Track and Field Continues to Alter Record Book

Published: February 13, 2017 | Author: Bryson Lester | Read Time: 2 minutes

Track and Field athletesThe Thunderbirds continued their strong indoor season on Saturday, setting top times and marks in both New Mexico and Washington.

Don Kirby Invitational

At the 2017 Don Kirby Invitational in Albuquerque, New Mexico, SUU senior Jayson Kovar broke his own school record in the shot put with a throw of 58’.5’’. This topped the previous mark, that was also set by Kovar, which was a 57’0¼’’ that he threw in 2014.

Peyton Green had her second successful day in a row for the Thunderbirds with an altitude adjusted time of 56.56 in the 200-meter dash. This time puts her sixth in the Big Sky Conference.

Tre James finished seventh at the meet in New Mexico in the 60-meter dash, with an altitude adjusted time of 6.80.

Husky Classic

In Seattle, Washington, the Thunderbird distance team put up several fast times that put them in the record book.

In the men’s 3,000-meter SUU’s Josh Collins ran a 8:02.03, which puts his second all-time for the Thunderbirds in the event.

The Thunderbirds had six men run the mile in under 4:12 on Saturday, with Kasey Knevelbaard leading the charge by setting his best time with a 4:03.40 to win his heat and set the third fastest time in school history. Liam Kennell broke his top time for SUU with a 4:07.68.

In the women’s mile SUU’s Sharlie Dimick ran a 4:46.96 to win her heat and set the second fastest time in Southern Utah’s history. In the same event Josie Riggs went 4:54.34 which is good enough for ninth all-time.

In the men’s 3,000-meter Matt Wright finished in a tie of 8:07.61, which is the third fastest time in SUU history.

Brighton Glassman ran the women’s 3,000-meter in a time of 9:56.46, which is the eighth-best time in SUU history and her career best by 31 seconds.  

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