Langley Iverson and the Utes head to Los Angeles for three meets this weekend.
April 16, 2013
SALT LAKE CITY – The University of Utah women’s track and field team will compete in four events this week, including three invitational events in the Los Angeles, Calif., area. The Utes are set to participate at the Mt. Sac Relays, Long Beach State Invitational, and Bryan Clay Invitational in California, while other members of the team will head to Logan, Utah.
The distance runners will get things underway on Thursday in Walnut, Calif., at the Mt. Sac Relays with the 10-kilometer race.
“This weekend we are all over the place,” Utah head coach Kyle Kepler said. “We start at Mt. Sac, which is a high volume meet. Teams come from all over the country to take advantage of the good weather and facilities. We also plan to run at the Bryan Clay Invitational on Saturday and have some of our throwers compete at Azusa. It will be a good chance to let everyone compete and go up against some good competition to push us.”
Coming off a strong performance last weekend at Utah’s home meet, the throws group is looking to continue the momentum that saw the Utes set two school records and give Aoife Hickey a qualifying mark for the Under 23 European Championships in the hammer throw.
Senior Langley Iverson is entering the week after posting a season-best jump 5-7.00 feet at the Utah Spring Classic. Iverson, a 2012 NCAA qualifier, is determined to build on that mark and punch an automatic bid to the NCAA Outdoor Championships.
Senior Klaudia Rokossa has also made noise in her final season, breaking the school record twice in the pole vault earlier this season. Rokossa has focused on improving her technique and extend her record to establish herself as an elite pole-vaulter in the Pac-12 Conference.
Athletes who compete at the Bryan Clay Invitational will run on Friday in Cougar Athletic Stadium in Azusa, Calif.
Those set to participate at the Long Beach State Invitational will compete on Friday and Saturday at Cerritos College Stadium in Long Beach, Calif.
A select number of athletes will also stay close to home and compete at the Mark Faldmo Invitational in Logan, Utah on Friday and Saturday.
Check back to utahutes.com for meet recaps and results following each day’s action.