for the Utes.

Jan. 18, 2014

POCATELLO, Idaho- The Utah women's track and field team finished up the Snake River Open with several freshmen coming away with strong finishes.

Freshman Alissa Atisme led the charge for the Utes, finishing second in two events. In the 60-meter dash, Antisme recorded a time of 7.88. She also had an impressive run in the 200, finishing with a time of 25.67.

"I was impressed with Alissa Atisme in the sprints," head coach Kyle Kepler said. "In the 60 she didn't get a very good start. She was really disappointed after that race and was determined to come back."

Another freshman, Christine Van Brocklin, also had an impressive outing for the Utes. In the 60-meter hurdles, Van Brocklin finished third with a time of 9.10. She also participated in the 400, coming in eighth with a time of 59.33.

"I thought she had a pretty good prelim run," Kepler said about Van Brocklin. "She is starting to find her way and that is exciting."

In her first collegiate race, freshman Danielle Perez clocked a time of 26.44 in the 200. Perez's time was good enough to capture sixth overall.

Freshman Courtney Jost finished 3rd in the long jump with a jump measuring 16 feet, 11 inches.

Veterans Suzie Vozarova and Jameela Hayes also competed for the Utes. Vozarova got some work in for multiple events, finishing ninth in the 60-meter hurdles (9.59 meters), 12th in the long jump (4.60 meters), and eighth in the shot put (9.28 meters). Sophomore Hayes finished fifth in the 60 (7.96) and eighth in the 200 (26.52).



"We had a small group but I thought that everybody who competed really gave a terrific effort and definitely made some steps forward," Kepler said.

The Utes will compete next on Jan. 24 at the Cherry and Silver Invitational in Alburquerque, New Mexico.

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