Utes claim four event titles in first day at New Mexico Invitational.
Jan. 26, 2013
SALT LAKE CITY- Led by a dominate performance in the weight throw, the University of Utah women’s track and field team wrapped up the first day of competition at the New Mexico Invitational.
The throwers got the day off to a quick start as Utah claimed the top-two spots. Cynthia Sanchez earned first place posting a throw of 60-5.00 feet. Aoife Hickey finished second overall with a mark of 56-2.00 feet. With Sanchez breaking the 60 foot mark at New Mexico and Anneli Stahl posting a mark of 60-06 at the BYU Invitational two weeks ago, 2013 marks the first time in school history that two Utah throwers have had throws over 60 feet in the same season.
In the 600m, the Utes had four runners finish in the top-10. Rosalie Griffin crossed the line in first place with a time of 1:33.49 followed by Ali Eisenbeiss in second place with a time of 1:34.44. Kendahl Melvin finished sixth in 1:37.17 and Allison Aafedt earned ninth with a time of 1:38.62. Charlotte Kuzminsky finished fifth for the Utes and 18th overall posting a time of 1:44.76 respectively.
The 3000m race featured junior Katelyn Stringfellow capturing the event title. Stringfellow outlasted New Mexico State’s Sarabel Bojorquez (10:47.23) clocking a time of 10:46.49 to win the event for the Utes.
Senior Langley Iverson and freshman Kailey Hansen took first and second in the high jump. Both athletes cleared the mark of 5-4.25, but in the previous round, Iverson cleared the bar on her first attempt and Hansen took two attempts giving Iverson first place overall.
The New Mexico Invitational will continue on Saturday beginning at 10:45 a.m. MST.