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Track & Field Completes Day One at Pac-12 Championships

May 14, 2021

LOS ANGELES – The Utah track & field team wrapped up its first day at the Pac-12 Track & Field Championships on Friday at Loker Track Stadium.
In the 1500m race, Sophie Ryan ran in the first heat and crossed the finish line at 5:35.49 while Anna Busatto raced in the second heat and posted a mark of 4:40.06. Maya LeBar followed in the 200m dash, clocking in at 24.62 (w 2.7), which was less than a tenth of second from her PR (24.55).
Later on in the 400m hurdles, senior Ruby Jane Mathewson posted a new PR with a mark of 1:01.52 – besting her previous personal best set a week earlier at the Weber State Twilight. Competing in her first conference championship, Bailey Kealamakia registered a 1:03.17 in the first of three heats. Over in the javelin, Regan Crofts had her best throw of the day on her final attempt with a toss of 40.91m (134-02).
With the first day of action wrapped up, Utah now turns its focus towards Saturday where it'll compete in the 100m hurdles, 800m, 400m and 100m prelims. Fresh off of her PR, Mathewson will open things up for the Utes on Saturday in the 100m hurdles. For complete coverage of the three-day event, fans can check out the meet central by clicking here.