Woolnough, Davis and O'Banion Shine on First Day of Action at UW Invitational
SEATTLE – Cara Woolnough had a great start to her indoor season capturing the 5,000m title with a mark of 16:13.41, the second fastest time in program history, on Friday to kick off day one of the UW Invitational inside the Dempsey Indoor Track.
Bailey Kealamakia got things going for the Women of Utah in the 60m hurdles and tied her career-best with a time of 9.10 for sixth-overall while Ruby Jane Mathewson clocked in at 9.39 for eighth overall.
Not to be outdone by Woolnough, Kelise Davis ran the fastest 200m race in program history with a 24.41 finish. Lauren O'Banion joined in on the fun and posted a 24.74 mark in her heat – which propelled her from 10th to third on the all-time list after Davis broke the record previously held by Alissa Atisme (24.56) from 2015.
Ruby Jane Mathewson also posted a PR in her 200m run and crossed at the 25.52. Taylor Watson checked in with a mark of 25.60 in the same heat as Mathewson. Megan Rose posted a time of 25.80 in her first 200m race while Kealamakia registered a time of 26.00 flat. Utah's DMR team closed the day out with the third-fastest time in the meet with a mark of 11:18.95.
Utah returns to Dempsey Indoor Track on Saturday to close out the two-day meet, starting with the 3,000m at 10:30 a.m. (MT).
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