Provo, UT - The Utah Valley State 4 X 100 meter women-s relay team broke a school record at the BYU Cougar Invitational on Friday. Tawny Judkins, Kari Snow, Mariama Salifu and Tiera Zaugg ran a 46.84 and finished second behind Wyoming. The previous record was 47.90 seconds set back in 2001.
-That was big for us,- Utah Valley State coach Scott Houle said. -Because of the schools that were at the meet it made it all the more impressive.-
Utah Valley also had strong finishes in several other events. Bekah Meier-Popping finished first in the 5,000-meter race by running 18:34.08.
Salifu-s time of 12.09 in the 100-meter competition was good for a first place finish. In Karinne Bentley-s first time running the 1,500 meter race she finished sixth.
On the men-s side Chris Fogt finished second in the 200-meter race with a time of 21.70. He also finished fifth in the 100m. Joe Bendoski ran a 15:04.14 in the 5,000 meter competition. Chase Englestead ran a first place time of 9:38.69 in the 3,000 meter steeplechase.
Overall Houle left the meet pleased with the performance of his athletes.
-This was good competition and we were able to put more kids in events against tough competition to see how they would rise to the occasion,- Houle said. -This was a really good meet.-
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