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Howerton-Davis Breaks Two School Records In the Throwing Events

Destanae Howerton-Davis breaks two school records this weekend.

Destanae Howerton-Davis breaks two school records this weekend.

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April 13, 2013

OGDEN, Utah- The University of Utah women's track and field team has another solid outing at the Weber State Wildcat Invitational. Junior Destanae Howerton-Davis broke her second school record in two days. 

"Another really good day," Utah head coach Kyle Kepler said. "Overall we continued the momentum built early in the season at both meets. We had a couple school records fall and came close in other events. There were solid performances across the board. It was nice to be on our home track on Friday and then stay close to home again today. It gave a chance for parents to come see us and our athletes responded well." 

Breaking her second school record this weekend, Howerton-Davis won the discus throw. Howerton-Davis entered the day coming off a school-record performance in the shot put at the Utah Spring Classic on Friday. Continuing that momentum into the discus throw on Saturday, Howerton-Davis broke her own record with a mark of 166-10 feet breaking her lifetime-best by a foot.

In the 400m, the Utes had three runners in the top-10. Rosalie Waller earned the second spot with a time of 55.95 seconds. Seniors Stephanie Jolley and Lauryn McKay tied for sixth both clocking a time of 56.41 seconds. 

The javelin featured two Utes in the finals. Sophomore Kaitlin Urmston posted a top mark of 140-05 feet for second.  Senior Amanda Pais landed in the eighth spot with a throw of 103-10 feet. 

"We now need to get back to work and focused on the busy week ahead of us," Kepler said. "We will have athletes competing in up to three meets this week starting on Thursday with the 10-kilometer races. The rest will compete beginning on Friday." 

The Utes will next compete at the Mt. Sac Relays in Walnut, Calif., starting with the 10 kilometer on April 18.




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