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T-Bird Track & Field Set To Kick Off 2017-18 Campaign At BYU Indoor Invite

The 2017-18 Indoor Track & Field season will officially kick off for the Thunderbirds this week, as SUU will send athletes to compete at the BYU Indoor Invite in Provo.

The 2017 indoor season was a more than successful one for the Thunderbirds, on both the men’s and women’s sides.

A number of school records fell during the 2017 indoor campaign on the men’s side. Tre James (60-meter), Devon Montgomery (60-meter hurdles), George Espino (800-meter) and Jayson Kovar (Shot Put) all broke the school record in their individual event.

As a team, the grouping of Kasey Knevelbaard, Brandan Harley, Espino and Josh Collins broke the school record in the Distance Medley Relay with a time of 9:45.08.

The men’s squad ended up finishing second at the 2017 Big Sky Indoor Championships.

On the women’s side, a number of top marks in the school record book were set as well. Linnea Saltz broke the school record in the 600-meter with a time of 1:34.70.

SUU’s teams in the DMR (Josie Riggs, Laura Kehr, Saltz and Sharlie Dimick) and the 4×400 Relay (Mia Russell, Carly Dalton, Peyton Green and Saltz) also broke the school record in those events.

It won’t be a large group competing in Provo this weekend, but there will be some T-Birds to keep an eye on.

Erik Ostrom (Heptathlon) – In action on both Thursday and Friday, Ostrom will be competing in his first events as a Thunderbird as he takes on the indoor heptathlon. Ostrom is a freshman for SUU and a return missionary.

Celia Halpin (Triple Jump) – Entering her junior season, Halpin is third in the SUU women’s indoor record book with a triple jump of 35’ 7 ¼’’. She will compete on Friday.

Jentry Skidmore (Long Jump) – Skidmore will be competing in her first collegiate event as a true freshman. Skidmore came to Southern Utah from Syracuse High School.

2017-18 Indoor Schedule

Dates

Meet

Location

December 7-8

BYU Indoor Invite

Provo, Utah

January 12-13

Snake River Open

Pocatello, Idaho

January 19

Lumberjack Team Challenge

Flagstaff, Arizona

January 26

UW Invitational

Seattle, Washington

February 2

Mountain T’s Invitational

Flagstaff, Arizona

February 9-10

Don Kirby Invitational

Albuquerque, New Mexico

February 9-10

Husky Classic

Seattle, Washington

February 16

NAU Tune Up

Flagstaff, Arizona

February 17

Alex Wilson Invitational

South Bend, Indiana

February 22-24

Big Sky Indoor Championships

Flagstaff, Arizona

March 9-10

NCAA Indoor National Championships

College Station, Texas

A link to live results can be found on www.byucougars.com and www.suutbirds.com.

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SUU Athletics Strategic Communications
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