Freshman Grace Englund is set to compete at the Weber State Open.
Feb. 19, 2014
SALT LAKE CITY- The Utah women's track and field team will stay close to home this week as it gets set to compete at the Weber State Open in Ogden, Utah. The throwing competition will be held on Wednesday beginning at 2 p.m. MT with the women's shot put.
"This season, our program has been improving all around," head coach Kyle Kepler said. "We pride ourselves in this program on developing kids. We really want to let people see that they have improved as they have progressed through our program. That is really important to us and a big part of our philosophy as a coaching staff."
Starting the meet off, the Utah throws group will compete in the shot put. Look for senior Nikkie Rudder to continue to lead the way in this event after a sixth-place performance last weekend at the Husky Classic. Rudder has already claimed the school record in this event with a throw of 50 feet, 2 ¾ inches at the BYU Invitational earlier this season. Freshman Kassie Nagel will also be competing after capturing 11th at the Husky Classic.
Following the shot put, the Utah throwers will compete in the weight throw at 3:15 p.m. MT. Junior Aoife Hickey is determined to continue her success as she prepares for the MPSF Championships.
True freshmen Alissa Atisme and Grace Englund are slated to compete in the sprinting events for the Utes. Atisme just missed her PR last weekend in the 200-meter dash after earning seventh overall. Englund ran an impressive race in the open 400 and had a good leg in the 4x400.
All throwing events on Wednesday will be held at the Golden Spike Arena in Ogden, Utah. Events on Saturday will be at the Swenson Multi-Purpose Building in Ogden, Utah.