Utah track and field team is set for its final tune-up before the Pac-12 Conference Championships.
April 29, 2013
SALT LAKE CITY- In its final preparation before the Pac-12 Conference Championships, the University of Utah women’s track and field team heads to the Weber State Wildcat Tune-Up on Wednesday. The competition will begin at 2 p.m. at Stewart Stadium in Ogden, Utah.
“This will be our final opportunity to fine tune some things with our team,” Utah head coach Kyle Kepler said. “It will be mostly the sprints, jumps, and throws who will be competing. Those events are the most technical and require constant work to gain efficiency. This will also be the final chance for some of our athletes to earn their way onto the conference team, so I expect we will have some great efforts.”
At the Wildcat Tune-Up, the Utah throwers will all compete as they try and improve on their three school-records already set this season.
The sprints and hurdles group will also feature a competitive field. With a few spots on the line for the Pac-12 Championships, the up and coming underclassman will be fighting for a chance to make the championship’s roster.
Already this season, the Utes have set historical marks. Currently the Utes have 10 athletes ranked in the top-100 in the country in their respective events. The Utes also have ranked as high as #52 (out of 312 teams) by the USTFCCCA, which is the highest mark in the program’s history.
Individually the athletes have written history as well. Thus far in the outdoor season, there have been seven school records broken, 33 top-10 performances in the school’s history, and 83 new personal records set.
In the final preparation for the conference meet, expect the team to build upon its mark and continue making school history. With 13 seniors on the roster, leadership and experience will be key in helping the team make its final preparations at the Wildcat Invitational for its second Pac-12 Championships.