Eriksen Closes Out Regular-Season with 200m Victory
EUGENE, Ore. – The Utah track & field team wrapped up the regular-season Friday night at Hayward Field with a win in the 200m dash by Josefine Eriksen at the Oregon Twilight.
The day started out with the 100m hurdles for Utah led by Ruby Jane Mathewson's third-place finish at 14.58. Meanwhile, Rachel Whipple (14.99) and Bailey Kealamakia (15.02) finished out things out for the Utes in the 100m hurdles.
Later on in the 400m race, Oneillia Fuller took second with a mark of 55.98 followed by Lauren O'Banion and Makenna McCloy with marks of 58.17 and 59.52, respectively. Over in the 800m race, Brooklyn James was the first Ute to cross the finish line at 2:11.73 with Jasie York coming in shortly after her at 2:11.98.
Megan Rose was slightly short of her PR in the 100m sprint and checked in at 12.64 followed by the trio of Kealamakia, Mathewson and Whipple in the 400m hurdles.
Eriksen closed things out with another event victory, claiming the 200m sprint win with a time of 24.37. Maya LeBar was just short of a top-3 finish, taking fourth with a mark of 25.00 – which was just a hair faster than Kelise Davis' 25.01 while McCloy clocked in at 25.71.
Utes take care of business here at the Oregon Twilight! Solid performances across the board AND a CHICKEN DINNER in the 200m!!
— Utah T&F/XC (@Utah_trackfield) May 7, 2022
The Women of Utah now turned their attention to the Pac-12 Championships, which will take place at Hayward Field next week May 13-15 and serve as the last opportunity for any Utes looking to qualify for the NCAA West Regionals.
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