Utes make final adjustments at Weber State Twilight.
May 2, 2012
OGDEN, Utah- The Utah women's track and field team wrapped up action at the Weber State Twilight in its final meet before heading to the Pac-12 Conference Championships. Stephanie Jolley and Candus Aiello led the charge as both set personal records in their respective events.
"We achieved what we wanted to at this meet," Utah head coach Kyle Kepler said. "We had some good performances and made our final touch ups before heading to the Pac-12 Conference meet next week."
The 400m hurdles featured Jolley being the first collegiate athlete to cross the line and second overall. Setting a huge PR, Jolley finished in a time of 58.88 seconds beating her previous best by over one second. Fellow teammate Alyssa Johnson finished fourth overall in the event clocking a time of 1:00.95.
In the discus throw, the Utes captured second and third place. Destanae Howerton-Davis earned second with a throw of 150-03 feet, while Aiello posted a personal-best mark of 147-02 feet for third place.
The Utes also took four of the top-five spots in the shot put. Howerton-Davis was first with a throw of 46-4.00 feet. Alanna Nulph (45-3.00 feet) and Nikkie Rudder (44-9.50 feet) finished second and third place, while Aiello rounded out the top-five finishers with a mark of 43-0.25 feet.
With the conclusion of the Weber State Twilight, the Utes turn their attention to the first ever Pac-12 Conference Championships. Senior Brianna LeRoy will get things underway on Saturday in the multi events at Hayward Field in Eugene, Ore.