Texas Relays Meet Info
LOGAN, Utah – Utah State track & field continues the young outdoor season by traveling to the 90th Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays, presented by Spectrum, Thursday through Saturday, March 30-April 1, in Austin, Texas. Utah State will also compete at the Utah Valley Collegiate Invitational on March 31, in Orem, Utah.
Action for the Aggies at the Texas Relays will begin on Thursday at 3:30 p.m. (MT), with the men’s and women’s 400m hurdles. A pair of seniors will represent USU in the 400m hurdles preliminary round as seniors AJ Boully and Christine Van Brocklin-Parker will both compete on Thursday.
Boully and Parker will also compete on Utah State’s men’s and women’s 4x400m relay teams, which compete as part of the running events on Friday, starting at 8:35 a.m. (MT).
“The Texas Relays site is where the first round of the NCAA Championships is this year, so we want to give them a chance to get familiar with that track, while facing great competition,” said veteran USU head coach Gregg Gensel. “That’s the main reason we schedule these meets, is to give them the competition they’re going to see at the next level. The men’s team has been there before, but the women’s team is up and coming, and I want to give them opportunities because they’re good enough to compete, while also getting used to it.”
The Utah Valley Collegiate Invitational will begin Friday morning at 8:30 a.m., with the throwing events and will conclude at 4 p.m., with the men’s and women’s 4x400m relay.
“As far as the Utah Valley Invitational goes, we always like to support the in-state schools as much as we can,” said Gensel. “The meet works out really good this weekend to go down there and participate in their meet with the majority of the team.”
The last time Utah State track & field competed, redshirt freshman Sindri Gudmundsson won the men’s javelin title and set a school record with a throw of 72.24m (237-0) at the UC Irvine-hosted Spring Break Collegiate Classic in his first collegiate meet. Gudmundsson was named the Mountain West Men’s Field Athlete of the Week for his efforts, while his mark in the javelin currently ranks first in the Mountain West and sixth in the nation.
In other action at the Spring Break Collegiate Classic, senior Mia Estes captured the women’s javelin title with a distance of 47.93m (157-3), a mark that ranks first in the Mountain West and 15th in the nation this season.
The Mountain West Outdoor Championships will be held in Logan, Utah on May 10-13, just 12 days before the First Round of the NCAA Championships in Austin, Texas, on May 25-27.
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