The Utah track and field team heads to the Sun Angel Classic this weekend.
April 2, 2013
SALT LAKE CITY – The University of Utah women’s track and field team heads to Arizona for the Sun Angel Classic this weekend. The competition will begin at 12 p.m. MST with the women’s hammer throw. Events will be held at Sun Angel Stadium in Tempe, Ariz.
Coming off several breakout performances last weekend, the Utes look to continue that momentum into this week.
Senior Klaudia Rokossa broke the 10-year school record in the pole vault at the UVU Invitational. Rokossa now looks to build on the 13-1.50 foot mark and secure an automatic bid in the NCAA Championships. Rokossa enters the week currently ranked 27th in the NCAA.
The throwers are also looking for top-performances in their events. Destanae Howerton-Davis hopes to finally break the school record in the discus. Last weekend, Howerton-Davis fell three centimeters shy of that feat, and now is determined to beat the mark.
Sophomore Aoife Hickey and senior Anneli Stahl will also lead the Utes in the throwing events. Hickey currently holds the 29th top-performance in the country, while Stahl enters the Sun Angel Classic ranked 32nd in the hammer throw with a best-mark of 189-11.00 feet.
A group of sprinters and hurdlers will also be competing this weekend. The 4x100 relay clocked the third-best time in school history clocking 46.52 seconds last weekend at the UVU Invitational, beating BYU.
Check back to utahutes.com for results following each day of competition at the Sun Angel Classic.