Angela Kaplar wins 55-meter hurdle event.
Feb. 16, 2013
OGDEN, Utah- The University of Utah women's track and field team wrapped up the Wildcat Invitational in its final tune-up before the MPSF Championships.
"For our athletes that will compete next week, this was a good chance to sharpen their skills," Utah associate head coach Burke Bockman said. "We accomplished a lot this week and for those who will not run at the MPSF Championships, this was a great final meet of the indoor season."
Getting the second day underway for the Utes was senior Angela Kaplar in the 55-meter hurdles. Kaplar entered the final round as the top qualifier and lived up to form finishing first overall clocking a time of 8.12 seconds, beating UVU's Krissy Knowles (second-place) by three-tenths of a second.
The pole vault featured Klaudia Rokossa capturing the event title by clearing the bar of 12-9.50 feet (3.90m). Rokossa had good looks at the four-meter mark, but fell just shy of getting over the bar.
Freshman Kailey Hansen captured the event title in the high jump clearing a personal-record mark of 5-5.25.
On Thursday, senior Anneli Stahl broke the school record in the weight throw to get things started off quickly for the Utes. The day featured a dominating performance by the Utah throwers in both the shot put and weight throw.
Breaking her own school record, Stahl finished the weight throw with a mark of 62-1.50 feet en route to a first place performance and a permanent spot in Utah history. Finishing second was Cynthia Sanchez with a 57-0 feet followed by Aoife Hickey in third with a throw of 56-7.25 feet.
In the shot put, Destanae Howerton-Davis earned second with a toss of 45-9 feet. Candus Ford claimed the third spot with a mark of 44-10 feet followed by Sanchez in fifth with 42-10 feet. Freshman Sosina Salima set a personal-record throw of 41-10 finishing seventh for the Utes.
The Utes compete next on Feb. 22 at the MPSF Championships in Seattle, Wash.