Becky Riddle set a school recod in the discus at the Oregon Invitational last weekend.
April 25, 2004
EUGENE, Ore. - The University of Utah outdoor track and field teams finished competition for the Oregon Invitational on Saturday, April 24. Held at the University of Oregon's Hayward Field, the meet featured athletes from Utah, Oregon, Portland, Washington, Northern Arizona, Boise State and Weber State.
Leading the way for the women were Jennifer Kaplar, Jen Jackman and Jennie Haertel, who all notched first-place finishes in their respective events. Jackman took gold in the twilight 400-meter hurdles (60.71) and finished second in the 100-meter hurdles (14.29), a new personal record. Kaplar won the morning 100m-hurdles with 14.77, a new personal record, and finished ninth in the 400m-hurdles (1:06.82). Haertel had another great meet, taking gold in the morning 1,500 meters (4:27.69) and ninth in the 800 meters (2:16.89). Haertel had personal records in both events and set an NCAA regional qualifying mark in the 1,500.
Becky Riddle had an impressive performance in the discus, finishing fifth overall. Her distance of 45.79m is not only a new personal record, but also a school record. Freshmen pole vaulters Susan Atwater and Mandie Rowell continued to impress by finishing second (3.65m) and third (3.45m), respectively, in the morning pole vault competition.
The women's team also got strong performances from seniors Katie Decker and Nellie Hammons, who both notched second-place finishes in their events. Decker finished second in the high jump (1.73m) and Hammons finished second in the 800m (2:10.57)
On the men's side, Matt Hansen and Nephi Tyler led the way. Tyler finished seventh in the twilight 1,500 with 3:49.92, and Hansen finished 21st in the morning 5,000 meters with 15:11.58, a new personal record.
Complete results are posted at Oregon's website.
Morning Session Women's Results 100-Meter Hurdles 1. Jennifer Kaplar (14.77) 6. Aubry Startin (15.22) 400-Meter Hurdles 9. Jennifer Kaplar (1:06.82) 800-Meter 9. Jennie Haertel (2:16.89) 18. Nicki Hugie (2:24.49) 1,500-Meter Run 1. Jennie Haertel (4:27.69) Pole Vault 2. Susan Atwater (3.65m) 3. Mandie Rowell (3.45m) 7. Liddy Steele (3.35m) High Jump 2. Katie Decker (1.73m) 5. Aubry Startin (1.68m) Triple Jump 6. Amanda Feigt (11.69m) Discus Throw 5. Becky Riddle (45.79m) Men's Results 1,500-Meter Run 20. Colby Frazier (3:58.24) 5,000-Meter Run 21. Math Hansen (15:11.58) 3,000-Meter Steeplechase 20. Jeff Davidson (9:31.02) Twilight Results Women's Results 100-Meter Hurdles 2. Jen Jackman (14.29) 400-Meter Hurdles 1. Jen Jackman (60.71) 800-Meter Run 2. Nellie Hammons (2:10.57) 7. Andrea Davidson (2:14.39) 5,000-Meter Run 7. Elise Greenwood (17:03.43) 4X100 Meter Relay 4 Utah "A" (48.62) 4X400 Meter Relay 2. Utah "A" (3:50.50) Pole Vault 10. Trisha Wagner (3.55m) Long Jump Section 2 4. Amanda Feigt (5.60m) Hammer Throw 5. Vanessa Mortensen (54.81m) Men's Results 1,500-Meter Run 7 Nephi Tyler (3:49.92)