Snake river Open Was Tougher for Utah Track and Field

Over the weekend, the competition became much tougher in the Snake River Open for the U track and field team.

More than 10 teams competed at the tournament, and the Utes did well against the competition, with one athlete breaking a school record.

Assistant coach Brian Appell was happy about how the Utes performed.

“We made great times and great progression and are right on track for what we want to accomplish this year,” Appell said.

Senior April Jackson did not disappoint, as she once again proved how vital her success was for the team. Jackson finished second in the 55 meter hurdle finals, third in the high jump and ninth in 200 meter dash.

And once again, Alexandria Nash did very well in the triple jump, as she finished in third place.

However, one of the most impressive accomplishments came in the pole vault.

Brooke LoBue broke the school record when she completed the vault at 13 feet, 5.5 inches. With the jump, she automatically qualified for nationals.

Meanwhile, after placing in each of the top four slots in last week’s track meet, the shotput athletes did not do as well this time, with Erianne Allen, as the top finisher, coming in sixth.

Audrey Kiser finished third in the women’s weight throw, with Natasha Eldridge finishing right behind her in fourth place.

Julie and Jen Osguthorpe finished sixth and eighth in the women’s 5K run.

In the men’s competition, the top performances came from Romney Stevens and Lion Gallegos, who finished fourth and fifth in the 5K run.

The 3K run had B.J. Christensen finish 12th, while the 800-meter dash saw Brandon Welch finish 23rd.

The next competition for the Utes will come this weekend when they head up to Logan to compete in two different competitions. They will compete head-to-head against Long Beach State and also participate in the Wilson Motors Invitational.

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