Jan. 19, 2008
POCATELLO, Idaho - Seven Utah Valley men and three men placed in the top-five in their respective events as the Wolverine track team competed at the Snake River Invitational.
"Overall I thought it was a good individual meet," UV head coach Scott Houle said. "We ran several races well and our throwers are coming along. Given the competition, it was a good meet."
Mariama Salifu led UV women sprinters as she had a pair of top-two finishes. Salifu finished first in the 60 meter dash with a time of 7.67 seconds. She also finished second in the 200 meters, posting a time of 25.76.
Alise Lindsey highlighted the middle distance events for the women as the freshman took sixth in the 800 meters running it in 2:19. Chelsea Loss and Mary Nothum finished third and fourth in the mile run with respective times of 5:06.62 and 5:07.10. Mel Baird set a personal record in the mile running a 5:14.42.
In the womens field events, jumper Ashley Timo had her second consecutive stellar week finishing fourth in both the high jump and the long jump.
Throwers Nadine Russell and Jordan Harris finished in the top six in the weight throw. Russell finished fifth with a heave of 41.2 feet while Harris recorded a throw of 38.10, good for a sixth place finish.
On the men's side, distance runners Chase Englestead and Jake Buhler highlighted the track events. Englestead finished third in the mile run with a time of 4:03.60. Buhler checked in with a time of 8:46.50 in the 3000 meters.
Kiefer Collins also finished in the top-five on the mens side. Collins finished fourth in the high jump.
UV continues its indoor season with a trip to Boise State next weekend.