SUU Strategic Communications

T-Birds Find Success In Flagstaff For Second Straight Weekend

January 21, 2017
By SUU Strategic Communication

CEDAR CITY, Utah - For the second weekend in a row the Thunderbird track and field programs made the trip to Flagstaff, Arizona, and once again they came away with several positive results as they competed in the Lumberjack Team Challenge hosted by Northern Arizona.

Josh Collins made his presence felt in the 3,000, as he posted a converted time of 8:10.32 to win the event. The mark put him at third all time in the SUU record book.

In the 800-meter, Kasey Knevelbaard continued his strong start to the season with a converted 1:51.76 to win the event. The time puts the sophomore fifth all time in the Thunderbird record book. Collins finished third in the event and Kennell finished fourth.

SUU’s Paige Cardiff finished second in the women’s 800-meter with a converted time of 2:14.71.

Freshman sprinter Peyton Green is having a hot start for the Thunderbirds, as she won the women’s 400-meter dash with a converted time of 57.00. This mark put her in a tie for eighth in the Thunderbird record book. Linnea Saltz competed in the same event and finished with a 57.39 converted time to finish in third place.

For the second week in a row the T-Birds took the top two spots in the women’s 1 Mile, as Josie Riggs and Sharlie Dimick finished in that order.

George Espino also took the top spot in the men’s 1 Mile, hitting a converted time of 4:09.73. The men’s mile only featured two athletes that weren’t wearing a Southern Utah uniform.

In the men’s 60-meter hurdles sophomore Devon Montgomery had a solid debut, running a converted 8.42.

The Thunderbirds are gearing up for a pair of meets next weekend, as the team will split between the UW Invitational in Seattle, Washington, and the Snake River Open/Multi in Pocatello, Idaho.

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