The University of Utah indoor track and field teams will travel to Reno, Nev., to compete in the Bill Cosby Invitational.
LAST MEET: The Utah indoor track and field teams finished competition for the Mountain State Games on Saturday, Feb. 8. Hosted by Idaho State, the meet was held at ISU's Holt Arena and featured Utah, Brigham Young, Montana, Utah Valley State College, Oregon and Weber State. The Utes won six events and set 17 personal records during the final day of competition.
Leading the way for Utah in day two, were Kristin Taylor, Kristy Slade, Jennifer Jackman, Katie Decker, Delfino Arevalo and Ivan Alvarado, who all notched first-place finishes in their respected events. Taylor won the one-mile and set a new personal record with a time of 5:20.93. Slade followed up a strong performance in the pentathlon with a win in the long jump (18' 2.75"). Jackman finished first in the 400 meters with a time of 58.09 and Decker won the high jump with a height of 5' 7.00".
On the men's side, Arevalo won the 3,000 meters with a time of 8:30.92. His time marks a new personal record for the junior. Alvarado won the 800-meter run with a time of 1:55.78. His time was also a new personal record.
"We are really excited about having so many personal records and first place-finishes at the Mountain State Games," stated Head Coach Lisa Archer. "It was great preparation for our conference meet."
UTES ON THE MOVE: Junior Katie Decker currently ranks No.1 in the Mountain West Conference in the high jump. She has won the high jump in her last three meets.
Junior Delfino Arevalo is coming off wins in the 3,000 and the 5,000 meters at the Mountain State Games. He currently ranks No. 1 in the 5,000 meters and No. 3 in the 3,000 meters for the MWC.