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Wolverines travel south for BYU Robison Invitational



PROVO, Utah – The UVU men’s and women’s track & field teams head south to BYU to participate in the BYU Robison Invitational. The outdoor event is scheduled for Wednesday through Saturday, April 21-24, and will be held at the Clarence F. Robison Track & Field Complex.

The meet will begin on Wednesday with the heptathlon at 12:00 p.m. MT and the decathlon at 12:15 p.m. MT. The heptathlon and decathlon will then continue on Thursday 12:00 p.m. MT.

Friday’s schedule includes six field events and four track events. The field events will begin at 11:00 a.m. MT, starting with the men’s hammer throw and ending with the men’s javelin throw at 3:00 p.m. MT. The running events will begin at 2:00 p.m. MT with the women’s 100m and will wrap up with the men’s 400m hurdles at 3:40 p.m. MT.

Saturday’s slate will feature seven field events and 10 track events. The field events will start with the women’s shot put at 10:00 a.m. MT and will end with the women’s javelin at 3:00 p.m. MT. The track events will begin with the 10,000m at 11:00 a.m. MT and will conclude with the men’s 4x400m relay at 4:00 p.m. MT.

Due to COVID-19 protocols, there will be allowed a maximum of 1000 spectators per day and spectators will be required to wear masks and to socially distance while at the facility.

Last time out, the UVU men’s and women’s track and field team traveled to Idaho State for the Bengal Invitational. Aaron Johnson won a pair of events and Maria Blad won the 100H as the Wolverines had 12 top-three finishes.

On the women’s team, Blad broke her own school record in the 100H for the third straight meet set in her last meet, clocking in with a time of 13.73. Maddy Beyeler climbed to seventh in the discuss with a throw of 42.97m. Secret McEuen finished third in the 100m with a time of 12.13 and Savanna Reilly-Routsong took third as well with a throw of 53.20m. The women’s 4x400m relay also took second, finishing with a time of 3:50.16.

On the men’s side, Johnson took first in the 100m with a time of 10.50, good enough for fifth in in school history. In the prelims of the 100m, Caleb Furnell clocked a time of 10.41, moving him into third in the UVU record books. Johnson also won the long jump with a jump of 7.52m. Andre Jones and Zane Farrer took second and third in the 110H, finishing with times of 14.35 and 14.52, respectively. Ian Jackson finished third in the 400m with a time of 49.22 and Dylan Clements took third in the triple jump with a distance of 12.98m. Kyle Routsong moved into fifth in UVU history in the discuss with a throw of 48.18m and the men’s 4x400m relay finished second with a time of 3:15.90.

The Wolverines continue on the road as Utah Valley heads Weber State for the Weber State Twilight Invitational. The meet is scheduled for Wednesday and Thursday, April 28-29, in Ogden, Utah. It is anticipated that more meets may be added to the indoor portion of the schedule and will be updated on