Track off to Mountain States Games
Feb. 2, 2006
THIS WEEK: The track and field women are off to Pocatello, Idaho for the Mountain States Games this weekend. The meet will be held Friday, Feb. 3rd and Saturday, Feb. 4th at the Holt Arena and will start at 12:00 pm and 9:30 am, respectively.
MEET PREVIEW: Teams joining Utah are Utah Valley State College, Brigham Young University, Southern Utah University, University of Montana, Montana State University, Weber State University, Pocatello Track Club, and the Aggie Track Club.
LAST TIME OUT: Ashlee Warnick led the Utes in the 3,000m with a 3rd place finish and personal best time of 10:34.04. She shaved off 17 seconds from her previous time. Chelsea DiGrazia, who ran the race for her first time, came in 4th place (10:34.40). Putting in another personal best time by roughly 40 seconds was Kellie Anderson in 5th place (10:34.59).
AJ Roby had another great meet with a first-place finish in the Shot Put (42-4.75) and 3rd in the weight throw (54-03.75). Vanessa Mortensen placed 2nd in the weigh throw (5-06.5). In addition, Amanda Feigt claimed the meet champion spot in the Long Jump (19-4.25), with Haley McAllister right behind her in 2nd (18-00.5). Both finishes were just under their season best marks.
UTE NOTES: This is the first time the Utes will face Southern Utah University, University of Montana, Montana State University, Weber State University, Pocatello Track Club, and the Aggie Track Club this year.
UTAH'S ALL-TIME TOP-TEN LIST: There are several girls who have made top-ten marks this year.
Jennifer Cutrer, 8th in the 200m (26.46, 1/28/06) and 9th in the 60m (8.25, 1/21/06).
Amanda Feigt, 8th in 60m hurdles (9.09, 1/21/06).
Haley McAllister, 9th in the long jump (18-0.5, 1/28/06).
Ashley Patterson, 6th in the triple jump (38-0.25, 1/21/06) and 6th in the 400m (58.30, 1/14/06).
AJ Roby, 4th in the shot put (45-7.25, 1/13/06).
Liddy Steele, 5th in the pole vault (11-9.75, 1/14/06).
QUOTING HEAD COACH Kyle Kepler: "The competition in this meet is much bigger and at a much higher level than we've seen before. We are really looking for our athletes to step up their efforts and remain focused.
"We'll be competing against many of the other Mountain Region schools, and the meet will give us a good indication of where we stand and how much improvement we have made.
"We are at the midpoint of our season, and want to continue building on the success of our previous meets. We hope to use our past success to our advantage and continue to see great performances."