Utah's 4x400m relay finishes sixth at Mt. Sac Relays.
April 20, 2012
WALNUT, Calif. – The University of Utah women’s track and field team got off to another solid start on the second day of the Mt. Sac Relays. Several Utah athletes posted season-best performances and finished in the top-10 of their respective events.
Leading off the action of the second day was junior Angela Kaplar in the 100m hurdles. Running in the sixth heat, Kaplar finished sixth in the heat and 16th overall with a time of 13.89 seconds.
Junior Stephanie Jolley led the team in the 400m hurdles. Jolley posted another solid performance finishing 10th overall with a time of 1:00.01. Her time marks a new season-best time and the fourth consecutive meet that she has improved on her previous meet’s time.
The 4x400m relay featured the Utes in the second heat of the event. The relay comprised of Lauryn McKay(56.70), Ali Eisenbeiss(56.20), Elise McVicar(56.09) and Jolley(54.21) came down to the final stretch of the race. On the final leg, Jolley was neck and neck with University of Mary’s Nicketa Coombs who was able to cross the line just ahead of Jolley giving the Utes second place in the heat. The Utes finished with a season-best time of 3:43.46 earning sixth overall in the event.
Junior Amanda Mergaert competed in the 1500m invitational race. Mergaert ran a season-best time of 4:22.76 finishing 11th place.
Representing the Utes in the hammer throw was junior Anneli Stahl. On the first attempt, Stahl recorded her best mark of 171-04 feet. Her performance earned 34th overall.
Competing in the heptathlon on Thursday, senior Brianna LeRoy finished second place with 5,096 points in the CA Invite “A” Group. In the first race, LeRoy clocked a 100m hurdles time of 14.47 seconds earning third and 913 points. The second event was the high jump, which featured LeRoy clearing the mark of 5-7.75 feet tying for second and 879 points. With a throw of 31-8.75 feet in the shot put, she finished 23rd with 508 points. The 200m dash, featured LeRoy clocking a time of 26.73 seconds earning 23rd and 734 points. Posting a mark of 18-9.00 feet, she finished third in the long jump (762 points). Finishing second in the javelin with a throw of 123-10 feet, LeRoy tallied another 624 points. In the final event of the heptathlon, LeRoy clocked an 800m time of 2:31.39 (18th) capturing 676 points.
With the conclusion of the second day at the Mt. Sac Relays, the Utes will head to Long Beach where they are set to compete at the Long Beach State Invitational on Saturday.