Feb. 22, 2006
This Week: The University of Utah track and field team heads to Albuquerque, New Mexico for the Mountain West Conference Championship meet this weekend. The meet will be held February 23-25 at the Albuquerque Convention Center, and will start at 9:00 a.m. each day.
Meet Preview: Teams joining Utah are Air Force, BYU, Colorado State, New Mexico, San Diego State, TCU, UNLV, and Wyoming.
Last Time Out: AJ Roby led the team with a third-place finish in the shot put (42-03.50) and the weight throw (57-11.00). Haley McAllister and Vanessa Mortensen were also top finishers. McAllister finished third in the 55m (7.44). Mortensen came in second in the weight throw (57-10.00), and eighth in the shot put (36-04.00).
Other top finishers for the Utes were Liddy Steele, 3rd in the pole vault (11-11.00) which is a two-inch personal best, and Nikki Mancinelli in the high jump (3rd, 5-05.00). Ashley Patterson ran a lifetime best in the 200m (25.54) and placed second.
Ute Notes: This will be the first time the Utes have faced Air Force, Colorado State, San Diego State, TCU, UNLV, and Wyoming.
The Utes now have 55 personal bests and 24 top-ten marks on the season.
Quoting Head Coach Kyle Kepler: "The Mountain West Conference Championships are the most important team meet of the indoor season. Our student athletes are prepared and ready to perform at a very high level. If we focus on ourselves and compete for every point then we can be satisfied with the outcome. I'm very excited for this weekend and I know our athletes are as well. It will provide us with another opportunity to see the improvement of this team and our program."