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Wolverines Wrap Up Busy Weekend at Mt. SAC, Azusa Pacific, and Utah State
April 17, 2010
WALNUT, Calif./AZUSA, Calif./LOGAN, Utah - Utah Valley's track team wrapped up a successful busy weekend as they had ten athletes shine at the prestigious Mt. SAC Relays and others do well at Azusa Pacific's Bryan Clay Invitational and Utah State's Mark Faldmo Invitational on Saturday.
Freshman Allah Laryea-Akrong was the only Wolverine to compete on the third and final day at the Mt. SAC Relays as he competed in the men's Olympic Development section of the 100-meter dash. Laryea-Akrong didn't disappoint again for UVU, as he set a new school in the sprint with an impressive time of 10.42 that was good enough for third place against some of the best sprinters in the world.
At Azusa Pacific's Bryan Clay Invitational, UVU was led by strong performances from junior Aleina Eisenhauer, senior Karinne Bentley, and freshman Brooke Hodson in the women's 5000-meter run. Eisenhauer won her section of the distance run with a strong time of 17:21.07, while Bentley finished right behind her placing second (17:34.09), and Hodson came in fourth (17:53.44).
Sophomore Maryn Pincock had a personal best by more than one foot in the women's shot put, as she placed first in her group and came through with a stellar mark of 43'-08". Junior Whitney Aste also did well in the women's high jump, as she placed tied for second with a jump of 5'-07" at the Bryan Clay Invitational. Sophomore McKell Camp also did well for the Wolverines, as she placed first in her group in the javelin throw with a throw of 42.69m or 140'-01".
Sophomore Rosina Amenebede also did well in Azusa as she finished in fourth (12.16) in her section of the 100-meter dash and fifth (14.64) in her section of the 100-meter hurdles. Junior Chelsea Baker also was solid for UVU as she finished placing fifth (56.34) in her section of the 400-meter dash sixth (24.92) in the 200m. Also in the 400m, Sophomore Zandrea Nelson placed fourth for UVU in her section with a time of 57.61.
Top performers for UVU's men's team at Azusa included senior Brent Fogt who placed first in his section of the 100m (10.99) and fifth in the 200m (22.09). Freshman Trac Norris did well again as he placed sixth in the 800m as he finished with a time of 1:54.13.
Junior Jared Keller had a great race in the 1500m as he won the event finishing with an impressive time of 3:56.58. Senior Jacob Buhler led UVU in the 5000m as he placed fifth in the distance run with a time of 15:06.88. Freshman Chris Brower did well in the 3000m steeplechase as he won the event (9:25.65).
At Utah State on Saturday, junior Shantay Dodge led UVU. Dodge won the women's long jump (18'-00.50"), placed second in the triple jump (37'-01"), and also placed seventh in the 100m (12.77) and 200m (25.78).
After the busy weekend, UVU will have a quick turnaround, as the Wolverines will participate at the BYU Robison Invitational, April 21-24, in Provo.