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Success Continues as Thunderbirds Wrap Third Weekend of Indoor T&F

January 28, 2017
By SUU Strategic Communication

CEDAR CITY, Utah - Competition wrapped up at both the UW Invitational and the Snake River Open on Saturday, with more Thunderbirds setting high marks and finding themselves amongst the best in school history. 

UW Invitational

A day removed from breaking the school record in the DMR and setting several other top times, the group of Thunderbirds in Washington continued to find success on Saturday.  

Sharlie Dimick secured the sixth fastest time in school history in the women’s mile, finishing in 4:53.58. Linnea Saltz matches her spot in the record book in the 400-meter, as she finished in 56.68 to take the sixth spot all time in that category. Saltz finished second overall in the event. 

Kasey Knevelbaard (4:04.14), Josh Collins (4:05.34) and Liam Kennell (4:08.02) all had fantastic times in the men’s mile for the Thunderbirds. Kennell moved into the eighth spot in the Thunderbird record book, while Knevelbaard and Collins stayed at their previous spots despite the fast times. 

Jayson Kovar also had a big impact in Washington, finishing fifth in the field with a throw of 56’ 5 1/4’’. He also finished ninth in the field in shot put, with a throw of 53’ 8 1/2’’.  

Snake River Open

As a freshman last season Devon Montgomery had a big season for the Thunderbirds. On Saturday, he continued to build his resume for the T-Birds as he hit a converted time of 8.23 in the 60-meter hurdles. This time ranks sixth all time for the Thunderbirds. 

Freshman Tre James impressed once again on Saturday, two weekends removed from breaking the school record in the 60-meter dash. In that same event James ran a 6.74. Converted, that’s a 6.76 which was just .02 off his school record time. 

SUU’s men’s 4x400 team finished third in the field, as the group of Inoa Wahinehookae, Jake Jutkins, Montgomery and James finished in 3:22.06

SUU’s Jason Quinn won the 1 Mile run at the event as well, with a time of 4:17.52.  

Freshman Peyton Green continued her hot start for the Thunderbirds, winning the women’s 200-meter dash with a time of 25.22. Green’s 200 time converted is 25.29, which is the 10th fastest time in school history. 

Green also had a high finish in the 60-meter, with a converted time of 7.83 that put her in second place at the meet and 10th place in the SUU record book.  

Carly Dalton had a big meet in the 60-meter hurdles, finishing with a converted time of 9.06 which is seventh all time in school history. 

Mia Russell also had a fast time in the 200-meter, with a third place finish of 25.31. 

SUU’s women’s 4x400 team finished in third place at the meet as well, as Green, Laura Kehr, Russell and Dalton finished with a time of 3:53.26. Converted the time is 3:53.70, which is fifth best in the Big Sky.  

Next Up

The Thunderbirds will take a week off before splitting up once again between the Don Kirby Invitational in Albuquerque and the Husky Classic in Seattle. 

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