Sports Brief: UVU track team excels

PROVO — One day after winning the men’s long jump, UVU sophomore Michael McPherson added two more firsts and a third on the final day of the BYU Invitational on Jan. 7.

 

McPherson won the 60m (6.89) and the 300m (35.07) and finished third in the triple jump (44 feet, 9 inches).

 

McPherson wasn’t the only Wolverines, however, to bring home a first-place finish. Megan Burr won the 300m (41.38); Ali Shields won the triple jump with a jump of 35-07¼, and Joshua McCabe won the mile (4:11.07).

 

Freshman Nicholas Taylor was a close third to McPherson in the 60m with the time of 6.92, while Tim Rowberry placed second in the 800 meters 1:54.34.

 

The Wolverines finished 3-4-5 in the 60m hurdles with Drew Clarke (8.66), Matt Williams (8.83), and Rusty Jones (8.85).

 

The Wolverines went 1-2-3 in the 300m. Behind McPherson, Skylar Burningham was second (35.17) and Jacob Brydson was third (35.22).

 

For complete results see www.runnercard.com.

 

Utah Valley is back in action Jan. 21-22 at Boise State.

 

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