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Denis Breaks Another Record to Close Out Weekend in Seattle

Denis Breaks Another Record to Close Out Weekend in Seattle


SEATTLE Dee Denis delivered once again on Saturday and broke her fourth-straight school record in as many meets at the Ken Shannon Last Chance Invite with a run of 7.34 in the 60m dash inside Dempsey Indoor.
 
Denis’ school-record time of 7.34 was good to win her heat and also bested her previous mark of 7.38 – which she set just a month ago on Jan. 21.  Emily Martin’s run of 7.55 was just short of her PR in the 60m dash while Kelise Davis saw herself crack the top-10 list with a run of 7.76 – which also gave her the win in her heat.
 
Then in the finals of the 60m, Denis took fifth-overall against some of the nation’s top sprinters with a time of 7:41.
 
Brooke Manson nearly notched a new PR Saturday in the 800m race, recording a time of 2:07.63. Freshman Bri Rinn posted a new PR mark after crossing the finish line with a mark of 2:11.82 while Millie Wilcox, like Manson, was just shy of her PR with a time of 2:12.62.
 
Utah’s 4x400m relay team of Harley Daniel, Denis, Bailey Kealamakia and Josefine Eriksen closed out the day with a time of 3:40.49 – which was good for fifth overall and third-fastest time in school history.
 

The Women of Utah will have a couple weeks to recover and shift their gears as they prepare to open the outdoor track & field season down in St. George at the Utah Tech Invite (March 10-11). Meanwhile, Emily Venters and Simone Plourde will get prepared for the NCAA Indoor Championships that same weekend over in the Albuquerque Convention Center. Venters is slated to run in the 5000m on Friday, March 10, while Plourde competes in the 3000m on Saturday, March 11.
 

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