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Utah Track and Field Heads to the Lone Star State

Utah track and field set to compete at Longhorn Invitational.

Utah track and field set to compete at Longhorn Invitational.

May 1, 2014

SALT LAKE CITY- The University of Utah women’s track and field team gears up for competition at the Longhorn Invitational this weekend, which will be hosted by the University of Texas. The event will be held at the Mike A. Myers Stadium in Austin, Texas, and is scheduled to start on Saturday at 12:30 p.m. CT with the women’s hammer throw.

“Our kids handled the stress of finals well this week, ” head coach Kyle Kepler said. “Balancing time with their academic responsibilities, our athletes still found the time to get workouts in and prepare for this weekend. With the conference championships in two weeks, we hope to use this meet to fine tune some things to make us as competitive as possible.”

In the distance events, juniors Rebekah Winterton and Susannah Hurst will lead the Utes. At the Mt. Sac Relays, Winterton and Hurst recorded school-record performances. Winterton broke the school record in the 10,000-meter run after surpassing one of Utah’s longest standing records with a time of 33:28.43. Hurst recorded her lifetime best time of 16:06.31 to break the school record in the 5,000.

Senior Rosalie Waller is also coming off of a school-record performance in the 800-meter race at the Drake Relays. She looks to continue upon that success and she wraps up her final season with the Utes.

The jumping events will feature freshmen Kailey Hansen and Courtney Jost competing for the Utes. Hansen captured fifth-place overall last weekend at the BYU Robison Invitational after clearing the bar at 5 feet, 5inches. Jost also competed well, finishing seventh overall in the long jump.


 

 

Aoife Hickey and Ilse Kaaja will lead the way for the Utes in the weight throw. At the BYU Robison Invitational, Hickey captured the event title with a throw measuring just shy of 200 feet. Kaaja finished third at the meet with a season-best throw of 193 feet, 6.75 inches. In the shot put, you can expect Nikki Rudder to have another impressive performance. Rudder continues to progress with every meet as she prepares for the Pac-12 Championships in a few weeks.

Check back to utahutes.com for a full recap from the Longhorn Invitational. 

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