Utah distance athletes set to compete at the Stanford Invitational.
April 3, 2014
SALT LAKE CITY- The University of Utah distance athletes gear up for the first big test of the outdoor season at the Stanford Invitational. The Utes will get action underway on Friday with the women’s 5000-metter run at the Cobb Track in Palo Alto, Calif., beginning at 7:07 p.m. PST.
“The Stanford Invitational is always a high-powered meet,” Utah head coach Kyle Kepler said. “High-end athletes come from all over the country to take advantage of the facility and weather, as well as race against great competition.”
The Utes will be represented by three athletes that are slated to compete in the distance events. Juniors Rebekah Winterton and Susannah Hurst will lead this group and are scheduled to compete in the 10,000-meter run. Winterton and Hurst began the outdoor season with a bang at the Trojan Invitational, capturing first and second in the 5000-meter. Accompanying this tandem will be junior Andrea Chavez, who will compete in the 1500-meter for the Utes.
“This is our first big meet of the outdoor season, and our athletes know it,” Kepler stated. “They are excited for the opportunity to race against better competition and see how they compare to some of the premiere athletes across the nation.”