Women of Utah Sets Off for Pac-12 Championships
SALT LAKE CITY – The Utah track & field team begins postseason action this week as it travels to Los Angeles for the Pac-12 Track & Field Championships at Loker Track Stadium. The three-day meet begins on Friday, May 14, and set to end on Sunday, May 16.
Pac-12 Track & Field Championships
Date: May 14-17
Location: Loker Track Stadium
Schedule of Events: https://bit.ly/2RFwX9w
Live Results: https://finishedresults.trackscoreboard.com/meets/9620/events
Live Stream: Friday/Saturday: Live Stream (Field Events ONLY)
Television/Pac-12 Now App: Sunday: Pac-12 Networks
After a year hiatus due to COVID-19, the Pac-12 Track & Field Championships return and will be held on the campus of USC at Loker Track Stadium. Of the 20 student-athletes traveling for Utah to the championships, 11 will be competing in the conference championships meet for the first time while nine have competed in this meet at least once in their career.
The last time Utah competed at the conference championships in 2019, Sarah Newton and Poppy Tank took seventh in their respective races. Newton ran a 2:06.15 in the 800m final, which was just shy of her PR that was set the week prior at the Portland Twilight. Tank ran the first 10k of her collegiate career back in 2019 at the Pac-12 Championships, clocking in at 34:21.21 and proceeded to cut nearly 13 seconds off at the west regional meet the following week.
LAST TIME OUT
Utah closed out the weekend on a great note up in the Pacific Northwest, setting several PRs between the Oregon Twilight and Portland Twilight.
Out at the Oregon Twilight, Brooklyn James won her heat in the 800m race while Jasie York recorded a new PR for the second time in less than a week with a mark of 2:11.63. Maya LeBar and Kelise Davis went 1-2 in the 200m dash with LeBar just missing her PR while Davis notched a new personal best with a time of 25.00. Meanwhile, Regan Crofts had the second-best throw of her career in the javelin with a hurl of 43.36m (142-03).
Over at the Portland Twilight, Bailey Kealamakia won the 400m hurdles with a PR time of 1:01.81 – which is also the fastest time this season by any Ute. Annie Murdock put the final touches on the regular-season with a PR in the 800m run for Utah with a mark of 2:11.46.
Utah will get a little over a week to rest up and train for the NCAA West Regionals, May 26-30, at E.B. Cushing Stadium on the campus of Texas A&M University. The men and women will alternate days competing with the first day of competition for women on Thursday, May 27, and concluding on Saturday, May 29.