Nellie Hammons set another school record in the 800m at the Holiday Inn Invitational last weekend.
Feb. 14, 2004
NAMPA, Idaho - The University of Utah indoor track and field teams finished competition for the Holiday Inn Invitational on Saturday, Feb. 14. Held at the Idaho Sports Center, the meet featured athletes from Cal Poly, Cal State Fullerton, Cal State-LA, Cal State Northridge, Cal State Dominguez Hills, Northwest Nazarene, San Diego State, UC-Riverside, Nevada-Las Vegas, Hawaii, Utah State and Utah Valley State College. The Utes set numerous personal records on both the men's and women's side and set school records in the 800m and 4x400 meter relay.
Leading the way for the women were Nellie Hammons and Tracy Hamblin, who both notched first-place finishes in their respective events. Hammons won the 800m run with an NCAA provisionally qualifying mark of 2:08.63. Her performance is not only a personal record, but also a school record for that event. Hamblin tied for first in the pole vault with a height of 3.86m.
The women's team also got strong performances from Katie Decker and the 4x400 meter relay team. Decker finished second in the high jump with a height of 1.81m. Her mark is a new personal record and a NCAA provisional qualifying mark. The 4x400 meter relay team consisting of Nellie Hammons, Jen Jackman, Amanda Feigt and Andrea Davidson finished second with a 3:47.72 mark, a new school record.
On the men's side, veterans Delfino Arevalo and Nephi Tyler led the way. Tyler had an impressive meet taking gold in both the mile (4:15.05) and the 800m (1:53.95). Arevalo placed second in the 3,000m with an 8:34.85 finish.
Complete results are posted at www.broncosports.com.
Women's Results 60-Meter Hurdles 6. Jen Jackman (9.07) 12. Jennifer Kaplar (9.28) 14. Aubry Startin (9.34) 18. Lauren Browning (9.54) 60-Meter Dash 26. Aishatu Yusuf (8.23) 28. Jennifer Kaplar (8.32) 33. Meagan Anderson (8.37) 200-Meter Run 13. Amanda Feigt (25.85) 27. Aishatu Yusuf (26.66) 32. Jennifer Kaplar (26.90) 35. Candice Mannion (27.03) 37. Meagan Anderson (27.26) 41. Lauren Browning (27.53) 400-Meter Run 25. Candice Mannion (1:01.13) 28. Lauren Browning (1;02.10) 800-Meter Run 1. Nellie Hammons (2:08.63) 4. Andrea Davidson (2:14.00) One-Mile Run 6. Jennie Haertel (5:15.73) 7. Nicki Hugie (5:16.17) 3,000-Meter Mile Run 15. Ashlee Warnick (10:51.52) 17. Jenny Gustavson (11:02.28) 19. Charity Vernon (11:20.97) 4X400 Meter Relay 2. Utah "A" (3:47.72) 13. Utah "B" (4:11.13) Pole Vault 1. Tracy Hamblin (3.86m) 8. Kathryn Beasley (3.41m) 8. Lisa Shafer (3.41m) 12. Andrea French (3.11m) Long Jump 3. Amanda Feigt (5.59m) High Jump 2. Katie Decker (1.81m) 6. Aubry Startin (1.66m) 12. Nikki Mancinelli (1.56m) 12. Jamie Munns (1.56m) Triple Jump 12. Tracy Hamblin (10.57m) 13. Mandie Rowell (10.46m) Weight Throw 7. Vanessa Mortensen (16.26m) 11. Natasha Eldridge (15.57m) 14. Becky Riddle (14.93m) 15. Amber DeVires (14.57m) 20. Sarah Romig (13.16m) Shot Put 11. Sidni Taylor (12.67m) 14. Sarah Romig (11.87m) 15. Amber Devries (11.85m) Men's Results 200-Meter Run 13. Andrew Fresques (23.13) 20. Dustin Cutrer (25.43) 400-Meter 11. Andrew Fresques (50.63) 800-Meter Run 1. Nephi Tyler (1:53.95) 12. Damian Mora (1:59.03) 14. Aaron Weispfenning (1:59.98) One-Mile Run 1. Nephi Tyler (4:15.05) 3,000-Meter Run 2. Delfino Arevalo (8:34.85) 5. Jeff Davidson (8:48.15) 6. Matt Hansen (8:49.98) 10. JP Rooney (9:01.67) 11. Kurt Michels (9:06.37) 4x400-meter Relay 6. Utah "A" (3:45.52) Weight Throw 12. Brent Hawker (11.76m) Shot Put 9. Brent Hawker (13.38m) 10. Dustin Cutrer (9.97m) Long Jump 14. Dustin Cutrer (5.46m)