Susannah Hurst clocks second-fastest time in school history.
April 18, 2013
WALNUT, Calif.– The University of Utah women’s distance runners got the Mt. Sac Relays off to a great start setting four personal records in four events. Sophomore Susannah Hurst set the second fastest time in school history in the 10-kilometer.
“Four races, four lifetime bests,” said Utah head coach Kyle Kepler. “Just an outstanding day and terrific effort by everyone. I am proud of all of them. They showed great toughness tonight.”
Getting the meet underway was Nikki Rietz in the 1500m. Rietz ran solid throughout the entire race. Showing consistency on every lap, she clocked a lifetime-best 4:40.53 for 14th in her heat.
The momentum continued into the 10-kilometer race. Hurst posted the second fastest time in school history clocking a 34:45 for third in her heat. Hurst’s time should qualify for the regional championships next month.
In the second heat of the 10-kilometer, Rebekah Winterton and Katelyn Stringfellow led the way. Winterton struggled in the first half of the race, but rebounded in the final six laps to clock a 35:29.72, which will be close to qualifying for the regional meet. Stringfellow also recorded a new personal-best with a time of 36:48.06.
The Mt. Sac Relays will continue on Friday at 10:00 a.m. PT at Hilmer Lodge Stadium in Walnut, Calif.
Athletes who compete at the Bryan Clay Invitational will run on Friday in Cougar Athletic Stadium in Azusa, Calif.
Those set to participate at the Long Beach State Invitational will compete on Friday and Saturday at Cerritos College Stadium in Long Beach, Calif.
Check back to utahutes.com for meet recaps and results following each day’s action.