SALT LAKE CITY – Fresh off of winter break, the Utah track & field team now resumes competition as it heads to the Gem State for the Lauren McCluskey Memorial Open this Friday and Saturday inside the Kibbi-ASUI Activity Center hosted by the University of Idaho. Both days of competition can be seen on ESPN+ through the ESPN App, online or with your smart TV.
LAUREN MCCLUSKEY MEMORIAL OPEN
DATE: January 20-21
HOST: University of Idaho
LOCATION: Kibbie-ASUI Activity Center (Lauren McCluskey Indoor Track)
LIVE RESULTS: https://bit.ly/3ZK1XUb
LIVE STREAM (DAY 1): https://es.pn/3krAx5l
LIVE STREAM (DAY 2): https://es.pn/3IQy2Uy
INDOOR TRACK DEDICATION
The Idaho Athletics department will hold the Lauren McCluskey Indoor Track Ribbon Cutting Ceremony from 3-3:15 p.m. (PT) local / 4-4:15 p.m. (MT). The new Mondo Super X Performance track was recently renovated in June of 2022 and named in honor of the late Lauren McCluskey, who was a Utah track & field student-athlete.
OFF THE BLOCKS
The Utes will send 17 student-athletes to compete in the meet, including five that will kick things off day 1 (Jan. 20). Rachel Whipple will start things for Utah in the pentathlon before Karli Branch and Caroline Fischer follow up with the mile before Megan Rose competes in the 200m dash. Delaney Gates and Malia Overton will then compete in the long jump to close out the day. Fischer’s mile race will be her collegiate debut on the track side of things having only competed in cross country at both Providence and Utah.
On Saturday, 15 Utes will compete against the field with Emily Martin (60m) and Bri Rinn (600m) making their collegiate debuts. Maya LeBar, Taylor Watson and Jasie York will make their season debuts for the indoor season.
The Utes will head to LBK the following week as they send the sprints crew to compete at the Texas Tech Open & Multis meet. The three-day meet will begin on Thursday, Jan. 26, and wrap up on Saturday, Jan. 28, inside the Sports Performance Center.
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