Junior Suzie Vozarova competed in the heptathlon for the Utes at the Robison Invitational.
April 24, 2014
DES MOINES, Iowa- The Utah women’s track and field team got the 2014 Drake Relays off to a quick start on Thursday. Capturing the spotlight for the Utes on the first day was the fifth-place finish by the 4x1600-meter relay.
“Our runners gave great effort today,” head coach Kyle Kepler said. “We are starting to make a habit of finishing in the top-five in the relays here in Iowa. It’s a lot of fun to be able to come to a meet as recognizable as the Drake Relays and finish in the top-five in multiple relays like we have done over the past couple of years.”
Getting the action underway for the Utes was the 4x1600-meter relay team. The relay comprised of Nikki Rietz, Andrea Chavez, Rebekah Winterton and Susannah Hurst clocked a time of 19:49.43 to finish fifth. Rietz led off the race with a split of 4:55, followed by Chavez’s time of 4:59. WInterton took the reigns on the third leg and clocked a 4:58 followed by Hurst’s final split of 4:57.
At the BYU Robison Invitational, junior Suzie Vozarova competed in the heptathlon. In the 100-meter hurdles, Vozarova recorded a time of 15.45 seconds (ninth). In the high jump, she cleared a mark of 5 feet, 2.50 inches to earn second. Vozarova threw a mark of 31 feet, 6 inches in the shot put. She finished second in the 200-meter dash with a time of 25.43 seconds and recorded a jump measuring 15 feet, 3.75 inches in the long jump. Overall, Vozarova placed tenth with an overall score of 4,283.
The Utes will pick up action on Friday at both the Robison Invitational and the Drake Relays in Des Moines, Iowa.