Track & Field Headed Back to Sin City for Silver State Classic
SALT LAKE CITY – After a successful weekend on the home track, the Utah track & field team looks to set new marks this weekend as it competes at the Silver State Classic, hosted by UNLV on a familiar track at Myron Partridge Stadium.
Silver State Classic
Date: Saturday, April 17
Location: Myron Partridge Stadium
Live Results: http://taylortiming.com/2021/UNLVSilverStateTFClassic/
Participants: Boise State, Cal State Fullerton, Idaho State, Northern Arizona, Idaho, Utah
After recording several top marks and breaking facility records, the Women of Utah look to do the same this week at the Silver State Classic as it sends the sprint squad and middle distance team with a pair of student-athletes competing in field events.
Skyler Blair will make her first appearance in a non-relay race in an outdoor meet for the first time since the spring of 2019 as she competes in the 200m and 400m. Meanwhile, Bailey Kealamakia looks to make it five-straight weeks with a new PR this Saturday as she competes in both the 400m and 400m hurdles. SLC native Annie Murdock will compete in her first 800m race on top of the 400m, which she has normally run. Ruby Jane Mathewson looks to continue to climb the record books after moving up from 10th to T5th all-time in the 100m hurdles last weekend.
Donna Ntambue, who is a two-sport athlete at the U (women's basketball), etched herself into the all-time record books in her first career race and ran the fourth-fastest 100m time with a 12.04 mark at the Utah Spring Classic. Kelise Davis will once again run the 200m and 400m this weekend after setting a new PR in the 400m last weekend as well. Emma Earl will also look to best her newest PR this weekend in the 800m after setting a new mark at home. Natalie Platil, who set a new PR two weeks ago in the 1500m, has set a new PR in four different races since the Pac-12 Cross Country Championships – putting up tops marks in the 6k, 3k, 1500m and 3000m steeplechase. Rachel Whipple, who ran her first outdoor race since 2018 last weekend, will run in the 400m hurdles.
WE BE RUNNIN'
Heading into this week's competition, Utah's 800m crew checks in at No. 8 in the nation according to USTFCCCA #EventSquad Rankings while the 400m squad is ranked 16th. Meanwhile, the 5k team comes in at No. 17.
LAST TIME OUT
The Utah track & field team had a great weekend at home competing inside the McCarthy Family Track & Field Complex, setting multiple facility records and moved up or into the all-time records. In total, Utah saw four runners move into the top-10 or moved up on the list last week (100m, 400m, 800m, 100mH) while there were 11 total facility records broken on both the men and women's side.
Day 2, COMPLETE!!! It's always a good weekend when records come down, so what happens when SEVERAL come down?!
— Utah T&F/XC (@Utah_trackfield) April 11, 2021
Ruby Jane Mathewson
Ruby Jane Mathewson