Burr has Big Day at Snake River Invitational

Megan Burr

Jan. 14, 2012

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POCATELLO, Idaho -- For the first time in the 2012 Indoor Track season, the Wolverines brought their full team to an event at the Snake River Invitational and UVU indoor track coach Scott Houleliked what he saw.

"BYU (last week) was a good meet for us to get our feet wet, but this meet the field was better and the kids came and competed at a high level," he said. "It was a better meet for us in many ways, and the competition was great for us also."

Along with Utah Valley and host Idaho State, Utah State and Weber State competed in the event.

UVU's Megan Burrhad a phenomenal day by placing first in the 60m (7.76 seconds); 200m (25.08) and 60m hurdles (8.92).

"Each week we are going to see that because she's more mature and she's physically stronger and she's seeing that she's an elite athlete," Houle said. "She is finding her way."

In addition to Burr, Zandrea Nelson had a nice meet by winning the 400m in school-record time (56.33) and placing second in the 200m (25.29).

For the men, Allah Laryea-Akrongwon the 60m (6.79) and the 200m (21.93).

"Allah has good races," Houle said. "He's been battling some back issues so it's nice to have him back. He's our leader and we're guaranteed some points from him."

Along with Laryea-Akrong, Tim Rowberry (1:51.72) and Cliff Nielson (4:22.84) won the 800m and mile, respectively, and Rusty Jones won the high jump (2.00m). Rowberry's time is a new school record.

In other notable performances, Jessie Lingwall (60m, 3rd, 9.30); Aleina Eisenhauer Winger (3rd, mile, 5:12.98); the team of Nelson, Lexie Esplin, Hannah Groom and Ali Shields placed third in the 4 x 400 relay (4:00.63); Makira Kuan-Rackham (2nd, high jump, 1.62m); Esplin (2nd, long jump, 5.40m); Skylar Burningham (2nd, 400m, 49.71); Chris Dorton (2nd, mile, 4:25.42); Nielson (3rd, 3000m, 8:50.53); Michael McPherson(3rd, 60m hurdles, 8.49); the team of Marc Weaver, Jacob Brydson, Rowberry and Michael Ashton (2nd, 4 x 400 relay, 3:22.58).

The Wolverines are back in action Jan. 21-22 at the Boise State Invitational.