The Utah track and field team finishes strong at the Husky Classic.
Feb. 16, 2014
SEATTLE, Wash.- The Utah women's track and field team wrapped up the second day of the Husky Invitational Saturday.
"Solid weekend," head coach Kyle Kepler stated. "We were making small improvements that will hopefully payoff in a couple of weeks when we come back here for the MPSF Championships."
The Utes began the second day of action with a solid start in the long jump. Freshman Courtney Jost finished in ninth place with a jump measuring 17 feet, 8 inches. Jost also placed eighth in the triple jump, jumping 37 feet, 3 inches.
Senior Stephanie Jolley clocked a time of 55.21 to record a lifetime best in the 400-meter invitational race.
In the 400-meter open, freshman Grace England captured 14th place with a time of 57.38. Freshman Christine Van Brocklin also competed, placing 42nd.
Senior Rosalie Waller finished 13th in the 800-meter invitational with a time of 2:08.44.
"She ran a really tight and contested close race," Kepler said. "She got bumped on the back stretch and lost her balance and got all the way out to lanes three and four. She was able to catch herself and finish the race, but it was just unfortunate."
The Utes had two athletes finish in the top twenty five in the 3000-meter invitational. Rebekah Winterton finished first for the Utes and 22nd overall with a time of 9:36.82. Susannah Hurst ran a time of 9:37.83 to finish in 23rd.
In the shot put, senior Nikkie Rudder qualified for the final round for the Utes. She finished the event in sixth place with a throw of 46 feet, 4 inches. Freshman Kassie Nagel earned 11th, with a throw measuring 43 feet, 5 3/4 inches.
The Utes will compete next on February 21st at the Weber State Open in Ogden, Utah.