Women of Utah Send Two to Sunday’s Finals at Pac-12 Championships

Women of Utah Send Two to Sunday's Finals at Pac-12 Championships

WALNUT, Calif. – The Utah track & field squad had another solid day of work at the Pac-12 Championships on Saturday at Hilmer Lodge Stadium with two student-athletes advancing to finals on Championship Sunday.
“Excited for the final day tomorrow,” mentioned head coach Kyle Kepler at the end of Saturday’s competition. “Between both relays and several individual events and athletes, we want to see how many points we can pick up and finish as high as we can in the team standings.”
Freshman Harley Daniel kicked things off for Utah on Saturday in the 100m hurdles and did so in a big way, running the second-fastest time ever by any Ute with a new PR mark of 13.87 to earn a spot in the finals on Sunday.
Then in the 400m dash, Josefine Eriksen was able to snag the ninth and final spot in the finals on Saturday when she posted a 53.49 run – which was good for third-fastest in her heat.
Megan Rose and Malia Overton recorded marks one second behind one another in 100m dash, but weren’t able to advance to the finals with runs of 12.28 and 12.29, respectively. However, Overton’s time of 12.29 was good for a new PR. Meanwhile, Bri Rinn and Millie Wilcox recorded times of 2:10.20 and 2:18.79, respectively, in the 800m run but didn’t advance to Sunday’s final.
Karli Branch closed out the evening on the track for the Women of Utah by moving up to No. 4 on the all-time leaderboard after she crossed the finished line at 10:49.35 – which was good for a new PR as well.
Over in the field events, Shana Van Elderen posted the fourth-best mark in her section of the long jump. The freshman opened with a 5.79 before leaping a 5.81 in her second attempt – which ended up being her best of the day after faulting on her third attempt.
Final day of action at the Pac-12 Championships is set to begin at 2 p.m. (MT) / 1 p.m. (PT) local with the men’s 4x100m relay and will air on Pac-12 Networks in its entirety on Championship Sunday.

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