Susannah Hurst is looking to continue her success at the Stanford Invitational on Saturday.
Sept. 24, 2013
SALT LAKE CITY- The Utah women’s cross country team hits the road on Saturday to compete at the 6,000 meter Stanford Invitational. The race at the Stanford Golf Course in Palo Alto, Calif.; will begin at 10:30 a.m. PT.
“We will have a lot of west coast schools that will be running this weekend, hopefully giving us a chance to pick up some at-large points,” Utah head coach Kyle Kepler said. “We are just going to go out and focus on us. We have previous year’s results that we can compare ourselves to.”
The Utes have experienced success at the Stanford Invitational, finishing fourth place each of the last two years. Last year, Amanda Mergaert earned third place individually, followed by Susannah Hurst in 10th.
Hurst returns this season in stride to improve on that 10th-place performance and will run alongside redshirt junior Rebekah Winterton. After finishing second last weekend at the Montana State Invitational, Winterton will also pose a threat to cross the finish in one of the top-10 spots.
Last week at the Montana State Invitational, the Utes had four runners finish in the top-21, including three in the top-10.
“We are training really hard right now and working on getting our fifth and sixth runners to stay closer with our third and fourth,” Kepler said. “We will change some things up in practice this week as we get ready for our first six-kilometer race, and hopefully get that fixed.”
Check back to Utahutes.com for a post-meet recap and official results.