Broke the school record in the 60m dash (7.99)
Feb. 16, 2007
THIS WEEK The University of Utah Track & Field team will have one last chance to prepare for the Mountain West Conference Championships, held on Feb. 22-24. This week the Utes will compete in the Wildcat Tune-Up hosted by Weber State University in Ogden, Utah.
LAST WEEK The Utes showed great effort with many top performances at all three venues. At the Husky Invitational in Seattle, Wash. two school records were broken; Whitney Wellington in the 60m (7.77) and Chelsea Shapard in the 400m (55.77). Ashley Patterson finished first in her section of the 400m (56.92) and the 4x400 team whom won their section in 3:49.61.
In Pocatello, Idaho, at the Mountain State Games, finishing third was Jazmin Dickey in the 60m finals (7.99)...Susan Atwater tied for second in the pole vault (12-5 ½), and taking second and third in the triple jump were Mandie Rowell (37-5 ¼) and Sarah McFee (37-4 ½).
UTE NOTES The Wildcat Tune-Up will begin with field events at 9 a.m. (MST) and will continue with the running events at 1 p.m. (MST). The Utes will be taking approximately 20 athletes this weekend to prepare them for the Mountain West Conference Championships.
KEPLER'S QUOTES "This week is just a tune-up meet," says head coach Kyle Kepler. "Were going to use this meet to sharpen our skills and prepare for the conference meet next week in Albuquerque. Most of the athletes will only compete in one event so they can improve and concentrate on their main event.
The Utes will be traveling to Albuquerque, N.M. for the Mountain West Conference Championships, Feb. 22-24.