Utes add two runners

Head track coach Kyle Kepler has announced the signing of thrower Sarah Cardinal and Chelsey Kaplar to national letters of intent.

Cardinal, a native of Blackfoot, Idaho, has won three state titles in discus and two in the shot-put.

Kaplar, from nearby Lone Peak High School, has won two regional championships in the hurdles and holds the school record in the 300-meter hurdles.

Both will join the Utes for the 2006 season.

Divers bring in awards

Ute divers Sterling Richards and Kelsey Patterson have been named the MWC’s men’s and women’s divers of the week. It is the second award for both this season.

Richards earned his fifth career MWC weekly award after sweeping both diving disciplines against UNLV last week.

Patterson swept both diving events against SDSU and UNLV and has now swept both events for three-straight meets.

Football gets verbal from lineman

Caleb Schlauderaff, an offensive tackle from Shelton, Wash., has verbally committed to the Utes.

The 6-foot-5 inch, 270-lb. offensive lineman has scholarship offers from Idaho and Eastern Washington, but has now verbally committed to sign with the Utes in February and joining the team next year.