Track & Field Headed to Austin for 93rd Running of the Texas Relays
SALT LAKE CITY – Utah will be sending a small group of sprinters to Austin, Texas, for the 93rd running of the Texas Relays (March 25-27) this week at Mike A. Meyers Stadium. Long Horn Network will provide up to the minute coverage on each day of competition and available on the ESPN App or online at ESPN.com/watch.
Dates: March 25-27
Location: Mike A. Meyers Stadium
Live Results: http://relays.texassports.com/
Television: Long Horn Network
Live Stream/App: Day 1 – Day 2 – Day 3
Participants: Abilene Christian, Angelo State, Arkansas, Arkansas-Pine Bluff, Baylor, Bowling Green, Central Arkansas, Central Michigan, Colorado, Eastern Illinois, Eastern Michigan, Harding, Houston, Houston Baptist, Incarnate Word, Kansas, Kentucky, Liberty, Louisiana, LSU, McNeese State, Missouri, Nevada, New Orleans, North Carolina A&T, North Texas, Northern Illinois, Northwestern State, Oklahoma, Oklahoma Christian, Oklahoma State, Sam Houston State, SMU, South Alabama, South Dakota, Southeastern Louisiana, Steven F. Austin, Tarleton State, TCU, Texas, Texas A&M Commerce, Texas A&M Kingsville, Texas State, Texas Tech, ULM, UNLV, Utah, UT Arlington, UTEP, UTSA, West Texas A&M, Wheaton (IL).
Utah will send 10 student-athletes to the Texas Relays as they compete in five events that will be spread out between three days because of how large the meet is. A full schedule of the three-day meet can be found here. The Utes will be challenged all week, running against some of the nation's top runners in Austin.
LAST TIME OUT
The Utes had a great day on the track last week at the Trojan Invitational with a pair of victories, some PRs and all-time bests as well as podium finishes. Sarah Newton was the first to capture an event, wining the 1500m with a mark of 4:32.40 while Anna Busatto took third (4:36.51). Oneillia Fuller cracked the top-10 when she ran a 55.55 in the 400m with Jackie Martin taking third at 55.62. Brook Manson and Whitney Hessler finished in second and third, respectively, in the 800m race. Manson's mark of 2:06.82 was just shy of her career-best while Hessler's 2:07.40 slid her into 10th on the all-time list at Utah. Meanwhile, Jasie York set a new PR (2:12.60) while Brooklyn James set a new season-best time (2:11.17). Sophie Ryan and Morgan Jensen led a dominant 3k crew for the Utes, finishing 1-2 while Utah claimed seven of the top eight spots. Ryan clocked in at 10:03.35 and narrowly leaned out Jensen (10:03.38) at the finish line. Regan Crofts rounded things out for the Utes with a third-place finish in the javelin with a final toss of 37.08m (121'8").
Ruby Jane Mathewson
Kelise Davis, Jackie Martin, Maya LeBar, Taylor Watson
Kelise Davis, Lauren O'Banion, Oneillia Fuller, Jackie Martin
Alternate: Whitney Hessler