Ashley Patterson set a new school record with the 4x400m realy team
April 19, 2007
THIS WEEK: The University of Utah Track and Field team will host the Utah Spring Twilight this Saturday at The Tally Stevens Track (800s. 1400e.). The meet will begin with the throwing events at 2 p.m. with track events beginning at 4:30. Teams competing in the Spring Twilight are Utah State, UVSC, Weber State, BYU
LAST WEEK: The Utes continue to improve as they competed in four meets last weekend and added 22 personal best performances and 15 all-time top ten Utah marks. In Westwood, Calif., for the JJK Invitational, the 4x400m relay team (Ashley Patterson, Amanda Feigt, Chelsey Kaplar, and Chelsea Shapard ) set a new school record as they placed second with a time of 3:45.92. Feigt and Shappard also beat their previous regional qualifying marks in the 400m hurdles as Feigt ran 60.37 and finished fifth in the invitation section and Shappard ran a personal best of 59.67 to finish first in the open section.
At the Mt SAC Relays, three athletes ran great races in the 1500 meter run. Leading the pack was Alyssa Abbott (4:34.96) and Chelsea DiGrazia (4:37.59). Both set lifetime bests as they finished second and third, respectively, in their heats. Stephanie Skoryeko finished sixth and ran a seasonal best time of 4:42.78.
The throwers had a great weekend as well as Sarah Cardinal led the Utes as she placed fourth at the Long Beach Invite in the hammer throw (153-02), sixth in the discus (147-02), and 10th in the shot put (40-09.50). Cardinal also placed eighth in the discus at UCLA with a throw of 137-01.
At the Mark Falmo Invite Sarah McFee won the triple jump with a lifetime best of 36-8.5. That was enough to land her in the all-time top ten Utah performance list. Jessica Suddaby also finished 4th in the 400m hurdles with a season-best time of 64.58
UTE NOTES: So far this outdoor season the Utes have had a total of two regional qualifying marks, 71 personal best performances, and 31 new all-time top ten U of U marks.
KEPLER'S QUOTES: "We're all looking forward to hosting a home meet for the first time in quite a while at the University of Utah. The amount of support we've received from the athletics department and community has been very good and is something our team appreciates greatly. Our seniors deserve an opportunity to run on their home track in front of their friends and family. We are all looking forward to a tremendous day and bringing track and field competition back to the University of Utah campus."
NEXT WEEK: The Utes will split up and go to Des Moines, Iowa, for the Drake Relays and the Robinson Invitational in Provo, Utah, held on April 26-28