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Utah Track and Field Prepares for Mountain State Games

Langley Iverson, a freshman and native to Reno, Nev., will compete in the high jump this weekend after success at the Boise State Bronco Invitational.

Langley Iverson, a freshman and native to Reno, Nev., will compete in the high jump this weekend after success at the Boise State Bronco Invitational.

Feb. 4, 2009

SALT LAKE CITY - The University of Utah women's track and field team, minus the distance runners, will be competing at the Mountain State Games hosted by Idaho State University this weekend. The meet will run Friday through Saturday afternoon in the Holt Arena in Pocatello, Idaho.

The Utes will begin competing on Friday at 6:00 p.m. MT with the 60-meter hurdles. The 60-meter dash, pole vault, and shot put will follow. The Utes will end the day with the 200-meter run, slotted to start at 7:30 p.m.

Saturday's competition will open with the long jump at 10:00 a.m. The high jump and weight throw will be the next field events. The track events begin at 11:30 a.m. with the mile-run. Utah athletes will compete in the 400-meter and 800-meter run following the mile and end the day with the 4x400-meter relay at 3:15 p.m.

"This meet is a good competition against schools in the surrounding areas [Utah, Idaho, Montana].This will primarily be for the sprinters, jumpers, and throwers to gain more experience and to showcase the technique we've been working on," said head coach Kyle Kepler. "It is hard to believe it is already February, but it is. It isn't rocket science, we need to keep improving and work on our consistency and go out and compete. We've had a great week of practice, so we will look for our team to go out and compete well."

LAST IN ACTION
The University of Utah women's track and field team competed at the Boise State Bronco Invitational in Nampa, Idaho on Jan. 30-31. Lauren Endersen won the 3,000-meter run and set a new personal best time of 10:03.26. Her time is also the tenth best time in Utah history. Janett Ern won the mile-run with a new lifetime best of 5:08.88. The third event champion over the weekend was Langley Iverson in the high jump with a jump of 5' 5.75".

 

 

The 4x400-meter relay team of Chelsea Shapard, Ashley Patterson, Chelsey Kaplar and Whitney Wellington placed second to the prestigious UCLA team with a time of 3:50.23. Haley McAllister-Birkeland was second in the long jump, where she jumped a new personal best and an sixth-best mark in the school's history of 18' 9.75".

In the weight throw Josefin Berg placed second with a season best toss of 54' 8.75". Sarah Grimm was third and Chasity Toilolo fourth with a new lifetime best of 53'8.25". Klaudia Rokossa competed in her first collegiate meet to earn third in the pole vault (12'4") and fifth on Utah's all-time list.

PROJECTED PARTICIPANTS BY EVENT

60-Meter Hurdles Chelsey Kaplar

60-Meter Dash Haley McAllister-Birkeland Whitney Wellington

Pole Vault Aimee Nay Laryssa Simpson

Shot Put Candus Aiello Josefin Berg Wanda Dalton Kastin Frostl Sarah Grimm Jessica Hampton Chasity Toilolo

200-Meter Run Ashley Patterson

Long Jump Brianna LeRoy Haley McAllister-Birkeland Ashley Patterson

High Jump Langley Iverson Brianna LeRoy Mandi Witherspoon

Weight Throw Candus Aiello Josefin Berg Wanda Dalton Kastin Frostl Sarah Grimm Jessica Hampton Chasity Toilolo

One-Mile Carly Selleck

400-Meter Run Adrienne Coburn Chelsey Kaplar Whitney Wellington Lucy Yates

800-Meter Run Janett Ern Chelsea Shapard

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