Utes At A Glance

Track

ck teams finished competition at the BYU Invitational this weekend, continuing an already successful outdoor season by winning several events. Freshman Amanda Feigt, on the women’s side, is emerging as one of the top athletes on the U squad in just her first season.

Feigt dominated the meet, winning three events and finishing third in another. She earned golds in the 400-meter run and the triple jump and she was the top attached collegiate finisher in the long jump. She rounded off her impressive performance with an overall third-place finish in the long jump and added a fifth-place finish in the 100m hurdles.

Feigt, however, wasn’t the only Ute to impress. Senior Jen Jackman won the 400-meter hurdles and fellow senior Katie Decker secured the gold in the high jump. Junior Tracy Hamblin also joined the gold medalists, finishing first in the pole vault. On the men’s side, junior Delfino Arevalo finished second in the 5000m, but the men’s team struggled.

Lacrosse

The U Lacrosse club (6-4) finished a brutal four-game road trip Saturday with a 14-10 upset victory over No. 8 Chapman College.

In the last week and a half, the U club has played four teams ranked in the top 10 in the nation, all on the road. After losing its first three, the group pulled out a huge win Saturday. The Utes defeated Chapman by jumping out to an early 5-0 lead and never trailed in the match.

Women’s Tennis

The U women’s tennis team (5 13), losers of their last 10 matches, suffered another blow Friday with a 4-3 loss to regional rival Weber State.

After head coach Megan Dorny said her team could be “dominant” against the Wildcats, the Utes were taken aback by the tenacity with which the Wildcats played.

The tight competition came down to the last match between the Utes’ No. 1 singles player, senior Sheri Esrock, and the Wildcats’ top singles player, Robertina Marcu. Esrock barely lost the first set by a score of 7-5. She battled back in the second to score a strong 6-1 victory, but she fell 6-4 in the third to lose the meet-clinching match.

The U women’s tennis team is still trying to find a way to cope with season-ending injuries to two of its top players, junior Allison Hansen and freshman Ashley Young.