Track & Field Team Spilt to Two Venues

U track and field representatives competed in meets in Logan, Utah, and Azusa, Calif., over the weekend, with mixed results.

Five Utes were in competition in Logan at the Mark Faldmo Open, before the competition was canceled halfway through because of unsuitable weather.

The Utes’ top finisher came discuss-hurler Audrey Kiser. Kiser placed fifth with a 36.60-meter throw. Kiser’s throw was six meters off the leader’s toss. Weber State’s Vanessa Wynne took first in the event with a 42.70-meter throw.

U teammates Noelle Pikus and Mary Dinsdale also competed in the event, placing seventh (34.18 meters) and 11th (31.72 meters), respectively.

Two other Utes were in competition at USU’s Ralph Maughn Track Stadium. Nellie Hammons placed four seconds behind the leader for 10th place in the 400 meters, and sophomore Katy Barton placed last (11th) in the 100-meter run with a time of 14.16.

Meanwhile, Utes Erianne Allen and Kristy Slade both placed in the top 10 in a field of 27 heptathlon athletes at the California Invitational Heptathlon at the Mt. SAC Relays in Azusa, Calif.

Allen, a senior, placed second with 5,150 points. She placed first in the high jump (1.67 meters) and shot put (11.66 meters).

The Ute lost out to the first place finisher, Idaho State’s Jackie Poulson, by 68 points.

The junior Slade finished ninth. Her best point-getters included the 100-meter low hurdles and the 200-meter run.

Utah returns to competition at the Idaho State Spring Fever Festival April 26 and 27 in Pocatello, Idaho. After that, the Utes are at the BYU Clarence Robinson Invitational on May 3 and 4.

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