Weather Holds Up for Track & Field at Robison Invitational Saturday
PROVO, Utah – Despite a rainy forecast, the weather held up on Saturday and allowed the Utah track & field team and others competing to conclude the final day of the Robison Invitational after Friday's events were canceled at the Clarence F. Robison Track.
Utah's 4x100m crew started the day off with a 48.04 (aa) paced by Kelise Davis, Maya LeBar, Megan Rose and Lauren O'Banion.
Ellie Lundgreen led the quartet of Utes competing in the mile with a 5:12.70 (aa) followed by Maddie Reed's 5:13.48 (aa). Chloe Kockler was the next Ute to cross the finish line at 5:17.58 (aa) before Kennedy Powell brought up the rear with a 5:27.97 (aa).
Over in the hurdles, Rachel Whipple was the lone Utah runner in the 100m hurdles and posted a time of 14.86 (aa). Later on in the 400mh hurdles, Bailey Kealamakia paced Utah with a 1:01.98 (aa) to take sixth overall while Whipple won her section with a mark of 1:02.03 (aa) and finished seventh overall behind Kealamakia. Ruby Jane Mathewson was right behind Whipple at 1:03.16 (aa) to take ninth overall followed by Ally Gomm.
Makenna McCloy was the sole Utah runner in the 400m sprint, crossing at 58.90 (aa). Like McCloy, Rose was the only Ute in the 100m dash and posted a time of 13.35 (aa) – but her section had a tailwind of +5.5. Maren Busath was also the only Ute competing 800m run as well and recorded a mark of 2:26.37.
The 200m sprint for Utah was led by McCloy's mark of 25.18 followed by Lauren O'Banion, who ran a new PR time of 25.35 (aa). Rose closed things out on the track with a 25.98 (aa) in her section but once again ran with a tailwind (+4.9)
Over in the jumps, Delaney Gates posted a leap of 5.03m (16-6) on her third and final attempt behind a tailwind of +2.6. Later in the triple jump, Gates leapt a distance of 10.33m (33-10.75) – once again on her third try.
The Utes now turn their attention towards next week, where they'll compete against some of the top programs in the country at the famous Drake Relays (April 28-30).
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