Utes At A Glance


The U softball team (14-24) suffered a difficult defeat Sunday as it dropped another conference game, this time to Colorado State.

The Rams blew out the hapless Utes in the first couple of innings, as they jumped out to a big lead and never looked back. The final score was 13-2.

U pitcher Brianna Gourdin saw little success as the Utes’ starter, giving up nine hits and eight runs in the first 2 1/3 innings.

She did manage to strike out five, however, before she was replaced by freshman reliever Samantha Schroeder.

The lone bright spot for the Utes was the hitting of Devina Quintero, who drove in both of the Utes’ two runs before the game was ended early, thanks to the mercy rule.

Women’s Tennis

The U women’s tennis team fell to Wyoming Saturday by a margin of 5-2.

Losers of 10 of their last 12, the women’s tennis team has struggled all season after losing two of its top players to injury.

The Utes picked up the pace a week ago with back-to-back wins against Portland and Air Force, but the rest of the season has been rough for the team.

The U finishes its regular season this week with a meet against Colorado State, then heads to the Mountain West Conference Championships to wrap up the year.

Men’s Tennis

The U men’s tennis team finished up its regular season with a critical conference win against Air Force Saturday. The Utes won by a score of 5-2.

After dropping every other regular season matchup with conference opponents, the Utes desperately needed a confidence booster to finish the season.

The Utes will have a week off before they head to the conference championships at the end of this month.


The U outdoor track team kept a good season going last weekend at the Mark Faldmo Invitational as the Utes scored eight individual first-place finishes. Hosted by Utah State, the Utes faced competition from all around the Mountain West region at the meet.

The Utes continued to receive excellent results from its freshmen, as Amanda Feigt won the triple jump and Susan Atwater tied for first in the pole vault.

The U freshmen weren’t the only ones making a splash, however, as the veterans dominated the meet.

Nellie Hammons won the 800-meter run, Jen Jackman won the 400 and Jennie Haertal won the 1500. Katie Decker continued her great season as a high jumper, winning that event with a height of 1.73 meters.

On the short-staffed men’s side, senior Nephi Tyler won the 1500 meter run.