Feigt gets two first-place finishes to lead Ute track team

Junior Amanda Feigt jumped her way into two first-place finishes last weekend at the Bengal Shootout, leading several Utes finishing with personal best performances.

It was a busy day for Feigt, who won the long jump (18-10.5) as well as the triple jump (37-03.75), and finished second in the 60-meter hurdles invitational (8.86 seconds) and seventh in the 60-meter hurdles (9.17 seconds).

Right behind Feigt for a second place finish in the long jump was Ute freshman Haley McAllister (18-07.00), while Jennifer Cutrer finished fifth in the 60-meter hurdles invitational (8.96 seconds).

The Ute distance runners also had success in beating out their prior personal bests.

Sophomore Kellie Anderson had personal bests in both the 5,000-meter (17:52.48) and 3,000-meter races (10:34.10), and Ashlee Warnick and Chelsea DiGrazia each pulled in personal bests in the 5,000-meter with times of 18:12.00 and 18:22.39, respectively.

“It was really an outstanding performance by these women,” Utah head coach Kyle Kepler said. “They all ran great races, were very patient and kept with the race plan very well. We are looking to build on that for the next race.”

The Ute track team also sent several athletes to the Albuquerque Invitational, including senior throwers A.J. Roby and Vanessa Mortensen.

Roby finished third in the shot put (44-07.00), and Mortensen followed behind with a 15th place finish with a throw of 39-08.00.

Mortensen then took fifth in the weight throw (57-11.25), and Roby finished seventh (55-08.50).

“A.J. and Vanessa had solid performances,” Kepler said. “Most importantly they were able to compete in the same facility that the conference meet will be hosted in.”

The track team will be back in action Saturday at the Wildcat Tune-up in Ogden, where they’ll prepare for the Mountain West Conference tournament that will be held next Thursday through Saturday.

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