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Track & Field Heads to Seattle for UW Invitational

Jan 26, 2022

SALT LAKE CITY – The Utah track & field team heads to the Pacific Northwest this weekend to compete at the UW Invitational (Jan. 28-29) held inside Dempsey Indoor Track.
 
UW INVITATIONAL
DATE: January 28-29
HOST: Washington
MEET SCHEDULE: https://bit.ly/3GgMgJz
HEAT SHEET: https://bit.ly/3o7ueTG  
LIVE RESULTS: https://live.pntfo.com/meets/10805
PARTICIPANTS: Alaska Anchorage, Arizona, Arizona State, Boise State, Bradley, #7 BYU, Cal State LA, Fresno Pacific, George Fox, Northern Arizona, Oregon State, Pacific Lutheran, Portland, Portland State, San Francisco, Seattle Pacific, Seattle U, Southern Oregon, Southern Utah, UCLA, UC Davis, UC Santa Barbara, Utah, Utah State, #21 Washington, Washington State, Weber State, Western Oregon, Western Washington
UTAH PARTICIPANTS: Keelah Barger, Karli Branch, Hannah Butler, Kelise Davis, Emma Earl, Josephine Erickson, Oneillia Fuller, Brooklyn James, Morgan Jensen, Bailey Kealamakia, Maya LeBar, Brooke Manson, Ruby Jane Mathewson, Lauren O'Banion, Natalie Platil, Simone Plourde, Megan Rose, Sophie Ryan, Emily Venters, Taylor Watson, Cara Woolnough, Jasie York
 
STARTING BLOCK
As the full indoor schedule begins, Utah send a full complement of competitors for this weekend's UW Invitational. Of the 22 competing for Utah, 11 will be making their indoor track season debut after taking a break from the cross country season. Meanwhile, Brooklyn James will see her first action on the track since the NCAA West Prelims this past spring. The Clackamas, Ore., native recently wrapped up the 2021 campaign with Utah soccer this past fall.
 
UTAH START LIST
60m
Kelise Davis
Maya LeBar
Lauren O'Banion
Megan Rose
Taylor Watson
 
60m Hurdles
Bailey Kealamakia
Ruby Jane Mathewson
 
200m
Kelise Davis
Bailey Kealamakia
Ruby Jane Mathewson
Lauren O'Banion
Megan Rose
Taylor Watson
 
400m
Josefine Erickson
Oneillia Fuller
Brooklyn James
 
800m
Emma Earl
Brooke Manson
Simone Plourde
Sophie Ryan
Jasie York
 
1 Mile
Karli Branch
Brooke Manson
Natalie Platil
Simone Plourde
Sophie Ryan
 
3000m
Keelah Barger
Karli Branch
Hannah Butler
Morgan Jensen
Natalie Platil
Emily Venters
Cara Woolnough
 
5000m
Cara Woolnough
 
4x400m Relay
Distance Medley Relay A/B
 
LAST TIME OUT
Sophomore Makenna McCloy set a new PR in the 200m at Utah's last meet, posting a 25.93 mark at the Snake River Open for second. Bailey Kealamakia was .15 faster in the finals of the 60m hurdles, finishing with a time of 9.15.
 
Meanwhile, Rachel Whipple posted a time of 59.47 for second overall after running in her first 400m race since December of 2018. The 4x400m relay squad of McCloy, Ruby Jane Mathewson, Whipple and Kealamakia ran for a time of 3:58.66 for a runner-up finish.
 
UP NEXT
The Utes will have a split squad the following week with a group going to Spokane, Wash., to compete at the WSU Invitational at The Podium while a group will stay locally and compete at the Weber State Invitational. Both meets will run from Friday – Saturday, Feb. 4-5.
 
For the latest news and information on the Utah cross country and track & field programs, fans can stay connected online at www.UtahUtes.com and on social media by following on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
 
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