Chelsey Kaplar set a new personal best in the 300-meter dash on Saturday at the BYU Cougar Invitational.
Jan. 10, 2009
PROVO, UTAH - The University of Utah women's track and field team finished up at the BYU Cougar Invitational on Saturday with Chelsey Kaplar and Haley McAllister-Birkeland setting new personal bests and Mandi Witherspoon tying her top performance.
"We had a solid day in Provo," said head coach Kyle Kepler. "Kaplar PR'd in the 300-meter and ran well in the 60-meter hurdles. Haley also PR'd in the 300-meter run. We look forward to opening the season next Saturday at Utah Valley University with our entire team back."
In the 300-meter dash, Kaplar set a new personal best after finishing in 41.15 to earn fourth overall. The Ute was right behind BYU's Kindy Longmore (junior) that finished in 41.04. McAllister-Birkeland finished 11th overall in the event with a time of 42.36, also a new personal best.
In the 60-meter hurdles, Kaplar was the only athlete to represent Utah. Finishing in 9.20, the Ute earned seventh-place overall. In the high jump, Witherspoon tied her personal best with a 5'4.25" jump to earn fourth-place overall.
The University of Utah track and field team will have their full roster back next weekend for the Utah State University Invitational on Jan. 17.