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Utah Track and Field Set for USC Trojan Invitational

Rebekah Winterton is set to make her season debut on Friday.

Rebekah Winterton is set to make her season debut on Friday.

March 19, 2013

SALT LAKE CITY – The University of Utah women’s track and field team hits the road this Friday for the USC Trojan Invitational. The Utes will get underway at 2 p.m. PT with the hammer throw at Loker Stadium in Los Angeles, Calif.

“We had a solid weekend last week at the Aztec Invitational, and now we plan to add some distance runners to the mix this week,” Utah head coach Kyle Kepler said. “It will be nice to have a full team competing with us this week in terms of all the events. We are competing at the same facility that will host the Pac-12 Championships. It is more of a logistical thing. This track has a longer straight away and shorter terms. It will give our athletes, especially the hurdlers a chance to get that experience.”

Making their outdoor season debut will be the Utah distance runners. After taking the indoor season off, junior Giselle Slotboom will return to action. Slotboom played a pivotal role in the cross country season and now looks to help carry the Utes in the distance events on the track. Sophomore Rebekah Winterton will also make an appearance after solid performances in the indoor season following a yearlong injury.

Senior Angela Kaplar will also be added to the mix in the 100m hurdles. Kaplar, a school-record holder, struggled in the indoor season but looks to overcome those as she moves outdoors.

The Utah throws group posted a solid outing last week at the Aztec Invitational, but would like to improve heading into the Trojan Invitational. Seniors Cynthia Sanchez, Candus Ford and Anneli Stahl will take the reins this week in heavily competitive field.


 

 

The majority of the team is slated to compete this weekend with several athletes making season debuts. Senior All-American Amanda Mergaert will take one more week off before making her season debut at the Stanford Invitational.

 

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