Track & Field Posts Solid Marks at Oregon Relays
EUGENE, Ore. – The Utah track & field team had a solid showing at the Oregon Relays on Friday at Hayward Field to go along with some new PRs as well.
Regan Crofts opened the day at Hayward Field with the second-best throw of her career and narrowly missed another PR with a toss of 43.36m (142-03). Over on the long jump pit, Delaney Gates continued to improve each jump and recorded her best leap of the day on her third try at 5.30m.
Brooklyn James got the contingent of Utes competing on the track off with a good start by winning heat 1 of the 800m race with a time of 2:11.10 while Jasie York came in third thanks to a new PR time of 2:11.63 after just setting a new PR earlier this Monday at the Weber State Twilight. Whitney Hessler had the fastest time among Utes with a mark of 2:09.74 in the second heat while Sarah Newton wrapped things up in the third heat.
With the sun setting and temperatures dropping, Maya LeBar and Kelise Davis finished 1-2 in the 200m dash with LeBar edging out Davis by three tenths of a second (24.70) – which was just short of her PR. Davis' mark of 25.00 was a new PR for the freshman. Sophie Ryan wrapped up the evening for Utah at Hayward Field in the 1500m and crossed the finish line with a 4:31.71.
Utah will now drive north to Portland where it will have a handful of student-athletes race at the Portland Twilight on Saturday, May 8, at Griswold Stadium.