Brianna LeRoy tied for third in the high jump.
Feb. 11, 2012
SEATTLE, Wash.- The University of Utah women's track and field team wrapped up the second day of the Flotrack Husky Invitational Saturday.
"Overall we had a good meet," Utah head coach Kyle Kepler said. "We had kids step up and across the board. I was pleased with how we did, and our kids performed at a high level. We are excited where things are going."
The Utes began the second day of action with a solid start in the 60m hurdles. Junior Angela Kaplar finished first in her respective heat, and 24th overall with a time of 8.95 seconds. Senior Brianna LeRoy clocked a time of 9.12 seconds to earn 32nd.
Senior Lucy Yates clocked a time of 2:09.34 to finish 15th in the 800m invitational race.
In the 800m open, Rosalie Griffin led the charge for the Utes, with a time of 2:10.95 for 11th. Freshman Ali Eisenbeiss earned 18th with a time of 2:12.32.
Junior Lauryn McKay finished eighth with a personal-best time of 56.72 seconds in the open 400m race.
Making her season debut, junior Amanda Mergaert ran in the one-mile invitational. Mergaert clocked a time of 4:46.29 finishing 24th overall.
In the jumping events, LeRoy led the way for the Utes. LeRoy cleared the barrier of 5-7.75 to finish tied for third place in the high jump. In the long jump, LeRoy finished ninth with a jump of 18-7.00.
The Utes had three athletes finish in the top-20 spots of the weight throw. Anneli Stahl finished first for the Utes and 11th overall with a throw of 57-0.25. Cynthia Sanchez posted a throw of 54-5.25 to finish 18th. Junior Nikkie Rudder rounded out the top-three finishers for the Utes, posting a mark of 54-3.25 (20th place).
In the shot put, Rudder qualified for the final round for the Utes. She finished the event tied for seventh with a throw of 46-6.75. Destanae Howerton-Davis and Candus Aiello earned 21st and 24th, respectively for the Utes.
In the final event of the day, the Utah 4x400 relay team capped off a good weekend. The relay comprised of McKay, Eisenbeiss, Griffin, and Yates recorded a third-place time of 3:45.56, which was .21 of a second shy of the school record.
The Utes will compete next on February 16 at the Wildcat Tune-Up in Ogden, Utah.