Destanae Howerton-Davis breaks the school record in the discus throw.
April 7, 2013
TEMPE, Ariz. – Competing at the Arizona State Sun Angel Classic, the Utah women’s track and field team broke two-school records en-route to a success day.
“We had a pretty good day overall,” Utah head coach Kyle Kepler said. “We are very proud of Destanae Howerton-Davis and Klaudia Rokossa for their school-record performances. Several of our kids came out and put on really good performances at or around their personal records. There are some things that we still need to work on, and we will focus on those in the coming week.”
Throughout the year, Destanae Howerton-Davis has posted marks around the school record in the discus throw, but tonight she was finally able to break that barrier and ink her name into the record books. Howerton-Davis finished sixth in the premiere group with a top throw of 165-09 feet (50.52m). Her performance marks the first time a Utah thrower has gone over 50 meters.
For the second consecutive week, senior Klaudia Rokossa broke the school record in the pole vault. This time she broke her own record with a jump of 13-1.75 feet (4.01m). She beat her previous best by one centimeter and finished ninth overall in the premiere group.
In the premiere 800m, Rosalie Waller clocked a lifetime-best 2:07.84 capturing seventh. Waller’s time ranks fourth in the all-time record books at Utah.
Senior Stephanie Jolley broke the minute mark for the first time this year in the 400m hurdles. Jolley finished fifth in the premiere heat with a time of 59.49 seconds.
“Last year Stephanie didn’t break the minute barrier until towards the end of the year,” Kepler said. “She is further ahead at this point than last year, and that will only continue to improve.”
Other notable performances were Theresa Waybright in the pole vault finishing third tying a personal-best 12-3.50 feet. The 4x400m relay closed out the day with season-best time of 3:43.55 for fourth.
“Overall successful trip,” Kepler said. “Now we are looking forward to coming home. It will be nice to come home and put on a show for our home fans and let the seniors go out with a last hurrah.”
The Utes will return home and host the Utah Spring Classic on April 12 at the McCarthy Family Track and Field Complex.