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Utah Track & Field Wraps Up Competition at Weber State Indoor Invite

Jan 30, 2021


OGDEN, Utah – The Utah track & field team wrapped up competition up in Ogden Saturday at the Weber State Indoor Invitational.
Saturday's meet saw Kelise Davis, Annie Murdock, Bailey Kealamakia, Martina Conner and Claire Rusovick make their debuts as Utes.
Overall, like our first time out, I thought we really had some kids compete well and competed hard," cross country and track & field head coach Kyle Kepler said. "We had several top-five finishes and several had a few PRs in there too. You know, we had a gal make the final in the 55m that just came on the team. We gave her a tryout and Kaya made our team just within the last week or two so that is really exciting to see. It's definitely a chance for some of our youngsters to get their first opportunity to compete. Some of them had never been an indoor track so that's what a meet like this is for with good competition."
In the 400m, Davis and Davis won their respective heats with Davis taking third in the finals with her mark of 57.80. Murdock clocked a time of 58.66 in her collegiate debut for fourth in the 400m while Kealamakia recorded a lifetime PR of 59.64 for sixth.
Rusovick claimed a top-3 finish in her first collegiate race, placing third in the mile with a time of 5:29.18. Emma Earl finished in sixth after crossing the finish line at 5:44.18 in her first race in over a year. Anna Busatto also took third in her season-debut, racing in with a time of 10:46.85 in the 3k while Conner came in at 11:23.44 for fifth.
Despite a handful of Utes running new PRs and setting all-time records in the 55m, a timing error ended up nullifying those marks to start the day. Before the timing error was realized, Maya LeBar had ran a new PR with a time of 7.15 while Kelise Davis would have joined the all-time list with a 7.23 run. Kaya Heideman, who recently walked on to the team two weeks ago, qualified for the finals with her time of 7.40 while Delaney Gates debuted for the Utes as well checking in at 7.63.
The Utes will have a short turnaround as it prepares to send a small contingency to the Arkansas Qualifier this upcoming Friday, Feb. 5, to get their first feel for the track at the Randel Tyson Track Center, home of the 2021 NCAA Indoor Track & Field Championships.