True freshman Courtney Jost records lifetime PR in the triple jump.
Jan. 25, 2014
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.- Highlighted by a new school record for the 4x400 relay team, the Utah women's track team wrapped up the second day of the Cherry and Silver Invitational on Saturday.
"I was very excited to see all of the improvements," Utah head coach Kyle Kepler said. "I liked that our good performances were coming from of a mix of people, not just our veterans. Some of our true freshman and younger kids really stepped up and put themselves out there and gave some great effort. Solid all-around performance."
In the final event of the day, the Utah 4x400 relay set a new school record with a time of 3:44.55, capturing fourth place. The team consisted of Stephanie Jolley, Ali Eisenbeiss, Grace Englund, and Rosalie Waller. For Waller, this marks her second school record in two days.
"I'm really excited for them," Kepler said. "They performed so well, particularly after a long couple of days."
True freshman Courtney Jost didn't make the finals in the triple jump, but did record a lifetime PR and placed second on the Utah all-time list. Jost's jumped measured 11.89 meters (39 feet) and placed 18th.
In the shot put, senior Nikkie Rudder led the charge for the Utes, with a throw measuring 14.45 meters (47 feet, 5 inches) for seventh place. True freshman Kassie Nagel captured 13th place with a throw measuring 12.98 meters (42 feet, 7 inches).
Senior Theresa Waybright improved from last week performance in the pole vault, clearing a mark of 3.57 meters (11 feet, 8.5 inches) and capturing 25th place.
The Utes split up next week with part of the team heading to Pocatello, Idaho for the Mountain States Games and others going to Seattle, Washington for the Washington Invitational on January 31.