Rebekah Winterton will make her season debut Saturday at the Montana State Invitational.
Sept. 18, 2013
SALT LAKE CITY – After taking a week off from competition, the Utah cross country team is gearing up for the Montana State Invitational on Saturday. The race at Bridger Creek Golf Course in Bozeman, Mont., is slated to begin at 9:45 a.m. MT.
“We had a really solid week of practice in the week off,” Utah head coach Kyle Kepler said. “For the most part, we are really happy with how the week went. This week we will start to focus more on running in groups. We did that last year around this time and were able to win the meet. We will be up for the task. We have kids who have prepared hard all week and are ready to run well.”
Making her first appearance in cross country since 2011, junior Rebekah Winterton is set to return to the lineup Saturday. Before she suffered an injury early last season, Winterton was consistently among the top three Utah runners. Her experience and leadership is going to be a good compliment on a squad that has been running with six freshmen the previous two meets.
The Montana State Invitational will be the first meet in 2013 that the Utes showcase the entire team. This meet will be the final tune up before the Utes hit the core of their schedule beginning next week at the Stanford Invitational.
Last season at the Montana State Invitational, the Utes dominated the field going 5-0 in the dual team scoring. Utah’s Giselle Slotboom, Andrea Chavez and Susannah Hurst all posted top-10 performances enroute to an overall team score of 54 points.
Check back to Utahutes.com for complete race recap and results following Saturday’s competition.