April 14, 2007
Logan, Utah - From start to finish, Utah Valley State's track team had one of its best meets of the year as 42 Wolverines' athletes notched personal bests at the Mark Faldmo Invitational hosted by Utah State.
"It's great to see us continue to get better as we head into the final weeks of the season," associate head coach Kirke Adamson said. "The team is really coming together down the stretch."
Gavin Shaw was the first to notch a milestone. In the hammer throw, just the fourth event of the meet, Shaw threw a season-best 195-05. The throw comes one month after Shaw threw the hammer to a Regional-qualifying distance.
Matt Williams tied his personal record in the pole vault when he cleared 15 feet for the second consecutive week.
Zach Cook shined once again in the men's long jump and 400 meter hurdles. Cook jumped a meet-best 22-05.75. In the 400 meter hurdles, Cook finished third with a time of 54.62.
In the women's long jump, the Wolverines had four of the top six jumpers. Ashley Timo finished second in the event with a jump of 16-09.75. Jami Daniels finished third, Mandi Barnes fifth and Jessica Wayne finished sixth.
Thrower Becky Phillips posted personal records in both the shot put and the discus. Phillips threw the shot put 38-04.75 and threw the discus 106-07. Impressively, each one of Phillips' throws was better than her previous personal record.
The women's 4x100 relay set the school record with a meet best time of 46.66. Daniels, Tawny Judkins-Gause
, Mariama Salifu
and Kari Snow-Tupou
teamed up to beat the school record by .14 seconds. Snow-Tupou also finished second in the women's 100 meter hurdles with a time of 14.66 while Salifu finished first in the 100 meters with a time of 11.92.
Three women finished in the top four of the 800 meters. Mary Nothum (2:14.44), Kim Scott (2:14.97) and Karinne Bentley (2:15.11) finished second through fourth, respectively. In the men's 800, transfer Jacob Hansen finished in third with a time of 1:56.70.
Chris Fogt won the 200 meters, beating the second-place competitor by nearly a full second. Fogt posted a 24.49 in the 200.
UV will return to action next weekend when the Wolverines compete at Southern Utah and UNLV.