April 22, 2014
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OREM, Utah - After a busy weekend in Southern California last week, the Utah Valley University Track & Field teams will remain close to home this week as they'll head to Provo for the BYU Robison Invitational.
The Invitational will run Wednesday through Saturday at BYU's Clarence F. Robison Track & Field Complex.
Wednesday and Thursday will consist of the multi events only as the women's heptathlon and the men's decathlon will take place on those days while the majority of the meet will happen on Friday and Saturday. The meet will officially get underway on Wednesday at noon with the heptathlon. For a complete schedule of events please Click Here.
Besides the Wolverines and host Cougars, Utah, Weber State, Idaho State and Westminster are also scheduled to compete at the Invitational.
UVU will enter this week's meet off of a solid outing in SoCal last weekend. Junior Michael McPherson led the way for the men's squad by setting a new school record in the decathlon at the Mt. SAC Relays/California Invitational Multi Events with a score of 7,172 points. McPherson set four new personal records and won three of the 10 events en route to his second-place finish in the decathlon.
Behind McPherson's stellar showing, sophomore Trac Norris and junior Ivie Gonsalves too had big weekends in California as they performed well in the distance events at the Mt. SAC Relays. Norris recorded a second-place finish in the men's 3000-meter steeplechase with a time of 9:02.67 while Gonsalves put up a time of 17:01.59 in the women's 5000m run. McPherson, Norris and Gonsalves all now lead the WAC in their respective events that they competed in last weekend.
Besides the Mt. SAC Relays, Utah Valley also took part at Azusa Pacific's Bryan Clay Invitational, Long Beach State's Beach Invitational and Utah State Mark Faldmo Invitational over the weekend.
A year ago, former Wolverine hurdler Megan Burr led UVU at the 2013 BYU Robison Invitational by winning the 100m hurdles (14.36) and placing third in both the 100 (12.08) and 200m dashes (24.49). Junior sprinter Nicholas Taylor also had a big meet as he won the 200 (21.31) and took second in the 100 (10.57), while senior distance runner Brooke Hodson-Davies took home the 3000m steeplechase title with a time of 10:40.50.
Following this week's meet, the Wolverines will take part at their final tune-up before the WAC Championships on May 7 at Weber State. UVU will then host the 2014 WAC Outdoor Championships at the Hal Wing Track & Field May 14-17.