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Utah's Rosalie Waller Breaks School Record at Drake Relays

Senior Rosalie Waller records new school-record in the 800-meter race at Drake Relays.

Senior Rosalie Waller records new school-record in the 800-meter race at Drake Relays.

April 25, 2014

DES MOINES, Iowa- The University of Utah women’s track and field team concludes the second day at the Drake Relays recording several solid performances. The highlight of the day came in the 800-meter race, where senior Rosalie Waller recorded a new school record.

“We had a bunch of solid performances today,” head coach Kyle Kepler said. “We are waiting for our big breakthrough, which will hopefully come right in time for our conference championships in three weeks. We continue competition and hopefully continue to improve. 

Throughout the year, Rosalie Waller has posted times around the school record in the 800-meter race, but tonight she was finally able to break that barrier and ink her name into the record books. Waller recorded a time of 2:04.71 to capture third overall and surpass former school-record holder Amanda Meagart’s time by 0.02 seconds.

Junior Ali Eisenbeiss also finished in the top-five of the 800-meter race. Eisenbeiss recorded a personal best time of 2:05.84 to finish fifth overall.

In the 400-meter hurdles, the Utes were represented by senior Alyssa Johnson. Johnson recorded a time of 60.86 seconds to finish 18th overall.

The Utes also competed in the 4x400-meter relay, finishing 19th overall. The relay comprised of Alyssa Johnson, Rhianna Williams, Rosalie Waller, and Ali Eisenbeiss failed to qualify for the final after recording a time of 3:42.95. 



At the BYU Robison Invitational in Provo, Utah the Utes started off the day with two season-best marks in the hammer throw. On her last throw of the afternoon, Aoife Hickey captured the event title with a throw measuring 199 feet, 8.75 inches. Ilse Kaaja finished third overall with a throw of 193 feet, 6.75 inches.

In the 5,000-meter run, the Utes had two athletes finish in the top-ten. Junior Lauren Mills led the charge for the Utes, capturing the event title with a time of 18:15.58. Jessica Sams crossed the line in eighth-place with a time of 18:53.89.

The pole vault featured a third-place performance by senior Theresa Waybright.  Waybright recorded a new lifetime best after clearing a mark of 12 feet, 6.5 inches.

True freshman Christine Van Brocklin competed in two events for the Utes. Van Brocklin recorded a new personal record of 14.75 seconds in the 100-meter hurdles to place ninth overall. She also placed ninth in the 400-meter hurdles with a time of 1:02.85.

The high jump featured Kailey Hansen clearing the bar at 5 feet, 5 inches. Hansen’s jump earned fifth-place overall.

Other notable performances for the Utes include Danielle Perez’s (9th, 100-meter dash), Jameela Hayes (11th, 200-meter dash), Dana Snell (9th, 800-meter run) and Courtney Jost (7th, long jump).

Complete BYU Robison Invitational results can be found at runnercard.com.

The final day of the BYU Robison Invitational and Drake Relays will get underway Saturday morning.




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