The Utah women's track and field team is at Weber State this weekend.
April 4, 2007
THIS WEEK: The University of Utah track and field team will travel to Ogden, Utah, this weekend to take part in The Wildcat Open at Stewart Stadium on Saturday, April 7. It is hosted by Weber State University. The meet will begin at 10 a.m., with the following events: women's long jump and women's shot put. Teams participating in the meet are Weber State, Utah State, Utah, Brigham Young, Utah Valley State and Montana State.
LAST WEEK: At the Stanford Invitational in Palo Alto, Calif., Amanda Feigt started strong as she hit an NCAA Regional Qualifying mark in the 400m hurdles with a time of 60.60, and just missed the NCAA Regional Qualifying mark by a couple inches in the long jump with a distance of 19-7 1/2. Chelsea Shapard had one of the best races of her collegiate career in the 400m hurdles, as she placed fifth with a time of 61.68, which was also another personal best. Another standout performance was the 4x4 team consisting of Chelsea Shapard, Whitney Wellington, Chelsey Kaplar, and Amanda Feigt who placed eight with a time of 3:47.82. Freshman Alyssa Abbott and sophomore Chelsea DiGrazia both ran personal bests in the 1500m run. Abbott ran 4:37.15 and Digrazia clocked 4:39.73, to place 41st and 53rd respectively.
In Provo, Utah, at the BYU Invitational, freshman Sarah Cardinal placed fifth in the hammer throw (158-5) and third in the shot put (39-5 ¼) in each in the first flights of the respective events. Senior Susan Atwater did very well as she placed first in the pole vault (11-11 3/4) and placed 11th in the high jump with a jump of 5-1. Kellie Anderson took second in the 5000m run with a time of 18:43.77 and Ashley Patterson placed first in the 400m dash with a time of 57.13.
UTES NOTES: The Utes have many athletes on their way to hitting NCAA Regional Qualifying marks. Some of the athletes to watch are Jennifer Cutrer, Chelsea Shapard, Susan Atwater, Mandie Rowell, and Sarah Cardinal.
KEPLER'S QUOTES: "This is a meet close to home which is important for the athletes so that they see support from friends and family. Last year, we had two great meets at Weber State so we are familiar with its track and field set up. Our main priority is to improve on our performances from last weekend so that we take another step in the right direction."
NEXT WEEK: The Utes will have a busy schedule as they participate in the following meets: Cal Multis April 11-12; Fafer Johnson/JJK Invite April 13-14; Mark Faldmo Invitational; and Mt SAC Relays April 14-16.